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7 Reasons Why Bitter Foods Equal BETTER Weight Loss!

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The slim-stimulating effects of bitters may be the world’s best-kept secret—but I’m letting you in on it in my new Radical Metabolism Plan! If you aren’t losing the weight you want to, then it’s time for a radical change. Bitter foods like coffee, cacao, cabbage, ginger, and dozens more, stimulate the liver, promote better bile flow, and boost your fat-burning metabolism, all of which are key components of losing weight Read More

What’s New in Weight Loss for 2018

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Are you ready to be the best version of yourself? Each year, new trends in weight loss capture our attention and become the next big thing to try, usually with a celebrity endorsement to get us excited and motivated. But results fall short, and the weight returns, leaving us looking for real solutions that work. I’ve reviewed some of the biggest trends in weight loss from 2017, and researched what Read More

Why Can’t I Lose Weight? – Part Two

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(Read Part One here) There’s more to losing weight than meets the eye. When you’ve counted every calorie, cut out all of your favorite foods and exercised until every muscle is sore, and the scale still doesn’t budge, it’s time to do the detective work to find the hidden causes holding you back from your progress and success. But there’s more – once you find the problems, you need realistic Read More

The Dynamic Duo: The Keto-Bile Connection

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Healthy fats are the new nutrition superstar. The Ketogenic Diet has grown in popularity, thanks to its powerful weight loss effects. “Keto” is a high fat, moderate protein, low carb diet that transitions your body into burning fats as its primary fuel instead of carbs. This diet has been used medically for decades to control seizures, but now is becoming widely recognized for its many health benefits, and for good Read More

From Pritikin to Paleo Plus

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My weight loss plan journey. Discovering my unique weight loss plan and detox philosophy started over three decades ago in the month of October. That is why this time of year is always very special to me. It marks the anniversary of a monumental watershed moment in my career—second only to my meeting Dr. Hazel Parcells. As fate would have it, my path began around the dinner table in September Read More

Transforming Hormone Hell into Hormone Heaven

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“First Lady of Nutrition” Ann Louise Gittleman shares her secrets for sailing through life’s hormonal transitions—whether you’re 18 years old or 80. Written By: Valerie Burke, MSN “Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” –Stanislaw Jerzy Lec I sat down with New York Times bestselling author Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, to talk about her latest book, Before the Change: Taking Charge of Your Perimenopause. In this interview, Read More

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

The Throwaway Organ You Can’t Live Without

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Now that the link between saturated fat and heart disease has been thoroughly debunked, we can freely enjoy butter, cream and coconut oil to our heart’s content, right? Maybe—but maybe not! Written By: Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS Americans are finally breaking up with sugar and starting a new love affair with fats. Fat is back as a healthy macronutrient that’s key for brain health, hormone production and reduction of Read More

Fat Flushing Foods (and Spices) I Bet You’re Already Eating

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Keep on consuming these slimming and bile building superstars. Would you love to learn how to turn up your metabolism while tuning up your gallbladder? The great news is, I bet many (maybe even all) of these Fat Flushing powerhouses are probably already in your daily diet. They’re not only great for shedding those extra pounds, but they’re also critical for quality bile production, which we know is key for Read More

Bile: A Whole Body Connection

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You simply can’t be healthy without it. The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland located just below the larynx—and it plays a profound role in the behind-the-scenes of your health. Ladies should especially take note, as issues with this critical gland impact women eight times more often than men. The health of your thyroid isn’t something that should be taken lightly. Problems have been linked to obesity, depression, brain fog, Read More