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- Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Are Avocados a Weight Loss Food?
Studies funded by the Avocado Board suggest avocados may facilitate weight loss, but compared to what? What are the effects of avocado on metabolic syndrome, […]
- Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
How Is It Possible That Mammograms Don’t Actually Save Lives?
For every life saved by mammography, as many as two to ten women are overdiagnosed and unnecessarily turned into breast cancer patients with all of […]
- Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Why Doctors Should Not Encourage Breast Self-Exams
Various health organizations offer clashing mammogram recommendations that range from annual mammograms starting at age 40 to eliminating routine mammograms altogether. Who can you trust? […]
- Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Updated Vitamin B12 Recommendations Infographic
Vitamin B12 is not made by plants or animals, but by microbes that blanket the earth. In today’s sanitized, modern world, the water supply is […]
- Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
How Real Is the Rise in Autism Rates? 
Before speculating about the reason for the “explosive” increase in autism, one has to make sure the explosion is real.  In 1943, a famous paper was […]
- Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Why Are Mammogram Guidelines Conflicting? 
When women are fully informed about the risks and benefits of mammograms, 70 percent may choose not to get screened. You may be in that 30 […]
- Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Free Resource for Health Professionals
Are you a medical professional interested in sharing resources on healthy eating with your patients or clients? To support your important efforts, we invite you […]
- Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
90% of Women Appear Misinformed About Mammograms 
Most women are just being told what to do, rather than being given the facts needed to make a fully informed decision.   “Selling cancer screening can be […]
- Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Lead Contamination in Calcium Supplements 
Do calcium citrate and calcium carbonate have as much lead as calcium supplements derived from dolomite and animal bone?  You may remember I’ve explored the role calcium […]
- Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
The Effects of Nutritional Yeast for Cancer 
How can the beta glucan fiber in brewer’s, baker’s, and nutritional yeast improve wound healing and, potentially, anti-cancer immunity?  My video Benefits of Nutritional Yeast for Cancer opens with […]
- Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Does Coconut Oil Help with Abdominal Fat?
What does a review of the evidence on the effects of coconut oil on weight loss and belly fat find?  I begin my video Flashback Friday: Coconut Oil and Abdominal Fat with a popular infographic that […]
- Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Countering Stress-Induced Immune Suppression with Diet
How might we improve immune function in children and adults under physical or psychological stress?  “Natural immunomodulators”—compounds that might regulate our immune systems naturally—”are getting more and more popular. The popularity, however, often […]
- Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
How to Become a Soy Equol Producer 
Certain gut bacteria can supercharge the benefits of soy foods, resulting in even more bone protection, better control of menopausal symptoms, and lower prostate cancer […]
- Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
How Much Lead Leaches Into Organic Chicken Bone Broth?
“Lead poisoning still occurs in the United States despite extensive prevention efforts and strict regulations.” Ayurvedic supplements specifically marketed to pregnant women, for example, exceeded […]
- Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Summer Sale – 20% Off Everything
All digital downloads, shirts, and outreach material on DrGreger.org are 20 percent off until tomorrow, August 27! Proceeds go to support NutritionFacts.org. We are thrilled to […]
- Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Soy Phytoestrogens for Menopausal Symptoms
Does soy food consumption explain why Japanese women appear to be so protected from hot flash symptoms? When women hit menopause and their ovaries shut down, the […]
- Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
What Should We Do to Lower Lead Levels in Breast Milk?
What are the effects of sodium and calcium intake on blood lead levels in pregnant and breastfeeding women?  Although our skeleton “has predominantly been considered a storage […]
- Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Why Blood Lead Levels Rise at Pregnancy and Menopause  
The lead trapped in our skeleton can leach back into our bloodstream when we temporarily or permanently lose bone due to pregnancy, weight loss, menopause, […]
- Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
The Dangers of Talcum Powder
What role does diet and baby powder play in the development of fibroids and ovarian cancer?  If you randomly select a group of women and ultrasound their […]
- Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
What Is the Science on Cannabis?
What did the National Academies of Sciences’ 468-page report conclude about cannabis?  When some misinformed people hear of the grand opening of a new plant-based […]
- Lili Ladaga
Everything You Wanted to Know About Mangoes
Mangoes are sweet, tropical, and ripe with health benefits. Read on to get the 411 on mango nutrition and perks, plus, the best ways to enjoy this bright fruit. Mango Nutrition Facts Like many fruits, mangoes are relatively low in calories, yet chock-full of vitamins, fiber, and other nutrients. Per estimates from the U.S. Department of […]
- Lili Ladaga
Wild About Walnuts? Get the Facts About Your Favorite Nut
Walnuts can be a tricky food — they are tasty and healthy, but also calorically dense. Read on to learn all about walnuts nutrition, potential benefits, and how to incorporate them into your healthy eating plan. Walnut Nutrition Facts “Walnuts are calorically dense,” says Quyen Vu, a culinary nutrition specialist for Beachbody. “So you don’t […]
- Beachbody
We’re excited to announce that Beachbody’s new premium-level tier, Beachbody On Demand Interactive (BODi), is launching on October 19, 2021! In addition to live and on-demand studio fitness classes, we’re also introducing Nutrition on BODi, packed with amazing features to help you eat better and reach your goals. Here’s a taste of what you can […]
- Beachbody
An Eating Disorder Resource Guide
According to Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 9% of the U.S. population — about 28.8 million people — will suffer from an eating disorder in their lifetime. Even though this is already a horrific number, it only accounts for diagnosable illnesses like bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, or binge-eating disorder. When you bring disordered eating into the conversation — […]
- Lili Ladaga
Everything You Need to Know About Seltzer Water
Seltzer water is officially everywhere: It’s all over your social media feeds and on every store shelf in endless flavors. (Like your fizzy water with a kick? There’s a hard seltzer for that!) But is seltzer water bad for you? Let’s learn more about seltzer water and its potential effects on your body. What Is […]
- Lili Ladaga
Everything You Need to Know About Kale
From salads to smoothies and everything in between, kale is a staple in many healthy recipes (#kaleyeah!), but how good for you is it? Read on to learn all about kale nutrition, how it stacks up to other leafy greens, and when to use which types of kale are best for your recipes! Kale Nutrition […]
- Linnea Zielinski
What to Do When You Crave Salty Snacks
There’s a lot of information out there about food cravings and what to do about them. Cravings for salty snacks can be incredibly confusing since humans need sodium — just not as much as we get daily (the RDA is 2300 mg for adults). “Many people think that the body craves what it needs,” says Beachbody nutrition […]
- Beachbody
The 4 Week Gut Protocol and 4 Weeks for Every Body
If you’re dealing with stomach woes, you’re not the only one. Things like stress, sleep, exercise, and the food you eat can all impact the health of your gut. Beachbody Super Trainer and nutrition expert Autumn Calabrese is no stranger to tummy troubles. She’s struggled with the issue over the years — but after much […]
- Beachbody
Calling all moms 2B — we’re excited to announce the launch of 2B Pregnant, due in January 2022! Now you’ll have the tools you need to help you eat delicious, satisfying food, with a positive mindset, and the confidence that you’re doing the very best for your health and your growing baby. What Is 2B […]
- Beachbody
Avis à toutes les futures mamans! Nous sommes ravis d’annoncer le lancement de 2B Pregnant, qui verra le jour en janvier 2022. Vous disposerez désormais des outils nécessaires pour vous aider à manger des aliments délicieux et rassasiants, en adoptant un état d’esprit positif et en ayant la certitude de faire ce qu’il y a de mieux […]
- Lauren Bedosky
Swap Your Coffee for One of These 8 Healthy Alternatives

