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Category: Weight loss

Are You Eating Your Nuts?

Studies have shown that eating nuts can reduce cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, prevent heart disease, and even reduce inflammation. Yet only about one third of Americans eat any nuts as part of their daily life when as little as a handful of nuts a day is a heart-healthy practice endorsed even by the U.S. […]

What does NYC’s ban on large sugary drinks really do?

I’ve been following with interest as New York City’s mayor Michael Bloomberg moves to ban large containers of “sugary drinks”. Besides that he really means “high fructose corn syrup drinks,” as mainstream American sodas haven’t been mixed with sugar since 1981, the ban is full of loopholes allowing items like 7-11’s Big Gulp and worse, […]

Sleep More to Lose Weight

A new study shows that sleep-deprived people make poor food choices. Earlier research has shown a link between lack of sleep and obesity. This latest study out of the Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, used MRI imaging to see differences between well-rested and sleep-deprived people.  “Our goal was to see […]

Glorious One-Pot Meals good for heart disease

Just after 9 am yesterday my phone rang. It was the city’s Water Department calling to schedule an appointment to fix my water meter. After we had settled on a date, the caller asked me another question: “Are you the lady that writes the one-pot meal cookbooks?” “Yes, I am,” I admitted with that astonishment […]

Tips for MS and Exercise

I believe in the old adage “Use it or Lose it,” especially when it comes to a degenerative disease like Multiple Sclerosis but really for everyone. My friend Jan DeCourtney at the Stoll Foundation for Holistic Health co-authored a book with Dr. Walt Stoll called Recapture Your Health in which they outline a recipe for […]