Category Archives: Heart Disease

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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The Problem With Red Meat Research

The speculation that red meat consumption increases disease risk has been around for as long as most of us can remember. Largely because of the misconceptions surrounding saturated fat, cholesterol, and heart disease, but also because of power-trippin vegans and click-desperate media outlets blowing up the interweb with tax-wasting epidemiological evidence. Any of the eye-catching…

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The Deal With Dairy

You’ve probably heard the success stories of people swapping out dairy and losing drastic amounts of weight, or switching from cow’s milk to almond or coconut milk and curing their gas, bloating, and upset stomach.  And perhaps this has lead you to believe believe that dairy is bad, and best left out of the diet…?…

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Cardio = The Worst Investment Ever?

One of the greatest things about the human body is its ability to adapt quickly to a new stressor. After initial contact, less and less of an adaptation is required, until dealing with the ‘once-challenging’ stimulus almost seems easy. This phenomenon is especially evident in exercise, as weights begin to feel lighter with resistance training,…

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Eat Fish or Take Fish Oil

Our bodies can’t make omega-3’s, which is why they’re classified as ‘essential’ fatty acids (EFAs). Meaning, we need to consume fish or high-quality meat on a regular basis, or we run the risk of deficiency. Vegetarians will attempt to tell you otherwise, but plant foods only contain short-chain omega-3’s (ALA), which have an extremely weak…

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But What About The China Study?

No matter how much information I share proving that animal products are essential (and a ‘lack of’ detrimental), I commonly encounter this: “But What About the China Study?” For those that have never heard of My Vegetarian Manifesto…Oops! I mean The China Study; Dr. T. Colin Campbell uses observational data from 65 countries in China…

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The Fiber Fallacy

The world was first instructed to “Eat More Fiber“ because of research from Dr.’s Denis Burkitt and Hugh Trowell.  They were studying the associations between diet and health status and wanted to determine why the diseases plaguing individuals in the Western World were not affecting secluded tribes in Africa. According to their observations, the lower…

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Why You Should Avoid Vegetable & Seed Oils (PUFAs)

Canola oil, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, peanut oil, and corn oil, are all polyunsaturated fatty acids (or PUFA’s). Their use has skyrocketed in the last 50 years as an alternative to saturated fat; with soybean and canola oil increasing the most: The problem with PUFAs is that they’re highly susceptible to…

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