Jumbo Bran Muffins

Jumbo Bran Muffins

Every once in a while I get these weird cravings for foods that I haven’t entertained since I’ve adopted my real food philosophy, which minimizes my exposure to gut and blood sugar busting grains and flours. Often these cravings are for pseudo-healthy foods that tickle some emotional connection to my youth, which often only come out when things are going really, really well or really, really poorly. Consider this one of those cravings. Read More




Compassion > Esteem

Food and movement are highly divisive topics and it is common place for proponents of one eating, moving style to admonish others, labeling them as foolish, ignorant, or down right negligent.

A current example may be the paleo v. plant-based battle that is being waged in white collar communities around the country. You may have taken a position in the conflict and have, at one point in time or another, thrown bacon or TVP fueled rhetoric at the opposing faction. However, if you’ve been living on the outskirts of the skirmish without the slightest intimation of the nutritional theory undercurrent ripping apart cul-de-sac filled neighborhood across the country, free up a few hours, Google “paleo versus plant-based”, and be prepared to receive some of the most highly charged, partisan garble this side of the iPhone-Galaxy debate. Read More




The Most Important Practice in Finding Health

There are few things in the realm of dietary modification that promise immediate, measureable improvements in health and wellbeing. For example, eating an extra serving of vegetables will certainly improve your health, but determining exactly how much it will affect your cholesterol, A1c, or body composition is going to be somewhat difficult, if not impossible.

When evaluating the health improvements that any one health may impart, we must also take into consideration the fact that we often adopt multiple healthful habits at once, which, together, produce a profound effect upon health, but being able to contribute a specific amount of said improvement to x, y, or z isn’t going to happen. For example, you may have better, more consistent bowel movements, but can that be attributed to an increase in vegetable intake, decrease in non-vegetable intake, or any of the almost infinite dietary/lifestyle modifications (more exercise, less smoking and drinking, etc.) one could make to improve health. Read More


Water for Health and Wellbeing

Water and the Health Benefits of Proper Hydration

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Water is the foundation of life and is fundamental in the quest for health and wellbeing.  It allows the body to efficiently digest and absorb food nutrients and…


Rethinking Dietary Fat and Its Impact Upon Health

Friday, August 15, 2014

Dietary fat is a highly controversial topic. We have been led to believe that it is the source of Western diseases such as obesity, heart disease, stroke and…

Nutritious Snacking for Health and Recovery

Nutritious Snacking for Health and Recovery – Product Review

Thursday, July 31, 2014

I love a good snack. Well, it may be more accurate to say that I love a good meal, but what is a snack but an abbreviated meal….

Bowl of Politics

Cut Sugar. Reclaim Health.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Sugar may be one of the worst substances for the human form. It has very little nutritive value and, when consumed in excess, contributes to countless disease processes…


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