HealthFest 2016

Historic Courthouse in Marshall

I had the privilege of attending HealthFest 2016 in Marshall, Texas on the weekend of April 1-3. I had not heard about this annual event in a small Texas city until a few weeks before I attended. It sounded promising, and it proved to be a superb event. Let me…

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Confessions of a Proteinaholic

Garth Davis

Garth Davis, author of Proteinaholic, was a self-confessed protein addict. His professional background makes his story especially compelling. He is a top-rated surgeon who specializes in bariatric surgery, doing stomach bypass operations to help morbidly obese people lose weight. In the early years of his surgery practice, he strongly promoted…

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The Plant-Based Journey

The Plant Based Journey

The Plant-Based Journey: A Step-by-Step Guide for Transitioning to a Healthy Lifestyle and Achieving Your Ideal Weight by Lani Muelrath, is the best guidebook I’ve found for anyone interested in plant-based eating. The preface by T. Colin Campbell, PhD and foreword by Neal Barnard, MD add to the strength of…

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Precious Gems

Meagan Learey and Ed Dodge

I took a round-about trip during the last ten days of October and first half of November to visit family and attend a couple conferences along the way. I put 4000 miles on my little Toyota pickup as I traveled to Florida, Nashville, Indianapolis, and then back to San Antonio.…

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Odyssey Through Today’s Nutritional Jungle – A Fable

chocolate

The hero of Homer’s epic Greek poem, Odysseus, encounters one deadly peril after another during his tumultuous ten-year voyage home after the Trojan war. Eventually, after countless close calls, he reaches his home island of Ithaca. There, after a last bit of drama, he is finally reunited with his loving…

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A Story of Love and Wellness

senior couple biking

The blueprint for wellness includes four major components: Exercise, Hygiene, Nutrition, and a Spirit of Love. They are essential pillars in any wellness program, whether academic, corporate, public, or personal. How would you rank them in importance? (Please take a minute to write them down in their order of importance…

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