So, I’ve tried just about everything it seems to get #candida under check in my body.  I’ve tried diet, supplements, you name it.  I was beginning to wonder if it was something I just couldn’t shake, due to a compromised immune system, and/or as even something I inherited (even through the womb).

I saw a display of Kevita at #WholeFoods, and, as always, decided to try it, just as a probiotic drink.  The flavor and specific drink from Kevita called Lemon Cayenne, Sparkling Probiotic Drink has no added sugar, apple cider vinegar, cayenne, lemon, and apparently the type of probiotics that kick my candida in the butt.

I have had consistent results, noticeably clearing up a stubborn infection, and it seems to help my immune system and energy levels too.    An overgrowth of candida may be tied to the immune system and may be implicated in some to many of the symptoms experienced in #CFS.

We are still in the infancy of learning about the microbiome, and the immune system, otherwise now known as the microbial interaction system.

I hope you find something that works for you, and check out my book, The Memory of Health, for much more information on tactics and products that have helped me gain the upper edge.  Thanks to #Kevita for making this fabulous product, and thanks to stores like #WholeFoods for carrying it so I could find it and try it…and improve my quality of life and well-being.  The natural foods industry has been a game-changer in improving my quality of life, health, and well-being.


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Tonight, I’m sharing three fitness principles that you should focus on going into the New Year.

But first, (as always) I want to pose a question to you. What makes you feel more fit? Is it exercise, or eating right?

This is the foundation of health: understanding self, more than anyone else. You have to know You more.

And you can’t know yourself if you don’t know what makes you feel, well, better. Good days versus bad days; what makes the difference?

You can go to the doctor, join and gym, get a trainer, etc, but at the end of the day, you look in the mirror and subconsciously ask…

all the right questions. Who am I? What did I do today? Who did I effect the most?

But this is the most important one of them all: Did I make changes that are beneficial or detrimental to myself? #eatlessmovemore #FatDoc

So knowing what makes you feel good about being You is one powerful key to wellness.

I thought about this a lot when I attempting to create a fitness regimen that I would ultimately follow and pass on to others.

It eventually became the Eat Less Move More Campaign. #eatlessmovemore

Here are three components of that Campaign that I ask participants to focus on.


1. Eat what you like, but maintain portion control. With some exceptions. (Fried foods, carbonated beverages)

2. Move more. In fact, twice as much as you normally do. If you walk one mile a day, go for two. Exercise 30 minutes, go for 60 minutes.

3. Set Goals and stick to a plan that works. Don’t get easily discouraged. It takes time and dedication!

Anything worth having is worth working for. And there is nothing more important than being healthy. How else can you help someone else?

Remember: it took a long time to cultivate bad habits. It will take even longer to maintain good ones! #FatDoc

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Have a good night and fight the good fight!



Hello everyone and welcome to the FB Chat with me, the ‪#‎FatDoc‬. It’s December 1st, 2015 and we only have 30 more days until 2016. With that being said. I know you all have stuffed yourself this past Thursday on Thanksgiving. and that’s why I am blogging tonight on some of my favorite ways to lose the belly fat from the holiday banquets.

Most of you probably are not really ready to commit to the ideal that you may have overeaten this past Thanksgiving. And for the most part, I’m willing to wager you did cross the line. You know. The line labeled, “EAT HERE IF YOU WANT TO BE SATISFIED.”

You may not want to admit it, but most of America overeats. Still not convinced? Ok. Answer these questions:

1. Have you ever supersized anything?

2. Have you eaten at a buffet before?

3. Have you ever eaten out of the ice cream carton or the potato chips?

So, suppose I were to ask another question. How much food did you really NEED to eat this past holiday weekend? What would you say?

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Most likely, you wouldn’t know how to answer that question. Because, how much is too much?

Well, I started really watching the amount of food I would take in on a normal basis. How did I know if I ate too much? I could estimate the caloric intake, but that wasn’t enough. I had to go with hard evidence. The only way I could truly determine I had ‘acted a fool’ was to assess how I felt after eating.

If I felt full, too full, to the point where my stomach was encroaching on my stomach, I had overstepped my boundaries. I learned to eat until I was satisfied. That means ate only enough of what my eyes wanted. I would load my plate with a little bit of every item and when I was finished, I pushed away from the table and did not go back for seconds.

But you may not have done that and possibly overindulged too much. So what are you to do now? Get back to getting busy.
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Here are my 5 quick hitting activities to get you back on track.

1. Light walking. Start off with distance as a barometer of how much you’ve done. Half a mile, or one full mile. Either one counts towards getting you back on track. Track your time. When it gets too easy. Take it up a notch and finish the distance quicker.

2. Bike riding. Same thing here. Go for distance first, and track your time to complete it. Then advance to heart rate monitoring. Try to get your heart rate within a safe range of 75/80 of your heart rate max. 220-age = your maximal heart rate. Take 75-85% and work at it for a time period and stick with it and push yourself to new limits concerning distance and effort versus heart rate.

3. Swimming. Whether light or aggressive, swimming is a great exercise because it works multiple muscle groups at one time. Actually, you can activate 3-4 muscle groups or more per one stroke during swimming. Therefore, you get more work for your buck, or stroke that is.

4. Jogging. Take it up a notch from walking. Once you have achieved walking a certain distance at a good pace, at 75-85% of your age adjusted max heart rate, it’s time to add a jog. I suggest not building or taking down Rome in a day. Try interval training. Jog a big, walk a bit. Pick a distance within the mile where you will either run or walk. And then go at it, full throttle

5. Abdominals! I know you were hoping I’d skip it, but I didn’t. You’ve got to hit these and hard. I suggest planks verses crunches and lower abs versus upper abs. This means incorporating legs like reverse crunches and scissors.

Hope this gets you going everyone. We only 24 more days until Christmas and then New Years, if you don’t get right now, it will be that much harder going into 2016. And when all else fails, grab a copy of Fat Free For Life on January 5th, 2016.

Be safe!