I know a lot of you out there know exactly what I’m talking about here.  You’ve got a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, or maybe even a crazy roommate who gets sucked into reading a few too many holistic health articles and books and the next thing you know, they throw away the microwave because it’s so dangerous for your health.

Microwaves are not safe!  They change the molecular structure of your food and then your body can’t digest it right and then you get cancer and die.”  –  Anonymous health nut

Microwave Baby MMe JPGYeah yeah… so I’m the guy writing these nutty holistic health articles now.  But before I was this guy teaching about microwaves, I was THAT GUY who threw a massive tantrum when my then-wife, Niki Driscoll, threw away the microwave years ago.  But little did I know that small health and lifestyle changes then could have saved me years of pain and illness later. Read the whole article »

Is change a process, an overnight phenomenon, or a little bit of both, depending on which Stage of Change you are in? More and more we see new fad diets and exercise programs promising immediate results. Why do some people stick to it and others fall off the wagon?

Individuality of course! But individuality can extend beyond your metabolism and into the domain of your will power, or more specifically:

Your chances of making a permanent lifestyle change can depend on the Stage of Change you are currently in.”

Let’s move through all 6 Stages of Change, from Pre-Contemplation to Termination, in this new short video. Which one are you in?

I experienced all 6 Stages of Change during my own healing process, and man did it get ugly for a while, especially when I got stuck at the Contemplation Stage, was overly ambitious at the Action Stage, and totally sabotaged myself during the Maintenance Stage (a.k.a Relapse). Read the whole article »

Does what we eat have an impact on our seasonal allergies?  Spring is here, and for some it’s a blessing to stop and smell the roses, and for others it’s a curse laced with the ball and chain of an Allegra and Afrin dependency.

Beware of PollenSo do you really have to lock yourself indoors all season shooting drugs up your nose like a cocaine addict?  Or can you break free from the sinus-stuffed-sneezy prison simply by making small changes to your diet?

The answer is yes (to the second question).  And it no longer has to be a choice between which drugs to take, but rather which foods to eat.

You see, this isn’t just nutritional theory.  I’m a living example of going from allergy shots to allergy free. Read the whole article »

The obesity epidemic, downward trend, or whatever you want to call it, is simply getting worse and worse and worse. It’s not getting better. It’s not slowing down. It’s not even plateauing. It’s just getting worse.

How bad is it? See the US state-by-state comparison in this new short video:

Yes, there is an elephant in the room here. And as I mentioned in the video,

If you want to help the obesity epidemic, then don’t become part of it.”

Here are 5 out-of-the-box ways to make this happen. And no, I’m not just going to tell you to drink more water, not eat processed foods, and start exercising. It goes way deeper than that. Read the whole article »

Earth Day is here again: that one special day of the year where we consider how we can better take care of our planet and be more green, but I have to ask, “What if instead of being more green this year, we focus on being more brown?”

Ewww. Brown isn’t as pretty as green. It makes me think of decay and dirty things.” – Anonymous

Exactly so. But what if the secret to becoming more Green really lies in the Brown, the stuff that makes up the earth, made of decay and dirty things, but also holding within it the beginning and continuation of all life: The Soil.

Death-Life-Death-Life… this cycle is the secret of the soil. Diets and nutrition are completely meaningless without it. But there is a light side and a dark side to this story, an epic battle in which only one side will win. But which cycle are you supporting: The Circle of Life… or the Wheel of Death?
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I recently spoke at the Crescent City Classic Health Expo in New Orleans, and I was amazed at how many people I talked to who still count calories instead of counting on their actual food choices.

Apparently, there is a considerable population who still suffer from N.E.S. also known as Number Eating Syndrome. I thoughtfully cover it in this new short video:

So which is it? Are calories important or not? Well, that depends on which century you were born.
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So how do you make more time to exercise, cook, and carve out some extra ME time? After interacting with thousands of clients, I’ve simmered it down to 3 high impact tips to get you exercising and moving more consistently than ever.

But first, allow me to go off on a brief one minute love rant on how some people complain about not having enough time in a day, but even if they did have a 25-hour or even a 30-hour day, they still wouldn’t get it all done….

And now that’s off my chest, let’s move forward with how to break the old cycles of time lack and invite the new cycles of time abundance. Read the whole article »

Skip meals to make a HUGE difference on the scale… a new fad? Heck no. This has been going on for millennia.

Ancient Diet Secret Revealed In This 1 Minute Video Short

The problem is that something got lost in translation. You know, like a really bad version of the telephone game where someone starts with the word “No” and by the end of the round the last person ends with the word “Yes.”
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I love Mary Poppins. I really do. Anywhere from her LSD-induced chalk drawing adventures to flying through chimneys and over rooftops.

She has taught us that the imagination has no limits. And when in doubt of what to say, then make up a really long word like Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, and people will listen. People will believe you because, using a word like that… well… surely you know something that I don’t. In fact, as Mary often reiterates, “If you say it loud enough you’ll always sound precocious.”

pre – co – cious

Adjective

  1. (of a child) Having developed certain abilities or proclivities at an earlier age than usual.
  2. (of behavior or ability) Indicative of such development: “a precocious talent for computing”.

And no one has heeded these words of wisdom more than the masters of creating new hard-to-spell and hard-to-pronounce food label words: our friends at the food additive and food chemical companies.

Let’s explore this dark underworld of food labels, shall we? Let’s delve into precocious-sounding words like ethyl methylphenylglycidate, anethol, nerolin, and isobutyl anthranilate that are being passed off as “Eat Me.”

Let’s also dive deeper into the possible secret ties between Mary Poppins and the drug companies. I mean really Mary? Prescribing sugar with medicine for a sick child? Three cheers for cough syrups by Vicks, Delsym, and Robitussin who have been following her advice for years (using HFCS… mmmmmmmboy!).

It’s all here in this 2 minute video short:


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