DNA surveys tell us we're all 99.9% alike, but what if the gut microbiome (the bacteria that resides within us) makes us radically different when it comes to health and longevity? In my practice, I’ve been putting a precedent on the
I'm giving you the takeaway right now: don't underestimate fiber when it comes to boosting favorable strains of gut bacteria. Fiber for Gut Health Back in 2006 while attending a conference, I saw my first designer probiotic with a hefty price tag
Digestion and Carbohydrates Carbohydrates can be particularly pesky—and it’s their cumbersome nature that may be behind the increase in global obesity. Each of us carries at least one AMY1 gene, which allows us to digest foodstuffs high in starch (think carbs).
I was well on my way to becoming a professional swimmer when disaster struck: the official diagnosis was iron deficiency, at hazardously low levels. After suffering through a slew of tests and prescription drugs that didn’t seem to help, a
I was recently on contract with a large beverage corporation that hired me on to answer one simple question: What is America’s fascination with green veggie juice? My answer was quite siple: social media drives the desire for veggie juice, it photographs
Okinawa used to be the island of the age-defying, but World War II and the modern age have brought the Standard American Diet (SAD) into the everyday lives of Okinawans, for the worse. Post-military occupation, Okinawa now has a high
From the fat-free crazes of the 90s to the Atkin’s super sensation..diets have been a household name forever. Now, the word "diet" seems to be mysteriously missing from the headlines lately. Why? Around 2010-ish, the word diet might have been replaced by detox—the
Soybean consumption has been on the rise since the 1960s; thanks to a dairy-free movement and a fear of meat-based saturated fats and their supposed correlation to cardiovascular disease (CVD). In fact, soybean’s derivatives have become so popular that soybean