Choosing Antioxidants for Optimal Health

By Rennie Aranda, Skinny Gene Registered Dietitian We have all been told not only to eat our fruits and veggies, but eat them in a variety of colors – red, dark green, yellow, blue, purple, white and orange. Why? It not only creates a more visually pleasing plate for ourselves (and our kids!), but it […]

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.

Lumps of Coal vs Sugar Plum Fairies- The Reason For Making Healthy Changes this Season

What’s on your Christmas list this year?  What if I told you, you can choose between sugar plum fairies or a lump of coal?  Seems like an obvious answer, but somehow, the decision is not that easy.  Let me explain my thinking. So…day in and day out, as a health care provider, I have the […]

Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin or not?

Vitamin D should be at the top of our list of easiest vitamins to achieve our needs!  Vitamin D is unusual in the since that you can get it from the sun as well as food.  But why are 70% of our kids not meeting their needs? Oh, And adults aren’t too far behind! The benefits […]


Green foods are all-around amazing additions to your diet.  Did you know most of them are associated with lowering your risk of cancer, some help reduce aging, most have low glycemic index values which are associated with better blood sugar control, and they are found to protect your heart?  The positive qualities of greens are […]