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 […]
What’s The Deal On SALT? - For the average person following the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.), processed salt (also known as table salt) has become a serious risk and a major factor contributing to heart disease, blood pressure issues, thyroid imbalances, obesity, and kidney disease. According to research statistics, the average person consumes approximately 3500mg of salt daily. Based on my […]
1,6-Dichloro-1,6-dideoxy-β-D-fructofuranosyl-4-chloro-4-deoxy-α-D-galactopyranoside: Sorry, I Mean SPLENDA - When last we left off, our topic of discussion was 80,000 chemicals. I will spare you the details of the 80,000 in favor of discussing just ONE category, ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS. 1,6-Dichloro-1,6-dideoxy-β-D-fructofuranosyl-4-chloro-4-deoxy-α-D-galactopyranoside N-(L-α-Aspartyl)-L-phenylalanine, 1-methyl ester 2H-1λ6,2-benzothiazol-1,1,3-trione potassium 6-methyl-2,2-dioxo-2H-1,2λ6,3-oxathiazin-4-olate These 4 bullet points represent the chemicals approximately 74 million adults and 11 million children in the United […]
What 1 Food Ingredient Has Over 27 Different Names? - Here is the list: Agave, Barley Malt Syrup, Beet Sugar, Brown Sugar, Cane Juice and Cane Syrup, Coconut Palm, Confectioners’ Sugar, Corn Sweeteners and Corn Syrup, Date Sugar, Dextrose, Fructose, Fruit Juice Concentrate, Glucose, Glucose Syrup, Granulated White Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, High Maltose Corn Syrup, Honey, Invert Sugar, Lactose, Maltodextrin, Maltose, Maple Syrup, […]
BUT I DON’T WANT TO TRACK MY FOOD! - Whether it’s weight loss, diabetes, gastrointestinal problems or even cancer doctors and nutritionists usually request a “food log” documenting the foods you eat. The patient/consumer views this “assignment” as a PUNISHMENT for developing the condition they present with. It is often met with great resistance by the individual required to complete this assignment. Food logs […]
…BUT, DR. OZ BELIEVES IN IT… - Pure Natural Forskolin : Best way to Lose 17lbs in a month. Now that sales of Green Coffee Bean Extract and Garcinia Cambogia  (the previous “miracle” natural weight loss supplements) have slowed down, Dr. Oz has once again jumped on the “bandwagon” promoting the miracle weight loss product, FORSKOLIN. That’s right. Dr. Oz demonstrates the […]
THE 67% SOLUTION TO BETTER HEALTH - As a doctor that believes solutions must be created taking into account the REAL WORLD and the likelihood for people to REALISTICALLY apply the changes suggested, this article intends to inform its readers about foods often believed to be healthy that might be interfering with weight loss as well as causing inflammatory dangers and disease […]
White Potato vs Sweet Potato: WHO WINS? - For all those insomniacs never realizing the cause of their sleep deprivation, I give you the answer to the long awaited question: White Potato vs. Sweet Potato: WHO WINS? First, I will start by saying BOTH forms of potato (especially in organic form) are naturally HEALTHY products that provide good sources of nutrition. Interestingly, there […]
TIME FOR AN OIL CHANGE? - Recently, I have written several articles discussing nutrition planning for healthier lifestyles. My meal planning recommendations have always applied the principles of common sense, balance and practicality. I equate this style of meal planning TO BORING financial investing; LOW RISK, GRADUAL POSITIVE CHANGE, SUCCESS OUTCOME. The research world is beginning to taut a new style […]
One Size DOESN’T Fit All - I confess; I used to claim I loved studying what made people HEALTHY. Years of studying has created a sense of dizziness resulting from all the “flip-flopping” required to follow the guidelines that “research” has dictated. Is it the low fat or high fat diet that creates the best lab panel? Is it cardiovascular exercise […]
Diabetes, Obesity, Cancer: The Missing Component - . Disease is a state of ill health RESULTING FROM an imbalance or multiple imbalances within our bodies. It is (in general,) NOT SOMETHING WE “CATCH.” It is important to recognize this subtle difference because it changes our approach to battling infections and diseases. Diabetes, Obesity and Cancer are merely examples of this imbalance. Most […]
“If Healthy Food Was Cheap I’d Buy It!” - For so long people have been chanting the mantra, “If Healthy Food Was Cheap I’d Buy It and Eat It!” I’m not sure they would because: People seem to eat what they want They have never taken the time to calculate the cost difference Most people don’t eat for health; they eat for taste, fullness […]
