Live Longer, Live Better

A recent study about quality of life has me thinking about health and aging. What does being healthy mean to you? The World Health Organization defines health as: “A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the abscence of disease or infirmity.” This is a holistic way of viewing health that is…

You Have a Fiber Deficiency

Last week, I wrote about a promising study on the benefits of high-fat ketogenic diets for blood sugar control. This week I’m focusing on one of the potential health issues with eating a ketogenic diet- a lack of fiber. Without very careful planning, most high fiber foods are eliminated from the typical keto diet. Unfortunately, this…

Ketogenic Diet in the News

A recently published study out of UCSF reports success with a ketogenic diet for blood sugar control in overweight people with diabetes and pre-diabetes.  The study compared patients following either a ketogenic (high fat, low carbohydrate) diet or a moderate carbohydrate, calorie restricted low-fat diet for twelve months. Each group consisted of 16 adults and…

What Can the Dietitian do for YOU?

With the start of the new year and the season of self-improvement, here’s a call to participate in The San Francisco Free Clinic’s lifestyle programs! Whether through individual counseling sessions or group seminars, the dietitian provides a comprehensive program based on the latest in healthy lifestyle research: ➢ Personalized eating plans Our dietitian takes a…