Category: Nutrition

Inflammation and Diet
November 1, 2019 Healthy Lifestyle,Nutrition Brian Fulton

(*Click on the many links provided in this article to take you to evidence-based videos to learn more about the role of diet in inflammation, and to examine the supporting evidence.) The Role Of Diet in Inflammation Inflammation is the root cause of many of the conditions that I treat as a massage therapist. Any

Are Fish and Chicken Healthy Foods?
February 24, 2017 Nutrition Brian Fulton

(* Note – many hyperlinks in this article will take you to, a vetted website that provides evidence-based articles and videos on nutrition. To view the study sources, click on “Sources cited” to view the evidence source for the video information.) Make no mistake… fish is meat. – And yes, chicken is meat too!

Nutrients Of Concern In America
January 24, 2017 Healthy Lifestyle,Nutrition Brian Fulton

As a plant-based eater (vegan), people often ask me, “Where do you get your protein?” This always makes me smile, because I know two things: Studies show that most vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores consume 170% of their protein needs.[i] This means that like everyone else, I am probably getting 70% more protein that I actually

History of the Plant-Based Diet
November 21, 2016 Healthy Lifestyle,Nutrition Brian Fulton

  In December 2013, I watched a documentary entitled Forks Over Knives. This movie follows the lives of five people with different medical issues and tracks their progress after they adopt a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) diet, a dietary regime that contains no animal products, and contains food that is either unprocessed or minimally processed.

The Ultimate Junk Food (That you never even knew was a junk food!)
August 30, 2016 Nutrition Brian Fulton

  Junk food – noun.  Simple Definition of junk food: food that is not good for your health because it contains high amounts of fat or sugar    Source: Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary Full Definition of junk food – Merriam-Webster 1 :  food that is high in calories but low in nutritional content (micronutrients) 2 :  something

Twenty Reasons to Not Eat Within Your Own Kingdom
March 17, 2015 Healthy Lifestyle,Nutrition Brian Fulton

  There is now a mountain of evidence suggesting that eating more fruits and vegetables in your diet offers many health benefits. Most of the benefits come from the addition of whole food of plant origin, (fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, nuts, seeds etc.) because of all of the increased fibre, antioxidants, and phytonutrients available in

Fat- How Much Do We Need in our Diet?
September 22, 2014 Nutrition Brian Fulton

  Fat affects the taste and texture of food in a manner that could almost be described as seductive. We are drawn to fats for ancient survival reasons. In nature, and in our bodies, fat is a concentrated form of energy. The body uses it primarily for energy storage in preparation for periods of food

Understanding Carbohydrates
September 22, 2014 Nutrition Brian Fulton

  *The fact source for this article is THE STARCH SOLUTION by Dr. John McDougall. Roedale Inc. 2012. Dr. McDougall has written and lectured extensively on the role of carbohydrates in the human diet. There is no one with more knowledge or clinical experience in the area of carbohydrates on the planet. His 2012 book,

How to Read Food Labels
September 22, 2014 Healthy Lifestyle,Nutrition Brian Fulton

  Label Reading 101 – Advice from Jeff Novick MS, RD, LD, LN The above picture is probably enough to scare anyone off of this topic. This is why I have created this post, which is a summary of label reading information presented in Jeff Novick’s DVD, ‘Should I Eat That?’  If you are interested

The Pleasure Trap
March 14, 2014 Healthy Lifestyle,Nutrition Brian Fulton

The Pleasure Trap As an alternative health provider, I generally believe that if one follows one’s general intuitive sense about what feels good, that it will serve you well in life and in health. Listening to your own heart and your own mind is extremely important, since you are living YOUR life. This inner voice