Still Think Low-Fat Dairy is the “Healthy Choice”? Think Again!

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I’ll keep this one short and sweet. Okay, maybe not sweet, since it’s a bit of a rant—but so be it! When I’m at home and in my normal routine, it’s easy to make the mistake of assuming that we’ve made a lot more progress in terms of shifting the public perception of what constitutes a healthy diet than we really have. After all, nearly everyone I communicate with on a daily basis (friends, family,… Read More

The Roundup

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Blast from the Past Bone broth seems to be getting more and more press these days. ABC recently produced a video segment called “Is Bone Broth The New Superfood?” and the Washington Post published an article called “Bone broth: Winter’s new miracle drink”. The NYC broth vendor Brodo is getting a lot of attention as the city’s first take-out window devoted to sippable broths. Even Business Insider can’t understand why someone would spend $4 on… Read More

Is it Safe to Cook with Olive Oil?

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This is a guest post written by staff nutritionist Kelsey Marksteiner, RD. Click here to read her blog or join her newsletter! Olive oil has always been a nutrition saint. Its health benefits have been touted for ages – high in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer…the list goes on. (1, 2) Heck, even the USDA agrees the stuff is great for our health! Yet there’s a popular myth circulating in the Paleo community that it’s unsafe to… Read More

Get Wholesale Prices on Paleo/Healthy Products at THRIVE Market, Online.

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Good health and conscious living aren’t always cheap. Sure, there are ‘free’ things you can do to improve your health: sleep enough, manage your stress, move your body, and eat less processed and refined food. Those are crucial steps to take—and they’ve been the foundation of my recommendations for years. But I’m also an advocate of eating fresh, organic, nutrient-dense food, and using green, non-toxic cleaning and personal care products, and let’s face it—they can… Read More

RHR: What You Should Know About Histamine Intolerance

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A lot of my patients are curious about this. I’m not going to say that we’re seeing more of it, because I’m not sure if that’s actually true. I think the awareness of it is higher, so we’re paying more attention to it. It may also be true that we’re seeing more of it, and there are some reasons why that might be the case, which will be revealed as we go through this answer.… Read More

9 Ways To Add Plantains To Your Diet

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Plantains are a staple in Latin American cooking, but they’re relatively unknown in the US, Canada, and other western, industrialized countries. This is unfortunate, because they’re one of the most versatile starches available (as you will see below). They’re also rich in nutrients like potassium, beta carotene, vitamin B6, and vitamin C, and a good source of dietary fiber. While I’m a huge fan of plantains, I’ll admit they have a couple of disadvantages as… Read More