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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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You’re Probably Not Getting Enough of This Critical Nutrient…

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I’m often asked by magazines to compile lists of the most important supplements to take on a regular basis. One supplement that always makes the cut—no matter what—is magnesium, and here’s why. First of all, magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every single organ system in the body. It’s involved in more than 300 enzyme reactions […]

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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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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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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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Does a pH Balancing Diet Work?

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Guest article by Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N aka “The Nutrition Diva” ™ Many people are convinced that balancing the pH of your diet will help keep you healthier. There are several popular diet books based on this idea and you can find lists of acid- and alkaline-forming foods on the Internet. Lots of you have […]

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Why I’m Not Thrilled About That New Antioxidant Study

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A recent study on antioxidants in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Preventionhad positive things to say about vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, beta carotene and selenium. According to the study which examined over 14 years of data from over 16,000 participants in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, there was a “dose-response decrease […]

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Are You Taking the Right Fish Oil?

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As many of you know, the media recently had a field day reporting a study that they claimed demonstrated that “fish oil supplements cause cancer”. Of course the study demonstrated no such thing, and in a recent blog post I explained why. But in view of all the publicity around this, I decided to talk […]

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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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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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