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How Coffee Helps You Lose Weight

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The verdict is in: antioxidant-rich coffee helps you shed those unwanted pounds! For most of human history, mankind had to worry about getting enough nutrition, but we are in such a time of abundance that now obesity is a leading health problem. Many overweight and obese people have a condition called metabolic syndrome, which can be a precursor to multiple dangerous diseases. For example, people with metabolic syndrome are twice Read More

Are Parasites Making You Fat and Tired?

The epidemic that can trigger weight gain, hinder digestion and zap energy. Over 20 years ago, the Chief of Pathobiology at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Peter Weina, PhD, FACP, told me, “we have a tremendous parasite problem right here in the United States—it’s just not being identified.” And that assertion couldn’t be truer today. A focus of my work since my book Guess What Came to Dinner? Parasites Read More

The Standard American Diet Is “SAD” For A Reason – Ditch It For Weight Loss

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Though it’s no great secret that the Standard American Diet is “SAD” for a reason, the data is nothing short of eye opening. A “Standard American Diet” study published by the National Cancer Institute revealed that a  staggering three out of four Americans do not so much as touch a piece of fruit during any given day, let alone consume the daily recommended servings. Even worse, nine out of ten Read More

What is CLA and Why Should You Care?

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Is CLA really “liposuction in a bottle?” You may have heard that CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) is a trans fat. You may even be alarmed by that statement, because we’ve learned that trans fats are bad. And, yes, technically, that’s correct – but only if we’re talking about the processed, man-made versions. CLA is a “good” trans fat that exists naturally in our food sources, which means it is vastly Read More

Lose Weight with Coffee and Chocolate!

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Just when you thought coffee and chocolate couldn’t get any better… now it can be part of your weight loss plan! It’s true – each one of these delights is considered a superfood, and they are no longer “guilty” pleasures! When I created my Fat Flush QuickStart program, I was thrilled to discover new cutting-edge research that shows you can keep your coffee and chocolate and use them as tools 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

Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

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Part One of Two It’s not always your fault you can’t shed those extra pounds. If you are like most people, this isn’t your first weight loss rodeo. You’ve exercised, counted calories, cut out fat, then cut out protein, and now even carbs. Maybe the weight came off, but chances are you’ve regained most, if not all, of what you lost. I want to encourage you: YOU can lose the Read More

If Someone I Loved Had Diabetes

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I’d Help Them Lose Weight for Keeps. Over 10 percent of American adults have diabetes—a figure that doubled in the last few decades. Since obesity is the major reason for Type 2 diabetes, this epidemic is clearly growing and over 84.1 million Americans are considered “prediabetic” (according to the CDC). Jaw-dropping new statistics find that over 36% off American adults are obese (30 or more pounds overweight)! In addition to diabetes, 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 Right Whey

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What’s really in your shakes and smoothies? Whether you’re a body builder or a busy mom, everyone these days loves the ease and convenience of a meal replacement shake or smoothie. And what’s not to love? With a simple swirl of the blender you get a yummy glass full of nutrients with endless fruit and veggie combinations. At the heart of it is the protein powder—and there are many to Read More