Weight Loss

Whole Food Mediterranean Style Diet

Principles In Order Of Priority & Volume Dear WA Wellness Leader, The majority of the DNA results point towards the Whole Food Mediterranean Diet.  There are ultimately 3 versions that can go with the DNA: Basic, Modified, and Down-regulated animal products.   Modified – refers to carb reduction – ADRB2 79>G, SLC2A2, particularly in concert …

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Critical Consultation

“Diet is Die with a ‘t’” – Garfield (The Cat, not the President) Please utilize the “Three Day Dietary Diary” document which can be found under the “Patient Intake & Evaluation” section of the portal. You’ve likely heard or experienced; diets don’t work.   When I speak to the public, one topic that is always sure …

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The Fat Burning Department.

by Dr. Ben LernerWhen fat is broken down and “burned” in your body, it’s done so through the process of lipolysis and beta-oxidation. These reactions occur in what might be considered your body’s “fat-burning department,” the mitochondria. Because they burn your body’s best source of fuel, the mitochondria are the energy warehouses of the cells.The …

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Back to the (Healthy) Future

INCLUDES 2 DELICIOUS HOLIDAY RECIPES by Dr. Ben LernerThe chemistry of our bodies is infinitely complicated. Just as Marty McFly found in the movie “Back To the Future” that interfering with his past would erase him from the present, science is currently demonstrating that interfering with the body’s natural intelligence to adapt via homeostasis, reduces …

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Food Myths vs. Food Facts

By Dr. Ben Lerner Myth: You are what you eat. Fact: You are the impact food has on your body, including how that food is metabolized. Myth: If I eat fat, I will get fat. Fact: This is no truer than saying “if I eat vegetables, I’ll become a vegetable. The right fats are actually …

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Plastic: It’s In Your Diet

Plastic: It’s In Your Diet by Dr. Ben Lerner Fruits and vegetables are healthy, right? Not necessarily—not if they’re wrapped in plastic, as virtually everything is nowadays.Each day we eat so many foods that come in contact with plastics and phthalate (a substance added to plastic to make it more flexible) that the government has actually established …

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Keto 101: Burn Fat, Not Sugar

Keto 101: Burn Fat, Not Sugar To stop carbs from killing you, you can become a fat burner instead of a sugar burner. You may be thinking, “I thought you needed sugar for energy?” That’s not entirely true. First, the body can synthesize its own glucose (a form of sugar) when needed. Second, by becoming …

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