Choosing Healthy Fats & Oils

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Feb 3, 2015

I'm very confused about which fats are the healthiest to eat. For years my doctor has been telling me to eat low-fat but now I am reading more about the benefits of fats and that butter is not bad. Can you help me understand better?

Yes indeed, the topic of fats has been very controversial. Experts used to say to use margarine. But now we know that margarine is a trans-fat and is bad for health. They used to say to avoid butter, but if you read the recent New York Times article you would learn that "Butter is Back".  Below is my summary about fats and oils - which ones are best for your health and which ones are the worst.

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Cleansing for a Fresh Start

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Dec 22, 2014

This time of year, many of us are thinking about a fresh start. A new year of opportunities awaits! Doing a cleanse 1-2 times per year can be a really great thing to do to improve your health and rid your body of toxins.  In this blog, read more about a toxic overload and how you may benefit from a cleanse.

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Beating Food Cravings

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Jul 15, 2014

My doctor recommended I do a 2 week trial of the anti-candida diet. I am struggling because I have such cravings for sugar and bread. What can I do to reduce my cravings?

Cravings for sugar can be pretty intense for people on special diets whether it is the anti-candida diet, a weight loss diet or when switching to a Paleo diet. There are several dietary principles that can help ease these cravings. While you must be firm and dedicated in your quest to eliminate sugar and refined carbohydrates, it’s also important to remember that the “sweet” flavor is part of a healthy balanced diet. There should be no guilt that you need a little sweetness in your life. Here are 10 ideas for eliminating the sugar and refined carbohydrates such as bread, pasta and pastries from your diet. Hope this helps and Good luck!!


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Joe's 2014 Duathlon World Championship Race Recap

Posted to: Owners Blog by Joe Nolan on Jun 2, 2014

On the morning of Sunday, June 1st, I participated in the Duathlon World Championships in Pontevedra, Spain. This is a recap of the sprint duathlon I participated in during a trip Jody and I took to visit my son and daughter-in-law, who are teaching for 2 years near Lisbon Portugal.

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Losing Excess Weight, Naturally

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Apr 29, 2014

I am a 40 year old woman and I would like to lose some weight. Is there a natural supplement that can help enhance my weight loss?  Dr. Joanne presents an array of useful recommendations regarding healthy weight loss, including  diet recommendations, various supplements and relevant studies. 

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