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Easy-to-Find Foods That Should Always Be on Your Grocery List

If you’re trying to eat healthy but having a difficult time finding the right foods to buy, a trip to the grocery store can be quite intimidating. For weight management, disease prevention and overall good health, it’s important to eat a…

Beware of the Grocery Store Tasting Station

Are you one of the many folks who love to frequent the grocery store for the sole purpose of getting free samples of meats and cheeses, cereals, snack foods, pre-packaged meals, and desserts? Be careful, as just a few "free" samples can cost…

Tip to Dieters: Beware of Empty Calorie Foods

These days, so many dieters and weight watchers alike have become completely obsessed with "low-fat" and "low-calorie" products, oftentimes to a point where good nutrition no longer matters. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen folks…

A Simple Guide to Eating Sensibly

I always emphasize that eating sensibly is an absolute must for successful weight loss, long-term weight management, and overall good health. But, what does it actually mean to eat sensibly? Eating sensibly essentially involves incorporating…

Perfect Peanut Butter and Banana Protein Muffins

Peanut butter is one of my favorite treats, as it's a naturally sweet and savory blend of protein and healthy fats, fiber, and countless micronutrients including B-vitamins, phosphorus and antioxidants like vitamin E and copper. The versatility…

Are You Eating Too Much Turkey?

In recent years I’ve observed a complete turkey takeover. I’m not talking about the traditional Butterball that dresses the holiday table or even the shaved lunchmeat that’s typically inserted between two slices of bread. I’m referring…

Probiotics: How to Up Your Intake of This Friendly Bacteria

It is now widely recognized that probiotics offer a wide range of health benefits. Probiotics are essentially live bacteria that survive in the intestines but they are also naturally housed in fermented foods that have been either produced or…

Red Snapper Vera Cruz

Next to salmon, red snapper is one of my personal favorite fish to eat. It's also an incredibly nutritious, low-calorie source of protein that's rich in omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, and the potent antioxidant selenium. Here's a mouthwatering…

Three Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day in a Healthy Way

Holiday overeating is a major threat to weight management and Memorial Day is certainly no exception. Still, at the end of the day, managing your weight is all about maintaining a healthy balance between the amount of calories that go in and…

Goat Cheese and Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breasts

During my many years as a vegan, I enjoyed mushrooms in just about every dish. While I'm no longer a vegan, I still regularly include them in many food preparations, especially salads and stuffings. Here's one of my favorite mushroom-packed…

5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Mushrooms

I regularly include mushrooms in food preparations and they're actually quite high on the list of nutrient-dense foods. Nutrient-dense foods are essentially those rich in health-promoting macronutrients and micronutrients but relatively low…

Is Eating Pork Good or Bad for Your Health?

Is eating pork good or bad for your health? This is one of the most common questions I get asked by family, friends, associates, and followers. Pork is undeniably one of the most consumed meats in the world. Still, many abstain for social,…
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Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles: A Dining Experience I'll Never Forget

To culminate an excellent scientific meeting in downtown Los Angeles, I decided to spend my last day in The Golden State by taking the Metro over to Hollywood for a little site seeing. Naturally, no visit to Hollywood would be complete without…

Tips for Implementing Physical Activity Into a Child’s Lifestyle

Daily physical activity undeniably supports healthy growth and development among children. It also reduces the risk of obesity and chronic health problems during childhood (and adulthood). When it comes to promoting physical activity behaviors…

Tips for Implementing Healthy Eating Habits Into a Child’s Lifestyle

There's absolutely no denying that healthy foods give kids the energy they need to function day-to-day. Good foods also supply all the micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) needed for their bodies and minds to develop and mature. When it…
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The DASH Pyramid

I've been advocating healthy eating for over 15 years and the DASH (dietary approaches to stop hypertension) eating plan still remains to be among only a few that I've ever endorsed.  This plan was originally developed to protect against…

Garlic and Thyme Sautéed Shrimp

While often shunned due to their relatively high levels of cholesterol, shrimp are inherently nutritious and incredibly beneficial for your health. Here's a quick and easy recipe for shrimp that pairs well with a salad, pasta or virtually…