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Olive Oil and Frying...Shedding Light

For years, we have been told that using extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) at a high heat was causing it to lose its anti-oxidant properties. I recently found 2 studies showing that olive oil is safe to fry with and can be much healthier than any other frying choice, even coconut oil

Vitamin C and Type 2 Diabetes

A new study showed people with Type 2 Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, or Obesity have lower levels of Vitamin C, and may need more Vitamin C than people without these diseases. 

Hang on for Your Life

We had the incredible opportunity to float the Grand Canyon this past week.  280 miles of incredible scenery, sheer cliffs, slot canyons, water falls, rainbows, and even an eclipse.

What do Pinto Beans and a Bottle Brush have in common?

How can I eat more fiber in my diet? Eating more fiber usually requires taking slow steps and working up to the goal of 40-50 grams of fiber per day.  Why do you want fiber?

Potatoes...Should we re-think them?

Ok, I'll admit it, I have bad-mouthed potatoes...and I think I live in the largest potato producing county in the world.  Potatoes are high in carbohydrates (sugars) and can cause a spike in blood sugar...or do they?   Get this...The way potatoes are cooked can change their effect on blood sugar!

Parenting...Far from perfect, but still trying...blah-blah-blah

I was on a road trip with my 2 daughters last weekend.  They were arguing and fighting off and on, and I was getting frustrated.  I launched into some lecture about how they new better than that, and they should look for the good...blah-blah-blah (I know Dracula, you don't say blah blah blah).  In the middle of the blah-blah-blahing, I realized I was in the middle of doing some awesome Shame Parenting.

That was easy...?

I love the Staples slogan..."That was Easy."  Many things in life sound easy, but are in fact really hard to do. 

Milk...contributing to weight gain and Diabetes?

I was counseling a diabetes patient the other day who was struggling and couldn't seem to get their blood sugar down. 

Freedom and joy on the inside.

There once was a darling little girl. Because she was cute and sociable with other people, she was the center of attention and adored by her family and their friends.

Birth Control Pills can Cause Depression

Birth control pills deplete levels of certain B vitamins, especially folate, which contributes to depression AND anxiety. Birth control pills aren't the only culprits.  Hormone Replacement Therapy and peri-menopause can both deplete these crucial B vitamins.