High Dietary Fat: The Answer To Better Health? - Trying to read through literature and discovering the best answers to nutritional health is like playing the game OPERATION blindfolded. There are many authorities with MANY studies validating their different nutritional recommendations. High protein diets were the craze in the 1970’s and again in the early part of 2000 and helped many people lose substantial […]
MILK, Does A Body Good (Or Does It?) - When I was growing up, milk was a staple in my daily food supply. I would generally have a glass of milk at least three times a day. I was required to drink this because it was “good for me” and helped my bones and body grow and strengthen. Milk was considered an excellent source […]
THE LATEST DISEASE IN MEDIA REPORTING: CLEAN EATING (Orthorexia Nervosa) - Most people are familiar with recognizing cardiac conditions, thyroid conditions, cancer, stroke and obesity (recently included) as diseases. Orthorexia Nervosa (Clean Eating) is the latest “disease” making headline news throughout the world. First, diagnosed in 1997, Clean Eating has become identified as a psychological eating disorder capable of destroying lives. Should this “disease” raise any […]
THE HEART OF A CHILD - The 3rd week of gestation marks the beginning stages for development of the heart. By the 5th week the heart begins to divide into chambers as the tiny muscle begins to beat. At approximately 6 weeks blood is flowing inside the body and the heart can be heard for the first time. It is amazing […]
A Calorie In Perspective For Fast Food Eaters - So many authorities view CALORIES from different perspectives, that I decided to simplify the concept. This article will only discuss the calorie from a fast food perspective and provide a SOLUTION to this issue. The following link provides a list of 25 fast food establishments with a total of 272 different items they sell that […]
TIRED OF INDIGESTION (GERD)? - Indigestion also known as GERD is a condition suffered by millions of people on a daily basis. These painful symptoms have cost the consumer over 9.5 BILLION dollars in prescriptive and over the counter medications. If I asked you, “what is the most common cause of indigestion,” what would your reply be? The most common […]
A Simple Journey: Can You Guess The Journeyman? - Conditions were wet and slimy right from the start as I began my journey. Multi-layered in composition, I immediately realized the conditions were going to require significant change to be able to adapt to my environment. The composition of the moisture I came in contact with altered my current state and I realized I had […]
Redefining Your Relationship With Food - For the reader who is looking for direction to improve one’s quality of life without sacrificing enjoyable food choices, this article may offer tangible realistic options. For the reader that uses the phrases, “but, I don’t like…” or “but, I don’t want to…”, this article will add little to no value. The word COMPROMISE must be clearly […]
How FOOD Causes Inflammation - Everyone has been exposed to banging their hand or foot into an object and witnessing the swelling that follows. This swelling is also known as an inflammatory response. The body sends blood to the area of injury and “walls it off” to limit the area of damage. Once the body contains the area of damage, […]
Nutritional Winning Solutions By Ignoring Research - Just finished reading a study that was published in Cell Metabolism on August 13, 2015 entitled, “Low-Fat May Beat Low-Carb Diet For Trimming Body Fat. This study was based on 19 individuals over one month. This is absolutely ridiculous. This, however, is considered peer review credible research. Susan Roberts, professor of nutrition and psychiatry, and […]
The HUMAN Lab Rat Experiment - Cigarettes were first commercially produced in 1865. In 1881 the first cigarette machine was invented creating the opportunity to massively distribute this product.  In 1964 the Surgeon General of the U.S. (the chief doctor for the country) wrote a report about the dangers of cigarette smoking. He said that the nicotine and tar in cigarettes […]
The Benefits Of Sugar - It seems that everytime we hear the word, “sugar” we associate it with evil. Sugar has provided benefits to many people and continues to provide stability to the United States healthcare system. How, you ask? The dental industry gained $122,000,000,000.00 (122 BILLION) in 2009 from dental care in the U.S. Although sugar was not the […]
