Bring Some Gratitude Into Your Life

Gratitude is difficult. Trust me I know! With all the comparisons, wanting to be there instead of here (Hawaii sounds pretty freaken nice right now), wanting this not that. Our society does not make being grateful an easy thing. Stopping, pausing and thinking about what you are grateful for is … Read More

This is Your Body on Sugar – Redux!

One of the great (and often times frustrating) things about science is that we continue to make discoveries that change the way we look at the scientific world as we know it. Each day, scientists uncover new knowledge, leading closer and closer to understanding how our bodies actually work. It … Read More

Sugar, Starch, and Fiber – A Carbohydrate Breakdown

Carbohydrates always seem to be under debate. One moment they’re good for you, then they’re bad for you, then they’re somewhere in between, etc. It’s made even more complicated by the fact that there are many different kinds of carbohydrates, and they all have different effects on the body. Oh, … Read More

Obesity: a Critical Health Problem

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. More than one-third of adults and 17 percent of youth in the United States were obese in 2011-2014. The prevalence of obesity is … Read More

This is Your Body on Sugar

I want to talk about something that I have hinted at in a couple past articles: the way burning sugar affects your energy levels and health. It is relatively common knowledge that when you eat sugar, you’re going to have an energy spike. As we discussed in the last article, … Read More

The Facts About Sugar

We are suffering from a chronic disease epidemic. The CDC reported that the leading causes for death in 2014 were from the following chronic diseases: heart disease, cancer, stroke, alzheimer’s, and diabetes. 614,348 people alone died of heart disease in 2014. Chronic disease is responsible for 7 of 10 deaths … Read More

Why is there No Consensus on Obesity?

This post is taken in part from an answer I posted to a question on Quora (check out my Quora profile here, I try to post as often as I can). At the time I wrote the original post, I was in a bit of a time rush and did not … Read More