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7 Ways to Care for Your Health Every Day

I'm often asked how to go about finding a family physician who emphasizes the importance of our daily choices and isn't quick to lean on prescription medications to address common health challenges. Read more about 7 Ways to Care for Your Health Every Day

 

Can Selfish People Change?

Hi Dr. Ben,

I've been following your blog for many years now and have found so much comfort in similar experiences that we've had with family and friends. I'm writing with hope that you can tell me your opinion on an issue that has been gnawing away at me since I was a teenager.

I have an older brother who I'll call Sam. I'm too exhausted to dance around this so let me just say that he's the worst person I know. He is a real creep. Please allow me to explain why. Read more about Can Selfish People Change?

 

How to Wash and Prep Lettuce

Updated on April 8, 2019

When I encourage clients to eat plenty of green lettuce, the most common objection that comes up is lack of time.

Washing and drying a head of lettuce can be a little awkward, especially if you don't do it regularly.

Most are happy to learn that there's a relatively easy way to do it and transform even wilting leaves into fresh, crisp lettuce that you can use throughout the day. Read more about How to Wash and Prep Lettuce

 

What Most Physicians and Researchers Won't Tell You About Your Health

Updated on April 5, 2019

Once in a while, I receive requests for references to back up some of information on self health care that I share throughout this website. If a post doesn't have citations for published studies, some people refuse to consider its contents. Believe it or not, some of these folks get downright ornery about this issue.

My response is two-fold: Read more about What Most Physicians and Researchers Won't Tell You About Your Health

 

How to Avoid Taking Damage to Your Spinal Joints

When mobilizing the joints of the thoracic spine in the mid-back region, it’s important to apply pressure in the direction of the natural plane of the joint surfaces, which, which viewed from a person’s back, is upward toward the head at about 45 degrees. Read more about How to Avoid Taking Damage to Your Spinal Joints

 

High Protein Porridge Recipe

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The quantities listed below make two small or one large serving.

Ingredients: Read more about High Protein Porridge Recipe

 

How to Make Vegetarian Chili

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Updated on March 12, 2019

This is a look at how to make a pot of vegetarian chili that will last a family of four at least a couple of days. It gets better as it sits in the refrigerator, so try not to eat it all up the first day. Read more about How to Make Vegetarian Chili

 

Simple Breathing Exercises for Improved Health

Updated on March 5th, 2019

Health enthusiasts are all too aware of the importance of choosing nutrient-rich foods for fuel. There's no denying that we need a wide variety of nutrients from healthy food to create energy to fuel our daily activities.

It's worth remembering that nutrients on their own do not create energy. Read more about Simple Breathing Exercises for Improved Health

 

What Does A Truly Good Friend Look Like?

Originally posted in July of 2018

I've always loved the Korean word for friendship - it's pronounced "oo jung." There was a time in my 20s when oojung was actually the bulk of my e-mail address, back when gmail didn't exist and most of us were at yahoo or hotmail.

More than ever, I find myself considering what constitutes a healthy friendship, for my own well-being, and also to do what I can to help our boys understand what a truly good friend looks like. Read more about What Does A Truly Good Friend Look Like?

 

Shelby's Oil-Free Roasted Veggies with Tahini

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Ingredients:

Bite-size pieces of any vegetables that you enjoy.

Vegetables used in the the photo above:

Sweet potatoes
Mushrooms
Brussels sprouts
Broccoli

Sea salt and pepper Read more about Shelby's Oil-Free Roasted Veggies with Tahini

 

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