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5 Easy Ways to Guarantee You Eat Enough Vegetables

Hey, Dr. Wiggy here. As many of you know, vegetables are one of those foods you know you should eat more of… but chocolate just tastes so much better. I get it, finding a way to eat more vegetables throughout the day isn’t exactly easy. This is especially true if you’re on a ketogenic diet and are trying to reduce your total carb intake  - and thus are forced to be picky about what you eat. Fortunately, as the parent to 2 boys, I know how to cajole children and adults into eating a few more veggies. The good news is these techniques don’t just improve your health, they also improve the taste and profile of your cuisine. Vegetables serve...

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How 1 Chemical In Food Could Make the Flu Temporarily Incur

The flu.  It’s actually one of the deadliest conditions known to man. Last year, in 2018, roughly 80,000 Americans died from the flu in America; 650,000 across the entire world died of the flu. Now my recommendation isn’t to get the flu shot… or not to. That’s a personal decision and one you can come to based on your own beliefs. Instead, my recommendation is to watch what you eat. I always, always recommend eating a clean diet. Part of that is because when you eat well you provide your body with all kinds of nutrients your body utilizes to mount a strong immune response. The other part of that equation is I believe what you don’t eat will also...

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7 Super-Healthy Foods That Are also Budget Friendly

I’m sure if you’ve read my articles, or articles from other physicians promoting “clean eating” there’s always some sticker shock involved. When you’re told the only way to be healthy is to eat all organic, or to consume heavy amounts of “pasture-fed” this and “wild-caught” that, the sound of a ringing cash register doesn’t stop. Let me be honest with you. Yes, sometimes eating healthy can be pricey. But like a popular meme goes, “Have you ever priced out cancer treatment?” Again, I’d rather my patients spend their hard-earned money on food instead of doctor’s visits, medicines and even supplements. This is why such a large portion of our practice at Robinhood Integrative Health is shifting towards helping patients (as...

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Some Diets Might Not Work Because Of Genetics

  I’m not the kind of physician to recommend a “diet,” at least not in the typical sense of the word. Instead, I believe people should practice logical lifestyle choices over “diets.”  Here’s an example. If you’re aware of the dangers of sugar and how various kinds of sugar can negatively affect your health, then it makes sense to start eating less sugar.   The same thing is to be said for eliminating things like gluten, dairy, soy, legumes, and a list of other problematic foods.  Now here’s the thing about diets, aka logical lifestyle choices. Making a smart decision to eat a certain way doesn’t always have the desired outcome. This is especially true for people who find that no...

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Be Careful - Too Much Of This Amino Acid Can Harm Your Health

If you're looking to maintain optimal health, then you've probably read about the importance of acquiring certain amino acids through diet or supplementation.And while it's definitely a good idea to ensure elevated levels of certain amino acids, you've got to be extra careful about having too high levels of others.  In the next few minutes, you're going to learn about one of these potentially dangerous amino acids. Some of you might have heard of it before, but it's unlikely many of you have a clue what it is. Worse yet, in some cases high levels of this specific amino acid might even contribute to some of the deadliest diseases imaginable.Of course, I'm not here to frighten you.It's actually quite easy to keep levels...

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