Healthy Foods to Avoid (Part 2 of 2)

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In the first article in this two-part series we talked about four healthy foods that aren’t so healthy: yogurt, low-fat cheese, wheat bread, and vegetable oil. Time for four more. Starting now … Margarine Margarine and other pseudo-butters are actually worse for you than real butter. Esteemed cardiologist Aseem Malhotra agrees. When researchers analyzed the […]

So-called Healthy Foods You Should Avoid Like the Plague

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The mainstream nutrition authorities have swindled you. Duped you. Dare I say even bamboozled you. For years they’ve promised you that eating low fat foods, cooking your food in vegetable oil instead of butter, and choosing “healthier” versions of your favorite products would lead you to the promised land of optimal health. Turns out they […]

100,000 Words (Part 2 of 2)

This is the second of two posts about the words that have influenced my life (here’s the first one if you haven’t read it). Why would I write two posts about words on a health and wellness blog? Because words matter. They give us perspective. They give us hope. They help us realize how insignificant […]

100,000 Words (Part 1 of 2)

100,000 words cross our eyes and ears every day. That’s 34 gigabytes and 12 hours’ worth of information. Most of those words go in one ear and out the other. There are a rare few, however, that stick with you. This started as a post about the best health books I’ve read. It evolved into […]

How to Lose Weight, Make More Money, and Accomplish All Your Goals

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Rachel Frederickson, who won season 15 of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” created quite the firestorm of controversy when she went from 260 to 105 pounds—a 60 percent drop in body weight—in just seven months. During the final three months of the show when contestants are “on their own,” she lost 45 pounds by exercising for […]