Hormonal Balance

Give Us This Day…But I’ll Skip the Bread

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in Blood Sugar Balance, Digestion, Hormonal Balance | 0 comments

Give Us This Day…But I’ll Skip the Bread

My student’s used to ask, “If you were going to be stranded on a deserted island, what two foods would you bring?” My standard answer used to be bread and cheese. But several years ago I started toying with the idea of giving up bread in my diet . . . Crazy idea, huh? Bread is everywhere in our American diet! It’s in some form at e-v-e-r-y meal and given freely at restaurants to tide us over while waiting for the plates to come. A handful of crackers, a piece of toast or half a bagel is an easy snack to grab between meals. In fact, toast slathered in peanut butter or...

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Our Body’s Toxic Burden

Posted by on Mar 27, 2012 in Hormonal Balance | 0 comments

Our Body’s Toxic Burden

  You don’t want to think about this. . . but you have to. There are hundreds of chemicals (xenobiotics) inside you, in me, in everyone. We are exposed to a multitude of chemicals everyday in our food and water and air, yet also in the most unlikely places: Teflon and non-stick cookware, water-repellent jackets (yes, even Gore-Tex, my NW friends), shampoo, cosmetics, bath and beauty products, household cleaners, plastics, food-can linings, stain repellents on carpet, clothing and furniture, microwave popcorn bags, nail polish, dental floss, and baby’s toys. Stuff most of us use...

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Choose a Lifestyle, Not a Diet

Posted by on Jun 16, 2011 in Blood Sugar Balance, Essential Fats, Hormonal Balance, Just. Eat. Real. Food. | 0 comments

Choose a Lifestyle, Not a Diet

While hiking with a friend, she asked me what I thought about an “all-protein-for-a-week-to-lose-weight” diet she was thinking of starting based on a book she’d recently bought. I checked out the book review on Amazon. They claim it is all the rage and has been working for French women for 10 years. Surely it would do the same for us in American, right? Probably not.   The French are not “fat phobic.” Americans are. In the 1950’s, Ancel Keys conducted research that claimed that if saturated fat remained a major component of our diet, our blood-cholesterol...

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