Food as Medicine

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― Richard Buckminster Fuller Sugar Addiction Articles Digestion and Detox Articles AutoImmunity Articles We are bombarded with information about “healthy eating,” but we suffer from higher rates of obesity and chronic disease than [...]

Paleo Fish Sticks

This is my new favorite cook book. Paleo Indulgences. I got it from Amazon, like everything else in life.   Coating 1/2 raw macadamia nuts, I used almonds because that’s what I had on hand and it worked well 1/2 cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1/8 tsp turmeric 1/2 [...]

Prepping for a Healthy Thanksgiving

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Well, rock stars, at the risk of sounding cliché, it’s that time of year again: holiday time. From now through the hors d’oeuvre–happy New Year’s Eve celebrations at the end of December, these late-fall/early-winter months are notorious willpower crushers. It’s often easy to forget about your journey when you find yourself face-to-face with a mile-long [...]

6 Healthy Eating Tips For Thanksgiving

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The holidays are the hardest time of year to eat right. Luckily, a Thanksgiving turkey means you’ll be eating lean white meat, which is a great start toward healthier eating. Find out what else you can do to enjoy your meal without increasing your waistline and cholesterol. 1. Toss the Turkey Skin As soon as [...]

MYTH: Caffeine is Not Good for You

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Caffeinated beverages are sold everywhere – and many people swear that they wouldn’t get through a day without them! But can they hurt – or even help – your body? Find out. The Truth: Caffeine, when taken in the right form and dosage, can have a ton of health benefits. Caffeine in moderation is a [...]

5 Crazy & Weird Things That Happen When You Don’t Sleep Enough

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A shortage of shut-eye can leave you feeling tired, cranky, hungry, and irritable. But it turns out, a lack of sleep can affect you in a lot of ways that go beyond triggering those basic feelings. And that’s a problem, since 53 percent of Americans are snoozing less than the recommended seven hours each night, [...]

When’s The Best Time To Eat For A Workout?

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Q: Is it better to eat a meal before or after a workout? Why? A: Both. Here’s what I like to do: have my breakfast at 9 a.m., work out from 10:30 to 12, and eat by 1 p.m. Here’s why: Back in the old days, people thought they should train on an empty stomach [...]

Mediterranean Salad with chickpea patties

This is an old favorite of mine. Hope you enjoy it. The best thing is it only takes about 20 minutes for the whole thing.   1  15.5 oz can chickpeas, rinsed 1/2 cup fresh flat leaf parsley 1 clove garlic, chopped 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 2 tablespoons flour, I used gluten free 2 tablespoons [...]

What slows your metabolism and causes disease?

Look at virtually any chronic disease like obesity, diabetes, heart disease and you’ll find inflammation and oxidation causing the metabolic damage. Both oxidation and inflammation are directly linked to a diminished ability to burn fat for energy. Oxidation is like an apple turning brown when you cut it and leave it out. That’s what happens [...]

4 Surprisingly Rich Mediterranean Recipes That Burn Fat

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Want to lose weight by eating rich foods, snacking on bread, and still enjoying coffee and wine? Of course you do. It’s the dieter’s dream—or rather, it was your dream. Now, you can have your bread and wine—and actually savor both without guilt. That’s the promise made by the new book The Greek Diet (HarperCollins), written [...]