It can be tough to set that cup of coffee down. Whether it’s the rich, nutty flavor, the boost of …

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- Lauren Bedosky
How Often Should You Change Your Workout Routine? Fitness Pros Weigh In.

Change feels good. Whether it’s refreshing your hairstyle or color, pulling your cold-weather knits out of storage, or getting a …

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- Julia Malacoff
Want to Help Your Body Detox? Make Sure You’re Eating This Key Nutrient

Most of us don’t get too worked up about fiber. That’s probably because we’ve heard over and over again that …

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- Stephanie Eckelkamp
7 Ways to Maintain Vaginal pH Balance Naturally—And What to Avoid

Let’s be honest: You probably don’t pay too much attention to your vaginal health unless things are painful, itchy, smelly, …

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- Chelsey Amer
10 Fresh Fall Foods to Eat All Season Long

The leaves are falling, pumpkin spice everything is now available and it’s getting harder and harder to find sweet berries …

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- Mercey Livingston
Plan Your Workouts According to Your Cycle with This Easy Guide

Want to get more out of your workouts? Your menstrual cycle may hold the key. Hormone expert Alissa Vitti shares …

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- Gaby Vaca-Flores
Meet the Amino Acid That Can Help You Feel Calm And Relaxed

 Gaby Vaca-Flores, RDN, CLE, explains the benefits of l-theanine, how it works to reduce feelings of stress, and why it should …

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- Jessica Bippen
This Baked Oatmeal Tastes Exactly Like A Snickerdoodle And is Packed with Protein

Jessica Bippen, MS, RD, shares a baked oatmeal recipe that’s gluten-free, vegan, and packed with protein. Bookmark this for busy …

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- Tiffany Ayuda
This Surprising Ingredient Could Be Messing With Your Gut Health, Say Experts

Diet sodas, sugar-free gum, bars, candies and cookies made with zero-calorie artificial sweeteners—they might seem like a healthier alternative to …

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- Mara Santilli
Not In The Mood? Here’s What Could Be Behind Your Low Sex Drive

