My Single Biggest Challenge
May13

My Single Biggest Challenge

If I had to pick the single biggest challenge I have as a health educator, it would be this: Getting people to look beyond the headlines. (Omega-3’s cause prostate cancer! Saturated fat causes heart disease! Vegetable oils are “good for us”!) Looking deeper doesn’t come naturally to us—we’re a sound bite society with a short attention span and a lot of demands on our time. But to really understand anything—and that includes our...

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Does it Really Cost More to Eat Healthy?
Mar20

Does it Really Cost More to Eat Healthy?

I want to talk to you about two subjects virtually everyone is interested in: food and money. Specifically, I want to address the frequently heard complaint that it costs much more to eat healthy. Don’t worry—I’m not going to give you a lecture about how much broccoli you could eat for the price of a Big Mac, or how, if you were really inventive, you could make a four course nutrient dense meal for the price of two large bags of...

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The Science Alkaline Water Companies Don’t Want You To Know About
Feb14

The Science Alkaline Water Companies Don’t Want You To Know About

This is a guest blog by my friend, fitness expert and strength coach Jiini Cicero, BS, CSCS.  I have a reputation at my gym for being a myth-buster. Not a week goes by that a client doesn’t ask me whether a particular “muscle-enhancing” supplement is legit (usually not) or how many studies support creatine’s efficacy (a good many, actually). I admit: sometimes I have to research these queries. Such was the case when a long-time client...

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Death by Food Pyramid

Today I want to talk to you about Death by Food Pyramid, the long awaited new book by Denise Minger (more about her in just a moment). Full disclosure—I don’t sell this book on my website, had nothing to do with it’s production, and have never even met the author (though we’ve exchanged maybe two single sentence e-mails over the years of the “Go get ‘em!” variety). I believe this book is likely to stand as one of the most important...

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Busting Myths About Calories + Cholesterol
Dec16

Busting Myths About Calories + Cholesterol

Two of my favorite myths to bust are… The myth that cholesterol causes heart disease. The myth that all calories are the same. Earlier in the year I was interviewed by Jonathan Bailor and here are the myths we busted together… The Great Cholesterol Myth The four major promoters of heart disease (none of them are cholesterol). Why cholesterol is vitally important to your health. The real #1 killer of people in developed...

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