Four years ago, I began documenting my physical – and very much mental – dietary transformation. I called it TRUTHOLOGY, because it described my personal quest to discover the optimal human diet. Over the course of the last few years, I have come to find that there are multiple truths and the optimal human diet is subject to the individual. Continue reading
In anticipation of the LAST MAN ON EARTH, a new TV show on FOX premiering March 1st, I have recently given thought as to what I would do if I were the last man living on earth. Continue reading
From time to time, I am asked why I don’t eat pork tenderloin. After all, from a nutritional standpoint, it is comparable to a skinless chicken breast. So if it’s a relatively low-calorie lean source of protein, why do I choose to avoid it?
It occurred to me this holiday season that diet and religion have striking similarities.
Following are the Top 10 reasons for my perspective:
1. All diets, like religion, have guidelines to follow. Be it Atkins, Mediterranean, Nutrisystem or The Zone, all diets have a specific set of rules to abide by.
2. People start diets just like they turn to religion. It is commonly done with the hope of self-improvement and it often gives people a sense of purpose. Continue reading
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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Those of you who follow Truthology know that I have recently adopted more of a plant-based diet. What you may not know, however, is that I have considered switching to a strictly vegan diet on my 40th birthday, which occurs one month from today.
Meanwhile, over the past few months, I have been experiencing a variety of unique symptoms that are interfering with my quality of life. Symptoms have all been mild and transient, but have included headache, dizziness, fatigue and sleep disturbances.
I could have easily passed all of these off as stress-related symptoms – and I’m not denying that stress probably has a lot to do with them – but after having done some extensive research on the mix of symptoms I was experiencing, I came to the conclusion that I was suffering from a Vitamin B12 deficiency.
Since all of the symptoms I described above are consistent with a B12 deficiency, I asked my doctor to write me a lab order to have my blood drawn. The very next day, I found out that I was in fact below the normal range for Vitamin B12. Continue reading