Vegetables in your diet

Vegetables are the edible portions of plants. Main nutrients delivered in Vegetables: 1)      Vitamins and Minerals. Green-Yellow-Orange – high in Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, Beta-carotene, Vitamin B-Complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Vitamin K. Folate (birth defects) – black eyed peas, cooked spinach, great northern beans, asparagus. Potassium (blood pressure) – sweet potatoes, tomato paste, […]

Vitamin D. The good. The bad. The ugly.

Vitamin D.  Vitamin D molecule (http://www.vitaguide.org) Vitamin D:  Steroid hormone vitamin; Five forms of vitamin D discovered – D1–5. Two forms matter most to humans: Vitamins D2 (ergocalciferol) and D3(cholecalciferol). The active form of vitamin D in the body is called Calcitriol (1,25-Dihydroxycholecalciferol). Calcitriol: promotes the absorption of calcium and phosphorus from food in the […]

It’s not what you know, it’s what you do with what you know that matters most!

I apologize for the delay since my last post, however, as I mentioned my wife and I just had our first child (beautiful daughter)!  This is a tremendous blessing and we are truly grateful, but combined with my work schedule, consultation business and ongoing deadlines surrounding my PhD time has been quite short with respect […]

Could that Valentines Day Chocolate be Good for You?

Dark Chocolate and Your Health Valentine’s Day has just passed and many people got some chocolates as a gift.  There are a lot of misconceptions out there about chocolate and whether it is good for you or not.  What type of chocolate is better? Etc… Let’s take a serious and in depth look at the […]

Steps to Successful Weight Management During the Holidays

The holidays are almost here and the number one question I get from my clients is always (to paraphrase) how can I enjoy the holiday parties and feasts like I always have and still achieve my goal of losing weight?  Of course, the answer simply put is that you can’t.  Let’s look closer at what […]