Archive | Health Conditions

The Myth of Diagnosis

Today I want to revisit a topic that is still very relevant. I believe that we put too much emphasis on naming diseases. Sure, the names we give disease are […]

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  • 5/4

Pesticides, Herbicides, Fertilizers...

True or false? The benefits of organic vegetables are overstated because studies show they’re no healthier than conventionally grown food. That’s a big false! Unless you like having lethal chemicals […]

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  • 4/26

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 […]

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  • 4/20

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 […]

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  • 4/13

Our Food System: An Invisible Form ...

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 […]

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  • 4/9

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. […]

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  • 3/30

Help Me Change the Dietary Guidelin...

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 […]

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  • 3/22

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 […]

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  • 3/13

Why Being a Health Nut Can Save You...

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, […]

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  • 3/7

7 Takeaways About Dairy from My Boo...

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 […]

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  • 3/2

7 Takeaways About Meat from My Book...

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 […]

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  • 2/22

7 Takeaways about Grains from My Bo...

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 […]

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  • 2/14