An OB-GYN and sex therapist discuss possible causes of low libido in women and strategies to help you feel better …

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- John Davis
Ranking the best wellness retreats of 2021

Wellness retreats are get-aways to paradise, to pamper self, do some yoga, do some beach, and recharge to return to the plate slugging harder than ever before. A good vacation done right should perform the function of recharging mind body and soul, and have a few special incredibly uplifting features like, some massage, maybe some […]

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- John Davis
Ranking the best lycopene supplements of 2021

Lycopene is an antioxidant found originally in tomatoes that can improve cardiovascular health, prevent oxidative damage and oxidative stress, treat systemic inflammation, and has even been studied as a preventative agent against prostate cancer. Lycopene can be taken in supplemental form to get a concentrated dose, with all of the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, and […]

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- John Davis
Ranking the best St. John’s wort of 2021

St. John’s wort is an herbal extract that has a large body of research supporting its use for treating depression. It’s been studied as an alternative to more traditional antidepressants, and some scientific work even supports it for other conditions like chronic fatigue. In addition to its effects on your brain, it may also have […]

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- John Davis
Ranking the best yohimbe supplements of 2021

Yohimbe is an extract from the bark of the yohimbe tree, native to Africa, that’s used for erectile dysfunction, low libido, and male sexual wellness. Many men turn to it as a natural herbal alternative to drugs like Viagra or Cialis, and there’s strong evidence that it exerts an anti-impotence effect. Yohimbine, the active compound […]

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- John Davis
Ranking the best medicinal mushroom supplements of 2021

Medicinal mushrooms can be taken as supplements to boost your immune system function, fight oxidative damage, and improve your cognitive function. In addition, certain species of mushrooms might even be able to boost aerobic endurance. Mushrooms are an ancient and genetically distant form of life, but nutrition and herbal medicine researchers have found combinations of […]

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- SaVanna Shoemaker
Ranking the best nuts for keto of 2021

Nuts for keto are low in carbs, making them a great snack for the low-carb, high-fat keto diet. Nuts also contain some protein, healthy fat, and a variety of nutrients and antioxidants. However, not all nuts are appropriate for the keto diet—some are too high in carbs, or have added sugars for flavoring that make […]

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- John Davis
Ranking the best maca root supplements of 2021

Maca root is an herbal extract used in supplements to increase men’s libido , sexual arousal and desire, and reduce problems with erectile dysfunction. It has a long history of use as an herbal remedy and aphrodisiac in folk medicine, but increasingly, scientific research has supported it as an alternative treatment for men looking for […]

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- John Davis
Ranking the best lactase supplements of 2021

Lactase is an enzyme that you can take in supplemental form that helps your body digest lactose, which is a form of sugar found in dairy products. Lactase allows people with lactose intolerance to enjoy dairy without the gastrointestinal side effects, like bloating and nausea, that can happen when you eat dairy. Everyone is born […]

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- SaVanna Shoemaker
Ranking the best keto protein powder of 2021

Keto protein powder is a great way to help you meet your protein needs while keeping your carb intake low, but you may find yourself a bit overwhelmed by all of the choices. You also need to pick one with the right macros to keep you in ketosis and the right micronutrients to ensure your […]

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- John Davis
Ranking the best saw palmetto supplements of 2021

Saw palmetto is a plant-derived supplement that’s used by men for achieving better prostate health, reversing hair loss, and treating sexual dysfunction. It has strong biological activity when it comes to regulating the levels of the different forms of testosterone in your body, and this power has been demonstrated in a number of clinical trials. […]

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- Toby Amidor
5 Easy Weeknight Beef Meals for Busy Families

  This post is in collaboration with Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner., managed by NCBA, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. All opinions are my own. As a working single Mom of two teen girls (and a son in college!) it’s no easy feat to get good-for-you meals on the table quickly. Luckily, I have some tricks up my sleeve to get easy, tasty, and healthy dinners on the table during the busy work week. Below are my tips for getting…

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- Toby Amidor
My New Cookbook: The Family Immunity Cookbook

These unprecedented times have redirected us back to prioritizing our health. I am so excited to announce that my newest cookbook, The Family Immunity Cookbook: 101 Easy Recipes to Boost Health, published by Robert Rose and released on November 10, 2021, helps you do just that through delicious and satisfying foods. In The Family Immunity Cookbook I introduce you to 25 of the top immune boosting foods, explain the science…

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- Toby Amidor

What do you get when you combine flexibility with a vegetarian diet? The Flexitarian Diet! In her 2009 book “The Flexitarian Diet: The Mostly Vegetarian Way to Lose Weight, Be Healthier, Prevent Disease and Add Years to Your Life”, registered dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner explains how you can incorporate the benefits of a vegetarian diet without feeling deprived of meat. Ranked #2 in Best Diets Overall by U.S.

