In Whole, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, the "Father of Modern Nutrition," written with Dr. Howard Jacobson, defines a super-paradigm that elucidates a philosophy---wholism---which medicine needs to aspire to in order to attain an enlightened solution. Whole is a masterpiece of intellectual triangulation, outlining the past, the present, and the critical next steps in the future [...]
Digestion should be something we don't ever have to think about...our bodies are designed to silently do the work for us upon the ingestion of food. Yet for many, digesting food is a far cry from unnoticeable. What has gone awry? According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK), approximately [...]
Science is spectacular. Medicine is magnificent. However, nutrition is one of the most elusive and perplexing subjects ever. We have come to rely on detailed science, disease-based medicine, and messages from the food industry to determine our ideal health choices. Unfortunately, micromanaging our dietary decisions based on these driving forces is only making us sicker, [...]
2013 is the Year of Plant-Based! US News ranked the 11 best plant-based diets, which includes vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic, raw, and more. I was interviewed by Angela Haupt on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 about what it means to eat a whole food, plant-based diet. Here is the recording of our US News Google Hangout interview about Best Diets [...]
Chronic disease is the number one cause of prescription medication use. Remember that although "genetics may load the gun, diet and lifestyle pull the trigger." Controllable risk factors include: How much you weigh Whether or not you exercise regularly Choosing not to smoke What you eat The top 3 most commonly used medications [...]
How many of you chew your food? I mean, really chew your food well? I know it is challenging for me to sit and truly take the time necessary to chew my meals adequately....and somehow, I don't think I am alone. Most of us eat on the run, eat "fast" food, and dedicate little time [...]
Here are my favorite tips to lose weight fast...for life...from FitPerez.com! "Bulkify" your diet...Eat foods high in fiber and water to stay full! Reduce concentrated fats and sweets...(i.e. oils and sugar). Exercise! Move it with whatever you love to do...
In The Most Perfect Diet, I describe why eating a whole food, plant-based diet is the most perfect option we have to dramatically impact our future...both personally and at a global level. I delivered this expanded version of my 2012 TEDxCONEJO Talk at the 2012 Vegetarian Summerfest, organized by the North American Vegetarian Society, on [...]