by Laura J Hieb, ND on October 5, 2022
Do you snack? Do you graze instead of eating meals?
Many people do.
If you are one of them and you want to lose weight, then by snacking or grazing you might be sabotaging your weight loss goals.
In fact, you ARE sabotaging them.
And this is why.
It's all about our good friend insulin.
I am sincere when I call insulin our good friend because...Read More
by Laura J Hieb, ND on September 28, 2022
Phtalates are another type of endocrine disruptors. They provide flexibility to plastics, cosmetics and nail polish, among many other things. Phthalates are also endocrine disruptors and affect...Read More
by Laura J Hieb, ND on September 21, 2022
What are endocrine disruptors and what do they have to do with weight loss?
Endocrine is another word for hormone, so endocrine disruptors are hormone disruptors.
And, as we have seen,...Read More
by Laura J Hieb, ND on September 14, 2022
So in this blog, I'll discuss things we inhale and/or put on our bodies that the liver has to break down, and which could be putting more of a burden on it.
Inhaling any chemicals can allow them...Read More
by Laura J Hieb, ND on September 7, 2022
Before I continue, I would like to finish up a little bit from last week.
Regarding nuts and seeds: Raw are better than roasted--although even raw nuts and seeds can go rancid once they are...Read More
by Laura J Hieb, ND on August 31, 2022
So the liver does not like excess fructose.
What else doesn't it like?
What are rancid fats? They are fats that have been oxidized by exposure to oxygen and/or high heat.
by Laura J Hieb, ND on August 24, 2022
What does the liver have to do with weight loss?
Well it is our largest metabolic organ.
That means it is very much involved in weight gain and weight loss.
In this blog(s) we'll explore what...Read More
by Laura J Hieb, ND on August 17, 2022
What do exocitotoxins have to do with weight?
Well, they make you fat.....Among other things.
And what are excitotoxins anyway?
Excitotoxoins are a class of chemical substances that over...Read More
by Laura J Hieb, ND on August 10, 2022
To snack or not to snack, that is the question.
Is snacking healthy, or not?
Americans snack more than ever these days. Some of my clients tell me they don't eat regular meals-- they just graze...Read More
by Laura J Hieb, ND on August 3, 2022
Long before I had heard of sequential eating, I read an article on eating habits of children. The article stated that children who were overweight tended to eat their favorite part of a meal...Read More
by Laura J Hieb, ND on July 27, 2022
Last week I discussed cortisol and ways to lower it to help with menopausal weight loss. This week we'll tackle insulin.
Insulin is a growth and storage hormone. And insulin...Read More
by Laura J Hieb, ND on July 20, 2022
In my last blog I wrote about the negative effects of insulin and cortisol on weight and how these effects are worsened in menopause.
I'd like to address cortisol a little more.
Stress causes an...Read More
by Laura J Hieb, ND on July 13, 2022
I have women clients in their 40's and 50's who come in because all of a sudden they've been gaining weight--up to 20lbs or more and they don't know why. They assure me they haven't been doing...Read More
by Laura J HIeb, ND on July 6, 2022
Last time I wrote about eating a gluten-free diet and weight loss. This blog takes it one step further.
Why would a person want to stop eating all grains? Is it safe to take grains out of your...Read More
by Laura J Hieb, ND on June 29, 2022
So if you go gluten-free, will you lose weight?
Well it depends--How do you plan to go gluten-free?
It's very natural for someone avoiding gluten to try and replace the gluten-containing foods...Read More