Just do it.
Bottom line? Take the initiative, don’t believe everything you are told, and use logic to seek out where errors are being taught. In doing so, I can guarantee that you will never feel better in life. As my insightful endocrinologist always says, “we doctors do not know everything, that is why it is merely called ‘practicing’ medicine.”
If you, or anyone you know, are interested in learning about the many more food and medicine myths, you can visit the following sites:
Chris Kresser has many interesting, yet simple to understand, articles, podcasts, and free e-books regarding all forms of health and wellness.
Dr. Leo Galland, my “primary” doctor in NYC, also has many great resources on his website, as well as the website run by his son, http://pilladvised.com.
You can find additional interviews, such as this one by Dr. Oz, about Dr. Galland’s books, “Super Immunity,” and “Super Immunity for Kids,” in which I highly recommend listening to (http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/interview-dr-leo-galland-0)!
“Eat the Yolks,” by Liz Wolfe, is one of the most straight forward books on food myths I have ever read. She writes with humor and simplicity, that really hits home regardless of reader’s age. Click on the link below to learn more:
Paleo Snack Bars
These bars are my take on the grocery store classic, “Larabar.” Whether you are looking to save some extra money, or limit your amount of processed foods, these bars are for you! As my dad switched his eating to primarily paleo, he wanted something that he could grab and go. Though He never loved Larabars, my homemade version hit the spot, and now he eats one every day as an afternoon snack. They have no added sugars, and are the perfect snack to fix your late-afternoon hunger slump. All you need is a food processor, and voila, you’ll never need to buy stale, store bought bars again!
- 1 1/2 cup dried apricots
- 2 cups raw, unsalted cashews
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1/3 cup unsweetened, dried coconut
- Pulse cashews and coconut in a food processor until well chopped.
- Next, add the dried apricots and continue to pulse.
- Once the mixture begins to adhere to one another, add the salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. (At this point you can allow your processor to run continuously until the mixture forms a somewhat “dough,” and is workable)
- Divide and shape the mixture into single serving bars, simultaneously wrapping them each in their own piece of plastic wrap. (The ideal serving size is measured 2 oz, which is perfect for my dad.)
- Place bars in freezer or fridge to set firmer. (If you store these in the freezer like me, make sure to take the bar out 10 before you are planning on eating it so that it can soften a bit.)
James 1:15 ” If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”