Healthier Food Choices That Leave Money IN Your Wallet! - This article provides simple tips to incorporate into a realistic approach toward better nutritional habits. It also disproves the MYTH that living a healthy lifestyle is too expensive for the average person. If you are waiting for that final reason to improve the quality of your life, why not start with something simple like eating. […]
VITAMIN K2: Vital, Yet Unknown? - If you are new to my blog site, you will quickly see I provide health information that many consumers have never heard about or have limited exposure. Vitamin K2 is likely another example. Some of you may be aware of Vitamin K. This is a fat soluble vitamin (this means the body will retain excess […]
WATER: A Painless Answer To Disease Prevention - We hear on the news about water shortages and droughts in various states causing all kinds of major problems. I can assure you, the cause of these shortages has never resulted from our population over consuming this essential liquid. “I hate water,” “water is boring,” “I just don’t think about drinking it” are typical sentiments I heard […]
8 FOODS EVEN THE EXPERTS WON’T EAT - The following article was written by April McCarthy and can be found on It clearly explains the problems with various food products and provides SOLUTIONS for the consumer. I hope you enjoy it. Food scientists are shedding light on items loaded with toxins and chemicals–and simple swaps for a cleaner diet and supersized health. […]
FOOD IS INFORMATION - When we think of food, we think of: calories, fat, protein and carbs. restaurants breakfast, lunch, dinner favorite tastes desserts Although food certainly relates to these various terms, we are learning that food actually provides our body with very TECHNICAL INFORMATION. Without going into the details about genetic expression, mitochondria health, ATP formation, hormones, cell membranes, intestinal microbiome […]
HELP! I NEED TO CHANGE MY EATING - With almost 70% of the population in the United States either overweight or obese, a call to action is needed to reverse this epidemic problem. This problem has been on the rise since the 1970’s when the dietary changes were implemented. The recommendations were to reduce saturated fats, and increase carbohydrates. Proteins were almost an after […]
CAN EVERY DIET PLAN BE RIGHT? - It is my belief, the answer is YES! Every diet plan can work, just not for every one. Although we all start as one cell, somewhere along the way we differentiate into individuals. Although good explanations do not currently exist, each of us have different conditions that maximize our health. Some people choose the vegan […]
How Important Is Raw Food? - When people decide to make lifestyle changes, good intentions frequently become unattainable goals. We have a tendency of making wild swings in life attempting to correct bad behaviors that have existed for many years. Phrases like, “I just need to jump start my diet…,”, “this time will be different…”, “I started during a stressful period in […]
A REALISTIC Approach To Weight Loss - Weight loss is a topic that is written about on a daily basis. There are all kinds of diets, weight loss programs and videos, weight loss organizations and weight loss support groups. I grew up in a family with obesity. My mother and my aunt were classified as obese and morbidly obese respectively. Health problems progressively […]
How Advertisers Make Healthy Eating Difficult - So, what can the consumer do to improve their food selections. First you must realize that eating is similar to having a job. Some job tasks are fun and some aren't, but to "keep the job" you must do some tasks that may not be fun or even pleasant. To "keep your good health" sometimes we need to consume foods that are not fun or even pleasant because our bodies need them to function properly. Don't be fooled by an absence of pain or other symptoms. The result of poor eating as we continue to age will eventually lead to symptoms and reduce the quality of life.
Hawaii Voices Opinion On GMO Products - With all the controversy over GMO (genetically modified organism) products, Mayor Billy Kenoi has signed into law bill 113 which states that biotech companies are now prohibited from operating on the “Big Island” and that ALL FARMERS are banned from growing any new genetically altered crops. So, how do we determine for ourselves if GMO […]

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