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- Toby Amidor

In July 2020, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), composed of nationally regarded health and nutrition experts, reviewed the science and made recommendations for the final version of the dietary guidelines. In December 2020, the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) was released and two specific recommendations were surprising to many. These include the final recommendations for…

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- Toby Amidor
Feeding Children and Adolescents: The Latest Recommendations

This post is in collaboration with Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner., managed by NCBA, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. All opinions are my own. In December 2020, the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) were released, and this time the focus was on specific nutrient needs throughout various life stages. The theme of these latest guidelines is to “Make Every Bite Count,” starting at birth and throughout…

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- Toby Amidor
What the Heck Is Mankai® and Why I Love It!

This post was sponsored by Eat Mankai USA. I have been compensated for my time commitment. However, my opinions are my own. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in ten Americans don’t get the recommended amount of daily vegetables in their diet. I’m always looking for simple, easy ways to add vegetables to my diet and Mankai is so easy, versatile, and packed with nutrients! In 2020, I told you…

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- Toby Amidor
Feeding Infants and Toddlers: The Latest Recommendations

This post is in collaboration with Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner., managed by NCBA, on behalf of the Beef Checkoff. All opinions are my own. Since 1980, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) have provided science-based advice on what to eat and drink in order to promote health, reduce the risk of chronic disease, and meet nutrient needs. Every 5 years a new set of DGAs are released. The 2020-2025 DGAs were finally…

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- Toby Amidor
5 Food Safety Myths, Debunked

Food safety is an important part of keeping yourself and your family safe while cooking meals. There are a lot of myths out there about what is a safe and unsafe practice when preparing foods. Instead of guessing how to handle food, leave it to the experts. The CDC recently put out a list of 10 Dangerous Food Safety Myths and solutions to implement. Here are 5 myths, debunked, and how to properly handle food safely.

MYTH #1:

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- Toby Amidor
Celebrate Heart Health Month with My Heart Healthy Salmon Bowl

This post was sponsored by NOW®. All thoughts are my own. February is American Heart Month and it’s a time to become armed with information that can keep your heart healthy. According to the American Heart Association, nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have some type of cardiovascular disease. I have a very strong family history of heart disease with my paternal grandfather dying of a heart attack by the age of 60. Both…

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- Toby Amidor
Book Review: The Menopause Diet Plan

Every day, 6,000 women in the United States reach menopause, resulting in over 2 million a year. Menopause can result in weight gain, hot flashes, sleep difficulties, mood swings, changes in digestion, muscle loss, and osteoporosis. Eating a balanced eating plan, along with regular physical activity, can help support better health and ease the journey into menopause. That’s what The Menopause Diet Plan 

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Nutrition Can Strengthen the Immune System to Fight COVID-19

Categories: Diets & Diseases, Insulin Resistance, Other Health Conditions

If you catch COVID-19, it is largely the health of your immune system that ultimately determines your fate. So, is there a diet that strengthens your immune system?

The Problem with Epidemiological Studies

Categories: Diets & Diseases

Understand how nutritional epidemiological studies are performed and why they perpetuate confusion about the relationship between food and health.

Ketogenic Diets 101

Categories: Ketogenic Diet

Your go-to guide to ketogenic diets includes how to get started, how to determine macronutrient requirements, info about keto adaptation, tips for success, recommended resources and more!

Six Reasons to Go Paleo for Mental Health

Categories: Paleo / Whole Foods Diet

If you are living with a mental health problem of any kind, adopting a paleo diet is an excellent place to start for just about everyone.

Can Red Wine Reduce Your Risk for Alzheimer's?

Categories: Mental Health, Fruits, Alzheimer’s Disease

We often hear that drinking red wine could ward off dementia and heart disease. But what is the scientific foundation beneath these recommendations?

Ketogenic Diets for Mental Health: A Guide to Resources

Categories: Mental Health, ADHD, Ketogenic Diet, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Diets & Diseases, Alzheimer’s Disease, Insulin Resistance, Anxiety, Brain Health

Ketogenic diets can have profound effects on mental health. Learn how with these videos, podcasts, and professional services resources.

8 Reasons to Try Low-Carb for Mental Health

Categories: Mental Health, ADHD, Ketogenic Diet, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Alzheimer’s Disease, Anxiety, Brain Health, Carbohydrates

Low-carb diets have tremendous potential in the prevention and management of psychiatric disorders. Discover how low-carb and keto diets can benefit your mental health.

Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and the New Science of Hope

Categories: Mental Health, Ketogenic Diet, Alzheimer’s Disease, Insulin Resistance, Brain Health

The metabolic similarities underlying Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease offer hope for lifestyle interventions as potential treatment and prevention.

Low Carb Indonesia—Celebrating Health and Changing the World

Categories: Mental Health, Ketogenic Diet, Insulin Resistance

Low Carb Indonesia, the first low-carb conference in Asia, was a groundbreaking event that provided education and celebration of a low-carbohydrate lifestyle.

