Why Is A Nutritionist Talking About Amy Schumer?

This column is about the new Amy Schumer movie, I Feel Pretty.

You’re probably wondering, why is a nutritionist is writing about the Amy Schumer movie?

Well, for the same reason I wrote about Kate going to fat camp in This is Us. Which is that it touches on issues that every nutritionist deals with on a daily basis.

The Best Anti-Aging Supplement You Never Heard Of

Now let’s be clear—none of us like to use the term anti-aging anymore. It’s passé and silly. We can’t turn back the clock, which is what “anti” aging implies. Most of us who work in this field prefer the term age management medicine, which much more accurately captures the idea of aging smartly, gracefully, and happily. Being older no longer has to look like it did in your dad’s day. Age management is about dying young at an old age. It’s about “squaring the curve” of life so that—rather than experience a slow, painful, decline into senescence starting around age 50, we live at the top of our game (more or less) till just about the end when we die a quick, peaceful death with minimum disability, preferably sometime after age 90.

Stuff I Dig

From time to time, I’m going to list a bunch of things I’ve come across that I really like a lot, stuff  you might not have heard of but that I think you will really enjoy. I’ll stick to about five things per “Stuff I Dig” blog, and the things I feature will be all...

True or False? I can get all the vitamins I need from food

I regularly talk to people—friends, family, tennis buddies—who care about their health, and make a real effort to eat well and cultivate good lifestyle habits . But they haven’t quite bought into the whole supplement thing yet.

The most frequent statement I hear is “I feel if I’m eating a healthy diet, I should be able to get everything I need from food”.

So this article is for you guys.

The Do-Something Principal

Practically everyone in the world has struggled with a lack of motivation.   As an author and speaker I hear it virtually every day. “I seem to have lost my motivation.” “I just can’t get motivated.” “I’m just not inspired.” “I know what I need to do, but I just can’t...

Myths and Truths

Not long ago, a medical reporter friend of mine, Lynn Allison, asked me to comment on a recent article in The Daily Mail, the title of which was: MORE experts claim statins are a waste of time. The article went on to say that studies show.

The Accidental Date

I have a lot of single women friends, almost all of whom have tried online dating, almost none of whom have had any luck with it. Well, actually that’s not true. They’ve had plenty of luck, just none of it good. If you know anybody who’s searched for love online,...

For Caretakers Everywhere

My dogs and I have a very nice arrangement. Here’s what they get: A warm bed, a roof over their head, dog food magically appearing at predicable intervals, belly rubs. Here’s what I get in return: I get to take care of them. You might be thinking, oh, he’s being...

The 7 Biggest Self-Help Myths.

Before we start, let’s getting something straight. I love self-help as much as you do. I wouldn’t have a career if I didn’t believe in self-help. I am the original Mr. “you are the master of your own fate”. And I’m a teacher by nature and profession (all writers are),...

How Supplement Companies Mislead Us

I’m a huge believer in nutritional supplements. I myself take close to 30-40 of them a day. And I’m constantly writing rebuttals to badly researched media articles that tell us how “useless” supplements are (they’re not). So please understand that the critique I’m...

Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)

Probably the single most important thing to know about folic acid is that it can prevent birth defects like spina bifida, the most common permanently disabling neural tube defect in the US. It’s also one of a trio of B-vitamins—the others being B-12 and B-6—that can...

Biotin (Vitamin B7)

Biotin is a member of the B-vitamin family. It plays a key role in the health of the skin, cells, and the digestive tract. Most people don’t need biotin supplements because we get enough from our food. Not only that but biotin is actually recyclable by the human body....