DNA Test based Nutrition

Decades of research into our genetic makeup has given us great insight into the true causes of chronic disease. After attending a seminar on creating nutrition programs based on each individual’s unique genetic makeup, I am so excited to fill you in with all the mind blowing info that you have access to about your …

Foundations of Nutrition – Fat

The three foundations of nutrition that I stress with all of my clients included water, salt and fat. Both the quality and quantity of water salt and fat will drastically impact your nutritional foundation. Today we will talk about fat, as I am participating in a low carb day with my faster way community. Fat …

FWTFL Part 3 – Carb Cycling + Strategic Workouts

What is Carb cycling? It is just what it sounds like: an alteration of carbohydrate intake to prevent fat loss plateaus and keep your metabolism working effectively. Basically, you cycle between low carb days and regular carb days to ensure that your body burns fat effectively without causing significant hormonal damage or dips in energy. …

FWTFL Part 2 – Macronutrient Tracking

I fell in love with nutrition in college during an Introduction to Nutrition course I enrolled in order to fulfill my general education requirements. I was also a teenager obsessed with the caloric content of food and learned how many calories were in a gram of carbs, fats, and protein way before I understood human …

FWTFL Part 1 – Intermittent Fasting

Occasional, scheduled fasting has become a popular trend in the health and fitness industry since decades ago. From juice fasts to the Master Cleanse, the many benefits of fasting have been touted. However, recently, regular intermittent fasting has become something many have adopted as a lifestyle. The main three types of regular fasting include: 24-hr …

Purification Group Program

Your best friend, your mom, your co-worker are doing “detox” programs. And while this word is part of our daily lingo, many of us don’t realize that even when you aren’t doing a “detox”, your body is detoxing! Well, it should be! Part of your body’s daily duties to stay alive includes ridding of toxins. …

Happy National Nutrition Month

March is national nutrition month and it is also when the Annual Natural Products Expo takes place in Anaheim. Thousands of “natural” food, beverage, skincare, cleaning products, vitamins and related companies get to together and launch new products and new lines to thousands of retailers, manufacturers and health care professionals.

When I started attending Expo West in 2005, it was new and exciting to see all the “organic” brands I had just learned of and try their new and latest “healthy” product. Year after year, the crowd multiplied and it was evident what would be “in” that year. From soy products to rice products to lentil chips to coconut ice cream and from flax oil to turmeric, you can check out the trend in this industry at these shows.

Antibiotics: A Crisis

“The problem is so serious that it threatens the achievements of modern medicine. A post-antibiotic era—in which common infections and minor injuries can kill—far from being an apocalyptic fantasy, is instead a very real possibility for the twenty-first century.”

InstaCart: The Best New Way to Grocery Shop

It’s an all-too familiar situation for most of us: after a long day at work you’re facing coming home to an empty stomach and and empty fridge. The grocery store sounds like the last place on Earth you’d want to go.

Enter InstaCart. Log on to the website or app and choose from three different stores: here in Los Angeles, our options are Whole Foods, Costco and Ralph’s.

Once you’ve selected the store you’d like to purchase from, you shop away! The costs of food items are set by InstaCart, and are comparable to in-store prices. The website is comprehensive and easy to navigate (thank goodness, since frustration and starvation often can lead to hanger).