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Fran Sussman – Women: How To Make Your 40s and 50s Fabulous

Oct 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Is it true that, for women, aging means gaining weight, lost libido, thinning hair and increasing aches, pains and physical woes? Absolutely not! This can be a wonderful time of life, if women learn to take care of themselves as well as they’ve taken care of everyone else in the decades before. These are the […]



Fran Sussman – Kale Chips and Chicken Jerky

Oct 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Kale chips are foolproof with a dehydrator, which can’t be said about making them in the oven, as I know from many trays gone wrong. The chicken jerky is for my pup Lucy. She’s a picky eater, and not particularly food oriented. The ONLY treat she likes is chicken jerky, and after all the recalls […]



Fran Sussman – How to Make Your Own Healthy Salad Dressing

Oct 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Making healthy, delicious, sugar-free salad dressing is easy and fun. There are endless variations and it is practically foolproof.  The traditional proportions call for 3 parts oil to one part vinegar, but I prefer closer to 2 to 1. It will vary with the acidity of the vinegar you choose, as well as the other […]



Fran Sussman – High Intensity Interval Training

Sep 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Are you one of so many people who constantly feels guilty about not making time to exercise? What if you only needed fifteen minutes, three times a week? You don’t have to spend hours in the gym to get results. Don’t exercise harder. Don’t exercise longer. Exercise smarter. I have been recommending High Intensity Interval […]



Fran Sussman – It’s Not About Calories

Sep 11th, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

How many calories should you have a day? Got a number?  Whatever it is, lose it. It’s a trick question. I was reminded of this again as I read about new “healthy lunch” restrictions for students.  Kids are complaining they’re hungry, and I’m not surprised.  According to the article, they are limited to 850 calories […]



Fran Sussman – Sinus Problems : A Holistic Approach

Sep 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

One of my first clients, in the early 90s, was a man with sinus problems. That wasn’t why he came to me. I don’t even remember what the issue was that brought him into my office. He considered his chronic sinus issues a fact of life: every couple years he had surgery to remove polyps, […]



Fran Sussman – The Unsweetened Truth Part 3: Stealth Sugars

Aug 28th, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Part 1 of this series explained that sugar can have serious, undesirable health consequences. Part 2, that artificial sweeteners are not an alternative, as they don’t help you lose weight or eat less, and are unhealthy. Today, let’s look at how sugar sneaks into your diet. The American Heart Association recommends no more than 9 […]



Fran Sussman – The Unsweetened Truth Part II

Aug 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

I hope I convinced you in my last column that sugar has no intrinsic value, and contributes to disease by increasing inflammation, free radicals, and insulin resistance.  It’s cancer’s favorite food. That’s why glucose uptake is used to trace cancer in PET scans. What about artificial sweeteners? The bottom line is: they don’t work. Studies […]



Fran Sussman – The Unsweetened Truth Part 1

Aug 14th, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

We love our sweets. And the more we have, the more we crave. That’s not simply habit, or lack of will power. It’s biochemistry, taken full advantage of by the food industry: do we really need sugar added to breads, crackers, salad dressings, and even fast food meats?  Research shows us that the brain reacts […]



Fran Sussman – Is Taking Calcium Beneficial?

Aug 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Recent studies question the benefit of taking calcium and other supplements. I think we’re being misdirected: the question isn’t whether to take this pill or that one.  It’s about the health of your gut and the foods that you eat. When it comes to calcium, and other nutrients, it’s not about how much you ingest. […]