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Eight Strategies for Naturally Boosting Libido in Women

Reduced sex drive is a common symptom experienced by many women as they move through different stages of life. Technically considered low libido, it can result from complex interactions between multiple factors such as decreased arousal or satisfaction,…

Red Meat: Nutritional Friend or Foe?

I recently had a thought-provoking conversation with a colleague of mine who was born and bred in Greece. It all started when I mentioned how the "Mediterranean Diet" seemed to be the next hot topic in the research arena after which he facetiously…

The Anti-Cancer Diet: A Practical, Common Sense Approach to Prevention

I've been thinking a lot about cancer these days. Perhaps because I've lost over a dozen family members, friends, and colleagues to this toxic disease over a course of only five years. Indeed, cancer is undoubtedly widespread and deadly with forecasts…

Seven Simple Lifestyle Strategies for Alleviating Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a complex disorder triggered by hormonal changes that typically occur after ovulation. Roughly one in two women experience some form of PMS in their lifetime. The condition itself is associated with numerous unpleasant…

How Insulin Impacts Fat Burning and Weight Loss

If you or someone you know has diabetes you're probably all too familiar with the term "insulin". However, what you might not know is that this powerful hormone can dramatically affect the body's natural fat-burning mechanisms and ultimately…

Six Ways to Prevent the Onset of Gout

Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis characterized by excessive swelling and extreme tenderness in the joints, most often the metatarsal-phalangeal joint located in the big toe. The signs, symptoms and general manifestations of gout are…

Seven Food Labeling Tactics That Are Making People Sick

For well over 20 years the eyes and ears of dieters, health enthusiasts and the general public have been continuously bombarded with confusing and oftentimes misleading packaging and labeling information courtesy of the food and beverage industry.…

Osteoporosis: What It Is and How to Prevent and Treat It

I recently overheard an older African-American woman tell a group of her friends that she "doesn't drink milk or eat yogurt because [she] isn't worried about osteoporosis". While it might've sounded funny to some, I was actually quite alarmed…

Drinking Smoothies with Diabetes: What You Should Know

A while back I met with a long time client who was extremely excited about her new hobby, making "healthy" smoothies. For the sake of privacy, I'll call her Karen. Over the course of my consulting with Karen, she had successfully lost…

Drinking Pink: The Disease-Fighting Power of Rosé Wines

Rosé wines ("pink" or "blush" wines) are some of the most underrated and overlooked wines in the United States. As main dietary staples in Provence these wines offer a crisp, acidic yet mildly sweet flavor that pairs very well with nutrient-rich…

Anxiety and Sleep Deprivation: How to Sleep Better

If you're frequently exposed to stress due to work or school, conflicts with family or friends, or even while sitting impatiently in a traffic jam you may be at risk of developing anxiety or anxiety-related symptoms. Anxiety is a common condition…

Is Aspartame Making You Sick and Fat?

I have a confession to make: When I drink coffee, I sometimes add in a packet of Equal low-calorie sweetener. Yes, that would be aspartame. And guess what? My reason for using an occasional packet has absolutely nothing to do with some hidden desire…

Using an Exercise Ball as an Office Chair

With so many people sitting in chairs and in front of computers these days the back has become one of the most vulnerable areas to chronic pain and muscle injury. One way to potentially counter this problem is by replacing your traditional office…