OPINION: Protein should not be a food group since labeling it this way creates an unhealthy obsession with so-called protein rich foods when it makes absolutely no difference where we derive amino acids to synthesize proteins in our bodies, and excess protein increases the risk of diseases. Protein rich foods are not necessary considering human […]

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) are a set of guidelines and eating recommendations intended for the average American. However, when the committee that reviewed the evidence for the DGA, they failed to include studies that represent the ethnic make-up of the United States and failed to include studies on the largely unhealthy American population, […]

Improving Eyesight with Nutrition The secret to good eyesight as we age may not be a secret after all.   The adage that eating your carrots will ensure good eyesight has some truth.  Mom may have been right all along!  Even though conventional therapies for improving eyesight like eyeglasses, contact lenses, and surgery may be preferred […]

Fermented Foods Are Essential to Human Health What do mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, and olives have in common?  These food items may be the toppings on a pizza, but they share another characteristic; they are all fermented foods.  Sauerkraut is usually what comes to mind when people think of fermented foods.  Many other treasured foods like […]

I speculated many weeks ago that perhaps the reason why we saw such a high COVID-19 mortality rate among nursing homes residents, African Americans, darker skinned individuals, and those with comorbidities – was likely due to a Vitamin D deficiency. The evidence of this was become very clear to me that this is indeed the […]

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 […]

So let’s talk about metabolic health, diet, weight loss, and arterial function. Let’s start with a joke….. How many Keto/low-carb proponents does it take to change a light bulb??? NONE – because they prefer to stay in the dark! Joke number two: How many plant-based doctors and dieticians are getting paid big speaking fees from […]

Type 2 Diabetes is a lifestyle ‘disease’ based on dietary choices.   It is NOT hereditary.  It is estimated that over 50% of Americans now have Type 2 Diabetes or are Pre-Diabetic.   With pandemic levels of this killer disease, you would think that there would be more awareness of how to stop and reverse it.  […]

It has been almost a year since I have gone vegan.  I do not regret my decision to leave animal proteins off my plate even a little bit!  Not only am a healthier, going vegan has changed me both inside and out.  As I have learned about the atrocities of animal agriculture on beautiful sentient […]