The Carnivore Diet for Mental Health?

Categories: Carnivore Diet

Watch my presentation from the Boulder Carnivore conference exploring the nutritional differences between plant and animal foods and the scientific arguments that support all-meat diets for optimal brain health.

The Brain Needs Animal Fat

Categories: Mental Health, Meats, Ketogenic Diet, Carnivore Diet, Plant-based Diet, Fat, Brain Health

DHA—an essential omega-3 fatty acid—is critically important for brain development and function... but is only found in animal foods.

Do You Have Arachiphobia?

Categories: Mental Health, Foods, Plant-based Diet, Fat, Brain Health

A candid conversation with the tragically misunderstood and oft-feared omega-6 fatty acid arachidonic acid. Learn the needs this nutrient fills and how to ensure you get enough of it.

EAT-Lancet's Plant-Based Planet: 10 Things You Need to Know

Categories: Meats, Grains, Beans, Nuts, Seeds, Vegetables, Plant-based Diet, Fat, Cancer, Protein, Diabetes, Carbohydrates

My critique of the EAT-Lancet report reveals that their arguments for the planetary shift to a plant-based diet are inconsistent, unscientific, and downplay the serious risks to life and health posed by vegan diets.

The Number One Tool for Improving Your Health this Year

Categories: Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, Carbohydrates, Other Health Conditions

Is your New Year’s resolution to get healthier? The good news is that no matter what approach you choose, you can use this simple, magical, in-home tool to stay motivated and track your progress in real time.

New Blood Test Helps Predict (and Prevent?) Bipolar Disorder

Categories: Mental Health, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Insulin Resistance

Is it depression or bipolar disorder? Researchers may have found a test that could help detect who will develop bipolar disorder later in life.

The Truth about Low-Protein, High-Carb Diets and Brain Aging

Categories: Mental Health, Dairy, Alzheimer’s Disease, Protein, Brain Health, Carbohydrates

A new study claims a low-protein, high-carb diet may help ward off dementia, despite a growing body of clinical evidence suggesting that low-carb diets can be helpful for brain problems.

Obesity: Stop Shaming, Start Understanding

Categories: Mental Health, Insulin Resistance, Other Health Conditions

How can we move beyond our prejudices and approach obesity from a more respectful and productive perspective?

Changing How Doctors View Obesity

Categories: Mental Health, Insulin Resistance, Other Health Conditions

In this post, I offer ten strategies that medical practitioners should consider in order to better meet the emotional and health needs of their obese patients.

Latest Low-Carb Study: All Politics, No Science

Categories: Ketogenic Diet, Insulin Resistance, Fat, Carbohydrates

The Lancet Public Health journal published a study warning that low-carb diets can cause early death. Do these diets, which make so many people healthier, really simultaneously hasten their demise?

New Study Finds Saturated Fat Causes PTSD... or Does It?

Categories: Mental Health, Fat, Anxiety

A study claims that kids who eat a diet high in saturated fats may develop poor stress coping skills and signs of PTSD. Let’s have fun getting to the bottom of this and other anti-fat studies.

- McKel (Hill) Kooienga
Good Food Versus Bad Food: Why You Should Stop Labeling Foods This Way

Is the "good food versus bad food" mindset harming your relationship to food?

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- McKel (Hill) Kooienga
Vegan Smokey Cashew Queso Dip

Spice up your next snack session with this delightfully-dippable plant-based Smokey Cashew Queso Dip!

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- Erica Carneglia
What a Positive Relationship With Food Looks Like

Cuultivating a more positive relationship with food is such an important aspect of caring for your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. 

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- Erica Carneglia
How To Practice Mindful Eating

You’ve likely heard about the benefits of mindful eating, but you may be wondering how to practice mindful eating.  The mindful eating movement has recently taken the health, wellness, and nutrition realm by storm. Based on how successful our members have been after utilizing mindful eating, I’m here to say it’s for good reason, too! […] Read More

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- McKel (Hill) Kooienga
Foundational Five Sweet Potato and Greens Bowl

This Sweet Potato and Greens Bowl is a delicious way to enjoy a combination of fall flavors and textures! 

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- Erica Carneglia
4 Steps to Take to Stop Binge Eating and Feel Peace Around Food

By developing a balanced relationship with food, you can stop binge eating and experience more ease around food. 

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- Erica Carneglia
“How Can I Reset My Body After Eating Badly?”

If you've ever had this thought, learn the best way to approach this situation and care for your health.

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- McKel (Hill) Kooienga
9 Fermented Foods for Better Digestive Health and Immunity

Adding more fermented foods to your diet can have a huge impact on nearly every aspect of health.

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- Erica Carneglia
Why Am I Binge Eating? 5 of the Most Common Causes

When you can better understand what's triggering your binge-eating tendencies, you can begin taking steps to prevent it, heal your relationship with food, and restore the balance you'd like to have. 

