Do Calories Even Matter Anymore?

A panel of researchers declared that “our current system for assessing calories is surely wrong” at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. A growing body of evidence proves that certain types of foods are processed differently in the body, resulting in more or fewer calories being absorbed than…

What is the Best Diet for You?

Every year (for seven years now), U.S News and World Report publish their Best Diets, rankings of a wide variety of diets regarding: best overall diets best weight loss diets best commercial diets best diabetes diets best diets for healthy eating best fast weight-loss diets best heart-healthy diets best plant-based diets easiest diets to follow…

Eat Carrots and Apples to be Happier?

One of the more frustrating things about being a health professional is the realization that being physically healthy is not necessarily motivation enough. It isn’t enough for a lot of people, and the older I get, the easier it is to not only accept this but to begin to understand it. It’s tough to be…

How to Read a Recipe: 8 Tips

Maybe you’ve flipped through a magazine or cookbook and thought that the title of a recipe sounded appealing, and then you had a brief vision of yourself whipping up something yummy and healthy for yourself…until you let your eyes scan the recipe that suddenly looked way too complicated and time-consuming, and quickly ordered a pizza…

Meal Planning for Normal People

It took me until very recently to truly understand just how many people don’t know how to cook. When you know a subject well, it’s easy to forget that other people don’t. In fact, people have recently begun to pay me to cook dinner or lunch for them a few times a week. I had…