5 Strategies to Prevent and Treat Cancer

Today’s house call focuses on a topic very personal to me. “Mark, what would you do if you were diagnosed with cancer?” a friend recently asked. I’ve had a lot of time to think about this. I’ve sadly seen a lot of cancer in my life, both with my own family and with patients. The […]

5 Steps to Kill Hidden Bad Bugs in Your Gut that Make You Sick

DOCTORS ARE TRAINED TO IDENTIFY DISEASES by where they are located. If you have asthma, it’s considered a lung problem; if you have rheumatoid arthritis, it must be a joint problem; if you have acne, doctors see it as a skin problem; if you are overweight, you must have a metabolism problem; if you have […]

Help Me Change the Dietary Guidelines Today

In today’s world of crazy politics and policies shaped by corporate (not citizen’s) interest, it is easy to feel powerless. Yet, there is so much you can do in just a few minutes to change that. Keep reading and I’ll explain how. There are over 600 lobbyists that spend half a billion dollars to shape […]

Coconut and Macadamia Nut Chicken

I am a big fan of macadamia nuts, so I think this might be one of my new favorite recipes. It comes from Naomi Whittel’s new book Glow 15 which is available now. This book has tons of really delicious, Pegan friendly recipes. I hope you enjoy this one. Here’s a message from Naomi about […]

What Should You Drink?

You need to drink one thing and one thing only to be healthy: plain water. Of course, if the majority of our population followed this advice, I wouldn’t need to write a whole chapter about beverages in Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? But I did, because we’re choosing drinks containing sugar, artificial sweeteners, […]

Berries & Cream Smoothie

I know it’s not quite spring yet, but warmer weather is just around the corner! To me, this means smoothies for breakfast. This week’s smoothie recipe comes from our friends at Nutribullet, and it’s filled with plenty of colorful plant foods and healthy fats. It makes for a great smoothie in the morning or post-workout. […]

Why Being a Health Nut Can Save Your Life

Nuts are fattening, right? Well no, just the opposite. Americans have never expected much from nuts. We tend to eat them from bowls while sitting around a bar drinking beers, or scarf down stale peanuts from those tiny bags on a plane.   Even at the supermarket, jars of nuts and seeds are found in […]

Dairy-Free Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

It’s still pretty chilly around here, which means lots of warm, comforting meals with the family. This butternut squash soup from my friend Amie Valpone (The Healthy Apple) is one of my favorites. It’s nourishing, delicious, and creamy without any dairy. Click here to view the PDF version. 

7 Takeaways About Dairy from My Book Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?

If someone handed you a beverage that you knew would cause you weight gain, bloating, acne, gas, allergies, eczema, brittle bones, and possibly even cancer, would you drink it? Would you chug three cups of that liquid daily and give two cups of it to your children? 
 Probably not. 
 Yet the federal government […]

7 Takeaways About Meat from My Book Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?

Eating meat will clog your arteries, cause cancer and type 2 diabetes, and take years off your life, right? No, but you could be excused for believing that. A lot of people do, meat lovers and abstainers alike. This food, that as a species we have eaten since the beginning of our evolution, has become […]

Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes, Herbs, and Goat Cheese

My new book, Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? features recipes containing healthy fats, protein, and slow carbs! This recipe makes an amazing breakfast or quick lunch that is most enjoyable when tomatoes are fresh and in season. It’s incredibly versatile, protein-packed, and easy on your digestive system. And it’s always a hit with […]

Mediterranean Steamed Mussels

Food: What the Heck Should I eat? is out now! This is one of my favorite recipes from the book. For more recipes like this, check out Food: What the Heck Should I eat? Mussels are one of the tastiest foods from the sea, and this salty, spicy blend of flavors only emphasizes how sweet […]

7 Takeaways about Grains from My Book Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?

For many years, we have been told by experts to eat lots of grains. In the infamous 1992 Food Pyramid, we were told to eat 6 to 11 servings of bread rice, cereal, and pasta every day! And we listened… and turned America into the “Fat Nation” with 70% of us now overweight. Even the […]

Raspberry-Lemon Ice Pops

This recipe from my new book, Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? will be a family favorite! Gelatin powder adds a sneaky protein kick to these sweet frozen treats. They’re perfect as post-workout recovery fuel, and an easy and delicious way to get important nutrients into busy kiddos. You’ll need ice pop molds for […]