How is it possible that the healthiest-sounding foods should turn out to be toxic instead? I’ll deconstruct just two ingredients in a simple snack advertised as carob buckwheat crisps. Buckwheat is an anti-diabetic carbohydrate that is high in healthy fiber. Carob is a very fiber-rich, caffeine-free chocolate alternative. There is […]


As women we do it all, including, probably, the laundry. We have to. You don’t need me to tell you how many responsibilities you have, but I would like you to reflect a moment about where on your list of priorities you and your needs fall. What I find is […]


Have you ever looked down while driving and seen that you car’s check engine light is on? We have been taught this is very serious, and that we need to get our car into the shop immediately. Imagine what would happen if, rather than heeding the warning light, you just […]


STAGE 1: REVVING UP You are probably living your life in “fast-forward,” which has put your body into a repeated state of “disaster preparedness training.” Biologically, your body is starting to respond to each stress as if it were a life-or-death situation, which floods the body with the hormone cortisol […]

Four Stages of Adrenal Fatigue

Research has demonstrated that nighttime light exposure suppresses the production of melatonin, the major hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain, which controls sleep-wake cycles.   After 8, do you: Check and respond to email Surf the web Play video games Use mobile phones and laptops Respond to […]


The function of your thyroid is central to your overall well-being. Every cell in your body and brain needs thyroid hormone to function. It regulates body temperature, mood, weight, and energy.  Literally, your life depends on your thyroid. Unfortunately a typical scenario is to go for medical advice and help […]

Thyroid Basics

Do you have a food you just can’t resist? Something you jokingly refer to as “your fix”? A food that sabotages every attempt to lose weight regardless of your resolve? How does that make you feel? Angry? Defeated? Do you mentally berate yourself for lack of willpower? What if I […]

Cravings & Food