Eat food, not too much, mostly plants

This elegant summary from Michael Pollan provides enough nutrition advice to improve almost any diet. “In Defense of Food” is a new documentary airing on PBS based on Pollan’s 2009 book of the same name. There is a lot to unpack in these seven words, and I encourage you to either read the book or…

Happy New Year!

As we all know, the new year can bring a new focus on life goals – especially health goals. While roughly 75% US adults make a resolution, by six months less than half  are sticking to it. According to a survey by Nielsen in January of 2015, 70% of people commit to either a health, fitness,…

Just the Nutrition Facts

Need a little (5 minute) break this holiday season? Check out a video about nutrition! This site is a great resource for evidence based nutritional information. Dr. Greger focuses on the research behind the headlines to bring daily vidoes explaining every nutritional topic under the sun. This is a very extensive site and will allow you…

Nutritional Noise

Between all the diet books and daily headlines about the latest nutrition study, how do we know what to believe? How do we know what is healthy? It can seem like there is little agreement among nutrition experts when one is recommending a paleo diet and the next a plant based one. Several organizations have responded…

Food Prep Made Easy (er)

Convenience rules the average diet in the U.S. With all the tasks and entertainments competing for our time, food preparation often falls way down the to do list. As we emphasize at the SF Free Clinic, healthy habits need to be enjoyable habits – and food prep is no exception. But how do you keep…

Creating Healthy Habits

How long does it take to incorporate a new change into your daily routine? The real sign of successful dietary change is when it becomes habitual. At that point, you no longer have to remember to make half your plate vegetables or drink water with every meal because that is just how you roll. There…