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If you’re ready to give up dieting and killer workouts, and want something different, then here’s how to start shifting into a partnership with your body. Do you feel like you fight your body every day? Every minute? Do you hate your body? The way it looks? The way it feels? Because it…(Read More)

Following these 5 steps can resolve your digestive issues and get you feeling great! If you have bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, or any combination of these, you’re probably frustrated. Maybe angry. You just want to get better. To feel better. The “5 R” Program can help. What is the 5 R program? In the…(Read More)

This week I hosted my first Monthly Nutrition Call. The topic was “sugar.”  One of the participants asked about what to look for on the nutrition facts panel for sugar. Here’s how you can determine about how much sugar is in a food. Once you have this information, then you can decide whether or…(Read More)

Show Me Some Love!


For most of us, the biggest gift we can give others (or get) is the gift of yourselves, our time and attention. Why not look for some ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day that gives your Valentine the gift of time with you and your full attention? Rather than dinner out, why not an adventure…(Read More)

This is a re-post from the last two years. I post it every year at Girl Scout Cookie Time. Well worth repeating. . . . . It is that time of year again – Girl Scout Cookie Time! Who doesn’t love Girl Scout Cookies? I think everyone has his or her own favorite. And, the…(Read More)

GMO? GM-me? GM-you?


A question I get asked a lot is “Are GMO’s bad for me?” I’ve done some research and have finally come up with an answer. . . .there isn’t enough unbiased information to say definitively one way or the other. To GMO or not to GMO is a decision each of us has to…(Read More)

Is sugar bad? Is fructose related to the rise in obesity? What about high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)? Isn’t HFCS evil? I came across an article recently by Luc Tappy that explained the issues with sugar and fructose better than I’ve seen in a while. And, Tappy discusses implications for inactive and active…(Read More)

Calorie Schmalarie


Did you know that the calorie counts provided for foods are probably wrong? There are a lot of reasons for this, but the main one is that the way calories for food are calculated from a method that originated in the 19th century.  It was from this method we got that carbohydrates and protein each…(Read More)

2014 is Going to be B-I-G


Eating for Performance is going to be changing in 2014! I’ve left my job at Memorial Hermann to dedicate myself full-time to Eating for Performance and helping endurance athletes achieve their goals through optimizing their nutrition. Here’s a sneak peek at plans for the year: The Eating for Performance website will be…(Read More)

I’m a fan of Marie Forleo and look forward to her video blog each week. This week’s post was a re-broadcast of an interview she did with Steven Pressfield. I hadn’t seen the episode before, and now plan on reading his book “Turning Pro”. Steven promotes a concept of “turning pro…(Read More)

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My goal is help you take control of your triggers so you can lead a normal life. I’ve had Irritable Bowel Syndrome for over 14 years. I’ve been told, “It’s all in your head.” And, “You just need to figure out what’s causing your symptoms” without being provided any help to figure it out. I’ve finally gotten my symptoms under control. I want to help you do the same thing. I want to help you get your life back.

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