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- Erica Carneglia
Am I Really Hungry? Physical Signs of Hunger to Look For

Understanding and feeling phsyical hunger can be tricky to learn at first.

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- Sharon Palmer
50 BEST Plant-Based Fall Squash Recipes
Aren’t you in love with fall? As the days shorten, the leaves start to turn golden, and we pull out our warm sweaters, it’s also time to pull out our favorite plant-based squash recipes. Mother Nature really did it right when she created these wonderful, rugged plant foods in all of the gorgeous shades of

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- Sharon Palmer
My Cancer Story + 5 Tips for Self-Care
Learn about nutrition expert Sharon Palmer’s cancer journey, as well as her top 5 tips for practicing self-care when faced with a new health diagnosis. One month ago, I joined the ranks of the 18 million people worldwide who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. It all started on a typical morning on March

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- Sharon Palmer
Power Up on Citrus Fruits for Health
Brighten your diet, health, and kitchen with a variety of citrus fruits, packed with flavor and nutrition benefits—learn how with these top 5 expert tips to make the most of citrus fruit every day. Is there nothing better than that bright citrus flavor, aroma, and color in your kitchen? Around the globe, citrus fruits, grown

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- Sharon Palmer
Mashed Potatoes and Heirloom Carrots with Basil, Garlic, and Olive Oil
Who says a side of mashed potatoes always has to taste the same? Mix it up a little! Case in point: Mashed Potatoes and Heirloom Carrots with Basil, Garlic, and Olive Oil. This completely plant-based (vegan), gluten-free recipe is inspired by heirloom carrots, which come in shades of white and yellow that can suit a

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- Sharon Palmer
How to Create an Anti-Inflammatory Kitchen
Reduce the level of chronic, simmering inflammation—at the root of chronic diseases—through the power of your diet. Learn how to create an anti-inflammatory kitchen with this grocery list and cooking tips. A strategy of eating your way to lower inflammation levels has entered the modern lexicon. A recent Google search for “anti-inflammatory diet” yielded more

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- Sharon Palmer
Ginger Pear Date Oats
I love oatmeal—it’s my go-to breakfast most days of the week. And this plant-based (vegan), gluten-free recipe for Ginger Pear Date Oats unleashes the flavor and health of steel cut oats, pears, dates, cashews, and ginger to make an energized start to your day. The healthy, satisfying combination of fiber, protein, slow-digesting carbs, as well

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- Sharon Palmer
10 Plant-Based Fall Soups
Fall is in the air. The weather is cooling down, the days are shorter, and the leaves are turning from green to gold. What better way to embrace the season than with a warming bowl of soup made from seasonal autumn produce. A pot of bubbling soup made from those cool weather vegetables, including squash,

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- Sharon Palmer
Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff
I am crazy about mushrooms, so this completely plant-based (vegan) Mushroom Stroganoff is pure comfort food bliss to me. A creamy sauce filled with aromatic sautéed mushrooms, garlic, onions, and tofu, piled sky high on a mountain of pasta. Hmmm…does it get any better? As a plant-based eater, mushrooms hold a special place in my

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- Sharon Palmer
Start Your Day Right With A Whole Grain Breakfast
Start your day right with whole grains at the breakfast table for good health—get these top 4 expert tips on how to enjoy a whole grain breakfast the easy way. Nothing says “rise and shine!” better than a well-balanced, plant-powered breakfast. Starting your day with a meal emphasizing whole plant foods, including those wonderful, crunchy, nutrient-packed

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- Sharon Palmer
Pumpkin Spice Orange Smoothie
You can make a rich, healthy, delicious pumpkin smoothie in no time with this easy recipe. Turn canned pumpkin, spice, and oranges into this fabulous pumpkin spice orange smoothie, rich in flavor, plant proteins, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. With only 7 ingredients, this plant-based healthy smoothie can be whipped up in just 5

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- Craig Clarke
Weight Gain on Keto: Common Causes & Simple Solutions

For most people on keto, weight loss is the easy part. Keeping the weight off, however, is the hard part. The keto diet is often described as the antidote for the vicious cycle of weight loss and weight gain, but it isn’t failproof. Though keto can indeed suppress appetite and make fat loss easier to […]

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- Craig Clarke
The Keto Food Pyramid: Low Carb Food List Made Simple

Starting the ketogenic diet can be overwhelming. The keto beginner is often bombarded by conflicting information regarding the “right” way to follow the diet and enter ketosis. Though experts may not agree on the exact details of a “perfect” keto diet, there are several low-carb food groups that are widely accepted as healthy keto staples. […]

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- Craig Clarke
Keto Popcorn: How to Make It Keto-friendly and Other Low-carb Alternatives

