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How Your Weight Affects Breast Health

Being overweight or obese puts you at an increased risk of developing breast cancer, but why? It might sound a bit science-y, but it all comes down to the metabolic patterns that accompany changes in body composition, like: Insulin resistance Increased estrogen levels Adipose tissue dysfunction (this means some fat cells produce chemical messengers that …

7 Ways to Focus on Your Metabolic Health

If your metabolism has been out of whack, or you’re just interested in ways to make sure your metabolism stays healthy — I have some tips for you.   Ever since it was discovered just how intertwined gut health is with immune health, doctors and medical experts urge us to get metabolic health back on track. …

Eating Healthy Fats

Feeling confused about fats? Most people are. There’s lots of controversy (and misinformation) about this topic. So let’s start with what we can all agree on… Fats are not inherently bad. We need fat as an essential building block for our cells, our hormones, and our brain. But the types of fats we eat can …

What To Do When Diets Fail

Whether you vowed to follow a low-carb diet or exercise more, the most popular theme of New Years’ Resolutions is weight loss. That’s amazing, but… Most people who lose weight gain it back.  The statistics on this are pretty grim. A comprehensive review of 29 long-term weight loss studies found that more than half of …

Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) and Weight Loss

There’s a lot of hype around dietary supplements. There’s also a lot of hype around weight loss. I’m not about hype, but I am about results. If you can use supplements to support a healthier metabolism and make it easier for you to lose weight….I’m all for that. Also, new research out of Oregon State University …