How are you all doing? New Years Resolutions over yet – or still going strong? I am gearing up for the start of my CLEAN UP after MLK day, so have not even started yet!
As you all know, I consult for adidas (and am loving it). One of my projects is to come up with a nutrition line for the new Flag Ship Stores, starting with New York (which opened in December). This project ended up being a wonderful and inspiring cooperation with a local Juicery (Grass Roots in Brooklyn) and EXOS. So much fun, so many great NY trips and yummy and healthy product that boosts your POWER, your FOCUS and helps you RECHARGE.
It is a small signature range – 3 products each – a smoothie, a bar and a nut mix.
It’s that time again, time for a fresh start – a new year with new goals and resolutions! I love this time of year because it is an opportunity to reflect on successes and challenges of the past year and hit the reset button with new resolve. The stats tell us that only 8% of people actually have success sticking to their New Year’s Resolutions. That’s sort of disappointing, and I wonder how we might increase our odds of success. Continue reading
Research has confirmed repeatedly that inflammation is the cause of all chronic illnesses prevalent today. Unfortunately, inflammation is self-perpetuating, meaning once the inflammatory cytokines are released in one area, they have the ability to travel through out the body and trigger the inflammatory cascade in other areas; causing damage to the delicate tissues, specifically, the mitochondria of the cells.
As humans living in a modern, industrialized world, we all have some level of inflammation. As a naturopathic doctor, my role is to find the root cause of this inflammation and endeavor to dampen it, of course, with the help of the individual involved. Continue reading
In our current culture, we have been programmed to associate “fats” with bad health; however, not all fats are the same. There are bad fats that need to be avoided such as hydrogenated fats and some saturated fats as Barbara so well describes in her previous blog!
For the purposes of this blog I would like to focus on the two types of Essential Fatty Acids, namely Omega 3’s and Omega 6’s and their function on the female hormones. Continue reading
Healthy Fat is an important part of your diet!
Most people are concerned about consuming too much fat – while eating too little of the right fats and too many of the wrong fats is a far bigger problem.
The simple truth: the key to healthy fat consumption is to consume a good balance of unprocessed saturated, poly- and monounsaturated fats from whole foods.
Fat is source of energy and keeps you full longer, fat provides flavor to your diet, but more importantly, it is a vital element in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E and K. Healthy fat is also needed to support metabolism, cell signaling, the health of various body tissues, immunity and hormone health. Continue reading