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Red is the New Green

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Weight loss, improved digestion, and more. We often associate green with health and nutrition, but what about red? I have one specific rich-colored veggie in mind that you simply must add to your weekly menus. It’s tasty, versatile, and, of course, as nutritious as can be. Can you guess? It’s one of the most regenerative foods for your body—beets! It’s hard to keep up with their ever-expanding list of benefits, Read More

Veggies that Pack a Weight Loss and Detox Punch

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Fat Flushing favorites you’ll always find in my kitchen. Even if you grew up eating your veggies last, as a Fat Flusher, I bet now you love—and even crave—them. My plates are always heaping with a variety of choices, each with their own respective health boosting benefits. Nutrient-rich veggies nourish your body, supercharge your weight loss efforts, and aid in critical daily detox. Here are five of my staples that Read More

Reclaim Your Skinny Gut Over the Holidays

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The 16 Super GI Cleansers Thanksgiving is less than a week away…November 27th will be upon us in no time. Besides the pleasure of spending time with beloved family and friends, and expressing gratitude for our many blessings, there’s something else to look forward to…bountiful food! Americans consume nearly 740 million pounds of turkey every Thanksgiving. And, that’s on top of the plethora of other traditional (and generally carb-laden) side Read More

Get “Good to Go” For Thanksgiving

Fiber can be a blessing for holiday digestion. Thanksgiving’s just around the corner, and besides the joy of spending time with beloved family and friends, and expressing gratitude for our many blessings in life, there’s something else to look forward to…food, and lots of it! Americans consume nearly 740 million pounds of turkey every Thanksgiving, and that’s on top of the plethora of other traditional (and generally carb-laden) side dishes Read More

Gallstones Can Really Be a Pain

Prevent painful gallbladder problems naturally. Over 25 million Americans have gallstones—yet only 1 million get diagnosed annually. Sudden, sharp pain in the upper abdomen, under the breastbone, near the right shoulder, or between the shoulder blades usually signals gallstones, hardened cholesterol deposits ranging in size from a grain of sand to a golf ball. A small, pear-shaped organ located right under the liver, the gallbladder releases an important digestive fluid Read More

The Aztec Secret for Weight Loss

Chia is the “it food” of 2013. After earning its reputation as a “hairy” pet 30 years ago, Chia is finally getting the true credit it’s due – as a superfood! I first wrote about the benefits of chia in my Fat Flush for Life book in 2009, and it’s encouraging to see that chia’s benefits have finally achieved mainstream recognition. In fact, there has been so much buzz about Read More

The #1 Family Friendly Food

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Reading, writing and no more Ritalin? Flax seeds have been a superstar staple of my various Fat Flush programs for decades—from two to four tablespoons daily—for weight loss, hormonal control, and regularity. But these little miracle workers are a great food for kids, too. And, they are especially important for boosting brain power which will come in mighty handy since back to school is right around the corner. The omega-3s found in flax seeds Read More

Beat the Belly Bloat Blues

The secret ingredient that rids your body of the toxins making you bloated, sick and tired. So, what does belly bloat have to do with your GI tract? Plenty. Belly bloat can be a symptom of irregularity. And regularity sure isn’t regular these days. Widespread constipation is epidemic. Why else would we be spending upward of $1.2 billion a year on laxatives. What a tremendous amount of money spent on Read More

HCG, Raspberry Ketones and African Mango, OH MY!

The 2 steps you must take before starting any diet, period. Everyone is in search of a magic bullet with the obesity epidemic affecting almost 100 million Americans. From the “pay per pound” diet offering $5/lb lost, to the shocking “feeding tube diet,” no weight loss method is considered too extreme or too taboo these days. Dominating the market lately are exotic ingredients like Raspberry Ketones and African Mango Extract – Read More

Top 12 Diet Tips for 2012

Simple food strategies to renew you in the new year. For me, the end of December always signifies a time of transition: out with the old, in with the new. A time to make way for new lifestyle habits that will make 2012 a healthier, slimmer year. No matter where you fall on the Fat Flush spectrum of detox, ongoing weight loss and/or maintenance, these twelve easy tips and recipes Read More