Lauren Fleshman: It’s Freaking Science Dude

Lauren Fleshman

Lauren Fleshman is a feisty, world-class, super fast middle and long distance runner competing as a member of the Oregon Track Club Elite team.  She is also a “smarty pants.” Yep, she has a BA from Stanford in Biology with a bonus MA in Education. But Lauren isn’t simply “book smart.”   She has combined what […]

Review of Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil

We Love Tropical Traditions

To say that my family consumes a lot of coconut oil would be a gross understatement.   Above is a picture of my sons Neil and Evan with a few of our orders from Tropical Traditions during the past few years.  And yes, the big container is 5 gallons – and at 117 calories per tablespoon, […]

Whole9 Hits a Home Run: It Starts With Food

It Starts With Food

For the Paleo, Primal, and CrossFit community, Dallas and Melissa Hartwig of Whole9 are household names.  Their one month introductory program for the Paleo diet, Whole30, has literally helped thousands of people by educating them on how to make smarter food choices.  They have changed people’s lives, and in many cases, helped them to overcome […]

99% of Health-Related Newspaper Headlines are Bogus

Jeff Foxworthy

Well actually, I made that up.  But what if I were to cite a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal article to back up my headline?  Would that make it true?  Apparently that is what many journalists believe. Recently, the Harvard School of Public Health published the results of a study on Red Meat Consumption and Mortality.  And […]

What is a Healthy Breakfast?

What is a Healthy Breakfast

So what is a healthy breakfast?  If you read the article in Time Magazine referenced above, the answer isn’t bacon and eggs.  According to the first sentence, “Cholesterol is proved deadly, and our diet may never be the same.”  But that was written in 1984.  What does the best science tell us today?  We now […]