If you haven’t heard of high fructose corn syrup, then I’m convinced you live on a self-sustainable farm and haven’t shopped in a grocery store in 40 years! This sweetener is a top ingredient in countless packaged foods,… Continue Reading
Diets & Weight Loss
Vegan Keto Diets: Difficult, But Not Impossible
Two of the most popular health “trends” these days are vegan and ketogenic (keto) diets. Individually, they each offer their own unique set of benefits, and each also have specific drawbacks. And they could not be more opposite from one another.
Why Losing Weight May Be the Best Way to Prevent Cancer
When I was seeing patients, my number one priority was helping them keep their hearts as healthy as possible. We’d talk about lifestyle, diet, medications—whatever each individual situation called for. Inevitably, we’d end up talking about their other… Continue Reading
7 Vital Reasons to Lose Weight
If losing that double chin or fitting into your “young” jeans again is your motivation for losing weight, I’m behind you 100 percent. Not just because I want you to feel better about the way you look, but… Continue Reading
Mediterranean Diet: Optimal Body and Brain Fuel
Let’s face it: most of us “eat with our eyes.” We tend to choose food for ourselves and our families that is easy to grab and which looks good. Same with foods that taste and smell great; who… Continue Reading
5 Diet Myths Debunked
Have you resolved to lose weight in 2020? Join the club. Getting in shape and/or losing weight are consistently the top New Year’s resolutions every year. On one hand, I applaud and encourage everyone’s desire and motivation to… Continue Reading
Obesogens: Hormone-Related Weight Gain
The alarming rise in obesity is usually attributed to a simple equation: Calories in, calories out. In other words, we’re eating too many calories from ultra-processed, sugary foods and not burning enough of those calories off. But there… Continue Reading
Could the Paleo Diet Be a “Metabolic Syndrome Diet”?
If you have metabolic syndrome, you might want to eat like a caveman. According to new research, your symptoms are more likely to improve if you adopt a Paleolithic-type diet (Paleo diet, for short), than if you follow… Continue Reading
What You Eat When Young Affects Brain Function When Older
Healthier food in young adulthood can protect your brain function in middle age. That’s the conclusion of a 2015 study published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging based on testing of 2435 black and white men and women. These… Continue Reading
Why Is Grass-Fed Beef Better?
“Organic” has become a household word for food shoppers. Now we’re seeing a new kid on the block in supermarkets across the country: grass-fed beef and dairy. “Grass-fed” on a beef or milk label generally means that the… Continue Reading