There are many reasons why someone may decide to go vegan or vegetarian. Some are compelled by environmental animal feeding operations while others by ethical or religious reasons. I respect these choices, even if my own exploration of these questions has led me to a different answer. But many choose vegan or vegetarian diet because… Read more »

We have all eaten something that didn’t agree with us. But when your stomach issues become more frequent and severe, you might have a bigger digestion problem, such as a food intolerance. Food intolerances occur more often as you age since your digestion naturally becomes slower and your body produces fewer enzymes needed to break… Read more »

The ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, moderate-protein, and high-fat diet which puts the body into a state known as ketosis: a metabolic shift in which the body is burning fats rather than carbohydrates as its primary source of fuel. This is a pretty simple definition, but in order to fully understand how the ketogenic… Read more »

I am a firm believer that when it comes to fitness, you get out of it what you put in. Building muscle is tough, but maintaining it over the years is even more difficult. That’s why I’ve worked hard to narrow down the most important steps anyone can take to develop a six-pack, as well… Read more »

1. Probiotics Support a Balanced Microbiome The gut microbiome is host to more than 1000 bacterial SPECIES that encode for more than 5 million genes. They perform many of the important functions of the gut, like aid in the digestion of foods, immune system development, vitamin synthesis, and ion absorption. When your microbiome becomes imbalanced… Read more »

1. Low-Fat, Reduced-fat, or Fat-Free  Less fat = better, right? WRONG! These snack items may seem like they are helping you out with your waistline, but in reality these items are often loaded sugar and other additives in order to make up for taste. Fats have been unfairly demonized in the past but evidence now… Read more »

These bars are made from literally TWO ingredients: Whey Protein Powder & VitaFiber (plus optional extras.. see below!). If you’ve never heard of VitaFiber before, it’s a low calorie sweetener and prebiotic fiber which is the SECRET ingredient in many popular protein bars – including Quest Bars! VitaFiber tastes sweet and is poorly digested in the human digestive tract,… Read more »

I recently rang in the New Year with my family onboard a weeklong cruise to the Caribbean. But if any of you know how hard it can be to stay on a healthy eating plan when on vacation, a cruise would be the mothership for diet disaster (pun intended). Cruise ships are notorious for being… Read more »

The Not-So-Healthy Salad

December 12, 2016

Many people believe by ordering a salad they are eating healthy, and often times they just may be. A large serving of greens and non-starchy vegetables are low in calories, high in fiber, and loaded with vitamin and minerals. But as many ‘salads’ may start out healthy, they often wind up almost anything but. Just… Read more »

When it comes to the Holidays, food always seems to play a big role in almost every cultural celebration. One of the best ways to keep overeating in check during the holidays, is to first acknowledge and accept that there will be a lot of food temptations and there’s really no way around that. Once… Read more »