Nutrition

Big Food Brands are Absorbing Organics. Here’s Why This is Bad.

Big food brands are taking over organic brands. Here’s why it’s a problem for your health.

If you’ve had a Larabar recently, the profits from the sale of that bar went to General Mills. Had some Naked Juice? Pepsi-Co profited from your purchase. If you buy some organic Stonyfield yogurt, Danone makes money. The list of […]

2017-06-20T15:49:31+00:00 June 15th, 2015|Nutrition|

How to Prepare Vegetables for the Greatest Health Benefits

We’ve all heard it: we should eat vegetables raw because they’re better for us than when they’re cooked. Fact check: that’s true, but only in some cases. I’ve broken down below the ‘always better raw’ myth and listed my rules of thumb for how to prepare vegetables.

Here’s the biggest takeaway: eat vegetables. Period. Vegetables cooked […]

2017-06-20T15:48:17+00:00 May 13th, 2015|Nutrition|

How to Lose Weight: Why Fat-Free Isn’t the Answer

I grimace each time I hear the word “fat-free.” Fat-free doesn’t mean sugar-free, and it sure isn’t problem-free.

Ever since the sixties we’ve been told that fat is the worst thing we can put in our bodies. Fact check: that’s just not true. In fact, obesity in America has been spiking upwards even though we’ve cut […]

2017-06-20T15:46:44+00:00 May 11th, 2015|Nutrition|

Do You Have a Corn Allergy? Here’s How to Tell.

Do you constantly feel tired, have migraines, and suffer from rashes?

Corn allergies are fortunately quite rare. They’re also difficult to diagnose. Here’s the problem: almost every food item you can think of may contain derivatives of corn. Even the gum sealant of tea bags is made with corn-derived ingredients. What do baking powder, iodized salt, […]

2017-06-20T15:46:49+00:00 May 7th, 2015|Nutrition|

Black Pepper: 5 Healthy Benefits for Your Body

There’s a superfood in your kitchen hiding in plain sight. The common black pepper is actually a pain-fighting superfood with a wide range of nutritional benefits. Here’s what black pepper does for you and tips for drawing the spiciest kick from your pepper.

What Eating Black Pepper Does For Your Health

1. Reduce your pain

I write a […]

2017-06-20T15:40:12+00:00 May 5th, 2015|Nutrition|

How to Start Oil Pulling for Better Oral Health

Even my dentist was impressed.

Oil pulling is the practice of swishing oil around in your mouth to remove toxins. There are many reasons to try oil pulling: less cavities, healthier gums, and brighter teeth, for example.

It takes a while to get used to the idea of putting oil in your mouth, but oil pulling has […]

2017-06-20T15:40:21+00:00 April 28th, 2015|Nutrition|

4 Dangerous Effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup on Your Body

As a medical professional, I’m shocked and frustrated by the non-food products that will kill us. High fructose corn syrup is one of them. There is no polite or better way to phrase this: high fructose corn syrup is poison. The effects of high fructose corn syrup are long-term and destructive.

Corn syrup causes almost every […]

2017-06-20T15:35:02+00:00 April 7th, 2015|Nutrition|

The Health Benefits of Eating Blueberries

Eat blueberries. It’s that simple.

I’m a big advocate of an overall healthy diet. Eating more whole grains, vegetables and fruits in general pays off more than narrowing your diet to specific ‘superfoods’. Here’s why I’m a fan of these little blue gems of goodness as part of your healthy diet.

Busy? Perfect. Grab Some Blueberries.

Your day is packed […]

2017-06-20T15:30:59+00:00 March 17th, 2015|Nutrition|

Reduce Inflammation With These Foods (+ 3 Foods to Avoid)

Pain is complex. We don’t fully understand what causes pain. We do know, however, that inflammation is a large factor and can impact every cell type and organ system. Inflammation is how our body reacts to harmful substances like bacteria, viruses, and damaged cells and is responsible for most of the damaging effects we […]

2017-06-20T15:16:41+00:00 March 1st, 2015|Nutrition, Pain Management|

5 Incredible Health Benefits of Eating Turmeric

There are many good foods we don’t eat enough of. Turmeric is high on the list.

Whenever we enjoy curries, our bodies enjoy the boost of turmeric to its pain-fighting arsenal. Turmeric may even be more effective than pharmaceuticals in the battle against several chronic diseases. It also has […]

2017-06-20T15:09:03+00:00 February 17th, 2015|Nutrition, Pain Management|
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