Month: August 2018

A Healthier—Yet Yummy—Labor Day BBQ

Ah, the annual Labor Day picnic. Every year, it’s a great time—getting together with family and friends to relax, catch up, and make some new memories. The only problem? It’s far too easy to eat and drink too much of all the wrong stuff. Uncle Phil’s grilled cheeseburgers, hot dogs, and brats; Aunt Josie’s three-cheese […]

5 Ways to Increase Your Vegetable Intake

The constant recommendation everyone is talking about, including me, is to increase your vegetable intake. In my book “Eating Yourself Sick,” I discuss the merits of a plant-based diet (aka eat more veggies) and the positive effects of it on the gut microbiome, reduced total body inflammation, reduced cancer risk, better glucose control, and the […]

Teach Your Teen to Have a Healthy Relationship with Food

Youth mirror their parents when it comes to learning how to eat. If, as a parent, your diet is less than ideal, then chances are your child will grow up making the same poor choices when it comes to food. My neighbors, Kathy and Chris, have long understood this. Both are working attorneys, but over […]

Mindful Eating for a Healthier You

On any given day, I have the same conversation with at least 10 patients: I tell them that without nutritional food choices, regular exercise, and a healthier lifestyle, they’re putting themselves at risk for serious disease—obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and fatty liver. On their own, problems can change a person’s life. Together, […]

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