Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss & Health – The China Study, Part 2

Continued from The China Study, Part 1 - The Connection Between Nutrition and Disease, by Christopher Daniels According to its author T. Colin Campbell, in order to fully appreciate the importance of the China Study it is essential to understand the nature of the rural Chinese Diet. In America, Read more [...]

7 Minutes to Stay Fit and Healthy

New exercise science proves you don't need to spend hours in the gym to get in shape,  by Travis Illian, Ph.D. Exercise can be a science and an art. But sometimes we just want someone to tell us what to do and how to do it. A recent article in the New York Times highlighted the fitness benefits of Read more [...]

How to Stay Active on the Weekends

Electric shock therapy, arctic “ice bath”, and 11 miles of fun. Can you think of a better way to spend your weekend? On Sunday May 19th, my husband, mom and I participated in the Jacksonville Tough Mudder. As we recited the Tough Mudder Creed, I was a bundle of nerves. A million thoughts went Read more [...]

Is Fasting a Healthy & Safe Way to Lose Weight?

Contrary to the modern era of instant gratification in which we live, the discipline of fasting is biologically programmed into our cellular DNA. Just like animals in the wild, humans evolved at a time when food was scarce, experiencing periods of both feast and famine. For this reason, our bodies Read more [...]

A Form of Exercise to Fight Hunger

New studies from Japan suggest that vertical exercise movements, like jumping rope, fight feelings of hunger better than other forms of exercise. Researchers studied 15 healthy men with an average age of 24. Their goal was to compare hunger levels while jumping rope, cycling and resting. Their new Read more [...]

A Superfood to Increase Weight Loss and Keep You Healthy

Book Review: The Aztec Diet by Dr. Bob Arnot  The Aztecs were a race of war-like people that ruled Central Mexico from the 14th through 16th centuries. These warriors domesticated some of the world's most nutritious foods. Many of these foods are still consumed today such as maize (wild corn), Read more [...]

Eliminate Back Pain: Walk or Run Backwards! By Travis Illian, Ph.D.

There are many benefits to walking, but doing the same activity over and over again, like forward walking, can put a chronic strain on the leg and back muscles that are used to propel you forward.  A little variety, such as walking backwards, can be a helpful tool to keep your body in balance.  Walking Read more [...]

Avocado Eaters Live Healthier Lives

Did you know Avocados can improve the quality of your life? A study published in the January 2013 issue of Nutrition Journal reviewed data, ranging from 2001 to 2008, from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), an on-going Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) project that Read more [...]

Should I walk or should I run? By Travis Illian, Ph.D.

I really enjoy getting asked this question…should I walk or run?  Let’s start with some basics: General Training Rule: Start with simple and move to complex!  This is an easy rule that is often broken.  Take the time to master simple tasks.  If you have not been working out for a while, Read more [...]