BMI: Is Bigger Better?

Body Mass Index

A recent study showing that being overweight may actually be protective against death in older persons has renewed the heated debate about BMI. BMI is just one measure in a big picture that can show a relationship between weight and health or disease risk. Besides body weight, there are many other factors that should be considered when looking at overall health.

Top Ten Nutrition Tips for Everyday Health

Top Ten Nutrition Tips for Everyday Health

Here are my top ten favorite tips for healthy eating all year long, with lots of amazing links to more helpful information from Reboot Your Life. This is by no means a complete list of guidelines but a few key things to get you started or keep you moving forward on the path toward healthy eating as a lifestyle.

Negative Effects of Obesity and Overweight

tape measure, waist

There is no question that obesity has reached a critical level and dramatic personal and societal changes are needed. Not so long ago I was asked “What an orthopedic spine surgeon knows about nutrition?”  Although I believe most physicians should be experts in nutrition, the question was actually not that surprising because the standard medical […]

Good Fats vs. Bad Fats – The Facts


Dietary fat is a hot topic full of conflicting information and controversy. What kinds of fat should I eat? How much fat? Will I get enough fat during my reboot? Here is a brief breakdown of the most important facts you need to know. Why are fats important to eat? Including healthy fats in the […]

Can Juicing Boost Fertility?

Can Juicing Boost Fertility

Fruits and vegetables contain powerful nutrients to promote health and wellness, but what about fertility? Good news for anyone trying to conceive, there is mounting data suggesting that for both moms and dads, eating a healthy, plant-based diet can help to boost the chance of getting pregnant. Infertility is common with 10% of women (6.1 […]

Weight Loss & Your Reboot


  Which type of diet is best for weight loss – High protein? Low carb? Low fat? High fiber? Animal vs plant proteins? How many calories should I eat to lose weight? Feeling confused?! The evidence supporting a plant-based diet for weight management, and an understanding of why this type of eating pattern may be […]

All Calories Are NOT Created Equal


Reboot = Less Counting and More Eating/Drinking In today’s diet-crazed culture, calorie counting and tracking daily tallies for protein grams or fat percentages are rampant. A quick search for “diet” shows that there are hundreds of free or inexpensive iPhone apps to track the details of what you eat, your exercise and weight loss. Google […]

More Reasons to Maintain a Healthy Weight

Being overweight is not harmless – excess fat is the major factor responsible for insulin resistance and resultant type 2 diabetes, and a risk factor for a plethora of conditions including heart disease, stroke, hypertension, high cholesterol, liver disease, gallbladder disease, respiratory problems, arthritis, and infertility. Obesity is thought to be responsible for over 100,000 […]