Surprising health benefits of chocolate

For those of you who may have indulged yesterday in a chocolate bunny or a few foil-wrapped eggs and are feeling a little guilty this morning, I have some good news. A recent study has shown that chocolate may boost your ability to exercise! The key appears to be in a substance called epicatechin, which […]

Causes for congestion, other than allergies

Spring is upon us and with it the arrival of seasonal allergies! Yes, soon there will be many people walking around with stuffed up noses and wishing they had bought stock in Kleenex. If your allergies are arriving like a lion, be sure to be faithful about taking probiotics.  Probiotics can manufacture enzymes to help […]

Blast that winter blubber now!

Spring is officially here, but you wouldn’t know it by the chilly temperatures I encountered yesterday while running at Onondaga Lake Park! With the arrival of spring comes the arrival of a very common fear for many people. The re-emergence of T-shirts, shorts, sleeveless shirts, sundresses and the all-time most dreaded item of clothing known […]

An Exciting Twist on Corned Beef and Cabbage

It’s St. Patrick’s Day this week, and many corned beef and cabbage dinners will be making their way to the table! But unfortunately, traditionally boiled corned beef and cabbage can be, well, a little boring.  Plus if you serve potatoes with it, the combination of the beef and potatoes can ignite fireworks in your gut. […]

Health Atrocities that are Viewed as Normal

I’ve been in the health field for 30 years and believe me, I’ve heard it all.  (Yes, that’s me in the picture above—thought you’d like a visual of what it’s like to talk to me and tell me your story.) I’m not judgmental when people tell me the health atrocities they believe in or subscribe […]

How to end carb cravings

I don’t think there’s a woman on the planet that I’ve consulted with (or many men for that matter) that has not suffered under the intense power of carb cravings. You know what I’m talking about: When you can’t control yourself once the bread basket arrives at your table in a restaurant… When you forget […]