Do this to lose weight forever!

By | November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Health, Life, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mark wanted to lose 10 lbs. He ate a salad for lunch and for dinner. He called me that night and said, "I was so good today."  The next day, he ate a small piece of fish and a vegetable for lunch and a salad for dinner. He called me that night and said, "I was [...]

The Fundamental Eating Rules that Can Change Your Life

By | October 18th, 2017|Categories: Health, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Nutrition, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Alan, age 40 and a vegetarian, is 20lbs overweight. He says he eats healthy because he doesn't consume any processed food or drink soda. He also consumes a large amount of vegetables. Sounds good on the surface, but during our health coach session when I probed a bit deeper, a different story emerged. Alan barely eats all [...]

Looking for physical health, happiness and well-being?

By | October 16th, 2017|Categories: Exercise, Family, Health, Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Nature, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Samantha is a very busy single mother of 3 young kids. She works part-time, and barely has time to work out. She claims to eat healthy, although she is so stressed and frazzled, and looks like she is going to crack at any moment. If meditation is suggested to her, she will give a look of [...]

If You’re Eating Right, Calories Don’t Matter (at least nearly as much)

By | September 21st, 2017|Categories: Exercise, Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One of the most common questions I received when I ran JOOS, my company that distributed cold-pressed organic juices and conducted cleanses, was, "how many calories in a juice?" As soon as I heard that question, my first thought was this person is programed to follow a calorie counting diet, which typically means an eating plan high in [...]

Don’t be fooled! It May Be Disguised as Food, but It Actually Isn’t

By | September 14th, 2017|Categories: Health, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Nutrition, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Mehmet Oz may be controversial, but I unequivocally agree with one of his views: when you read food labels with the nutritional ingredients listed, chances are it's not a real food. Most supermarkets don't give you the nutritional breakdown for a piece of celery. We inherently know it's good for us. Many researchers question if it's [...]

Could Meds be Masking the Underlying Illness?

By | August 21st, 2017|Categories: Health, Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Nutrition, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One of my friend's husband is overweight, perpetually tired and cranky. He eats out several nights a week for business, often at the top steak restaurants that serve monster sized portions. If you ask him about his health, he says that his cholesterol and blood pressure are in the normal range, despite that he takes medications for high blood [...]

The Biggest Gift you Could Give Yourself & Your Children

By | July 16th, 2017|Categories: Health, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cindy didn’t want to admit to herself that she was in an abusive marriage for 30 years. She knew that her husband had cheated on her, but she thought it would be better to keep the marriage together for the children’s sake. She wanted to bury herself in the covers each time he would criticize her [...]

Staying Clear of the Fat Trap

By | May 19th, 2017|Categories: Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the New York Times article, The Fat Trap, Tara Parker-Pope discusses how many obese people have the propensity to keep the weight on no matter what they do. The article, which is backed up by highly respected sources, like the New England Journal of Medicine, sites that there is a certain gene that causes obesity.  While true that some [...]

Eat like this and feel amazing…

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When I was growing up, I felt such excitement when grapes came into season in the early summer. My childhood friend, Yael, and I would rush to the supermarket and buy a bunch of grapes and practically devour the entire bag before we reached the cash register.  My kids don't share this same appreciation for grapes [...]

Stop the Weight Struggle by doing this…

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Jenny (name changed), age 32, struggled with weight ever since she graduated college.   She called me in total frustration and said, "Why is it that I constantly crave carbs and caffeine?"   I asked her to get a lab test and then we would meet. One glance at the lab results and it was easy [...]