Dr. Kim Foster

Channel Your Inner Parisian…

…and hop on that bicyclette. Recently, a study looked at the health benefits of riding a bicycle to do errands, like going to the store. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin analyzed, statistically, what would happen if the 31 million people… Read More

My Gestational Diabetes

My first pregnancy was picture-perfect. Right up until the emergency C-section, that is. (But that’s another story…) My second pregnancy, five years later, was not so perfect. About halfway through I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Surprise! This… Read More

Artificial Sweeteners: A Good Idea?

When I became pregnant for the second time, I decided to eliminate artificial sweeteners from my diet. No more Splenda in my coffee. No more Diet Coke. And I felt great about that decision. Even though the evidence… Read More

Losing Weight the French Way: Weighing In On The Dukan Diet

Everywhere I look these days I see something about the Dukan Diet. it’s the diet that, famously, Kate and her mother went on prior to the Royal Wedding. And it’s touted as the new French woman’s secret. Apparently… Read More

Why You Should Drink Tea

So I talk a lot about coffee. I love my Starbucks. But what about tea? Yes, I love tea too. At my house, 3 pm is definitely tea time. This is more a cultural thing than anything else,… Read More

Why You Should Eat Soy

In a study that was just reported this week, soy was associated with lowered systolic blood pressure. An interesting finding, and one that backs up what a lot of people already believe: that soy products are a health boon. Of… Read More

Bittersweet: What To Do About Sugar

How confused are you over sugar & sweeteners? Is sugar the devil? Does aspartame cause cancer? To start, sugar is not inherently evil, in my opinion. And I’m not alone in that camp. However, there’s definitely controversy over this subject…. Read More

What Is The Anti-Inflammatory Diet, and Why Should You Follow It?

In the short term, inflammation is not a problem. It’s the body’s normal response to injury, and it’s a healing response. It’s also part of our immune system, and how we fight infection. But when inflammation doesn’t shut off… Read More

How Healthy Are You, Really?

So you feel, well, okay. But is okay good enough? Could you do better? Time to be honest…with yourself. Because prevention, in my book, is far better than waiting for symptoms to appear. Below you’ll find some questions to… Read More

Coffee: Does Your Body Good?

Coffee has long been one of my favorite indulgences. Actually, let’s be honest. I can’t get through my day without visiting Starbucks. Even so…my sipping usually comes with a teeny bit of guilt. Reasonable? Turns out, probably not. In fact, it… Read More