Medical

California is facing a diabetic crisis, with 55% of adults and 23% of teens having type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. The problem is growing, with 1.9 million Californians expected to be diagnosed with diabetes in the next 5 years – along with an expected 15 billion extra healthcare costs. Last week, however, California took huge […]

Coconut Oil

As far as food fads go, the past couple of years have stuffed us full, with healthy trends such as acai bowls and avocado toast having massive surges in popularity. One of the most popular food fads that is gaining traction today is coconut oil, either as a cosmetic product or as a dietary supplement. […]

Sugar in your Cupboard

Gazing into my cupboard today I was overwhelmed. I am specifically looking to rid my pantry and refrigerator of excess sugar. The natural sugar, like the raisins in my cereal can stay. The bag of “yogurt” covered pretzels, I’m not so sure about. This is where I need think about the difference between naturally occurring […]

Juice-y Secrets

Babies diets consist of very few constituents; they are mostly understood as healthy doses of fruit mush along with either milk or formula. One of the most common elements in a babies’ diet is fruit juice, and although it has been understood as a staple in the infantile food pyramid, some doctors say that it is not as […]

Processed Meat and Cancer Risk

If you haven’t heard, a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) is claiming that eating processed meats poses the same cancer risk as smoking.  In response, the North American Meat Institute calls this statement “dramatic and alarmist overreach”.  So.. is it time to put down the hot dogs and step away from the bacon, […]

Sweet Solutions: Healthy, Natural Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

By Rennie Aranda – Skinny Gene Nutritionist Eating your favorite dessert can be a bittersweet moment as you try to enjoy the rich, decadent flavors while not trying to think about what the next bite is going to do to your waistline.  While foods and drinks with added sugar taste good, they can negatively impact […]

Healthy Sugar Substitutes in Baking

By Rennie Aranda – Skinny Gene Nutritionist Healthy sugar substitutes may not necessarily be lower in calories, but most are sweeter, which means less can be used to satisfy those sweet cravings. This means that less can be used while still adding enough sweetness to your favorite treats without the extra calories. Replacing sugar in […]

Healthful Living for Busy Moms!

By Rennie Aranda – Skinny Gene Nutritionist While being a mother means caring for others, it may be hard to find time to care for themselves and be mindful of their health. In the midst of karate lessons, soccer games, bake sales, errands, work, laundry, and dinner (just to name a few), moms often find […]

Tips to Eat Healthy on Vacation

By Cole Millen – Skinny Gene Guest Blogger There is a certain amount of trial and error that goes into the process of learning to eat healthy. Once you finally nail the art of nutritious eating, you don’t want to flush all your hard work down the toilet simply because you’re vacationing. Here’s how to […]

WATER! THE CLEAR CHOICE

By Rennie Aranda – Skinny Gene Nutritionist The month of May is typically known for Mother’s Day, but what is often overlooked is that the month of May is also National Drink Water Month, with National Drinking Water Week being celebrated from May 5th – May 11th. Especially with the hot summer months approaching, keeping […]

The Winner: Oranges vs Brussels Sprouts

The winner of the forth Produce Playoff, head-to-head matchup, Orange vs Brussels Sprout,  is….   ORANGE   Here’s how the Outrageous Oranges outplayed  the Banging Brussels Sprouts.. Unfortunately the Brussels Sprouts had a tough day, they were over cooked, lowering the amounts of their star nutrients allowing the quick attack of the oranges to dominate. […]

Produce Playoffs: Oranges vs Brussels Sprouts

  March Madness brings out the best of the best teams to compete in head-to-head matchups on the basketball court!  In honor of the march mayhem, Skinny Gene presents the Produce Playoffs!  Just like the big dance, anything can happen on any given day as these super foods go head-to-head!  Whatever the outcome, all of these foods are winners! SEE […]

The Winner: Zucchini vs Sweet Potato

The winner of the third Produce Playoff, head-to-head matchup is….   SWEET POTATO Here’s how the Sweet Potatoes swept the Zucchinis.. The Sweet Potatoes – the Vitamin A powerhouse was just too much for the out of season zucchini.  Vitamin A had an outstanding game providing 438% of the daily value.  Lights out for Houdini! […]

THE WINNER: Eggplant vs Beets

The winner of the second Produce Playoff, head-to-head matchup is….   BEETS   The beets beat out the eggplants team with the phenomenal play of the phytonutrients and antioxidants, just too much for the low calorie eggplants to handle! Once again, the fans support was heavily lopsided.  By the looks of  it, 71% of the fans in […]

Produce Playoffs: Zucchini vs Sweet Potato

  March Madness brings out the best of the best teams to compete in head-to-head matchups on the basketball court!  In honor of the march mayhem, Skinny Gene presents the Produce Playoffs!  Just like the big dance, anything can happen on any given day as these super foods go head-to-head!  Whatever the outcome, all of these foods are winners! SEE […]

