Nutrition for Healthy Skin: Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Biotin, and Sulfur

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Contrary to what many conventional doctors and dermatologists may believe, nutrition plays a critical role in the health of your skin. Acne, rosacea, psoriasis, dry skin, and wrinkles are all affected by your diet, and eating the right types of foods is a great strategy for reducing and even eliminating these skin conditions. The first article in this series on nutrition and skin health explained how vitamin A, zinc, and vitamin C can all help improve… Read More

Recipe: Lamb Korma


This creamy, thick dish traditionally has a base of dairy cream or coconut milk, with additional thickening from almonds or cashews. Combined with the spice masala, these ingredients form a ‘korma paste’, in which the lamb slowly stews. Type of dish: Dinner Equipment: Large soup pot with lid, blender or mortar and pestle Servings: Makes 3 servings. Ingredients: 2 inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced 6 large cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed 1/4 tsp salt 5… Read More

Nutrition for Healthy Skin: Vitamin A, Zinc, Vitamin C


One of the biggest motivations to adopt a more nutritious diet is the desire to improve skin health. Many people of all ages struggle with skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, dry skin, wrinkles, and sun damage, among others. This can be very upsetting for those who have yet to find a solution to their problematic skin. While conventional medical professionals often discount the connection between skin health and nutrition, there is strong evidence to… Read More

RHR: Live From AHS12 – New Research and Theories on Nutrition and Health


This episode was recorded live at the Ancestral Health Symposium in Cambridge, MA – in Mat LaLonde’s office, no less. The audio quality is not up to par as a result, but I think you’ll enjoy the show nonetheless. (I was also losing my voice, since we recorded at the end of the last day of the conference.) In this episode, we cover: 5:37 Final words on the safe starch debate 9:25 Chris Masterjohn on… Read More

Take Home Messages from AHS 2012


This past weekend, I attended the Ancestral Health Symposium at Harvard University, where some of the biggest contributors to the ancestral health movement gathered to discuss their research findings and theories on health and nutrition. One of the highlights of the conference for me was meeting people I’ve been in contact with for years, but hadn’t yet had the chance to meet in person: Mat LaLonde, Stephan Guyenet, Chris Masterjohn and many more. There were several… Read More

Recipe: Traditional Korean Birthday Soup


Miyuk Guk is Korean seaweed soup. “Miyuk” refers to wakame, a type of seaweed abundant along the long Korean coastline. This warming and delicious comfort food is made with fragrant garlic, seaweed, and either fish broth with shellfish or beef broth with sliced beef. I love the story behind this celebratory Korean “birthday soup” recipe, which everyone eats not only on his or her birthday, but also year-round. Its association with birthdays in particular stems… Read More