Did you know that needing braces isn’t “normal”? And that the development of your facial structure can have wide-ranging health effects on your breathing, sleep, posture, back pain, immune system, and more? Today I talk with Dr. Steven Lin about the diet–dental disease connection and what you can do to improve your own dental health.
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When someone changes from a “Standard American Diet” to a whole foods diet that cuts out things like grains, dairy, and sugar, the results can be dramatic. Today I talk with Melissa Hartwig, founder of Whole30, to discuss the best ways to help people make the leap to “real” food.
Every year something like this happens. I could almost set my watch to it. A big media story claims something you’re eating will harm your health. In this case, we’re talking about a Netflix documentary called What the Health. This film, which was produced by two vegans and animal welfare activists, makes a series of ridiculous and unfounded claims like eating an egg a day is as bad as smoking five cigarettes, fish is toxic, and drinking milk causes cancer. Read on to find out what peer-reviewed science actually tells us about human nutrition.
Check out the definitive guide to choosing cooking methods that maximize nutrient availability and minimize inflammation. Ever brought home fresh veggies from the farmers market and wondered how to cook them, or looked at the charred ends of a juicy steak and questioned if it was good for you? Luckily, food science has the answers. Read on to learn what the evidence says about various cooking methods, including which retain the most nutrients and which cause the most inflammation.
Vitamin B12 deficiency is much more common than statistics indicate, and it can have devastating consequences. It has been associated with everything from brain fog, cognitive decline, and heart disease to learning disabilities, infertility, and autoimmune disease. When you don’t have enough B12, it can affect virtually every system and tissue in the body. Despite this, B12 deficiency is rarely tested for—and even when it is tested, the lab results are problematic. Today I discuss the right way to get your B12 tested and how to treat it if you are deficient.
A Paleo-type diet is a great option for adults, but what about children? Will it provide everything they need to thrive? Today I discuss the specific nutritional needs of kids and how a Paleo diet can meet those needs. I’ll also talk about the American habit of providing “special” meals for kids—kids’ menus at restaurants, kids’ breakfast cereals, etc.—and how these are not only unnecessary but also unhealthy.