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8 Tips to Becoming an Informed Consumer of Health Information

Eat this, not that! Eat that, not this! One day a certain supplement or medication is great for you, but a week later you’re being advised not to take it… With so much confusing (and often conflicting) information flying around, how can you become an informed consumer of health information?

What I Taught at Harvard: The Science of Nature as Medicine (Video)

This is the 40 minute invited “The Science of Nature as Medicine”, guest lecture (zoom video) to Harvard’s “Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine” course I taught in January 2020, with 20 minutes of questions. Many of the references for the studies I cite can be found in the Nature Therapy Primer

Keeping a Diet Diary

There are dozens of reason why you’d want to keep a diet diary. Whether you need to monitor eating habits to manage a health condition or because you want to lose weight, keeping a diet diary is a powerful tool for gaining insight about what, when, and why you are

Vibrant Winter Greens with Walnuts, Dried Cranberry and Lemon Vinaigrette

Now that we’ve sold you on healthy winter greens, it’s only fair to provide a killer recipe to go with it. A healthy start to dinner, this winter salad is robust in flavor, color, and nutrition. Cranberries add color and sweetness against the vibrant dark greens and purple radicchio. Walnuts

Keep Healthy During Chillier Months with Winter Greens

For some people, green veggies can be a hard sell—and it can be even harder to psych yourself up for a salad when the weather gets chilly and all you want is something warm and carby. However, if you’re looking to avoid a carbo-load food coma and keep eating healthy

Planning for Your Best Health in 2020

Welcome to 2020. A new year and new—or renewed—resolutions. We’re two weeks in now, which is a crucial time that can make or break those resolutions we set back on the 1st. So it’s important to be planning for your best health in 2020 now. Whether you’re determined to manage

Festive Figs and Their Health Benefits

One of the most ubiquitous foods during the festive holiday season is the fig. After all, have you eaten figgy pudding at any other time of the year? ​​​​​​​ Thankfully for us, festive figs are a very healthy fruit with a plethora of health benefits. Fig antioxidants can enrich lipoproteins

Vitamin C for a Healthy Immune System

Next week is Christmas, and a fair few of us might find an orange at the bottom of our stockings. So in honor of the orange, today we’re paying tribute to the secret ingredient that makes it so special: vitamin C. Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin

Weekly Wows: Dark Waters, pomegranates, and Food & Climate Change

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Healthy Bites: Soup Season & Nature Therapy for Dementia

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Weekly Wows: Phosphatidylserine, Our Wild Calling, and Allbirds

What Supplements I’m Liking Is it possible that longevity is cool? Celebrities are now seen with copies of Dan Buettner’s Blue Zones; Mike Roizen’s and my own RealAge Diet; The Longevity Book by Cameron Diaz; and the new Lifespan by David Sinclair. I’ve been fascinated by how we can live healthier

Healthy Bites: Cold Relief & Air-Cleaning Plants

Healthy Bites: Cold Relief There’s a nasty cold making the rounds right now that I’ve seen take down friends and loved ones for weeks at time. We all know there are myriad products that promise to reduce symptoms, from decongestants, cough suppressants, and pain relieving medicines. But we also know