Plant-Based Foods for Skin Health: A Narrative Review “Collectively, the evidence to date suggests a promising future for plant-based dietary interventions that promote skin barrier health and function.” https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212267221014337 In conclusion, clinical studies in the field of nutrition and skin research support growing evidence to help dietitians make targeted dietary recommendations. More investigations on whole […]

How can close interpersonal family relationships motivate others toward positive, healthy lifestyle changes? Many of us have witnessed family members make poor decisions, sometimes to the point of spiraling out of control.  According to the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 72% of U.S. adults report having one or more unhealthy behaviors (Baily, 2019)!   It […]

I recently attended the Plant Based Prevention of Disease (P-POD) virtual conference. Much of the information presented was what I was mostly familiar with as a plant-based nutrition science addict! I was pleased to listen to presentations on Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease by Dr. Dean and Dr. Ayesha Sherzai (a.k.a. ‘Team Sherzai’); Preventing Heart Disease with […]

Due to the massive shortage of N95 masks and personal protection equipment (PPE) that protect us – and especially healthcare workers – against the COVID-19 Coronavirus, I thought I would share with you a little research that I think is plausible for a DIY face mask. It is important to note that I am not […]

Guest Post by Dr. David Katz There is always some popular diet du jour; that, it seems, is how we roll. Atkins; The Zone; South Beach; Sonoma…and so on. No matter how many times weight loss pixie dust has been sprinkled on us before, only to fail, it remains a seller’s market. And somehow, we […]

Dr. David Katz MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM and Director, Yale University Prevention Research Center did a VERY comprehensive review of diets which was published in the Annual Review of Public Health. Can We Say What Diet Is Best for Health? https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/full/10.1146/annurev-publhealth-032013-182351#_i12 He references 167 pieces of scientific literature and reviewed various dietary patterns including: […]

Despite the myths that the Mediterranean and similar diets have copious amounts of olive oil, any oil is not a health food.  Oil has no dietary fiber, is void of micro-nutrients, and will contribute to weight gain. As a chef, believe me that learning to cook without oil was certainly different for me.  I have […]

Autoimmune Disease Rates Increasing: The growing prevalence of Autoimmune Diseases ought to cause us to wonder what the mechanism is behind the growth and prevalence. Type 1 diabetes incidence is rising 3-5% /year. How is it that Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus has grown year over year in Westernized countries? See: The World Incidence and Prevalence […]

Avoid Animal Products Meat, dairy, and eggs use a great deal of resources. They are crop-intensive and energy-intensive. Animal products are inefficient to produce and result in a net loss of calories and protein. Dropping animal products is the best recommendation for eating a greener diet. Enjoy Whole Foods Choose whole grains, fresh produce, nuts, and dried legumes, which result in less […]

5 Reasons I Don't Recommend The Keto Diet by Dr. Michelle McMacken

5 Reasons Why I Don’t Recommend a Keto Diet by Dr. Michelle McMacken 1. That we know of, no population in history has ever thrived on a very-low-carb/high-fat diet. There is exactly zero scientific evidence that a keto diet is conducive to longevity & longstanding vitality – unlike a plant-centric diet, the foundation of the […]