Weight Bias in Health Care and Tips for Health Professionals

Weight Bias in Health Care and Tips for Health Professionals

Here's how weight bias may impact your patients, and some steps to minimize weight bias for clinicians or future medical professionals.

Confused about Nutrition? Here’s Why

Confused about Nutrition? Here’s Why

Different from what every best selling diet author would have you believe, eating for optimal health is confusing and complicated for most people. Here are some of the factors that contribute to this confusion

Ketosis: Reviewing the Research and the Fad

Ketosis: Reviewing the Research and the Fad

Ketosis, Keto, Ketogenic... These key words seem to be popping up everywhere, from recent journal articles to fad diets to health blogs, but this concept is anything but new. This week we are putting ketosis under the microscope, examining the peer-reviewed research and the fads.

Supplement Skepticism and the Key to a Healthy 2017

Supplement Skepticism and the Key to a Healthy 2017

2017 is now in full swing, and I know many of you are working hard at those resolutions you might have made a couple of weeks ago.  Many people like to use New Years to kick start a plan to be healthy.  Gyms and yoga classes always seem packed with motivated individuals in January, as people [...]

Southern Californian Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

Southern Californian Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

Seafood is often considered an expensive, bougie treat.  I've noticed that I tend to suggest  replacing a majority of the red meat in ones diet with seafood for the obvious health benefits, while ignoring the strain that this places on ones wallet. Shrimp tends to be the least-expensive option in the seafood section, and has [...]

Building a Healthy Relationship with Food and Your Body

Building a Healthy Relationship with Food and Your Body

You've just finished a huge Thanksgiving meal. Some of you are stuffed to nauseous status, others are stuffed to guilty status. Now I'm going to speak to the guilty feeling folks right now:  Stop feeling guilty.  Accept it for what it is. If you're feeling extremely full, go on a family walk, or just pass [...]