1. The Surprisingly Simple Secret to Weight Loss

    A Healthy Kitchen In my new free videos, I put together tons of tips and tricks on how, and why, to eat good food. I walk you through step-by-step how to identify unhealthy food and what healthy alternatives to keep stocked in your kitchen so you’ll always have healthy choices on hand. So be sure and check them out at 5 Simple Steps To Creating A Healthy Kitchen. I would love to know what you th…Read More

  2. 5 Healthy Sweet and Creamy Recipes

    The biggest misunderstanding I come across, mostly by those still under the influence of highly processed carbs, is that eating healthy is an exercise in deprivation and misery. That is true for dieting but not for eating a healthy diet. “Why would I want to be healthier and live longer if I’m going to be miserable” is the most common rebuttal I hear. I like to emphasize to unhealthy and/or …Read More

  3. Your Body Is Talking – Are You Listening?

    Effective communication is key to the success of any operation, or relationship for that matter, and it’s no different in the relationship you choose to have with your body. A breakdown in even one area of communication causes all sorts of complications and inefficiencies. Have you ever played the game where you and your friends sit in a circle and one person whispers a message to the person nex…Read More

  4. Smoothies or Juicing for Breakfast: Why You Shouldn’t!

    Juicing for breakfast. Mmmmm, a big 12-ounce glass of freshly juiced carrots and ginger to start your day?! Or, maybe 8 to 12 ounces of a strawberry and banana smoothie. It’s quick, easy, and nutritious, right? Well, they are definitely more nutrient packed than a traditional American breakfast of bacon, eggs, toast, and hashbrowns. And more nutrient dense than a bowl of oatmeal topped with a fe…Read More

  5. Top 3 Funniest Study Titles This Week

    Ok, I figured it's time for a light-hearted blog. So every week, I scan the titles of at least 100 or so clinical studies looking for something that piques my curiosity or that I think you might find interesting. The complexity of medical terminology used to describe otherwise simple concepts really makes me chuckle sometimes. So I thought I would share a few with you today. Here they are (with my…Read More

  6. “Diabetes” of the Brain

    So, this blog takes on a bit more of a personal tone as I explore the associations between genes, nutrition, and brain health. I dedicate it to my family, as well as my friends and other families whose lives are touched by someone they love who is experiencing Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or any one of a number of other neurodegenerative disorders. The Diagnosis of an Unhealthy Brain Approximatel…Read More

  7. Expert Diet Advice: “The Mediterranean Zone”

    If you’ve ever played any type of sport, you are probably familiar with “being in the zone.” It’s that moment when you become one with your environment; a non-thinking moment when every movement and thought are effortless…and your performance in that moment is optimal. Well, evidently a similar situation is possible with your nutritional diet. And with the word “diet,” I mean from it…Read More

  8. What Color Was Your Brekky?

    Brekky is Aussie for breakfast. One of the most endearing aspects of living in Australia was their colloquial use of cute shortened words; kindy for kindergarten, sunnies for sunglasses, and brekky for breakfast. My Diet Experiments About 2 years ago while living in San Diego, I decided to experiment with eating only veggies and seafood (aka pescatarian diet). I already ate mostly seafood, chicken…Read More

  9. Expert Diet Advice: “Disease Proof”

    Continuing on the exploratory path of expert diet advice, today’s blog is a synopsis of the book Disease-Proof. Although many of the foundational aspects of a “healthy diet” are similar in many of the expert-written books I’m reviewing (listed below), some of the differences can leave you stumped as to what you should (really) eat...or not. Slim by Design Disease Proof The Mediterranean Zo…Read More

  10. You Should Eat This….

    Low-carb, low-protein, low-fat, low-calorie, low-salt, beans, no beans, grains, no grains, no meat, organic, farm-raised, wild-caught, free-range, grass-fed...getting your head around all this is not only confusing but overwhelming, to say the least. All of the experts are saying, "You should eat this", but "this" is different depending on who you listen to. One thing that pretty much all nutritio…Read More