Produce Playoffs: Eggplant vs Beets

  March Madness brings out the best of the best teams to compete in head-to-head matchups on the basketball court!  In honor of the march mayhem, Skinny Gene presents the Produce Playoffs!  Just like the big dance, anything can happen on any given day as these super foods go head-to-head!  Whatever the outcome, all of these foods are winners! SEE […]

The Winner: Pear vs. Asparagus Matchup

The winner of the first Produce Playoff, head-to-head matchup is….   ASPARAGUS   Great match up, but the antioxidant level and vitamin play of the Asparagus team dominated the Pears.  Fiber played great defense for both teams limiting spikes in blood sugars and keeping the hearts healthy! Gotta say, the Asparagus fans really showed up for this one! […]

Produce Playoffs: Pear vs. Asparagus

March Madness brings out the best of the best teams to compete in head-to-head matchups on the basketball court!  In honor of the march mayhem, Skinny Gene presents the Produce Playoffs!  Just like the big dance, anything can happen on any given day as these super foods go head-to-head!  Whatever the outcome, all of these foods are winners! SEE RULES […]

March Madness Produce Playoffs

March Madness brings out the best of the best teams to compete in head-to-head matchups on the basketball court!  In honor of the march mayhem, Skinny Gene presents the Produce Playoffs!  Just like the big dance, anything can happen on any given day as these super foods go head-to-head!  Whatever the outcome, all of these foods are winners!   HOW […]

Feed Your Family With Love

By Emily Barr, MS,RD,CNSC – V.P of Nutritional Services and Co-creator of Ignite Your Skinny Gene Program Love your mate Our instinctive nature tells us to shower our loved one with sweet treats or rich decadent meals, all of which are loaded with an unimaginable number of calories, heart stopping saturated fats, and sweetened with sugar that could […]

The Whole Deal With Whole Grains

By Adriana Arredondo– Skinny Gene Nutrition Team When we turn on the TV or open up a magazine we are bombarded with different ads for food. Most of these foods are advertised as being healthy with words such as “low fat” or “high fiber.” As a consumer, it can be so overwhelming! One of the new trends has […]

Sugar-minded: Fructose vs Glucose

Reviewed and Approved by:Emily Barr, MS,RD,CNSC   There have been  a lot of articles circulating around lately about how fructose and glucose affect hunger, and honestly I think it is causing a lot of confusion.  Unfortunately, many of the articles tell only 1 side of the story, leaving us ( the reader) confused about how […]

Meal Planning Skeleton

Halloween time may bring the skeletons out of the closet, or change our adorable little kids into dancing little skeleton costumes, and there is skeleton décor hanging all around until the haunted night of October 31st! But what if the skeletons aren’t just for Halloween?   The Skinny Gene Project has been using a diet “skeleton” […]

Healthy From the Inside Out

Quick… when I say “food,” what is the first organ in your body that you think of? If you’re like most, the first organ to come to mind is the stomach.  Which would make sense, because we generally think about food, in relation to our body, when we are hungry or full. Well, here’s some […]

Preventing Diabetes Can Also Prevent Cancer

A news story was just published that reaffirms the importance of preventing diabetes.  The focus of the story wasn’t heart disease, strokes, or any of the other commonly discussed diabetes-related complications. Nope, this story makes a strong case that preventing diabetes can also prevent cancer. Several studies have previously linked diabetes to an increased risk in colon, […]

Understanding Diabetes

By Marlayna Bollinger, Excutive Director -A mom on a mission to prevent type 2 diabetes and staunch believer that one person can make difference.  “A little touch of sugar”, yeah right! I’m not sure how this term for diabetes ever came into existence, but I wish it would go away. The fact of the matter […]

How Much Water Should I Drink

By  Emily Barr, MS,RD,CNSC  Water balloons, water parks, and water colors are all components of summertime fun, but what about drinking water?  Most people do not find drinking water to be all that fun, and they often time fall short of their fluid goal leaving them in a state of dehydration. Unfortunately, water is essential […]

Time to Scale Back- How to Reduce Portion Sizes

HOW TO REDUCE PORTION SIZES The great American road trip is an essential part of most summers. And it wouldn’t be complete without stopping off for a bite to eat along the way. But, not only are healthy options on the highway often hard to find, the amount of food we’re served has gotten a […]

Using Nutrition in the Fight Against Cancer

We are pleased to announce our newest guest blogger to our Skinny Gene Family- Jillian McKee. Jillian will be writing about how beneficial eating healthy and living a healthy lifestyle is for someone going through the battle of cancer

Fighting Back with Nutrition

Good nutrition is always a good idea. People who eat healthier food feel better, have fewer health issues in general and so on. For those who are or have battled cancer such as mesothelioma, lymphoma or breast or prostate cancer nutrition is far more than just a good idea. It can save your life.