Food & Nutrition

The food you eat has a profound effect on your health. Here you will find resources on how you can use that to your advantage with great recipes and the pros and cons of all the latest trendy diets.

Broccoli’s Health Benefits

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Eat these tiny little trees of health When Italian horticulturalists developed broccoli from cabbage, they probably didn’t realize what a powerful treat they were creating. I think of broccoli as a multi-purpose vegetable, because it improves your health in so many areas. From fighting cancer, to improving eyesight, to helping your heart, to detoxing your […]

Eat more protein for weight loss

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Among its countless duties in every cell in your body, protein has always been recognized as a master builder—of just about anything your body needs.  But new research tells us that protein can also help un-build those unwanted pounds you’re trying to shed. Losing weight can feel like an endless battle. Your mind is saying, […]

5 Tips to Stop Aging Now

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Except for a few kids currently in middle school, no one wants to grow older. Our bodies are miraculous, self-healing machines built to last 80 years or more. Still, over time, your body will slowly break down. It’s inevitable. But the time it takes to get there isn’t inevitable—not at all. In fact, there’s plenty […]

You Can’t Burn Calories Fast Enough to Lose Weight

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If you’ve been reading my thoughts for awhile—or, really, if you’re just aware of health in general—you know that exercise is extremely important. In fact, for the vast majority of maladies we get, the best preventive medicine we have comes from the benefits of exercise alone! However, exercise is not a total panacea for all […]

BRAT Diet: not enough food for nausea

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Everyone knows how to fix up an upset stomach—nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gastroenteritis—just do what grandma always said. Give your tummy a rest with a bland diet called BRAT: Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, and Toast. It wasn’t just grandma who told you that. Most physicians agreed with her, and the BRAT diet was pretty much a given. […]

High fiber diet for weight loss

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Most of us know that fiber is good for us. But few people realize just how essential it truly is. Not only is a high fiber diet good for digestion—and firming or softening stool. But it’s also the key to weight loss. It’s one of the best tools we have to fight cardiovascular issues, mood […]

Healthy Thanksgiving Menu

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Many people view Thanksgiving as an opportunity to overindulge and eat way too much. The plan is to eat the richest, fattiest, most sugary foods that grandma used to make on the day, then continue to scarf down the remains for the next week. I offer an alternate vision: make enough healthy food for everyone […]

Your Healthy Holiday Diet

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We’re entering the most dangerously indulgent time of year: The holidays. This is the time when many people let their good sense go in the name of family spirit, camaraderie, or sometimes simply relaxation. Sadly, this is the time of year where so many people also kiss their healthy diet plans goodbye. Instead of making […]

Global Costs of the Standard American Diet

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The way most Americans eat today is called the Standard American Diet. The acronym, SAD, could not be more appropriate. The SAD features toxic overdoses of sodium and sugar, unnatural preservatives, and health-bending chemical cocktails that are more like poisons than food. Sadly, new research shows that it’s not just Americans who inflict a SAD-like […]

Healthy, Natural, Energy-boosting Foods

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Around this time of year, many animals wind down their energy-intensive preparations for hibernation. Somewhere in our genes is a similar urge to also wind down as cold weather comes. We can’t fit several months of blissful hibernation into our schedules and snooze away our days. What we can do is look to energy-boosting foods […]

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