The Best Cooking Method for Nutrient Retention: Microwaves?

By now, I’m sure many of you have tossed your microwave from your kitchen appliances — or at least stopped using it — because you’ve heard the horror stories of mutated food and radiation. But alas, you can feel secure in brining the microwave back into your cooking routine. Just be sure to avoid plastic […]

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Testing for Optimal Health: Part 2

KEY AREAS OF TESTING In Testing for Optimal Health: Part 1, I discussed the importance of scientific testing to get an accurate assessment of your health. Here are some of the key areas of testing that I consider for my patients – again, exactly which areas we focus on is determined by each person’s individual […]

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Testing for Optimal Health: Part 1

Are You Struggling with any of the Following Symptoms? Stubborn weight Poor recovery or performance Trouble sleeping Gut/digestive issues Low libido Hormone imbalances Cravings Fatigue Blood sugar issues Depression/anxiety Acne Poor muscle gain Hair loss or unwanted hair If so, you may have already worked on trying to resolve them – by eating clean, exercising, […]

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Stubborn Weight And Your Thyroid: It’s Time To Take Another Look

You’re struggling with your weight and you get your thyroid tested. You’re told every thing is normal. Is it really? Unless you’ve had a comprehensive thyroid panel performed, and have had it evaluated with a set of eyes that look beyond the “normal” lab reference ranges, you could be fighting an uphill battle with your […]

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What are “Macros” and Why They’re More Important Than Calories

You’ve probably heard the word “macro” before and I’m sure you’ve heard someone talk about how they track their macros, or how many macros they get to eat, etc. So what the heck are macros? Macro simply stands for macronutrients, and the Webster Medical definition of macronutrients is: “a substance (as a protein, carbohydrate, or […]

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The Best Chicken Liver Mousse Ever and It’s Dairy Free

I absolutely hate chicken livers or any of the organ meats for that matter…and my kids would definitely back me up on that one. So it’s a real bummer when liver and other organ meats show up at the top of most super food lists. However, I have learned that I love Chicken Liver Mousse. […]

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When Should I Eat After My Workout?

Do it ASAP! Ideally, within 30 minutes of finishing your workout. This is your “anabolic window.” Refill your muscles and liver immediately after you finish exercising. Ideally this should be a liquid meal that will speed the absorption of protein and carbohydrates into your bloodstream. Immediately after exercising, your body begins repairing damaged muscle proteins, […]

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What happens when you eat too much sugar

50 years ago, a lie was told. “Fat is the enemy.” But today we’re starting to truly grasp the dramatic negative impact that refined added sugars have on our bodies. And it’s not just that it will make you fat. What is Refined Sugar? “Sugars” are necessary to survive. They feed our muscles, our cells, […]

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Meal Timing: Leaning Out vs. Adding Muscle

Benefits of Correct Nutrient Timing During the Clean Challenge, the primary component we are concerned about is the quality of food we are putting in our mouths. This approach alone has shown to be greatly beneficial to the majority of the population and should be the #1 concern for any nutrition program. The second concern is […]

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