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How Resistant Starch Will Help to Make You Healthier and Thinner


I asked Dr. Amy Nett, MD, to contribute this guest post. She recently joined my private practice and will be working with me in the clinic.  Amy initially completed her medical training in radiology at Stanford University Hospital, but wanted to work more directly with patients, helping them to prevent and reverse chronic disease and truly transform their health.  Combined with her passion for nutrition she decided to pursue a career in functional medicine, and… Read More

The Roundup


Here is The Roundup, Edition 28, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past You might want to stand up for this one: yet another study suggests that a single bout of exercise alone is not enough to mitigate the harmful effects of too much sitting. This particular study used healthy, normal weight adults and put them through one of three experimental conditions: continuous sitting for… Read More

The Roundup


Here is The Roundup, Edition 24, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past Recently, a blog called SuppVersity explained that overtraining is a real phenomenon, and that it leads to significant changes in muscle hormones and proteins. The author explains how during the early phases, sympathetic overtraining may feel like being overstimulated, which leads to serious fatigue, episodes of hypoglycemia during (and after) exercise, and… Read More

Staying Healthy When You’re Stuck Inside

Cute Boy

Some of the central features of a healthy lifestyle, such as sunlight, exercise, and connection with nature, are far easier to maintain when you can be outside, but things such as disagreeable weather and rigid work schedules can make that difficult. Although I don’t often have to deal with harsh winter weather in California, I’ve definitely gotten a taste of it over the past couple weeks while traveling for my book tour, so I thought… Read More

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling


As many of you know, I’m currently on a 16-city tour to promote my new book, Your Personal Paleo Code. I’m a little over a week in, and I have about two and a half weeks to go. Needless to say, the travel schedule is pretty hectic, but I’m happy to report that I’m feeling great and continuing to enjoy myself. (We’ll see how I feel at the end of January!) With an itinerary this… Read More

What Mid-Victorians Can Teach Us About Nutrition and Health

Victorian Woman

Anthropological and historical evidence provides invaluable clues about achieving good health through diet and lifestyle changes. Though I appreciate modern science and all that we’ve learned from it, strictly using science can sometimes lead to missing the big picture. Viewing nutrition and overall health through an evolutionary lens can help us keep modern findings in perspective and better understand their practical implications. However, the Paleo paradigm we’re all so familiar with has its own shortcomings.… Read More