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When a person starts learning about food, the first lesson is often to understand fats, proteins and carbohydrates — the macronutrients. The next topic is usually about micronutrients (e.g., vitamins and minerals). For many people this is as far as the nutrition education goes, which is a shame because these two topics alone imply that it doesn’t  matter where […]


Have you heard about the antioxidants in blueberries and green tea? Wait, that’s a silly question because I know you have. The better question is: do you have any idea what an antioxidant is and why it really matters? And perhaps the best question is: did you know that too many antioxidants can also cause […]


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 […]


Cancer. What a terrifying word. And with good reason. In 2015, the National Institutes of Health estimate that 1.6 million new diagnoses of cancer will be made in the U.S. 1.6 million. That’s about 0.5% of the U.S. population. I get it doesn’t seem like a large percentage of people. And it may not be […]



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 […]



Potassium is the 3rd most abundant mineral in the body behind calcium and phosphorus, which makes it really important. (Not that the other micronutrients aren’t also important. I’m not showing any favorites here!) There is a lot of information here and it can be kind of confusing because some of the symptoms for too much […]

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