Archive for December, 2010

December 30, 2010

post a day!

As we ring in the new year you may find yourself considering resolutions for your health in 2011…  maybe you will make a healthy change in your daily meal prep (experiment with new oils – like coconut!), park a little

further away to get in a few extra daily strides, wake up a little earlier for your morning meditation?  Or maybe you will finally make that acupuncture appointment — you’ve been meaning to look into that!  Perhaps you will do what your naturopath has recommended for you — taking your vitamin D

every day!

I too have a few resolutions on my list and one of the biggest is in store for this blog – a new post every day!  I really care about contributing to the conversation on healthier living and helping others access the incredible healing power that resides within! (the vis!)  So hold me to it and check back regularly because 2011 is looking like a very health-filled year!!!

be well,

Dr. R

***it is now 1/8/11 and I have already found the busy-ness of my class schedule, patient schedule and volunteer work crowding into my blog time!  As with any resolution, failure to stick to it doesn’t mean we should give it up (read- if you have one too many brownies after dinner or skip your gym sesh for a night at the movies, that doesn’t mean healthier living isn’t within your grasp!).  I will continue to work to keep this blog a priority, I am just experiencing the reality of making room for new habits – maybe you are too?!  I would love to hear your thoughts on how you follow through on making changes in your life habits.

December 28, 2010

high fructose corn syrup – friend or foe?

think twice before grabbing your sweets! image from

Do you have a sweet tooth? Do you know where that sweetness in your treats originates?  High fructose corn syrup is one ingredient worth scrounging your cupboards for – (and changing up your snacking habits if you find it residing there) because of its numerous deleterious effects on your health.

Not only is this highly refined sweetener a threat to good blood glucose management (this is extremely important if you have ever been told you are hypo- or hyper-glycemic), it is far from its original state by the time it makes it into your food and may be one of the top ten contributors to obesity in the US.

Read more here for a useful breakdown on HFCS!

December 27, 2010

a long time coming – hoorah! food safety bill updated!

tell me what you think about this — our food safety bill finally sees the overhaul it has long awaited!

December 27, 2010

trying to fight sinus infections this winter? …a musical solution!

who knew prevention could be so elegantly simple – and fun?!!

click here for details!