My Raw Fed Companions

Just as we humans were not made to run on soda and junk food, our pets were not made to run on kibble. In this country the incidence of cancers and auto-immune disease in domestic animals has reached epic proportions. Only a few decades ago, these conditions were unheard of in animals. I am sure that nutrition plays an important role.

I firmly believe in a species-appropriate diet, both for our pets and for our livestock. The pet food industry would have us believe that their products provide perfect nutrition for every single pet, regardless of the needs of an individual animal. Yet again we are talking about highly processed “pseudo-food” stripped of all the nutrients, enzymes and vital energy that nature provided, and enriched with a handful of synthetic vitamins and minerals. That iss why I feed my dogs and my [...]

By |March 19th, 2015|Nutrition 101|Comments Off on My Raw Fed Companions|

Gestational Diabetes – Part 5

In case you missed it:
– Part 1 What is it and how to test
– Part 2 Let’s talk about diet 
– Part 3 How to navigate the supermarket 
– Part 4 What to eat when suffering from GD 
Supplements To Manage GD And Tips To Fight Cravings
There is very little research done on pregnant women because, as you can imagine, it is unethical to conduct tests on pregnant women. There are though several supplements that have been used for years on pregnant women and are regarded as safe.

My advice is to work with a professional who will help you find what your body needs specifically. A practitioner trained in disorders of blood sugar metabolism will be able to support all three organs of blood sugar, gently and safely for you and baby.

If you were to use food as [...]

By |March 17th, 2015|Babies & Bumps|Comments Off on Gestational Diabetes – Part 5|

Gestational Diabetes – Part 4

In case you missed it:
– Part 1 What is it and how to test
– Part 2 Let’s talk about diet 
– Part 3 How to navigate the supermarket 
What To Eat When Suffering From GD
Let’s see what kind of carbohydrates a woman suffering from Gestational Diabetes should eat. When we hear the word carbohydrate, we tend to think about grains, breads, cereals, bagels, and we forget that fruits and vegetables are also carbohydrate foods.

When the diagnosis of GD is made, women are advised to keep their carbohydrate intake below 15 grams per meal and they are counseled into counting carbs. Unfortunately this advice does not keep into consideration biochemical individuality and what works for a one woman, may not work for another.

There are some women who can manage their blood sugar while eating a little bit of [...]

By |March 10th, 2015|Babies & Bumps|Comments Off on Gestational Diabetes – Part 4|

Gestational Diabetes – Part 3

In case you missed it:
– Part 1 What is it and how to test
– Part 2 Let’s talk about diet 
How To Navigate The Supermarket
Remember that during pregnancy you are building a human being “from scratch”. To build a healthy baby you need to consume high quality proteins and fats. I would like all of my pregnant clients to eat foods as they come in nature, as close as they can get to their natural state.

One trustworthy principle I always tell my clients (pregnant and not) is to remember that real food doesn’t come in a box.  Real food is what you find along the perimeter of a supermarket, the fruits and veggies, the dairy, the fish, the beef and other animal products, the eggs, the butter, the olive oil.

When we enter the aisles of the supermarkets, [...]