Corn and keto don’t work well together. Whether it is categorized as a grain or a starchy vegetable, you’ll find corn in the “Do Not Eat” category of any keto diet food list. This is because each cup of corn is packed with over 35 grams of net carbs. That is enough to keep most […]

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- Craig Clarke
Dairy & Keto: Best, Worst, and Substitutes

Dairy products are born from raw whole milk — a water-based mixture with roughly 50% of its calories coming from fat,  20% from protein, and 30-35% as net carbs (mostly from lactose). Although this means a glass of milk is not good for keto, this doesn’t rule out every other dairy product from your low-carb […]

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- Craig Clarke
Are Beans Keto? Full Guide to Beans and Their Keto-friendly Alternatives

When compared to high-carb processed foods, beans are considered as a health food. However, from a low-carb perspective, they contain too much starch. In fact, the net carb content of most beans and lentils is so high that they belong on the “do not eat” list for keto. To help you figure out exactly what […]

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- Craig Clarke
Low Carb Chips for Keto: What to Buy and How to Make Them Yourself

Chips are usually just crunchy carbs slathered with salt and oil. The best examples of this are tortilla chips and potato chips. Their palate-pleasing combination of salt, fat, and carbs makes it unnaturally easy for us to overeat them without feeling full. This is why many of us can easily eat an entire family-sized bag […]

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- Craig Clarke
Best Low Carb Rice Substitutes for Keto

Some of the most delicious dishes feature rice as a key ingredient. Risotto, fried rice, paella, and sushi, for example, all rely on this starch-filled grain, but are there any rice varieties that won’t pack on the carbs? Unfortunately, the answer is no.  If you’re on a non-keto low-carb or standard ketogenic diet, you should […]

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- Craig Clarke
Keto Hair Loss: Why It Happens and How to Prevent It

What do a keto dieter,  raw vegan, and backpacker have in common? If they don’t eat enough, their hair may start falling out. In other words, keto doesn’t cause hair loss directly. Instead, it is the significant shift in what and how much we eat that can cause us to lose hair. Fortunately, there is […]

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- Craig Clarke
Complete Guide to Keto Camping, Hiking, and Backpacking

There is no better time to get out and surround ourselves with nature, but what are you supposed to eat? Ironically, the most popular camping foods, meals, and snacks are so highly processed that they bear little resemblance to real food. From the chips to the sugar-filled trail mix, the hotdog buns to the deli […]

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- Craig Clarke
Eating Italian Food On Keto: What to Eat/Avoid, Restaurant Tips, and Recipes

No matter where you travel in Italy, it seems like they have cracked the code on good cooking. Whether you have pasta, pizza, salad, lasagna, soup, or dessert, you can’t go wrong with authentic Italian food. Unfortunately, many of the best dishes are filled with starchy foods, flour, or sugar. This can make it challenging […]

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- Jess
Lemon Blueberry Crumb Coffee Cake

How to Make a Lemon Blueberry Crumb Coffee Cake Lemon and blueberry are a classic dessert combo that’s super easy to make into a paleo-friendly coffee cake that you’ll be able to enjoy absolutely guilt-free: Preheat the oven and prepare your baking pan. Preheat your oven to 350℉. You’ll need an 8 inch springform pan...

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- Jess
Caramel Drizzled Apple Pie Bars

How to Make Caramel Drizzled Apple Pie Bars There’s nothing quite like the scent of warm apple pie baking in the oven, and these apple pie bars certainly don’t disappoint on that front. Here’s the recipe: Preheat the oven. Preheat your oven to 350℉. Line your baking pan with some parchment paper. Prepare the filling....

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- Jess
One Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken Skillet (Save-worthy Chicken Recipe)

How to Make a One Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken Skillet Here’s exactly how to make this one pot Tuscan chicken skillet, complete with directions for making your own homemade chicken stock mixture as well: Season the chicken before cooking. Season the chicken breasts with salt and black pepper. Cook the chicken. Add the chicken breasts...

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- Jess
Spreadable Espresso Cashew Butter (Good on everything!)

How to Make Espresso Cashew Butter Making your own homemade espresso cashew butter is quick and easy; the only things you’ll need are a few simple ingredients and a food processor: Process the ingredients. Add the roasted cashews (see below for details), espresso beans, coconut oil, unsweetened cocoa powder, and pure vanilla extract to a...

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- Jess
To Die For Big Mac Casserole (Paleo-friendly, Dairy-Free)

How to Make Big Mac Casserole Here’s exactly how to make your own authentic tasting Big Mac casserole dish, completely paleo-friendly: Preheat the oven. Preheat your oven to 350℉. While the oven is heating up, heat some olive oil in a large skillet. Cook the onion and beef. Add the diced onion and saute for...

