Diet & Fitness

Diet and fitness are essential to healthy living. Learn about the pros and cons of all the latest diet trends and exercise programs. Get food swap advice and learn new exercise programs.

Cheesy Cruciferous Casserole

Cruciferous vegetables are my favorite anti-cancer vegetables. There’s a lot of clear clinical research on the health benefits of broccoli, brussels sprouts, and their relatives. However, because they can be somewhat bitter when cooked, cruciferous vegetables are ones I find my patients most reluctant to try. One way to begin enjoying a food you’re less […]

Manage IBS Naturally

A shocking number of people suffer from IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome. About 45 million in America alone—15% of the population. And, perhaps most frustrating, there’s no good way to deal with IBS. Or, rather, there wasn’t until now. But, thanks to some researchers in Australia, there’s a new diet that solves—or at least alleviates—IBS […]

Amaranth Power Patties

It’s a great idea to add some meat-free meals into your dietary rotation. I sometimes feel like I don’t get something to really bite into if I’m eating a lot of super grains or beans. Turning the nutrient-packed grain amaranth into a patty gives me something to sink my teeth into while still being relatively […]

Chocolate’s Health Benefits

Today, I’m recommending that you make flavanols, catechin, and biologically active phenolic compounds part of your daily diet.  No, don’t doze off!  I’m talking about chocolate, for its powerful positive effects on aging, stress, blood pressure, heart health, mental function, and more. Once targeted as a cause of acne, obesity, tooth decay, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, and diabetes, chocolate […]

Caprese Toast

A caprese salad is a simple, delicious, refreshing salad of tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella. It’s a great dish which relies on extremely high quality ingredients for maximum flavor impact. I love caprese salads, but you can only really enjoy them in the summer, because the hothouse tomatoes available the rest of the year simply aren’t […]

How to Buy Local Food

By now, I’m sure you know the benefits of eating locally. Not only do you guarantee you’re eating whole foods—real vegetables, for instance, not processed food-like stuffs—but you’re eating food in season, when it’s had a chance to ripen naturally in the ground or on the vine. It’s not stored with preservatives or shipped across […]

Greek Meatballs

Store-bought meatballs are too often padded out with filler like soy and extra fat for ‘juicyness’. Homemade meatballs are easy to make, you can control the ingredients, and you can easily control the portion size. These are an easy family favorite that can be served on their own, incorporated into a pasta or grain dish, […]

Twice-Baked Potatoes

Twice-baked potato recipes are often an excuse to load you up with salty, preserved meats and way too much cheese and sour cream. This recipe takes a much lighter touch to deliver a much healthier recipe that your family will love. Don’t sacrifice any of the creamy interior or crunchy skin, but do enjoy all […]

Tzatziki: Savory Greek Yogurt Sauce

Yogurt is not just for breakfast. Don’t get me wrong, yogurt is great as a thickening protein source in a smoothie or as a binder for a bowl of fruit, but yogurt is also great as a savory ingredient. Savory tzatziki is a tangy Greek sauce for meat, rice, and bread. It’s a better addition […]

Quinoa, Amaranth, and Blood Sugar Problems

Food has fashions, just like clothes. Lately, gluten-free carbohydrates and high protein foods are all the rage. You may have heard of the “superfoods” amaranth and quinoa, which fit these trends to a tee. It might come as a surprise that you can over-eat these superfoods. If they’re so super good for you, shouldn’t they […]

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