Category Archives: Brain Health

Why Grass-Fed Meat is Worth it

In a perfect world we wouldn’t have to worry about where our food comes from.   All vegetables would be grown in mineral-rich soil, all fruit would be hand-picked by the farmer down the street, and all animals would be ethically raised and free to graze on green pastures. Unfortunately, that’s not the case today; where…

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Beyond Live It NOT Diet! – The Wheat-Free Feast

Although celiac disease was identified over 2000 years ago, we’ve only understood it as gluten intolerance since the 1950’s.  Now, some 60+ years later, it’s becoming clear that it’s not just gluten….and it’s not just a concern for those with a wheat-allergy! Those with celiac disease can actually react to any of the wheat proteins…

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The Pharmaceutical Hat-trick

Marijuana is an example of a gateway drug, because it encourages the use of other drugs in the future. Which may or may not be true; but if that’s the case, you could make the same argument for statins. The only difference being, the statins come from the trusted guy in the lab coat, while…

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Live It NOT Diet! FAQs – Best Tests for Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Dementia

After last week’s post, and my Heart Disease Deception video I’ve had many questions regarding the best tests for determining your cardiovascular risk.  And similarly, what biomarkers to look at when trying to assess your insulin sensitivity, and risk of diabetes and dementia.   So, along with Ignoring Your Cholesterol Number, here are the tests…

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Olive Oil – When to Use it & What to Look For

Though fats that are predominantly monounsaturated are more stable than polyunsaturated options (vegetable and seed oils), they’re still susceptible to heat. As we’ve learned, cooking with UNsaturated fats (mono or poly) is not wise because of the health risks associated with oxidation – which can occur at any point from oil extraction to your kitchen…

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Ending the Vegetarian Debate Before it Starts

As stated perfectly in 1995 in the journal Current Anthropology: “The incorporation of increasingly greater amounts of animal products into the diet was essential in the development of the large human brain.” Yet so-called health experts continue to recommend and promote meat-free diets? Realistically, there shouldn’t be a ‘debate’ with information like this. As even…

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The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Brain

We’ve talked about the nutritional needs of a healthy brain, and how a higher-fat lower-carb diet supports that. Not only because of the negative impact of sugar and the potential for insulin resistance and AGEs, but because our brain needs cholesterol and saturated fat. To build and support cells, and to properly transport and absorb…

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Eat Eggs…WITH The Yolks!

One of my all-time favorite conversations with clients goes like this: Me – “So give me a typical day of eating for you?” Client – “Well, I eat pretty well. I usually start my day off with an egg white omelet…” Me – (insert shot clock expiration sound) Simply put, removing the yolks from eggs…

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