Nutrition Insights

The Gift of Magnesium

THE GIFT OF MAGNESIUM

Can we talk about magnesium for a minute?  Call me crazy, but I can get quite effusive when discussing this powerhouse macro mineral.  In the pantheon of essential minerals, magnesium, in my book, is nothing short of a superstar.  Of course, all the essential minerals are necessary for good health, and they all deserve their… Read more »

Turkey Tacos

Turkey Tacos

MEAL PREP: Turkey Tacos   Right now is a really amazing time to be low carb, gluten, and grain free.  There are numerous companies that make alternate versions of your favorite carbs, and these days you won’t lose all of your friends for replacing rice, mashed potatoes, and pizza crust with cauliflower (only most of your friends). … Read more »

Stuffed Cabbage

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MEAL PREP: Stuffed Cabbage My favorite cheat meal is a burrito. 90% of the time I follow the Paleo diet, and only eat meat, vegetables, eggs, nuts and seeds. I don’t eat grain, beans, or dairy, and a burrito is all of those things wrapped up in another thing that I don’t eat. So it’s… Read more »

One Skillet Cashew Chicken Stir-fry

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MEAL PREP: One Skillet Cashew Chicken Stir-fry Wedding gifts keep pouring in and I recently received a beautiful Le Crueset cast iron pan in sexy-red (image to follow). With proper maintenance, a good cast iron pan is indestructible! This thing is a work of art, and I was really excited to use it.  So I went… Read more »

Beef and Chicken and Broccoli

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MEAL PREP: Beef and Chicken and Broccoli I like Chinese food as much as everyone else does, but when you get Chinese takeout it’s full of crappy oils, crappy ingredients, and leaves you feeling just like it, crappy.  Luckily, you can quickly whip up these flavors at home by swapping out their crappy ingredients with… Read more »

Slow Cooker Chicken Sweet Potato Chili

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MEAL PREP: Slow Cooker Chicken Sweet Potato Chili I’m getting married in October, and I’ve slowly begun to receive wedding gifts, one gift I just got is a truly beautiful slow cooker (Thank you Stewart and Eileen).  With all this great stuff arriving at our place, I think I’m starting to understand why people get… Read more »

Blackened Chicken Thighs and Bacon Sweet Potato Hash

Blackened Chicken Thighs and Bacon Sweet Potato Hash

MEAL PREP: Blackened Chicken Thighs and Bacon Sweet Potato Hash On days when I don’t have food prepared for work I often go to Whole Foods and make lunches from their hot food and salad bar.  They’ve recently been stocking blackened chicken thighs.  I like blackening stuff because it healthily adds deep flavor.  The issue with Whole… Read more »

Season It Up!

Season It Up

Ahh, Summer.  After such a long, cold winter, I’m sure that many of us are now happily enjoying warmer temperatures, longer days, flowers in bloom, and of course, seasonal produce.  For me, there is nothing quite like the taste of the season’s first tender asparagus and leafy greens, or the sweet berries, melons, and peaches… Read more »

Meal Prep: Mexican Meatloaf

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I meal prepped a Mexican meatloaf this week.  I added a ton of vegetables to it so that it would be more nutritious.  If you are concerned with the higher calorie count in this than in my other recipes, you can switch out the pork churizo with one made with chicken or turkey, or even sub it out… Read more »

Chronic Inflammation And How To Tame It

Tame Chronic Inflammation

Chronic Inflammation and How To Tame It A stressful life, poor diet, and toxic people, we would all happily trade with a more balanced existence filled with nourishment, inner growth and conscious living. Sure, why not? But it’s not always so easy, when our go-go lifestyles encompass a daily barrage of toxins, infectious agents and… Read more »

The Unrefrigerated Egg

While working to set up our new studio in Santiago, Chile recently – I took time out to visit the city and to go grocery shopping. Visiting a large and well-stocked super market, I became fascinated as I walked down the ‘egg aisle’ that resembled any bread aisle in a U.S. super market. There they… Read more »

I Drink Coffee

I’m a regular coffee drinker, and now that reports claim that coffee is actually a good thing, I no longer feel the need to be discreet about my caffeine addiction…um…attraction.

The Skinny on Fats

Fat is simply the most misunderstood component of the modern diet, and ‘healthy’ and ‘low-fat’ are dangerously regarded as synonymous. After years of experts recommending that we eliminate fat completely from our diets, they are now starting to concede that some fats, like Omega-3s, are good for us. Notwithstanding, we are told to proceed with… Read more »

Going Caveman With The Paleo Diet – Regressive or Progressive Evolution?

The Caveman Diet Movement, also called the Paleolithic (or Paleo) Diet, is not really a movement, but a comeback. In fact, it’s a comeback from more than 10 thousand years ago, and is gaining momentum. But unlike bell-bottoms, we should all take this burgeoning regression to our ancestral ways seriously and progress backwards towards better… Read more »

Sugars – The Glucose, The Fructose, and The Sucrose of it all.

It is now the Year 2013 and we all know sugar is the enemy. So, table sugar (aka poison, also known as sucrose) is appropriately in the garbage, and label reading for ‘sugar’ content is now a grocery shopping ritual. Yet, the full sugar story is only partially revealed. Sugars, like fats, are not created… Read more »

Commodity Futures For Coconuts – A Shrewd Investment?

This is a guest post from Nicole Gustavson – InForm Fitness, Leesburg, VA. I recommend starting each day with a 20-gram shot of saturated fat. Then I suggest that you repeat that decadence at least one more time each day, preferably about 20 minutes before your lunchtime meal. Sound crazy? No, or at least not… Read more »

Sharing in Mother Nature’s Bounty

As often as possible, I peruse my local Farmers Market in search of fresh organic fruits and vegetables. And, yes, as often as possible, I capitalize on those excursions as opportunities to observe my fellow health-conscious shoppers. My wife calls it staring. Regardless, I think people are fascinating. So, in a collective pursuit of superior… Read more »

Clean Water – Bottle or Tap?

So many of us rely on bottled water while others who have become more eco friendly have given up buying bottled water and are using reusable water carriers. This encourages the use of tap water. So the question is which is cleaner water – bottled or tap? Two independent studies have confirmed that tap water… Read more »