Monthly Archives: February 2017

Is grass-fed butter okay to eat?

Butter is one of the worst fats. It’s a saturated, natural trans fat that damages your heart health & raises your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and lowers your HDL (“good”)  cholesterol. Use vegetable oil instead, but use sparingly. One tablespoon is over 100 calories! Want to learn more about nutrition? Go to http://www.thehighfivediet.com to learn more […]

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What Marilyn says about weight gain

Marilyn vos Savant, who has the highest IQ recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records, wrote in a recent publication: “Our bodies are more efficient than we think, which may be one reason we gain weight: We don’t realize how little we need to eat!” (1).    Most female adults only need 1600 calories, […]

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should you calculate net or gross carbs?

If you are trying to meet a goal of a certain amount of carbohydrates per day, or if you’re a diabetic who is trying to determine how much insulin to take, you want to count net carbs, not gross carbs. By looking at Nutrition Facts, like on the corn tortilla label above, the total carbohydrates […]

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dairy-free and gluten-free desserts

I love, love, love hearing from all of you who read my book, The High-Five Diet, and told me what aspects you found fascinating, which stories you liked best, and which recipes your family begs you to make again and again. It would be wonderful if I could get a short video saying what you like, or learned, […]

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Is your medication setting you up for dementia?

Certain medications, known as anticholinergies, block acetycholine, which is essential for retaining memories. It’s hard to prove cause, as in, cause and effect, but “…experts found a strong link between the drugs and dementia…” (1). Those that took these types of drugs for as short as 6 months, developed brain impairment. Our brains are our […]

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Are you overdosing on caffeine?

Too much of a good thing can be harmful, and caffeine at, or above 600 mg per day (four 5-Hour Energy shots, or four 12 oz. Starbucks Dark Roasts), “…can lead to coma, convulsions, heart attack, vomiting, and even death” (1). Make sure to spread your caffeine through the day, ending at 2pm so you […]

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Don’t Drink Tap Water

Even if you don’t live in Flint, MI, the water coming out of your tap probably has lead, which may cause high blood pressure, and brain and organ damage. Tap water has also been shown to contain chemicals MTBE, used in gasoline, PFOA, used to create non-stick surfaces, arsenic, uranium, nitrate, and pharmaceutical drugs (1). […]

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The Surprising Cause of Headaches

Last week, at 9am at the gym, while doing squats beside my trainer, I told her that I had a throbbing headache on the left side by my temple. “Chug your water.” She instructed. Ten minutes later, my headache was completely gone. It wasn’t a coincidence, “…dehydration is a common cause of headaches…” (1). Being […]

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Avoid Weight-Loss Supplements

  Don’t be tempted by the slick weight-loss supplement ads. Some have been found to contain banned laxatives and speed-like chemicals. We all want fast results, but it’s not worth a heart attack.  “Meds in Your Supplements.” Consumer Reports, On Health. Dec 2016. Print.   Want to lose weight? Go to www.thehighfivediet.com  You can also follow me […]

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