just as a reminder, the sassy, evidence-based health content you know and love is now at http://www.flowerpower.health/blog! I've historically given some great tips about eating veggies over here, so here's another one to get you thinking: 7 easy ways to eat more veggies. have a great weekend, and don't forget to eat your veggies!
Debunk: to expose the sham or falseness of, related to “bunk” meaning nonsense (merriam-webster). Can we stop with the “debunking” already? The diet-wars crew in the blogosphere loves to “debunk" things. But rather than going after a myth or a false idea that’s been propagated with no evidence, they go after a study, a researcher,... Continue Reading →
This time of year, I see a lot of patients who just. . . don't feel good. Do i have mono? they ask, is it my thyroid? is there something wrong with my stomach? and yes, a few folks do have something going on, but most of us (yes, us) don't need a medical diagnosis... Continue Reading →
This week, the American Heart Association posted a recipe for overnight oats on their twitter account. The recipe called for oats, skim milk, banana, nuts, and a little maple syrup. This sounds pretty innocuous, right? You could quibble with including fat-free dairy, or a little added sugar, if you're looking for a specific and fine-tuned... Continue Reading →
“I’m not really a runner.” “I’m just doing a 5k”. “I just do this to keep in shape.” "I'm not really an athlete, but . . ." YES. YOU. ARE. People give all kinds of stories to explain why they aren’t athletes. But we can all be everyday athletes-- folks who use our bodies to do... Continue Reading →
People ask me about what I eat a lot, since I work in the health space. I don't know that what I eat ultimately matters to anyone else's health, but hey, it's a conversation starter. I eat a vegetarian diet. I actually eat vegan probably 80% of the time, but I always hesitate to say... Continue Reading →