August 17, 2018

Paleo Diet Review

Fad diets come and go. Once upon a time it was no fat, then no carb, you’re eating too much, you’re eating too little, you’re eating at the wrong time… Most recently we are hearing about the Paleo diet. I find this one interesting because in its general sense it agrees with advice I have been giving about nutrition for many years. There is no one magic diet for everyone. People have different genetics and different lifestyles and experiences that make certain foods better for some and worse for others. One thing I CAN say with full confidence, that people should be eating food! I know that sounds funny (what else would we eat?!?) but what I mean is that foods are things that grow out of the […]
January 5, 2015
Thyroid Disease

Thyroid Disease

If you’re overweight and tired you’ve probably suspected that it’s your thyroid. It’s just one of those things. In fact I have worked with more than a few patients that were excited when I told them they had problems with their thyroid. It was such a relief to know there was a reason for all their struggles. The thyroid is a gland in the front of your neck that’s pretty much the gas pedal for the whole body. The hormones that are made in the thyroid tell all the other parts of the body to do their jobs. So when the thyroid is working right your body burns calories doing all the things it should: growing, healing, moving, staying alert and warm. When it is working too slow […]