So to help combat the confusing nature of nutrition combined with the emotional manipulation inherent to advertising, here are five pretty basic tools for weeding out the BS:
Many will opine on the right way to recall and celebrate Dr. King's place in the universe. My modest contribution is to suggest we recall and celebrate the universe in which Dr. King, and all the rest of us, have found a place -- and the means by which we know it.
Since about half of all American adults -- 117 million -- have one or more preventable chronic diseases, eating to meet the recommendations set forward in the new dietary guidelines is a good place to start for better health.
As the new year begins, we've all got a variety of resolutions and goals in mind to achieve. About 45 percent of Americans make new years resolution...
The food and weight battle is real. I know, I spent 12 years struggling with dieting, binging, and losing and gaining the same 60 pounds over and over. As I reflect back on my own journey, here are the five things I wish I'd known five years ago.
Fueling your engine every 3-4 hours with real food is essential to your metabolism. You would never allow your car to run on the wrong type of gas or run on empty. Avoid convenience foods and map out your healthy meals and snacks in advance.
This beautiful balance of nourishing my mind, body and soul has given me the confidence to help those around me to restore their health, but perhaps even more significantly, has been instrumental in helping me access the most joyful and healthful version of myself.
Call me crazy. Or Ishmael, for that matter. I think "Dietary Guidelines for Americans" should be something vaguely like, well, oh I don't know, maybe:...
When a company claims that it uses scientific evidence to build personalized prevention plans, it often means its experts picked risk factors and weight loss strategies from the scientific literature. It does not mean that the "blending," the design of these personalized plans, is supported by scientific evidence.
Looking for the perfect healthy snack to get your energized throughout the day? Look no further!
A more straightforward and less puzzling way to tip Americans towards limiting added sugar would have been to provide a recommendation such as: "choose drinks that contain no added sugars (most of the time)" and "eat sweets and desserts infrequently."
Man oh man, nutrition is confusing. Sorry pals, but it is. I know I am your nutrition expert and you come to me with all your burning questions, but...
What's great about this list is that you can get some quick gratification from working some of the easier tasks, while tracking your progress on the long-term goals that will help you change your habits over time. Here's my prescription for a healthy, kidney-friendly 2016!
Nutrition: One of the most confusing topics in today's generation. With different diets and fads coming out every other day, it can be hard to differ...
Remember, every little change inches you closer to improving your health, just take a deep breath and go one-step at a time.
When I look back at my younger self that year in Chicago and all the unrest that followed, I see those years as my greatest achievement. Those were the years I broke through my comfort zone and dared to dream.