Category: Nutrition

I think of food as information. The right food can bring out the best in your genes for a healthier life. Most of us believe that age related diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, adult onset diabetes, stroke, cancer, etc are the inevitable consequences of aging, but we are now finding out that this is not necessarily true. Healthy aging is mainly the result of how we “communicate” with our genes — through our diet!

A revolutionary new science, Nutrigenomics, is showing how different foods may interact with specific genes, how food “talks” to our genes and how our genes express themselves after the conversation. Eat the right foods and they will send instructions to your genes for good health. Eating the wrong foods however, sends messages for disease.

This section will include articles/blogs on all matters relating to food and supplements. In time, you will also find great recipes for making healthy and delicious food.

Should We Care About Carrageenan? 8 Points to Ponder

I learn from my patients every day. This week I was asked by one if the carrageenan in her almond milk was a concern. She suffered from arthritis, obesity, and heart disease. Although I was aware of a health issue regarding this food additive, I needed to read up on the topic before I responded to her concerns. Here is what I learned.

Eggs Made Simple for Breakfast or Dinner

Breakfast for dinner or dinner for breakfast? That is the question! And the answer is both!

In America, we are trained to think of eggs as mainly a breakfast food. But who says we have to limit eggs to a time frame that ends before noon? In many cultures, it’s customary to eat satisfying foods at any time of day. In Japan, it’s even common to have salmon and miso soup in the morning!

So if dinner can be for breakfast, why not breakfast for dinner?

6 Great Substitutes for Kicking Your Coffee Habit

Enjoying a cup of good quality, organic coffee isn’t a problem for most people, but if you find yourself overdoing it on caffeine it can come with some pretty frustrating side effects. If you’re experiencing anxiety, trouble sleeping, digestive woes, restlessness or dehydration, you may be consuming too much. Drinking coffee as part of a healthy lifestyle is one of those tricky habits to master—you really have to find your sweet spot with it, so you don’t begin to rely on it for energy.

Our Favorite Healthy Fats to Stockpile in the Kitchen

The verdict is out – healthy fats are good for us! And we should try our best to get them in at every meal! Healthy fats lubricate our digestive system, are necessary for hormone production, support the health of our brain and help us to feel satiated! Make sure to check out this interview with Nina Teicholtz, author of The Big Fat Surprise, to learn more about why we need fat in our diet.

So, how do you know which healthy fats you should be eating? Here are some of our favorites.

Ractopamine: The Drug That’s In Your Meat

Wal-Mart’s announcement that it is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals shines a light on a practice that the meat industry would rather not discuss: the use of drugs on the meat that we eat.
80% of the antibiotics used in the U.S. are used on the animals we eat: injected into them, fed to them and many of the drugs are banned or restricted around the world.
As Wal-Mart steps into this issue, it brings to light one of the most controversial drugs in our food system: ractopamine.

The Family-Friendly One Pot Meal: Braised Chicken with Vegetables

In the early days of fall, nothing is nicer than gathering around a fragrant and nourishing stew at dinnertime. Braising is one of my favorite cooking techniques because it offers so much flavor with so little fuss. After quickly searing both sides of the meat, simply add liquid (wine, bone broth, vegetable stock) and let simmer.

Hummus Cucumber Cups for Everyday Soirees

We recently moved from New York City to a house in the suburbs which means lots of entertaining. It seems like there is always an excuse to host friends and family, including a special birthday, holiday or even just having neighbors over to get to know each other. To make it easy, I tried a bunch of different recipes for appetizers. This is one of my favorites to serve year round, especially in these last weeks of what’s officially still summer. It’s healthy, simple to prepare and a crowd pleaser.

What Do Dr. Lipman And His Wife Eat?

So many people ask Frank and I questions about our diet and what we eat on a daily basis. So I’m going to pull back the curtain and share some insights into how we really eat. Here are the most common questions we get and the inside scoop on what The Lipmans eat.

Sneaky Ways Corn (Non-GMO, Of Course) Protects Teeth

When a patient of mine told me that he likes eating oranges because they help remind him to floss, I realized he was onto something.

If you’ve always struggled with making flossing a permanent habit, you might be relieved to know that there’s a very simple reason why. It has to do with the psychology of how we make habits.