What’s the Best Protein Source?

I just got back from a trip to NJ with Ella. I was there speaking.  She came with me, stayed with my parents, and then when I was done each day I’d go and hang with them, have dinner and head back to my hotel. It was a blast.  She had fun with her grandparents. I got to play with some of my childhood toys (helloooo, WWF Wrestlers circa 1985). I digress. On the way back from our NJ solo mission — well, of course we had one of her babies with us that I got to cart around the airport — we were eating in the airport and I overheard a person at the table next to us telling the person he was wit…
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Flawed Study on Omega 3 Fats

The news flashed across the screen — Omega-3 fats do nothing to help heart patients.  Use your money elsewhere! It was all over the media, TV, radio, online and in print. Coincidentally, I was scheduled to do radio interviews all day on … you guessed, omega-3 fats. Well this study quickly changed the tone of the radio interviews and the questions asked from those interviewing me. As you know, we’re big fans of omega-3 fats, both through eating fish and taking a high quality fish oil.  We’ve talked about them before and are supported by many, many studies don…
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21 Nutrition “Rules” To Look Better, Feel Better and Boost Energy

There’s a lot of nutrition junk out there.  A LOT. And we hear more and more of every day.  But just in the last week, we received several emails asking if we could change just 1 nutrition habit of a person, what would it be?  Just 1. Hmmmm. That’s really tough to narrow down, but it got us thinking that we should put together a list of ‘basics’ – through thick and thin, as fad diets come and go, these are solid nutrition behaviors that if you do nothing else but work on these daily habits we can promise you 3 things: You’ll feel better. You’…
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Are You Better Off than 4 Yrs Ago?

On the heels of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, we thought we’d ask this question that came up over and over again in the last 2 weeks as the RNC and DNC were airing. But we’re not getting all political on you. We’re talk about you physically … … are you physically better than you were four years ago? It’s an interesting question. Just the other day I had a conversation with a recent college graduate.  She’s 25 years old and was complaining that she’s wearing a size 8 now when she used to be a 2.  So what has changed f…
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Organic Foods A Waste of Money? (Controversy Alert!)

The organic vs. conventional debate rages on … and will continue to for a long time.  And now even more fuel has been added to the organic fire.  We wrote this blog earlier this year, but with a recent study coming out just the other day, it was time to update and edit. You may have seen snippets from the study — here’s a summary that was published online in the New York Times: "Study Questions Advantages of Organic Meat and Produce." To summarize, the authors analyzed data from 237 other studies — something called a meta analyses — to determin…
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