Biomarkers for Your Brain Health

Biomarkers for your brain health podcast is focused on being  able to assess your likelihood for cognitive decline before it happens. In this podcast Dr Karen discusses biomarkers for you to assess your cognitive health What Are Some Biomarkers for Brain Health? High-sensitivity C-reactive Protein (Hs-CRP) A high level of CRP in the blood is […]

I No Longer Cried Out for Food

I never believed I‘d lose even a pound unless I became seriously ill. I thought something was wrong with the way my brain was wired because I never received a signal that I was full. After eating a meal, I still wanted to eat another meal. My appetite was intensely strong. I felt as if […]

The most commonly overlooked lab tests

Overlooked lab tests you need to ask for is the topic of this blog article. These focus on optimal functioning of the body and its organs, and address core imbalances such as inflammation in the body. FASTING INSULIN Desired Range: 2 – 5 (ideally under 3)Insulin is a measure of inflammation in the body. You […]

Lab Testing for Better Health – PODCAST

Testing your blood gives you insight into the most important laboratory – your own body. Get baseline screening blood tests or decide to take a deeper dive by ordering from our menu of advanced biomarkers. Here are some of the baseline functional biomarker tests I recommend for my coaching clients Sugar Metabolism Screening – Fasting […]

Confessions of A Cereal Killer

Sugary cereal is one of the worst things you can have for breakfast. A major part of my Sugar Buster Program is giving up cereal! Yet millions of people around the world use this as their breakfast food of choice. Why would something that has nearly the same amount of sugar as a candy bar […]

Do You Have a Glucose Meter?

I recommend everyone purchase their own glucose meter as part of their “wellness tracking”. Digital health and personalized wellness is so popular now and more people are  interested in managing their own health by changing lifestyles and healthier living. This is your “Fitbit for blood sugar”. Since the research is showing how blood sugar levels […]

Top Ten Reasons Why Stress is Fattening

Let’s define stress first. Most people only think of psychological stress when they hear the term “stress”. Things like family or job issues, or traffic or money worries. Yes, these can certainly be stressful. There are also less obvious stressors and what I call “hidden” stressors that have the same physiological effect on the body. […]

The Obesity Code – Unlocking the Secrets to Weight Loss

The Obesity Code is a great book. I wanted to review the key concepts here. The subtitle is “Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss”. Jason Fung, MD does a great job explaining how weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones and only understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting […]