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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 – 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 – 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. […]



Fran Sussman – Sinus Problems : Holistic Approach

Jul 24th, 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 – Alternatives to ADD Drugs

May 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

“To date, no study has found any long-term benefit of attention-deficit medication on academic performance, peer relationships or behavior problems, the very things we would most want to improve. ” Children’s A.D.D. Drugs Don’t Work Long-Term – NYTimes.com. This is so important, given the number of children (and adults) on drugs for ADD/ADHD, or contemplating it. […]



Fran Sussman – Compassion Burn Out

May 8th, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

A long-term client asked me last night about compassion burn out.  “You’ve been doing this for so long.  Don’t you get tired of taking care of people and hearing everyone’s stories all day long?  Are there people you wish you didn’t have to see?” I paused, took in the question deeply, and was happily surprised […]



Fran Sussman – Why Weight Loss Programs Fail

Apr 24th, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Does your weight make you miserable? Are you discouraged, frustrated, maybe even in despair? Are you fed up with promises and programs that don’t work for you? It’s not your fault! You haven’t failed if you couldn’t succeed in the first place! Here of the top reasons weight loss programs fail: •    Hidden food sensitivities […]