The ketogenic diet, coconut oil & bulletproof coffee: what they have in common, and why they’re not miraculous for weight loss The ketogenic diet and bulletproof coffee are all the rage, the hot topic of discussion on social media and in gyms. Is there any validity to the big bulletproof fad? In this guest post, […]
Another nonsense food myth: canola oil is dangerous If you care about your health and work to avoid the SAD (standard American diet… which is pretty sad), you may have chosen to avoid canola oil after reading “health” news blogs. Most of these very popular blogs are the Chicken Little of the clickbait world.
Do you find it challenging to get all the protein you need? I found out that it’s challenging for me. I’ve been careful to make sure I get protein with every meal and healthy snack I eat. Well… OK, I cheat sometimes. But I’ve recently been getting much more detailed about the nutrition needs of […]
This fantastic video shows ranching as it should be. In this great PBS series “Food Forward” a fundamental question is asked: How did something so fundamental as food, go so fundamentally wrong? Meet Will Harris, farmer and rancher at White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, GA. A true family farmer, his farm & ranch have been […]
Even in the midst of an obesity epidemic, we still need to eat fats. Recently I was enjoying one of my stand by recipes, slow cooked beans and vegetables. However, I wasn’t following my own recipe and my “healthy” diet was about to be sabotaged… by fat! But not because I was eating too much.
Are you looking for a great choice for your family’s healthy snacks? NatureBox, a snack delivery service, might be just what you need. I originally heard about NatureBox through one of their ads on Facebook. Since I make sure I have healthy snack food with me at work everyday, I was interested in anything that […]
Why are you counting calories? Your body doesn’t “need” them. So you want to change your body composition. This is the ratio of lean body mass to body fat. It’s the healthiest way to think about your “weight”. Weight as a raw number doesn’t really tell you alot. You’ve frequently heard that to change your […]
Chia seeds are my choice for getting Omega-3s. No doubt you’ve read about the importance of getting omega-3s in your diet. They are an essential nutrient but our bodies can’t produce them internally. (Like the 9 essential amino acids) Natural sources of omega-3s are: fish (especially sardines and salmon), flax seed, walnuts, kale, seaweed and […]
The trace minerals in sea salts are just that… traces. If you go to google and look up “sea salt minerals”, you’ll find link after link of pages espousing the benefits of sea salt, how the mineral content of sea salt is greater than refined table salt and better healthy food choice. But is there […]
Tofu is not the evil some trainers would lead you to believe. As you can see from several of my healthy recipes, I enjoy tofu. As a Buddhist, I work towards reducing the suffering of beings by eating less of them. However, as a trainer, I want to make sure I’m eating enough protein at […]