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My birthday!

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This time of year brings a lot of celebrations in our family. Between all the normal holidays, most of us have birthdays. For me, this year was a milestone birthday; I was going to be 25! For me, celebrations were about family, fun, and food. Our family parties were always about eating an awesome dinner […]

The Real Food Revolution: A Manifesto for a New Food System!

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—Sir Albert Howard, The Soil and Health There is one place that nearly everything that matters today in the world converges. It is our fork, and what we decide to put on it every single day is of utmost importance. Food and the way we produce and consume it is the nexus of most of […]

The Diary

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When I was a teen I started a diary. Every night or day I would (what I now call) journal. I would put my secrets, fears and hopes into this book.  I would so carefully hide it under my pillow or dresser or anywhere I thought my older brothers wouldn’t find it. Nobody else read […]

How to Tend to Your Inner Garden – Why Your Gut Flora May be Making You Sick

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Over the last 100 years, with the industrialization of our food supply, our diet has changed dramatically. This highly processed, high-sugar, high-fat, low-fiber diet has substantially altered our gut bacteria, contributing to the epidemic I call diabesity. The food we eat not only feeds our fat cells, but also determines what kind of inner garden […]

This Simple Blood Test Could Save Your Life

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The next time you visit your doctor for blood work, make sure that along with your lipid profile you request a C-reactive protein (CRP) test. CRP measures the degree of hidden inflammation in your body. Mounting evidence underscores the critical role that inflammation plays in the development and continuation of diabesity. One study in JAMA: […]

The Truth Tube

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I was so excited to be back on the Dr. Oz show again – what a dream this whole experience has been. The last time we were on the show, I was so overwhelmed by the Truth Tube news.  I had just been told for the first time exactly how sick we all were. Even […]

Dr. Oz asks Me to Help The Stallmans

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I first met the Stallman family in the greenroom at The Dr. Oz Show in New York City. The whole family was together, reflecting on the experience of finding out in front of the camera, Dr. Oz and millions of viewers, that they were sick – really sick. Hearing that your blood sugars show you […]

The Weight of the World: Global Approaches To Tackle Obesity

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There are now 2.1 billion people who are overweight in the world. China and India are number one and two in the world in sheer number of type 2 diabetics. In the Middle East, rates of type 2 diabetes are reaching 40 percent of the population. The World Economic Forum estimates we will spend $47 […]

Watch the Stallmans

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Watch the Stallman’s begin their journey of ditching the chemicals that are causing their inflammation, fatigue and weight gain with Dr. Mark Hyman, MD

Why I Created The 10-Day Detox Diet Frozen Meals

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I want to reinvigorate the art of cooking in America, because, ultimately, cooking is a revolutionary act. Cooking simple, real, whole food is the best shortcut to good health. My mission is to help people rediscover the joy of eating real food—food that delivers the nutrition our bodies need. My personal and professional journey has […]

Why Did Saturated Fat Get a Bad Rep?

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Even today, as new studies emerge showing saturated fat does not cause heart disease, you’ll occasionally find a misguided journalist incorrectly lump it with trans fat or use “artery clogging” to describe saturated fat. The tiding is slowly changing. One recent meta-analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine concluded “current evidence does not clearly support […]

Killing Your Sex Drive One Bite at a Time: 5 Surprising Ways Sugar Lowers Libido

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Our hormones don’t operate in a vacuum. They are interconnected, performing like a big musical symphony. When one becomes out of balance, others are sure to follow. Sex hormones, healthy blood sugar, and insulin balance are more intimately linked than you might think. Spikes in insulin, and the insulin resistance that results from eating too […]