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Diabetes Myths, Realities and a Beef Skillet Supper

August 27, 2015, by

Listen to Linda’s Food Talk show on OURadio.org! So many of us are touched by diabetes – either through friends, families or ourselves. Wherever I go to promote my latest book Mix ‘n’ Match Meals in Minutes for People with Diabetes, I hear my father has diabetes or my sister or I’ve just become pre-diabetic.

Using Your Intuition

August 25, 2015, by

The definition of intuition is a phenomenon of the mind, describing the ability to acquire knowledge without inference or the use of reason. Sometimes a coach or psychologist might have a “hunch” about something, not necessarily based on absolute fact. He or she will follow that intuition and many times, this allows the professional to

The Metabolic Boost Part II

August 20, 2015, by

In last week’s column, we defined metabolism, discussed the benefits of raising one’s resting metabolic rate and highlighted the ways in which having a higher muscle mass boosts metabolism. Below are some practical tips which can help us achieve that goal, and increase our overall health and well-being. Practical Tips for Raising Your Metabolism Build

Incorporating TLC Into Your Day

August 5, 2015, by

It’s been a very interesting few weeks in my office. My office staff and I get great satisfaction when we see our clients succeed in changing their health, and life around for the better. Last month, after doing a public lecture on lowering blood pressure, several individuals who attended chose to try our path to

To Win the Battle of the Bulge

July 30, 2015, by

We all know how difficult it is to lose weight. We all know the dangers of being overweight and we all know it just how lousy it feels. Research shows that two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, and it is associated with hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression and various cancers (Malik, Schultz & Hu

Foods that Fight Aging

July 29, 2015, by

I awoke this morning only to discover a new wrinkle, an unwelcome addition with far too many friends to count.  Aging is a natural phenomenon in a human lifecycle.  It cannot be prevented, and as we age our bodies will change and deteriorate.  Wrinkles and memory loss are just two of the many manifestations of

Don’t Be Late—Preventative Measures

July 22, 2015, by

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t see someone who has one of the classic adult diseases—I’m referring to diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. In many cases, the ramifications of these diseases have already begun to set in and the client is already being medicated; sometimes, they are feeling some

Keeping the Weight Off During Summer Vacation

July 16, 2015, by

Adina has been a long time client who is always watching her weight very carefully.  Even during the chagim, she holds her own and barely gains weight.  But Adina has one time of year that is truly her downfall when it comes to keeping her weight in a normal range, and that is the summer

Using Nutrition and Exercise for Stress

July 7, 2015, by

Baruch recently came to see me to talk about an exercise program. Baruch isn’t overweight at all. However, he had been “foggy” for an extended period of time and was having digestive issues — all due to stress. Baruch read an article about how exercise can help and wanted to hear what I had to

The Silent Killer

June 10, 2015, by

Dovid is a 40-year-old who hasn’t felt well for the last year. Other than not “feeling right,” he had no other symptoms. Dovid was overweight with a BMI of 28.5 and didn’t get a lot of exercise or activity. His diet was very “western”—meaning too high in saturated and trans fats, and with too much

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