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In my book, The 3-Season Diet, I discuss how nature has 3 growing seasons. The spring, summer and fall are the growing seasons, with winter as nature’s dormant season. In this section, learn how to eat with the seasons, according to your body type and the natural digestive cycles, and the importance of eating regular meals in a relaxed way.

What’s Missing in Your “Healthy” Diet? Part II: Why More Fats

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For the past 30 years, we have been told that fats are bad for the body. But groundbreaking new research has shown that high cholesterol has incorrectly been labeled “public enemy number one” for the heart. For example, in one study people with higher levels of cholesterol had better heart […]

What’s Missing in Your “Healthy” Diet? Part I

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Average Reading Time: 8 minutes, 23 seconds Lately, I have been fascinated by the eating habits of the relatively disease-free ancient humans compared to the diet of today’s modern humans. And while the subject of how many proteins versus carbohydrates we should eat is highly debated, many experts believe that […]

Dr. John’s Favorite Olive Oil

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, 34 seconds Not all olive oils are created equal, according to a recent NPR report. It turns out that olive oil is commonly adulterated, mixed and/or diluted to pass off not-so-quality olive oils as the premium first-press extra virgin oil. Luckily, there is a sure-fire way […]

5 Safety Rules for Eating Fish

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Average Reading Time: 7 minutes, 14 seconds Did you know that a recent US geological survey found methyl mercury in every fish sampled from 300 small streams? Two-thirds of these fish exceeded safe consumption levels established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Fish sampled from lakes and reservoirs had […]

Get to Know the Kitchari Cleansing Bean

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, 1 second Mung beans, or what are known in India as Dahl, were first domesticated in India in 1500 BC, and are the main ingredient in kitchari – the primary Ayurvedic super-food used to cleanse the body. It is no wonder that it became a staple […]

Master Your Metabolism, Cravings and Weight

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Do you crave a sweet, a chip or a caffeinated beverage at least once a day? Do you have to eat snacks in between meals to prevent your blood sugar from crashing? Do you carry extra weight around your belly, hips or thighs? Are you experiencing more and more “senior […]

Spring Cleansing: A Requirement for Optimal Health

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, and 8 seconds Listen to the Teleseminar on this Topic! Every spring, nature makes some dramatic shifts as part of its New Year strategy for optimal health. After a long winter of a diet rich in heavy foods and hard-to-digest proteins and fats, we have […]