Entries by Marlene

Inside Scoop on Insulin

Insulin is actually the most troublesome and damaging to the body, despite all you hear about high blood sugar. Insulin causes fluid retention and sodium retention, thus being the cause of hypertension in 80% of the patients I see with this issue. Insulin causes you to convert your bad cholesterol to plaque. Too much insulin […]

Turmeric: What You Don’t Know

Most probably you’ve read some advertisement about turmeric. It’s been touted to reduce inflammation, be an antioxidant, prevent and treat cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, cognition issues, depression and anxiety. It’s been shown to have an anti-toxin effect from compounds like diesel exhaust, nicotine, some heavy metals, formaldehyde and more. It increases flexibility of the arteries.(1) […]

Carb Confusion? What should I be eating?

If there’s one thing the internet is good for, it’s confusing people. This is primarily because anyone can post anything, and if you do a good job with it, EVEN IF IT’S INCORRECT, it will still look good enough to fool people. And we get this “fake news” problem in nutrition all the time. Part […]

The Truth About Salt

Published August 2013 So what’s the deal with salt? You know you need some of it, but everywhere you see advertising and headlines telling you to eat less of it. You might have salt cravings but you feel guilty indulging in them because you’ve heard from everyone, the government to personal trainers to your mother-in-law, […]

Meat In The Middle

I’ve always wondered if the butchers behind the counter at Whole Foods are ostracized by their plant-centric co-workers. With all the movies like Food, Inc that cause people to immediately become vegan, to the studies stating that meat causes cancer, and is inflammatory, is it no wonder that many of our patients apologetically admit that they still eat meat? So what’s the truth about meat? Is it really that bad?