June 04, 2014
Recent research shows a diverse population of intestinal bacteria is essential for good health. In an effort to improve the quantity and diversity of their own personal microbiota, many health-conscious people are exploring the wild and unpredictable world of at-home fermentation.
One hundred fifty years ago, Louis Pasteur figured out how to isolate a microorganism. His discovery led to the germ theory of disease and pasteurization, both of which saved… Continue Reading
Thomas Edison said, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine.” But will the medical school of the future give enough education on fitness and nutrition? Andréa Maria Cecil investigates.
With wine comes honesty. Mike Roizen knew that. So he encouraged imbibing every Wednesday night, when he would meet eight medical students to find out who the good and bad teachers were at SUNY Upstate Medical University’s College of Medicine.
But Roizen got more… Continue Reading
If you’re searching for an alterative breakfast with a kick, let chef Nick Massie show you how to create bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers.
“It’s essentially a jalapeño popper full of sweet potatoes and shrimp and then wrapped up in bacon,” says Massie, who runs PaleoNick.com. “You can eat ’em hot or cold.
The ingredients are simple: jalapeños, sweet potatoes, shrimp, bacon, mayo and sriracha sauce.
Massie begins by cutting the jalapeños in half… Continue Reading
No time for breakfast? No worries. Nick Massie’s sausage breakfast pizza will satiate your hunger.
“This one’s really good for early-morning class or if you just have to get to work and you don’t have time to get up and make breakfast,” says Massie, a chef and CrossFit athlete who runs PaleoNick.com.
“We’ll make this ahead of time, slice it into slices like a pizza, wrap and freeze it, have your breakfast ready for ya.”
You’ll need Italian… Continue Reading
Chef Nick Massie shows you how easy it is to whip up your own homemade mayonnaise for an accent to your dishes.
“It’s super quick, healthy. It adds moisture, flavor and fat to your diet,” says Massie, who runs PaleoNick.com.
The ingredients list is short: eggs, mustard, lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper—all thrown into a food processor.
“You don’t have to do it in the food processor, but it’s the best way—most efficient,” Massie… Continue Reading
If you’re dedicated to the Zone Diet and like bargains, this is a recipe for you: cinnamon-infused short ribs.
The dish was “inspired by a trip to Costco, where we found some butternut squash pre-diced,” says chef Nick Massie, who runs PaleoNick.com.
Short ribs are the main ingredient, accompanied by the squash, as well as onions, tomatoes, garlic, tomato paste, cinnamon sticks, bay leaves and olive oil. Massie begins by combining most… Continue Reading
There are a multitude of ways to make pastel de papa. This particular recipe is Zone friendly.
“(It’s) kind of like a shepherd’s pie with sweet potatoes,” explains chef Nick Massie. “If I had one meal to choose as far as (a) make-ahead meal, this would be it.”
The ingredients include ground beef, hard-boiled eggs, raisins, crushed tomatoes, minced garlic, sliced green olives, Italian seasoning, sweet-potato purée, onion and olive… Continue Reading
The period between Christmas and New Year’s can destroy your fitness. Proceed with caution.
The week between Christmas and New Year’s is the Death Valley of fitness.
I’d wager more pounds are gained and more fitness lost in this period than during any other eight-day stretch of the year that isn’t spent on an all-inclusive cruise ship.
Many people simply stop caring about a lot of things when… Continue Reading