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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 […]

What NOT to Eat: Part 2

A few weeks ago I shared an article called What NOT to Eat about processed foods. Today, I want to talk to you about additives. How much of what we eat doesn’t even qualify as food? More than is good for us. There are 3,000 food additives on the market. The average American eats 5 […]

Easy Dijon Chicken or Salmon

Eating well doesn’t have to take a lot of time, this Easy Dijon Chicken or Salmon recipe from David Ludwig’s new book, Always Delicious, is proof of that. You can use fish or foul, either way you end up with a high-quality, complete protein that pairs well with numerous veggies. You can also be flexible […]

How to Feed Your Gut

Five years ago, nobody knew they had a microbiome. Today, we’re obsessed with it. That may be a slight exaggeration, but the health of the community of microbes living in and on our bodies—100 trillion single-cell organisms, outnumbering human cells 10 to 1—has become a top priority. With good reason: Our gut bacteria regulate many […]

Start Meditating with My Teacher

I used to think I didn’t have time for meditation, but now I realize I don’t have time NOT to meditate—it’s become that integral in helping me feel calmer, happier, and in getting more done. I recently sat down with my friend and meditation teacher, Emily Fletcher, to discuss the overwhelmingly positive impact meditation has […]

Turmeric Super Shots

This week’s recipe comes from Functional Nutritionist Brigid Titgemeier’s blog, Being Brigid. This small shot has mega health benefits, due to the powerful anti- inflammatory nature of turmeric. The recipe also includes black pepper, which helps to increase the active curcuminoid compounds within turmeric and can support healthy stomach acid secretion, which is vital for […]

Our Food System: An Invisible Form of Oppression

On April 4, 2018, the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, I was honored to be asked to speak at Riverside Church in Harlem, the church where 51 years ago to the day MLK Jr. spoke out about the injustice of the Vietnam War. From that same pulpit, I gave a talk about […]

Sweet Potato Curry with Chickpeas

This week’s recipe is from my friend Anjali at The Picky Eater. It’s a warm, spicy curry full of comforting, detoxifying spices. Spinach has been shown to support cognition thanks to its high content of vitamin K and folate, while sweet potatoes pack a ton of immune boosting beta-carotene. And, curry powder is another perfect […]

What NOT to Eat

For the most part, we all understand how to cook with real food. We typically don’t add non-food ingredients into our home-cooked meals. Our avocados aren’t made with green dye. We don’t sprinkle stearoyl lactylate into our soups and breads. The problem isn’t typically home cooked meals using fresh ingredients; the problem is the food-like […]

Asian Cabbage Salad

This simple Asian Cabbage Salad comes from Liana Werner-Gray’s book, 10-Minute Recipes: Fast Food, Clean Ingredients, Natural Health. It’s packed with nourishing ingredients like carrots and sesame seeds that make up a crunchy, refreshing bite. This salad will really fill you up thanks to all the fiber in the cabbage and healthy monounsaturated fats from […]

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, […]