What Tests to Include with Your Annual Doctor’s Exam?

What Tests to Include with Your Annual Doctor’s Exam?

May is Health Screening month and it's just around the corner, so let’s address what testing you should include with your next annual medical exam. An annual physical with your doctor is your chance to identify how you are aging, how to increase your energy and mental...

Soy products—should we eat them, or avoid them?

SUBJECT LINE: Soy products—should we eat them, or avoid them? One of the most controversial topics in the nutrition field today centers on soy foods. Are they good for us, or bad for us? This isn’t just debated on podcasts and blogs, it is a topic that I have heard...
Is Eating Fat and Animal Protein Bad for Your Heart?

Is Eating Fat and Animal Protein Bad for Your Heart?

Over the last month, the #1 question I have received has been, “Does eating meat and fat help in heart disease prevention and treatment? Dr. Esselstyn, PCRM, and Dr. McDougall advocate no meat, fish or dairy, and no oil. Your advice differs. What should I do when...
What Are the Best Herbs for Your Brain?

What Are the Best Herbs for Your Brain?

I enjoy cooking with herbs and spices that are great for my health and make my food taste fantastic at the same time—it is a win/win. Several herbs provide both of these benefits, and these are flavors that you should use more often. Rosemary For centuries, rosemary...

What are critical nutrients for a vegetarian or vegan?

Over 7 million people, 3-4% of the US population follow a vegetarian eating plan, and 1 million of those are vegan. Vegetarians eat foods that are grown or produced, including dairy products and eggs, while vegans avoid all dairy and egg products as well. Both avoid...