Archive for: August, 2013

Burnout and Your Diet

By now many of you understand that eating 70/30, or 70% plant based foods and 30% high quality protein is the cornerstone of The Omni Diet. But some of you may still need an introduction to the 90/10 rule, which is introduced in phase 3. Many people get anxiety when they initially think they will never ever taste another bite of grandma Rosa’s home made pasta. Let’s face it, that’s … Continue reading “Eat 70/30 for 90/10: The Omni Golden Rule”

Is Grass-Fed Beef Worth the Money?

Organic foods cost more than conventional ones, and they’re said to be no more nutritious. So why buy organic? In September 2012 the Annals of Internal Medicine published a study that turned out to be quite controversial. After reviewing 17 human studies and 223 studies of nutrient and contaminant levels in unprocessed fruits, vegetables, grains, milk, eggs, chicken, pork, and meat, researchers at Stanford University concluded that published scientific literature … Continue reading “Why Buy Organic?”

How Lack of Sleep Influences Food Choices

Did you know that midsummer is the peak season for garlic? Seriously, this is the time of garlic festivals all across the country. Last month at the garlic festival in Gilroy, CA (known as the Garlic Capital of the World) they were giving away garlic ice cream. And at last year’s garlic festival in New York’s Hudson Valley you could get garlic dog biscuits and garlic jam (you probably can … Continue reading “Great Garlic! Why It is Really, Really Good for You”

Do Omega-3s Really Cause Prostate Cancer?

Fresh herbs – parsley, basil, dill and more – are easiest to come by in the summer. Maybe you’re even growing some in your garden or in an outdoor pot. Not only are summer herbs bursting with big flavor and fragrance, (think basil leaves on fresh tomatoes), they’re actually good for you. Many have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powers to protect your health. Here’s the nutritional lowdown on some of my … Continue reading “Savor Summer’s Most Flavorful Herbs”