Month: May 2018

Meal Preparation: 31 Days of Wellness

The cornerstone of wellness is nutrition. As I have stated numerous times before, the art of cooking a meal is nearly dead. Young families rarely cook, having no time, lack of interest, and minimal skills. This must change if we are to pull ourselves out of the global obesity epidemic. We cannot turn over the […]

Lentils: A Super Food to Love

There is a very nice entry from the New York Times Recipe for Health section, that features an assortment of healthful recipes you should all bookmark and check in with from time to time. Today I chose the entry on Lentils. If you have lentils, you have dinner. This high-fiber, protein-rich legume cooks in 20 to 40 minutes, depending on […]

Airport Food: Trying to Eat Healthy?

As I sit here for an evening flight to Minneapolis, I realize that because of the flight delay, I’m going to have to force myself to eat something at the airport. My original plan was to tough it through the flights with nothing more than water and eat something on the healthier side once I […]

Top 10 Tips for a High Fiber Diet

There is not a day that passes where I do not have a detailed conversation with my patients regarding the value of a high fiber diet. Diets high in fiber will help keep off unwanted weight, allow for regular bowel movements, control cholesterol, and help normalize blood sugar values. Because of the highly processed foods that […]

Pop-Tarts Nation: Misery is Optional

While walking through my local supermarket this weekend, I strolled by the Pop-Tarts aisle to see what was happening in this section. Over the years, I’ve made fun of Pop-Tarts, not only because of their total lack of nutritional value, but because of the important place they have taken on the breakfast tables across America since 1964. So many […]

Do You Really Need Daily Vitamins?

The simple answer is no, you do not need a daily “one-a-day” vitamin, despite the billion dollar supplement industry. While walking through a local discount warehouse store, I was amazed at the “wall of vitamins and supplements” on display. Looking closely at the picture I took, there is a specialized vitamin formula for just about […]

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