Q&A with the Food Shaman

Q&A with the Food Shaman

Later this month, on July 17th, I will be featured on the FREE on-line Food & Health conference, Foods That Heal (click to register for FREE).  This insightful gathering features 20 experts on food and health from around the globe, each sharing their perspective...
The Big, Fat Lie

The Big, Fat Lie

Read the latest on disease risk (like atrial fibrillation) and obesity. Is obesity really the cause of inflammation and illness; or does the cause lie more in our choice of foods than the quantity of consumption? Check out the Psychology Today article… Read on...
Fall, Ramen Bowls, and Gold Awards

Fall, Ramen Bowls, and Gold Awards

First and foremost, if you have not checked out Dr. Mike Cooks, what are you waiting for! The pilot series of my instructional cooking show, hosted on-line by Healthination, just won the GOLD! A gold Davey award for the best Online Film/Video-Health & Fitness; an...
PURE-ly Delicious

PURE-ly Delicious

“It was twenty years ago today Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play….” ~The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) It is actually now more than a half century since Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play, and that iconic work has withstood the test of...
Artificially sweet little lies

Artificially sweet little lies

Not to say I told you so (years ago in The Fallacy of The Calorie), but , well I told you so. Not long ago, I posted about the recent data confirming what I wrote several years ago; that artificially sweetened beverages (ASBs) are linked with an increased risk of...
Turmeric and Curcumin: A Primer

Turmeric and Curcumin: A Primer

The History of Turmeric & Curcumin As you probably already know, turmeric and curcumin are huge buzzwords in the nutrition community these days. Traditionally native to Southern Asia and India, turmeric is a root that has spread throughout the world due to its...
A Perfect Easter Rack

A Perfect Easter Rack

Still looking for that perfect Easter meal? Look no further! This springtime infused rack of lamb is great for any holiday; or any day. We glaze the lamb with a lovely mix of springtime flavors like cherries and fresh herbs. The lamb rests on a bed of tender couscous...
Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

  Apple Cider Vinegar I’ve been hearing about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar (ACV) for a long time; and vinegar’s been around a heck of a lot longer than I have. Vinegar is an ancient preservative and can trace its origins to a time when food, health and...
Gut Check

Gut Check

“All disease begins in the gut.” ~Hippocrates   Short of ecological catastrophe, our diet is the most important environmental interaction we experience. We are quite literally bringing the outside environment into our own bodies; every day, several times a day. As we...
Food and Sex

Food and Sex

  “Good Food leads to Good Sex…as it should.” ~ Anthony Bourdain You’ve had an annoying day. No serious disasters on the home front, but enough nuisances to leave you quite piqued. The morning seems to trumpet in one fire after another, and after adding Smokey the...
Gluten: A Primer

Gluten: A Primer

To borrow a phrase, gluten-free is YUGE! Less than 18 months ago, the gluten-free market passed 23 billion (yes, billion with a “B”) in annual sales. Just four years earlier, that market stood at just over 11 billion dollars per year. That is a growth rate any hedge...
Cholesterol: A Story of Tradition

Cholesterol: A Story of Tradition

  “Here in Anatevka we have traditions for everything… how to eat, how to sleep, even, how to wear clothes…You may ask, how did this tradition start? I’ll tell you – I don’t know. But it’s a tradition….” -Tevye; Fiddler...

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