March 2, 2018

In Fall of 2013, I learned that I had pre-diabetes. This was a huge wake-up call for me.  As someone with a family history of diabetes, of course I was concerned about developing diabetes. However, as someone with a family legacy of Alzheimer’s, I had a greater concern. When I heard “pre-diabetes”, I also heard “pre-Alzheimer’s” and this really scared me. 

While diabetes has long been implicated as a significant risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease or de...

February 5, 2018

I was 14 years old when my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.  My aunt told us at our traditional family gathering after church on Sunday.  I remember rushing home later to look up this mysterious disease in my new set of Encyclopedia Britannica that I had won recently in a spelling bee.  What I learned was shocking and I still feel emotional remembering it.  It was devastating to learn that she would eventually lose her personality and all...

January 23, 2018

Sugar is the real culprit.

For many years people have been led to believe that saturated fat is the main cause of heart disease. However new studies have revealed that saturated fat is far less harmful than sugar. It is no surprise that that chocolates, fizzy drinks, sweets and cakes are loaded with added sugar. But there are other culprits that you might not associate with added sugar.

Theses culprits are the foods which are packed with large amounts of hidd...

January 9, 2018

Finding the time to work out can be hard enough with busy schedules, dating, married life, kids…..but no matter the situation, time and comfort is of the essence.

So taking a 15-minute drive back and forth from the gym, while also assessing awkward shower rooms and encountering ogling strangers during your workout, can be a complete turn off. So why workout at the gym at all?

Simple things like sleep duration, drink intake, and meditation are all small but su...

December 19, 2017

Did you know that you should chew your food a minimum 15 times before swallowing. In some cases upwards of 30-40 times! When it comes to chewing your food a good rule of thumb is to chew till food has turned to liquid and well-mixed with saliva; a piece of hard vegetable will take longer to be chewed properly compared to a piece of soft fruit.

There are 4 key benefits to chewing food properly that increases overall health and wellbeing. Let’s go through them...

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