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Why You Should Know How to Read a Nutrition Label
Refined grains, added sugars, seed oils, and soy often hide in our food under scientific names or within other ingredients. Find out how to read a nutrition label so you can spot them.
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Paleo Travel Snacks: How to Eat Healthy While You’re On the Go
It’s easy to eat Paleo while you’re at home, but what happens when you take a road trip for pleasure or travel for work? Find out how to pack Paleo travel snacks.
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The Carnivore Diet: Is It Really Healthy?
The carnivore diet is the latest hot trend, and many people have reported significant benefits from adopting an all-meat diet. But is eating only meat healthy in the long term? Read on for my take.
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RHR: What’s the Best Diet for Diabetes?
If you have diabetes, you’ve probably gotten contradictory advice on which diet can help you manage it. While there isn’t one diet that will work for everyone, there are some changes you can make today...
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Diet and Pregnancy: How to Eat Healthy When You’re Expecting
Thanks to ongoing research into the origins of health and disease, we now know more than ever before about diet and pregnancy. And the science is clear: a mother’s dietary choices during pregnancy—and even before...
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You Need to Eat Gelatin. Here Are the Reasons Why.
Gelatin may keep osteoporosis at bay, heal your gut, help you sleep and many other valuable health benefits. Check out all the reasons you should eat gelatin, plus how to incorporate it into your diet.
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Carrageenan: Everything You Need to Know
While concerns about carrageenan have risen recently, the data on this food additive is complex. Find out if carrageenan is bad for your health.
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Why You Should Eat Meat: My Appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience
Omnivore or vegan—which is healthier? This is the question that Dr. Joel Kahn and I debated live on the Joe Rogan Experience. Read on to get the highlights from the show.
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Do Your Kids Need to Eat Meat to Thrive?
Are you considering a vegetarian or vegan diet for your child? Here’s my take on why kids need to eat meat to grow into healthy adults.
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