Blog Archive

New Year Resolutions Jan 3rd, 2022

"The greatest habit we must break is the habit of being ourselves." - Joe Dispensary. Saw this quote online and it really rang true. I have the privilege of having a job where I help people get healthy and change their lifestyle. I have seen many succeed and I have...

Enough With The Protein Nov 19th, 2021

“Enough With The Protein”   “I’ll take the salad” “Excellent, would you like a protein with that salad?” “What do you mean?” “Well, would you like some steak or chicken?”   “But steak is about half fat, and chicken is about a quarter fat, so are you asking me if...

Why Is It So Hard To Lose Weight Oct 20th, 2021

Why Is It So Hard To Lose Weight?   Nobody wants to be overweight. Just about every patient I see has tried desperately hard to lose weight, often starving themselves for weeks and exercising until they are injured.   An interesting study was done interviewing people with different ailments and...

Obesity and Addiction Jan 6th, 2021

  Marcus Cook I am so excited about this live stream we’re doing! I will be talking with Marcus Cook, Big to Little, a patient (and friend) who went from 500 lbs down to the low 200’s. He went on to successfully completed 3 Ironman races. I was fortunate to race with...

Covid-19 Questions Answered Dec 31st, 2020

I am sooooo tired of talking about vaccines, but seeing we have a pandemic that is actually getting worse and tons of misinformation, I wanted to do bullet point rebuttals to misinformation since everything else I have posted seems too long. It seems that some people so badly want this...

World Vegan Day Oct 1st, 2020

Bet you didn’t know it is World Vegan Day! Being vegan isn’t easy. The world has changed a lot but it still is difficult to constantly wonder whether I will be able find appropriate food when going out. But I don’t mind the sacrifices. Being vegan isn’t about health, although...

Weight Loss Success Apr 28th, 2020

I feel so grateful to be in a job that allows me to be a part of such wonderful transformations. Melanie has done such an amazing job. The pic to the right is 1 yr post op. The other picture is pre-op. What you don’t see is Melanie’s struggles before...

Is Free-range Free? Apr 12th, 2020

Animal feeding operations look so benign when you drive by. Most, especially cattle, are very well hidden. As Paul McCartney said, “If slaughterhouses had glass walls we would all be vegetarians.” Inside, the picture is a grim cesspool. I often hear from meat eaters that they only eat cage free...

Origins of Obesity Apr 1st, 2020

Reading Michael Greger, MD new book, How Not To Diet, and he has a very important quote in the book: So the prime cause for obesity is neither gluttony nor sloth. Obesity may be a normal response to an abnormal environment.” How Not to Diet   Having worked on obesity...

Breading Grounds for Deadly Viruses Mar 27th, 2020

The Origins of Infectious Disease Want to create a breeding ground for disease? Nothing could be better than a Controlled Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO). COVID 19 is a zoonotic disease, meaning it originated from animals and host hops to humans. Zoonotic diseases are dangerous because they are “novel” to our...

Proof in the Research Mar 24th, 2020

I often hear people say that the proof in a plant based diet rests solely in epidemiology. As I always say, just because you don’t know the literature doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. We have excellent randomized control trials of plant based diets for heart disease, cancer, obesity, hypertension, autoimmune...

Mastering Diabetes Mar 22nd, 2020

I was talking with Robby Barbaro, MPH @mindfuldiabeticrobby and Dr. Cyrus Khambatta @mangomannutrition this morning. We were laughing about the fact that I have patients and employees loving their book and seeing real changes. The funny part being that they wouldn’t listen to me or my book but are now listening to these rockstars....

Are All Calories Equal? Mar 21st, 2020

I keep seeing posts that suggest that a calorie is a calorie. As if consuming 150 calories from a Twinkie or an apple your body will have the same response. When it comes to weight that may be true. BUT the way calories are utilized does seem to depend on content. Simple...

Diet Over Surgery! Jul 20th, 2016

Vera came to see me for surgery due to diabetes and weight. She was very concerned about surgery. We discussed diet in detail. She has adopted a vegan lifestyle and is eating large amounts of fruits and veggies. She has lost weight and feels incredible, but the crazy thing is...

Healing the Vegan Way Jul 17th, 2016

This guy can seriously cook. Went to a conference where Mark made all the meals, and incredible does not begin to describe the culinary experience. If the whole world had Mark as their chef, I would be out of business. His new recipe book is beautiful and practical. Check it...

Diabetes Can Be Reversed Mar 28th, 2015

Diabetes can be reversed with diet, and NOT the low carbohydrate diets that are being prescribed. Low fat, whole food, plant-based diet works better than any medicine. How I Reversed My Diabetes and Stopped All Medications with a Plant-Based Diet If you haven’t seen Forks Over Knives yet it’s definitely...

Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Feb 20th, 2013

The Cochrane Group tries to conduct reliable and non biased research. They concluded that whole grains can definitely help prevent and ameliorate diabetes. What I cannot understand is this anti-carb movement that has overtaken the web. Don’t get me wrong, processed foods high in sugar are certainly not good for...