The Dairy Debate: Cows and Sheep and Goats…OH MY!

There's a lot of buzz in the current health landscape about dairy; if you've been following any of it, thoughts in your head are likely swarming. Unfortunately, I cannot provide 100% clear cut answers because...there aren't any. Dairy tolerance differs from person to person. However, I will clarify the central arguments of the dairy debate … Continue reading The Dairy Debate: Cows and Sheep and Goats…OH MY!

Improve your Gut (and Overall) Health by Eating…Bacteria!

Eating bacteria may sound like a frightening recommendation, but consider this fact: the human body is equal parts human cells and bacteria. Since the human body is already filled with bacteria, the goal is to make sure the "good" bacteria outnumber the "bad." "Good" vs. "Bad" Bacteria "Bad" bacteria, also known as pathogenic bacteria, cause … Continue reading Improve your Gut (and Overall) Health by Eating…Bacteria!

Transform Your Body into a Fat-adapted, Fat-burning Powerhouse

When I did a complete 180 of my diet about two years ago, it was mostly because I learned this simple (yet surprisingly not well-known) fact: The human body can run on one of two energy sources: sugar or fat. Which is better? After brief consideration of some more facts, I'll let you be the … Continue reading Transform Your Body into a Fat-adapted, Fat-burning Powerhouse

Avoid the Most Pesticide-prone Produce

Heard of the "Dirty Dozen"? (Hint: I'm not referring to the 1967 film.) Reality check: Organic produce can be pricey! In an ideal world, we would buy all of our fruits and vegetables from farmer's markets or the "organic" displays at Whole Foods, but our budgets do not always allow for this. (However, since Amazon's … Continue reading Avoid the Most Pesticide-prone Produce

3 Biohacks that Yield Radical Results

After my recent post "Eat Toxin-Free Processed Foods," a loyal follower commented, "Have been loving reading these, but it’s definitely a little daunting! I feel like I don’t have the time money or energy to do everything right! (Or at least mostly right)." I could not agree with this reader more! After almost two years … Continue reading 3 Biohacks that Yield Radical Results

Eat Toxin-free Processed Foods

When you grocery shop for processed foods, are you constantly looking at ingredient labels before you add items to your cart? If your answer is "no," this post is an especially important one for you! First, the most important question: Why are toxins in processed foods...toxic? This article by psr.org (Physicians for Social Responsibility) puts … Continue reading Eat Toxin-free Processed Foods

Just. Cook.

Before you freak out and stop reading, understand that by "cook" I really mean "prepare." If you're like me, you don't consider yourself a chef by any means. But, one biohacking principle that is important to understand right off the bat is this: The only food you can truly trust is that which you prepare … Continue reading Just. Cook.

Exercise is a Poor Way to Lose Weight

Full disclosure: the title phrase is not my own! Rather, "Exercise is a poor way to lose weight" is a tagline that has been spoken time and again by my friend celebrity trainer Vinnie Tortorich. (Yes, you read that correctly...Vinnie is a trainer, and even he is willing to admit that exercise cannot solve all of … Continue reading Exercise is a Poor Way to Lose Weight

Clean up your Coffee

The Health Benefits of Coffee If you're like me, you always look forward to those first sips of your morning brew...possibly more than you look forward to anything else you'll consume the remainder of the day! No matter how hot or cold it is or how alert or exhausted I am, my morning coffee never … Continue reading Clean up your Coffee

Beware of (most!) Bars

"Energy" and "Protein" bars are marketed as "healthy," but they're usually not! Food conglomerates have (unsurprisingly) taken advantage of our grab-n-go culture. Convenience is key in this fast-paced world, but nutrient-dense, healthy choices are often lost in the shuffle. Before buying/eating something, I often ask myself, "Would my great grandmother recognize this?" If the answer … Continue reading Beware of (most!) Bars