The Perfect Diet

I have learned many lessons while working with clients who are trying to improve their health. And, seeing how a new year has just begun and the majority of us are trying to make some kind of improvement in the way in which we eat, here are what I believe to be the most practical and most relevant principles that you may be able to apply in building your “New Year, New You” diet: Read More




Leaky Gut & Systemic Ill Health

The digestive system is responsible for breaking down food matter and facilitating nutrient absorption to promote immune and metabolic function, nutrient synthesis, cellular communication, and…pretty much every essential function within the body. Unfortunately, modern diet and lifestyle has done a pretty thorough job of destroying digestive function and threatens our health – physical and mental. Read More




Why We Get Fat

We get fat because we eat too much and exercise too little. And, in order to lose weight we must restrict our food intake to some infinitesimally small fraction of our current consumption or subject ourselves to an almost endless amount of aerobic activity. At least that’s what we’ve been told. Funny how such reasoning and recommendation has been around since the dawn of the obesity epidemic yet our collective weight has continued to grow.

Conventional Wisdom

It is widely believed that obesity is the result of (a) improved prosperity and the greater distribution of wealth, (b) a toxic food environment that encourages the overconsumption of nutrient poor foods, and (c) a fundamental shift that incentivizes less physically demanding work and more passive leisure activity. However, evidence validating these beliefs is lacking and such notions are largely held in place by a blind faith on the part of nutrition and public policy ‘experts’ in the calorie-in, calories-out theory of weight loss and a refusal to acknowledge evidence discrediting the actions that are believed to be good for us. Read More


The Human Microbiome

Alcohol & Gut Health: Eating to Restore Balance

Friday, June 6, 2014

There are trillions of bugs that live in the human stomach, small intestines and colon.  Collectively known as the microbiome, these microbes form a community of commensal, symbiotic,…

The Best Nutrition Advice EVER!!!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

“Eat less junk. Eat more vegetables.” This is the best nutrition advice I could ever provide. Highly refined and processed foods, what I call “junk”, destabilize blood sugar,…


Overcome Stress to Support Recovery

Sunday, May 4, 2014

In many alcoholics, stress and the subsequent adrenal fatigue contributes to a compulsive desire for alcohol. In some cases, impaired adrenal function can create or exacerbate chronically low…

Zucchini, Kale and Sweet Pot Frittata

Breakfast IS the Most Important Meal of the Day

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Clients often ask me what it is that I eat. My answer is usually something to the effect of, “vegetables and meat”. Those close to me may consider…


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