healthy eating guide publications

Genetics Vs. Lifestyle Factors: Which Is More Important?

Your life expectancy is largely determined by the combined effects of genetic and lifestyle factors. The question is, which plays a bigger role? Time to put my scientist hat on and end this debate. Don’t worry–it’s not gonna take long … because there’s some solid clinical evidence that gives us a clear answer. Lifestyle Factors […]

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When to Buy Organic (and When to Save Your Money)

when to buy organic

“Going organic” is all the rage these days. The benefits of eating organic food are clear, but sometimes organic stuff costs twice as much, which is cost-prohibitive for a lot of grocery budgets. So the question is … is buying organic worth it? The short answer: in some cases yes and others no. Let’s explore […]

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Science Says This Is the Best Diet

It’s no secret I don’t like diets. If you’re new here, read my 2,300 word manifesto about the science behind why diets don’t work. This post will be much shorter, however, because I want to focus on what does work … and my stance here is pretty simple. In March 2014, David Katz, M.D., who […]

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7 Healthy Ingredients You Absolutely Need in Your Kitchen

Corporations cook very different from how people do. They tend to use much more sugar, fat, and salt than people cooking for people do; they also deploy novel chemical ingredients seldom found in pantries in order to make their food last longer and look fresher than it really is. So it will come as no […]

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10 of My Favorite Healthy Springtime Recipes

Spring is in the air (although it sure as hell doesn’t feel like it yet here in the Midwest). For those of us who like to cook and don’t have access to seasonal produce year-round, this is one of the best times of the year. In Michigan we’re starting to get some early season greens, […]

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