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- Jess
Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken Skillet

How to Make Creamy Spinach Artichoke Chicken Skillet Here’s exactly how to make this soul-satisfying spinach artichoke chicken skillet dish: Season the chicken. Season the chicken with salt and black pepper. After doing this, you can go ahead and prepare your cooking skillet. Preheat the olive oil in your skillet. Cook the chicken breasts. Add...

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- Jess
Honey Nut Dessert Trail Mix (Healthy and Nourishing)

How to Make Honey Nut Dessert Trail Mix Follow the steps below and you can have your own mix ready to go in less than 25 minutes: Preheat the oven. Preheat your oven to 300℉. While the oven is heating up, line your baking sheet with some parchment paper. Prepare the nut mixture. Add the...

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- Jess
Crave-worthy Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

How to Make Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad It only takes 10 minutes to prepare a delicious and nourishing shaved Brussels sprouts salad with this easy to follow recipe: Prepare the Brussels sprout salad. Add the shaved Brussels sprouts, dried unsweetened cranberries, and chopped pecans to a large bowl and toss to combine. Make sure to...

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- Jess
Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Soup (Comforting and Soul-Satisfying)

How to Make Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Soup This recipe requires just a little bit of prep work with your meat and veggies but you only need one pot for everything. Here’s the recipe: Prepare the cauliflower. Trim all the woody parts of the cauliflower head before cutting it in half. Cut one half...

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- Jess
Crunchy (And Addictive) Honey Walnut Shrimp

How to Make the Honey Walnut Shrimp Sauce I like to start out by making the homemade sweet sauce. You can quickly whip it up and then keep it stored in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it. Combine the ingredients. Add the paleo approved mayonnaise, honey, fresh lemon juice, and (optionally) cayenne pepper...

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5 Upper Body Exercises You Can Do While Seated At Your Desk

“I don’t have the time! I’m working! I’ll look like an idiot doing pushups in pantyhose and heels! What if my boss walks by?” First, she should admire your determination! Second, we understand that exercising at your desk could make you feel a little self-conscious. That’s why these 5 simple exercises will keep your lean […]

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- Admin
3 Easy Crock-pot Recipes We Love

3 Easy Crock-pot Recipes We Love What’s easier, and less stressful, than coming home to a warm, home-cooked meal without having to do any of the work? That’s why I love slow cooker recipes. You can usually prep the night before, or in the morning before you leave, and all you do is plug in […]

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- Admin
Top 4 Breakfast Mistakes

1. Skipping Breakfast Your mindset is that if I skip breakfast, then I skip the additional calories in my day. Big mistake. By skipping breakfast, you deprive your metabolism of revving up and continuing to burn throughout the day. The longer you wait to eat, the harder it will be to get your metabolism going. […]

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- Admin
5 Ways to Improve Sleep

Having trouble sleeping often has to do with our daily habits. Here is a list of things to do during the day to help improve your sleep cycle. 1) Sleep in a Dark Room Light doesn’t allow us to fall into a fully deep sleep. Tip: PUT DOWN THE PHONE. Studies show that the light […]

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- Admin
5 Foods That Could Be Aging You

The foods we eat impact our health and everyday lives. And while eating a “fun” food every once in a while won’t age you in one day, a lifetime of bad eating habits can cause you to age faster than you’d like. So try to steer clear of these 5 foods to help keep you […]

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- Admin
5 Energy Bite Recipes You'll Love

Looking for a new tasty snack option? Try making energy bites! Energy bites (balls) are a great snack option because they are nutritionally balanced, versatile, and easy to prepare. True to their name, energy bites can be energy (calorie) dense. For this reason, they serve as a nourishing snack option during a long hike, after […]

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- Admin
5 Ways to Get Rid of Loose Skin

5 Ways to Get Rid of Loose Skin (After Weight Loss or Pregnancy) 1. Slow & Steady Wins the Race It took you time to put the weight on (and stretch the skin along with it), so it’s going to take time to take it off. The quicker you lose weight, the more loose skin […]

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- Admin
Post-Workout Nutrition: What Should I Eat?

By Mary Spiegelberg and Nicole Kiley, MSc, RD You got out of bed, hit the gym and now the world and day are yours for the taking! Well, that is right after you do a few of the essentials. Most of them are pretty straight forward…get home, shower off the sweat, throw some clean clothes […]

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- Admin
15 Foods That Keep You Feeling Fuller for Longer

The following foods are rich in fiber, which can help feel fuller for longer. How? It acts as a bulking agent and slows down digestion. Some of these foods also contain protein and healthy fats, which both contribute to a more satisfactory feeling. And some of the herbs and spices act as natural appetite suppressants. […]

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- Admin
4 Breakfast Recipes to Have For Dinner

4 Breakfast Recipes to Have For Dinner Am I the only one who craves breakfast for dinner from time to time? Did you know many breakfast foods can also serve as post-workout meals? Following a hard workout, your body is craving carbohydrate and protein. Depending on the intensity and duration of exercise, your body will […]

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