2021 - This Is Your Year!

2020 was a difficult year for all of us. Our usual daily routines were disrupted thanks to the coronavirus. We spent more time at home...

Fish - What's the Catch?

Patients and family members often ask me for dietary advice. They frequently inquire about my personal dietary preferences and beliefs. ...

Not Milk?

I grew up on a small, rural farm in the 1970’s and 80’s. My family raised cattle along with other traditional farm animals. Meat,...

Use The Quarantine & Lent To Your Advantage!

Growing up in a Methodist family, we didn’t really observe Lent. However, I am quite familiar with the concept of Lent since I live in...

The Bite-Sized Blog on Toilet Paper

Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has spread to more than 100 countries over the last several weeks. The World Health Organization categorized...

Don't Waste 1 Day on the "Whole30" Plan!

Many overweight people try to lose weight at the beginning of each year. A new year frequently means another fad diet. A current,...

Heart Healthy Eating Tips

Today we know that obesity increases the risk of developing heart disease. You are more likely to have long-term complications from...

What Are The Blue Zones?

In Dan Buettner’s book The Blue Zones Solution, he describes five regions in our world that have extraordinary lifespans. Experts...

More Tips for Eating Out!

Today, most communities have a variety of local ethnic eateries. Since most of them are not large chain restaurants, nutritional...

How to Dine Out Successfully

One of the most important skills to learn for effective weight management is proper dining at restaurants. Eating out is never the...

Holiday Eating Survival Guide

The 2019 holiday season is here! It is time to celebrate with holiday parties and family events. Unfortunately, these gatherings can be...

Sugar – The True Bad Carb

Most Americans eat large quantities of simple, refined carbs (sugars) and small amounts of complex carbs and fiber. In fact, over half...

The Various Benefits of Exercise - Part 3

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends exercising a minimum of three times per week to facilitate weight loss. If possible,...

The Various Benefits of Exercise - Part 2

The numerous advantages of regular exercise are irrefutable. The first question for most people includes how to get started and what...

The Various Benefits of Exercise

Exercise has been recommended by doctors for thousands of years. Hippocrates was the first documented physician to recommend exercise as...

Proteins - The Final Chapter

What is a protein? The word protein comes from the Greek word proteios meaning "of prime importance." Proteins are complex molecules...

Adding the Right Proteins - Part 2

There are additional protein contributions from plants that we did not discuss in the previous blog. For instance, the so-called...

Add the Right Protein to Your Meal

My newest pet peeve is restaurants that ask if you’d like to add “a protein” to your meal. Protein is a macronutrient, not a food item! ...

Veto the "Keto" Diet

Carbohydrates, or carbs, have been ridiculed for decades. Recent trendy diets that advocate “low-carb” eating include the Atkins Diet,...

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