How Can I Tell if I’m in Ketosis?

This is a common question that we get in our practice. You want to know if you are “doing it right”. There are several different ways to monitor ketone levels. This includes urinary, blood and breath ketones. There are three forms of ketones in your body, and these are evaluated with these different methods. Urinary…

Ketosis Q&A

The ketogenic diet has been a hot topic in the news lately. But what does ketosis really mean? Nutritional ketosis is a dietary approach where the focus is on high fat, very low carbohydrate, and moderate protein. With a very low carbohydrate intake, your body will burn fat for fuel, the byproduct of which is…

“Why can’t I lose weight?!?”

This is a phrase we often hear from our patients. Usually, by the time they come to us, they have tried everything and are very frustrated. Maybe they were able to lose weight in the past but have gained it back and then some, or their weight has cycled their entire life. Sometimes they have…

Eat. Real. Food.

I have recently seen this article floating around the internet : The Last Conversation You Will Ever Have to Have About Eating Right by Dr. David Katz and Mark Bittman, author of the popular How to Cook Everything series. The main takeaway I got from this article? Eat. Real. Food. I believe this is the one thing just…

Binge Eating Disoder

Often when we are thinking of eating disorders, anorexia and bulimia are the first to come to mind. Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is actually more prevalent than both of these eating disorders. This was first recognized as an eating disorder by the American Psychiatric Association in 2013 in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental…

The Dirty Dozen

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a non-profit, non-partisan, organization with a mission to help protect the environment. The EWG publishes a list of the ‘Dirty Dozen’ and ‘Clean Fifteen’, the most recent of which was published for 2017. These lists highlight those foods which are most and least contaminated with pesticides. Pesticides are used…