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Back to the basics

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Photo courtesy of Google Images

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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Kids Fit Club

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My dietary transformation has been a very personal journey for me and has not been adopted entirely by my immediate family. For example, just because I genuinely believe that humans are not designed to consume another animal’s milk (especially throughout the course of their lifetime), I have NOT imposed a household ban on dairy products. Meanwhile, I would argue that some of my dietary habits have rubbed off on my family. Continue reading

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More water please

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Water is one of our most precious resources and it is critical to our survival on earth.  I believe that water is the healthiest liquid that a person can drink.  Thankfully, many of us live in conditions where access to pure clean fresh drinking water is plentiful.  With that being said, however….why is it that every time I go to a fast food restaurant and choose to drink water with my meal, they give me a tiny plastic cup as if I am 3 years old? Continue reading

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The New York City soda ban was not without merit

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First of all, let’s get something straight.  The New York City ban on the sale of sodas larger than 16 ounces, at face value, was absolutely ridiculous.  The act of banning people from purchasing a giant sugary beverage is just plain foolish….laughable in fact. But when you examine things from a different angle, I believe this was a brilliant move by Mayor Bloomberg.  Allow me to explain why…. Continue reading

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New LARABAR Flavors (Contest)

The good people at LARABAR were kind enough to send me a box of bars with all of their new “uber” flavors!  I would like to take this opportunity to profile my favorite uber bar and announce a CONTEST giveaway for the month of February! Continue reading

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Inertia of the status quo

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

I am celebrating this year’s gastronomic holiday in a new decade….and reflecting on my 40th birthday earlier this week, I am reminded of the very purpose behind this blog….to question what we eat and why we eat it.  Today my focus is on DESSERT. Continue reading

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Top 5 tips to prevent disease and promote wellness

Health
/helTH/
Noun
1. The state of being free from illness or injury.
2. Something we can largely influence through the foods we eat.

Okay, so I made up the second one. Having said that, I believe it is true!

Here are the “Top 5 tips” I often share with people who ask me for advice on how to modify their diet to prevent disease and promote wellness. In my experience, dramatically positive results can be achieved by adhering to as little as 1-2 of these tips. It took me several months to incorporate all 5, so a gradual approach to adopting them is very logical and practical. Continue reading

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