nutrition

My Single Biggest Challenge

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If I had to pick the single biggest challenge I have as a health educator, it would be this: Getting people to look beyond the headlines. (Omega-3’s cause prostate cancer! Saturated fat causes heart disease! Vegetable oils are “good for us”!) Looking deeper doesn’t come naturally to us—we’re a sound bite society with a short […]

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Does it Really Cost More to Eat Healthy?

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I want to talk to you about two subjects virtually everyone is interested in: food and money. Specifically, I want to address the frequently heard complaint that it costs much more to eat healthy. Don’t worry—I’m not going to give you a lecture about how much broccoli you could eat for the price of a Big Mac, […]

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The Science Alkaline Water Companies Don’t Want You To Know About

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This is a guest blog by my friend, fitness expert and strength coach Jiini Cicero, BS, CSCS.  I have a reputation at my gym for being a myth-buster. Not a week goes by that a client doesn’t ask me whether a particular “muscle-enhancing” supplement is legit (usually not) or how many studies support creatine’s efficacy […]

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Death by Food Pyramid

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Today I want to talk to you about Death by Food Pyramid, the long awaited new book by Denise Minger (more about her in just a moment). Full disclosure—I don’t sell this book on my website, had nothing to do with it’s production, and have never even met the author (though we’ve exchanged maybe two […]

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Busting Myths About Calories + Cholesterol

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Two of my favorite myths to bust are… The myth that cholesterol causes heart disease. The myth that all calories are the same. Earlier in the year I was interviewed by Jonathan Bailor and here are the myths we busted together… The Great Cholesterol Myth The four major promoters of heart disease (none of them […]

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Rogue Nutritionist in the Raw

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In previous blog posts I pointed you to a controversial new documentary titled Heart of the Matter that included a few brief quotes from me. Those little snippets are actually excerpts from a 24 minute interview by the producer of the film. Here is the full unedited version of the interview if you want to […]

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Controversial New Heart Disease Documentary Comes Under Attack

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Do you have any interest in heart disease, saturated fat, cholesterol or statin drugs? Because if you— or anyone you know or love—is affected by any of those topics, there’s a documentary I really want to urge you to watch. And by the way– the Australian heart establishment lobbied like crazy to keep this from […]

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Video: The Great Cholesterol Myth

There’s Much More Where This Came From Get all the nitty gritty details in my book The Great Cholesterol Myth » The Supplements Mentioned in this Video Omega-3s » Magnesium » CoQ10 » Citrus bergamont » D-ribose » Curcumin » Resvertarol » Vitamin D » Vitamin C » Tweet

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The Most Delicious Way to Burn Fat

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I’ve sung the praises of coconut oil for a long time. The fat in coconut oil — a form of saturated fat known as MCT (medium chain triglycerides) — is among the healthiest fat in the world. It contains fatty acids such as lauric acid and caprylic acid known to be anti-viral and anti-microbial. And […]

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Infographic: Heart-Healthy Moving Advice

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Infographic design and illustration by Kena Ravel for MyMove Tweet

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My New Morning Ritual

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From time to time, I stumble upon a product I didn’t expect to like but actually do—which is exactly what happened with Garden of Life’s Raw Meal. It’s no secret that I’ve never been a huge fan of Garden of Life, but I’ll be the first to admit that the reason for that has little […]

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Media Madness: Fish Oil Supplements and Prostate Cancer

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Reviewing the new study that’s been widely reported as showing fish oil supplements increase the risk of prostate cancer puts me in mind of a recent review of a Kenny G album: “There’s a lot to criticize in the music of Kenny G. For example, everything.” I found that pretty amusing. This study? Not so […]

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