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Surviving Stage IV Melanoma

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How diet, supplements, and an ironclad will beat all odds. Imagine that you’re in your early 30s, living your life, starting a family, and achieving goals and dreams. You start to not feel well and can tell that something is off, but you’re not sure what. Then, the diagnosis comes. You have cancer. Wanting to do anything and everything you can to be around for your loved ones for many Read More

The Watercress Sensation

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Meet the newest beautifying and detoxifying super green. Watercress is destined to become your new BFF. But, if you’re like many people, you probably only think of it as a garnish—and one that you might even leave off your plate. Do reconsider. This vegetable has always been a favorite of mine, so why does it get overlooked? It possesses a rather pungent flavor—reminiscent of mustard—but with a refreshing “bite” that Read More

The Cliff Notes of Fat Flush

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Taking the program with you on-the-go. Yes. Think of it this way. The NEW Fat Flush Journal and Shopping Guide is really the “Cliff Notes” of Fat Flush, conveniently put together in one small volume. As evidenced by the title, this is not just a journal, but a true blue shopping guide, too. It contains the complete updated and revised shopping lists—including key brand names—for all three phases, making grocery Read More

The 5 Strangest Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight and What to Do

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An interview with “First Lady of Nutrition” Ann Louise Gittleman reveals five hidden causes of weight gain that might shock you. Written By: Valerie Burke, MSN I sat down with New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Fat Flush diet, Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS to learn more about her latest book, The New Fat Flush Plan. Here’s what I learned. The classic Fat Flush was first published Read More

The Scoop on GMOs, Part 1

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Q&A with Melissa Diane Smith, author of Going Against GMOs October is now dubbed “Non-GMO Month.” It’s designed to increase awareness and education about the many issues surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food. With that in mind, I thought it was a perfect time to interview my long time colleague, holistic nutritionist Melissa Diane Smith. I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Melissa for over Read More

Do grilled meats really cause cancer?

I love grilling out in the summer. It’s always been a win-win: I spend less time in the kitchen and I lose 10 to 20 pounds because I stick to lean meat and veggies. But a friend just insisted that grilling meat can lead to cancer…should I be worried? You don’t need to put away the grill just yet. Carcinogens are only formed during grilling when fat drippings burn and Read More

Can Stevia Help My Sweet Cravings?

I’m a total sugarholic. I can’t walk by the office candy bowl without grabbing a handful. And forget about the days we have birthday cake! I’m starting to feel a little paranoid that people are looking at me and thinking, ‘She sure can’t control herself.’ Is there a way to tame my sweet tooth? Don’t be too hard on yourself. Sugar cravings are primarily genetically predetermined. To fulfill yours-without filling Read More

Could CLA Help My Constant Dieting?

After using every bit of self-control, I finally shed those last 10 pounds-or, I should say, I shed them again—for about the twentieth time. It’s at the point where my friends don’t even compliment me on how good I look because they know I’m just going to gain it right back. What can I do? Break the yo-yo dieting cycle with conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). In more than 500 studies, Read More

Is Detox Safe For Those With High Blood Pressure?

I’m going to a family reunion on Labor Day weekend, and I really want to slim down. It makes me red just imagining my relatives’ reactions to my size. I want to try a detox so I can lose 10 pounds this week, but I have high blood pressure. Is it safe? Check with your doctor, but in my experience as a nutritionist, I’ve seen detox diets work wonders for Read More