KETOGENIC NUTRITION: A HEALTHY APPROACH TO EATING I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND TO THE AVERAGE PERSON
You read the title correctly!! Although there are many health benefits to ketogenic nutrition, it would be a mistake for the average person to jump on the bandwagon and follow this nutrition plan blindly. …and let me add: THIS IS THE PLAN I FOLLOW EVERY DAY! So, why would I discourage a plan I follow? […]
SUCCESSFUL “DIETING” FOR WEIGHT LOSS
As a physician who provided nutritional guidance for my patients, I learned over time what it took to help them succeed on their journey to weight loss. It was clear that those focusing predominantly on the scale would unlikely succeed at losing weight and/or MAINTAINING weight loss. I began noticing a pattern emerging that demonstrated […]
(FILL IN THE BLANK) “DIET PLAN” HELPED ME LOSE (FILL IN THE BLANK) “WEIGHT AMOUNT”
Atkins Diet founded in the 1960’s Weight Watcher’s Diet founded in the 1960’s Jenny Craig Diet founded in the 1980’s Physician supervised Medifast Diet founded in the 1980’s NutriSystem Diet founded in the 1990’s South Beach Diet founded around 2003 Many more distinguished names could be added to this list. The ONE overriding […]
STOP CALLING IT “HIDDEN” SUGAR!
The World Health Organization (WHO) provided a document supplied by the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) entitled, “Consumption of Added Sugars Among U.S. Adults, 2005–2010.” In this document, it was determined that the maximum daily consumption of added sugar should not exceed: 25 grams or 6 teaspoons per day. (REFERENCE: Consumption of Added Sugars Among […]
HIGH FAT DIETS: THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS
The headline in the U.K.’s Daily MAIL online news journal read: High-fat diets are to blame for 80% of colorectal cancers in U.S. (REFERENCE TO THE NEWS ARTICLE: HIGH FAT DIETS LINKED TO 80% OF COLON CANCERS) Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic discovered a specific pathway linking high fat diets to COLON CANCER. Based on […]
THE HUMAN LIVESTOCK EXPERIMENT
When did we sign ANY informed consent authorizing our government and agricultural industry to enroll us in an experimental “HUMAN LIVESTOCK” PROJECT (using potentially toxic chemicals for farm use and residential use) to see whether we’d suffer any serious adverse health outcomes? Pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides are poisons that KILL weeds, insects and other […]
BIRTH TO ADOLESCENCE
The following flow chart provides a comparison between two children showing a non traditional vs traditional nutritional pattern of food selections resulting in two very different likely outcomes. To avoid a “fussy” eater, it starts with YOU and the selections you offer your child. If you begin early with processed high sugary foods, it will […]
EATING HOME vs. EATING OUT
I have been asked by many readers to share my TYPICAL DAY of eating with a TYPICAL MEAL the consumer eats out to better contrast the vast differences. Below is an example of my breakfast, lunch, dinner, workout snack (water and protein shake) and after dinner snacks. Although my pictures don’t make these foods aesthetically […]
“DON’T WORRY, IT’S SAFE”
What causes the disconnect between our eyes and our brains? How can we view this picture and not question the POSSIBILITY that pesticide spraying of our crops is detrimental to our HEALTH? How can we stare directly at the PROTECTIVE SUITS needed to apply these dangerous products and believe these poisons do not affect the […]
WHY LEARNING MATTERS
For each of us, the quantity and type of information we need (and want) to learn is different. Information can be confusing and contradictory. How is a person supposed to know WHO to LEARN the TRUTH from? I believe the answer to this question is simple (even though the LEARNING PROCESS may be complicated.) The […]
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU PUT TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO AN UNDERWEIGHT, NORMAL WEIGHT OR OVERWEIGHT MALNUTRITIONED BODY?
For most of us, we think of GOOD HEALTH and DISEASE as a “state of being.” We believe we experience one or the other at any given time. Although this is a simple way of viewing this, it is entirely inaccurate. Initially, GOOD HEALTH is the natural “state of being” for the majority of us. […]
DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE “FOOD PYRAMID” UNDERWENT BEFORE ITS 1992 RELEASE?
If learning about healthy choices and meal combinations isn’t difficult enough, how about adding political agendas to the confusion and see where the results take us! Back in the early ‘80s, Luise Light was the leader of a group of top-level nutritionists with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) who developed the eating guide […]
“I HATE VEGETABLES”
As you may have guessed, I say it like it is! I have hated vegetables ever since I was a small child. As I’ve matured, my “taste buds” have maintained their adolescent preferences. This simply means that as an adult, I continue to HATE VEGETABLES! How have I handled this dilemma? . I EAT 6-8 […]
FOOD vs. FOOD “STUFF”
With every passing day, our concerns about distinguishing FOOD from FOOD “STUFF“ fades away. Our focus tends to shift from nutritional needs to satiating hunger. Our food choices are selected based on (1) speed, (2) convenience, (3) taste (4) and affordability. This has resulted in a desensitized population that no longer understands the meaning and […]
WHO EVER THOUGHT EATING HEALTHY WOULD BE THIS COMPLICATED?
In my previous post, I discussed how EXERCISE WAS ESSENTIAL for GOOD HEALTH. Eating good sources of healthy foods is EQUALLY important and TWICE AS DIFFICULT! The reasons include: Most people do not like the idea of being TOLD what they should eat. Most people do not like increasing their spending budgets on foods they […]
PAIN, AGONY, TORMENT: THE REAL STORY BEHIND FOOD
For most people, food inspires an emotional sense of a joyful experience. If you think about it, this is a relatively new concept. When our ancestors went out hunting and gathering food, the purpose was simple, SURVIVAL. Today, SURVIVAL remains the topic of discussion as we witness the damaging effects our relationship with food has […]
FAST FOOD EVERYWHERE!
I recently posted a picture of 4 FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS visible from my GYM’s parking lot. The point was to show CONVENIENCE; a major factor contributing to our obesity epidemic. . Today I opened the weekly circular which displayed the following 7 ADS: Where is the DECENCY and HUMAN COMPASSION for a problem that continues […]
DOCTOR, HEAL THYSELF
I recently wrote an article entitled, MY MENTOR: JACK LaLANNE. The purpose was to share the importance of ROLE MODELS and their inspirational messages that help us pursue our chosen paths in life. Yesterday, while attending a 12 hour continuing education seminar for license renewal, (7:30am-7:30pm) I was awakened to a disturbing reality within my […]
EATING IN MODERATION
How many times have you been told to eat in moderation only to walk away having NO IDEA what moderation means!? Is it based on your: height and weight? health? age? Let’s create some foundational components to create meaning and understanding to the concept “eating in moderation.” (1) 80%/20% RULE (relaxed moderation) or 90%/10% RULE […]
“MOST AMERICANS ARE EATING BETTER…,” REALLY?
As important as a bed side manner may be, it doesn’t add to the quality or duration of life if the patient isn’t willing to listen and modify their attitude and behaviors. I preface this so the reader can prepare for a certain bluntness this article may convey. The title of this post is based […]