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Back to the basics

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Eating healthy can be complicated! There are so many different dietary guidelines and recommendations these days, some of which are contradictory to one another, that it’s easy to become overwhelmed and frustrated. I often wonder if we are missing the boat entirely when it comes to dieting for optimal health and longevity. In my opinion, too much time and energy is spent on various tangential imperatives, while ignoring the incredibly basic principle of eating real food.

Following are a few noteworthy examples of how I feel we may be disconnecting ourselves from what we are eating, in favor of controlling and manipulating nutrition to meet certain health-based criterion. Continue reading

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“Your body is your business”

I recently came across this fascinating TEDx talk on YouTube after a friend turned me on to Dr. Lissa Rankin, author of the book Mind Over Medicine. If you have an interest in health and healing, I strongly suggest that you take the time to watch this video and read my recap below, where I share some of my personal perspective.

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Happy Half Birthday to Truthology!

Monday, January 28, 2013 marks Truthology’s first half birthday!  With nearly 6500 views over the past 6 months, Truthology continues to grow and evolve.  Thank you very much for joining me on this journey! Continue reading

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A second chance

Many people subscribe to the adage “There are no second chances in life.”  As it pertains to nutrition, however, I’m not convinced.

Certainly there are negative conditions associated with the cumulative effects of a poor diet, some of which can be life-threatening, such as heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and even cancer.  Speaking from personal experience, I was living with some of these conditions and they were only getting worse with time.  There is no doubt that I was headed for trouble had I stuck with my former dietary regimen.  I often wonder if the “damage” I did will stick with me as I age, not unlike a cigarette smoker wondering about their lung function after finally kicking the habit.

So the ultimate question is….are the consequences of a poor diet reversible?  Thankfully, according to experts in the field of nutrition, the answer is YES.

Following are a few examples of experts who believe that disease prevention, even reversibility, can be achieved through the foods that we eat. Continue reading

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My journey from fat to fit

Life’s most unlikely events will happen when you least expect them. Just when I thought that I had everything under control in my life, something triggered me to make a drastic and immediate change to my eating habits. This change has added years to my life and taken inches off of my waist. My about-face dietary transformation — in the eyes of my former self — can only be described as unorthodox and undesirable. But I now know that change was required and my current overall health is proof positive that the sacrifices were worth it. Following is a phase by phase look at how and why I decided to make a bodyweight and dietary transformation that changed my life for the better. Continue reading…

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Top 10 Packaged Super Foods!

I’m sure everyone agrees that eating raw and natural whole un-processed foods is the optimal source of nutrition.

HOWEVER, there are times when we find ourselves eating food out of packages.  It is inevitable….am I right?

For this reason, I bring you the “Top 10 Packaged Super Foods”.

Here they are, in no particular order: Continue reading

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