"During her presidential run, Harris revealed her stance on encouraging Americans to reduce their consumption of meat. At a CNN town hall in 2019, Harris responded to a question about whether she would support a change in the dietary guidelines to reduce the consumption of red meat."
As a lifestyle medicine clinician, patients often ask me what is the ONE change they can make to improve their diet. While I always want them to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, if there is one thing they can do, it would be to add more leafy greens into their diet. It’s no secret that greens are healthy but dark leafy greens are likely THE most nutrient dense foods on the planet. What do I mean by leafy greens? These are foods such as romaine lettuce, arugula, spinach, swiss chard, watercress, collard greens as well as, other cruciferous veggies like broccoli.
To call his presentation profoundly informative would be an understatement. Dr. Williams began with a plea to each of us to take the information he shares directly to our own healthcare providers. As he points out, “the leading cause of death among physicians, including cardiologists, is heart disease.” Even though there is considerable evidence in the scientific literature, physicians learn almost nothing about using nutrition to prevent or reverse illness in their medical training.
Introducing Vivian Amos-Brown – Rob Chapman – Gwendolyn Hondras During our “Feed the Body, Nourish the Soul” event, we had the privilege of hearing from a few community members, each having life experiences that eventually led them to discovering the healing and revitalizing power of plant-based nutrition. To hear them tell their stories in their own words, click here.
You may be thinking “what the heck? I’ve never heard of nitric oxide. This must not apply to me.” Most people don’t know what it is otherwise they may say “Hey doc, what are my nitric oxide levels?”. Well, I urge you to stick with me because scientific and medical professionals recognize nitric oxide (NO) as one of the most important molecules produced in humans.
Last week one of my clients asked me, “How do you fit 7-9 servings of fruits and vegetables in consistently? It feels like a lot!” I told her, she needed to have a “WHY that could make her cry.” She asked me what I meant. So I told her about a friend of mine,
Loaded Sweet Potato
Cashew Cream Dressing
- ¼ c Dates ((3-4 medjool or 5 deglet))
- ½ c Almond Butter (or soaked, and pureed cashews)
- ¼ c Water
- ¼ cup Orange Juice (optional)
FIllings Option 1
- 1 whole Pear (fresh, medium diced )
- 1 Tbs Hemp Seeds
- 1 Tbs Unsweetened Coconut (shredded or chips)
- 1 half Orange (fresh, cut into bite-sized pieces)
- 5-6 […]
Americans love cheese! I know, this is not a shock, but in fact, Americans eat more than 33 pounds of cheese per person per year which is 3 times more than they did in 1970. It is not a coincidence that people are more obese than ever. Cheese is loaded with saturated fat, sodium, and cholesterol. When you look at the facts, it’s clear that cheese is pretty terrible for us. See below for 5 alarming facts about cheese and your health.
In the classic film, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones' ex-sweetheart Marion (played by Karen Allen) observes "You're not the man I knew ten years ago." Indy (Harrison Ford) replies with the great comeback, "It's not the years, honey. It's the mileage." At the risk of contradicting Dr. Jones, when it comes to our bodies, it's not only the mileage—it's the fuel that's being pumped into our "tanks." As any mechanic will tell you, powering a car with an improper fuel mix can cause its engine to run rough,
Recently, I was hunting for a quick guide to a healthier lifestyle. I landed on this one, The Wellness Wheel, as described by Yale School of Medicine. The Wheel divides human health/wellness into eight dimensions. Each one of the dimensions is worthy of a lifetime of study. Notably, these facets of wellness mirror those promoted by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.