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Vitamin P: New Discovery—The Secret to Health and Longevity

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If we discovered a new vitamin that helped us live longer, prevent heart attacks, and cure depression, we would all want to take it. In fact, there is such a vitamin. It is called vitamin P. P stands for pets. Pet ownership provides multiple health benefits. And that is good news for Americans, because there […]

How to Get Out of Your Own Way

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I get in my own way. Chances are, unless you are an enlightened master, you also have blind spots, areas of your life that just don’t work—relationships, work situations, your health, finances, your family, etc. How do you deal with them? If you are like me, you can’t often see them clearly. You find yourself […]

Occupy Wellness and Eat-In: The Power of the Fork – Part Two

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In my last blog, I explored how your diet affects not only your personal health but the health of the soil, water, air, and global climate. What we choose to eat determines whether or not we deplete nature’s capital, as well as our human capital, the richness that comes from a healthy, vibrant community. Fossil Fuels […]

Occupy Wellness and Eat-In: The Power of the Fork – Part One

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We each own a secret weapon that weighs only a few ounces. If this was strategically deployed for one day, we could transform our world into a better place. We could end obesity and chronic disease, revitalize our children’s health, achieve academic excellence, topple corrupt governments, restore our depleted soils, replenish our vanishing aquifers and […]

How Diet Soda Makes You Fat (and Other Food and Diet Industry Secrets)

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How do you lose weight?  Substitute diet drinks for sugary drinks.  Eat low fat foods.  Just eat less of the bad foods – it’s all about the calories.  We are told, “Just have more willpower”. These ideas are false. They are food and diet industry propaganda that make and keep us fat and sick. Lies […]

Why I Failed to Achieve My Goals ­­— And What I Did About It!

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Eat better, sleep more, exercise more, learn more, love more, love better, be a better son, father, friend, be a better doctor, reach more people, heal the planet, end obesity, starvation, and global warming – ARRRRRGGHHHHHHH!! It’s enough to make me want to stay in bed and watch movies on iTunes. How can I do […]

Enjoy Healthy Dining – Surviving Restaurants

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Eating outside the home comes at a high price.  We spend our hard-earned dollars upfront only to pay more at a later date due to hidden healthcare costs not seen on the menu! Temptations from the food industry are addictive such as salty, sugary, high-calorie, nutrient-poor foods that negatively affect our health and take years […]

Savvy Supplement Shopping

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It may seem like a paradox but obesity and malnutrition often go hand in hand.  Processed, high-sugar, high-calorie foods contain almost no nutrients yet require even more vitamins and minerals to metabolize them. These processed foods, made cheaply and easily accessible by government subsidies, are consumed to excess, driving obesity rates up in nearly three […]

A Path to Guaranteed Happiness

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Happiness is what our nation is founded on – life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  But maybe we have it all wrong in pursuing happiness through fierce individualism and seeking out material things, which give us momentary pleasure and success. I have found a repeatable path to guaranteed happiness, even joy.  And as corny […]

Are You Fat Enough?

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It’s time to change the way you think about fat. For the past 30 years well-meaning diet gurus have preached that eating fat makes you fat. I’m here to tell you that fat, in and of itself, is not what is making you fat. Instead, it’s eating too much of the wrong types of fat. […]

A Pilgrimage to Bhutan: Making Sense of 2012 – Part 2

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We are shaped by our thoughts, We become what we think When the mind is pure, Joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. – The Buddha Last week, in Part I,  I wrote a little about my pilgrimage to Bhutan.  I was deeply touched by the outpouring of feelings from many of you. It […]

Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Stick

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How many reasons do you have for loving or hating this time of year?  For me, the holiday season is a time to be present with myself and my loved ones. I take pleasure in slowing down for a brief intermission from the daily grind to give some thought as to how I want to […]