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In my recent posts about constipation and diarrhea, I told you that one possible solution to both problems is more fiber. That may seem counter-intuitive that problems on the opposite ends of the same spectrum could have the same solution, but it’s true. And I promise you will be perfectly clear about how this works […]


Earlier this year, I gave you my top 5 suggestions for where to begin with healthy eating. If you haven’t read it yet, please do so now as this post is not as useful if you aren’t already doing those things at least most of the time. If you are following those guidelines, then you […]


If you’re anything like me, you don’t particularly care for grocery shopping. You don’t like taking the time to go, the effort to walk the aisles and having to make decisions about what to purchase. On the one hand, you wish the store had just one version of whatever you need, so you could get […]


I’m sure you won’t be surprised that I often get asked about the latest so-called superfood and whether or not it is as good as the interwebs say. The short answer is almost always “yes, it’s wonderful” because more times than not it’s a real food with lots of fabulous micronutrients, phytonutrients, fiber and/or healthy […]


This post has been percolating in my head for a while. And after listening to a Tim Ferriss podcast this morning, I know it has to be written right now. How did a podcast bring me to this conclusion? Because Tim said two poignant things during his discussion with Dr. Rhonda Patrick: The absence of […]



With the popularity of books like The China Study, Forks Over Knives, and Vegan Before 6 (VB6), lots of people are choosing to be vegetarian or vegan at least part of the time. Recently several people who have reduced or eliminated animal products have expressed to me concerns that they are not getting enough protein. […]


If you or someone you know has diabetes, then you know that controlling the amount of “sugar” (technically glucose) in the blood is critical. What you may not realize is that every one of us needs to be concerned about our blood sugar levels. So let’s talk about what happens when there is too much […]


As I mentioned in my introduction video, there are two important aspects to eating healthy. One is the secret to liking food that’s good for you, which I’ve already covered. The other is figuring out how to eat food that’s exclusively for enjoyment. In case you are not aware, I don’t believe people can (or […]


People often use the terms sodium and salt interchangeably. However, they are not the same thing and the misnomer causes confusion (at best) and health problems (at worst). Salt is a molecule made of ~40% sodium and ~60% chloride. This distinction is important because sodium and chloride have some distinct functions in the body. As […]

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