1. This Time of Year, Many of Us Wish We Had A “Beach Body”

    As a health coach, I do hear this wish a lot. However, my goal is always for my clients to be healthy and fit … not just fit. Achieving this result requires more than a randomly selected exercise program designed for the mass market. What should you do? Well, you shouldn’t avoid exercise altogether because that leads to poor health and fitness. Exercise activates more than 25-percent of the ge…Read More

  2. How to Design a Beneficial 12-Week Exercise Program

    Whatever the reason you exercise -- to train for your first triathlon, lose weight, or achieve a desired physique -- making the decision to move your body often and with intensity improves your overall health while adding years to your functional longevity. Today I’d like to dig a little deeper into that idea by exploring why exercise so important. I’m also going to help you understand how you…Read More

  3. Control the X Factors: Tailor Your Diet to Your Genome

    Take a walk through your local bookstore and you’ll be confronted by shelves upon shelves of books claiming to hold the key to the diet that will help you lose fat, build muscle, feel more energetic or live a longer, healthier life. What many of these titles fail to take into account is that an optimal diet is highly personalized. What does that mean? It means that, what works for one person may…Read More

  4. The Effects Of Sleep On Health

    Who has time to sleep? Whether it’s finishing a work project, going out with friends, or staying up late to watch a TV series on Netflix, the last thing many of us want to do is get to bed early. You may think you can get by with little sleep, but sleep is critical to our day-to-day functioning. While we may believe we are resilient and can get by on little sleep, lack of sleep actually alters o…Read More

  5. Chronic Inflammation

    When you think of inflammation, you probably envision a sore throat or a sprained ankle — something swollen and red. There is another type of inflammation, though, that often goes undetected: chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is what happens when the immune system is triggered to dispatch white blood cells unnecessarily. When these cells have nothing to attack, they can turn on the body…Read More

  6. My Recommended Health Books

    My Recommended Health Books My clients and friends always ask me to recommend books on health. Sometimes the recommendation is for books to be read by them or to give as gifts to friends or family that are looking to improve their health. Over the years, I have compiled a vast library of books that I continuously reference and pick up from time to time to relearn techniques, tips and ways to impro…Read More

  7. Insulin Resistance – A Silent Killer

    Preventing insulin resistance is essential in achieving optimal health. Scientists have discovered more than a dozen genes related to blood sugar control. Certain population groups have a strong genetic disposition for this silent killer. Insulin resistance causes your body's cells to become tone deaf to insulin's glucose-regulating signals. It is called a Silent Killer due to the chronic inflamma…Read More

  8. Is There a Perfect Diet for Your Genotype?

    YES, there is. You probably have wondered whether there is a connection between your genes and diet. The way your metabolism works and how your body responds to a particular diet is different than others based on your genetics. Nutrients in the food uniquely alter the structure of your genes or their expression according to your genetic makeup. We now have the ability to comprehensively analyze th…Read More