Food Related Health Issues, weight, digestion and more

Macronutrients and blood sugar regulation

Macronutrients are food particles or nutrients that we turn into energy inside our cells. There are only three macronutrients in our food: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. And most foods will have a combination of all three with usually one that's most abundant. The picture represents the three macronutrients. First, bread...

Blood Sugar Control with 5 Diet Modifications

“You are the only person who can be responsible for normalizing your blood sugar.” - Richard K. Bernstein, MD Your main goal should be normalizing blood sugar levels. It's a good idea to check your blood sugar frequently with a glucose meter. This will help you know for sure whether...

Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load for high blood sugar

Many of my clients have elevated blood sugar. To measure and control the amount of carbohydrates they eat per meal they use Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load charts. Here is an explanation of these two measurements of foods and how you can apply it in your life. Glycemic Index  The...

Sugar on holidays. Should I avoid it or enjoy it?

If you are like many of my clients you might be focused on reducing your sugar intake. How to avoid sugar during the holiday season? It's not easy but here are a couple of strategies. Depending on your reasons to abstain from sugar in the first place you might decide...

What’s in Season? Kale in March

Kale belongs to the cabbage family. You probably also heard other names for this family like Brassica or Cruciferous. It’s one of the most important vegetable families and, certainly, the most diverse. We eat leaves, flowers, seeds, stems and roots of these vegetables. Here are some examples: white and green...

What’s in season? Beets in February

Even though beets had a definite comeback in the last couple of years and we have seen them on the menus of many restaurants, they still might not be at the top of your list of favorite foods. Never the less they deserve an article due to their healing and...