Five Ways to Avoid Overindulging During the Holidays

    Between work parties, gift exchanges and cookie swaps, December can be a time of high-sugar intake, low-physical activity and overindulgence. The good news – you can effectively stay on track with a healthy lifestyle while not completely depriving yourself!  Using these five strategies can help you stay full of holiday cheer without overdoing it. … Continued

A Diabetes Discussion

  Since November 14th is World Diabetes Day, a day dedicated “to raise awareness of diabetes, its prevention and complications, and the care that people with the condition need,” we decided to sit down with Kathryn Peeden, M.D. (Dr. Katie) to discuss the Type 2 Diabetes epidemic in the United States.   AIM: Hi Dr. … Continued

It’s not the fat dummy – it’s the sugar! (…and other great untruths we have swallowed)

In recent blogs and newsletters we have highlighted certain “truths” we have been led to believe were going to make us healthier, when in fact they did just the opposite. In this last month’s newsletter, we referenced Time magazine’s article on 6/23/14 – Eat Butter: Scientists labeled fat the enemy. Why they were wrong. The Time author reviews in detail how fat has been demonized for years, yet fat hasn’t been the problem. If you were lucky enough to attend our screening of the documentary, Fed Up, or if you are paying attention in general to the population around you, you will begin to understand that our generation is rapidly becoming the largest ever failed experiment in food science. We have been listening to the “experts” – but it turns out the “experts” were wrong! It seems that sugar, specifically high fructose corn syrup is currently our biggest concern.

The Magic of Butter

Have you seen the cover article on the most recent Time magazine? Eat Butter: Don’t Blame Fat states that for decades experts have been touting a diet that has paradoxically increased the incidence of diabetes, obesity, and clogged arteries.