How to have a great smile… Plus 5 fun tooth facts!

You may recall there was a commercial in the 1970s for Ultra Brite toothpaste featuring the beautiful late actress Farrah Fawcett flashing her pearly whites at the camera. Of course, the makers of Ultra Brite wanted you to buy their toothpaste, thinking you’d have a gorgeous smile like Farrah. But there’s a lot more to […]

8 Common Causes of Poor Digestion

According to Johns Hopkins Health, about 70 million people in the US suffer from some type of digestive problem. That’s about one out of every five of us! Digestive medications continue to be among the top-selling prescription drugs too.  Nexium sales were a whopping $3.7 billion in 2014. So why are we so gassy, blocked […]

Is your healthy diet really healthy?

Never in the history of mankind has there been a group of five words that has such a tremendously vast variety of meanings as… “I have a healthy diet.” I’ve been in the health and nutrition field for 34 years and I’ve seen it ALL when it comes to what people think is a healthy […]

The dark side of coffee drinks

For all you Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts fans, I have an important message for you. Those sweet coffee drinks that you love so much have a very dark side—and I’m not referring to how dark the coffee roast is. Here’s what you must know about these concoctions that may taste good, but are anything but […]

A peek into my secret past…

When I speak to audiences about taking responsibility for improving their health, trust me, I see the eyes rolling and I know what they’re thinking. “Sure, that’s easy for you to say because you’re healthy.  You have no idea what it’s like to be sick.” Oh, I don’t, huh? Not so. Even though now at […]

You don’t have one brain… You have two!

Most people are pretty aware of all that their brain does for them, and that it’s a good idea to take care of yours. That’s a no-brainer.  (Pardon the pun.) However, the grey matter in your skull is not your only brain. You have another one about 30 inches south of the first one. It’s […]

The Greatest Medicine of All

What would you consider to be the greatest medicine of all? Antibiotics?  They’ve saved lives, but they have also destroyed our guts and spurred the development of “Superbugs” that resist our strongest antibiotics and pose a threat to your life. Antidepressants (SSRIs)?  Sure, they’ve forced serotonin to hang around in people’s brains to create artificial […]