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Is Soy Milk Better Than Dairy?

Is Soy Milk Better Than Dairy?

I still remember cruising along the dairy aisles when I was still in school and there would only be one brand of soy milk available (this was quite a while ago). Usually, there was plenty of it. No one really wanted to buy it because it tasted differently and wasn’t...

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How Much Protein Should You Eat to Lose Fat?

How Much Protein Should You Eat to Lose Fat?

Fat loss is a tricky thing. There are so many mechanisms involved. This is probably why we still don’t have the magic ingredient, recipe, or workout that guarantees fat loss. Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 455 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily....

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What’s the Difference Between Counting Macros and Calories?

What’s the Difference Between Counting Macros and Calories?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 445 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. You often hear health enthusiasts say that they're counting their macros. What does that mean and how does it differ from counting calories? I want to start by saying: don’t...

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The Best Diet for Boosting Brain Health

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 440 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. You know the saying: You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Is there some truth to the idea that, as we get older, we just aren’t able to learn new things? We are finding that...

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What are the Benefits and Risks with Kombucha Tea?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 425 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. I still remember the very first nutrition class I took as an undergraduate student. That’s where I was told that drinking tea was bad for you because it contained caffeine. I was...

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Chocolate Chip Waffles

Chocolate Chip Waffles

This is a guest post by Elle Sloboda, who submitted the following essay as an assignment in Dr. Chris Patti’s course at Appalachian State University. This essay has been featured on the Optimal Living Daily podcast – Episode 819. As a child, if someone asked me if I...

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Growing in Love

Growing in Love

This is a guest post by Alex Curry, who submitted the following essay as an assignment in Dr. Chris Patti’s course at Appalachian State University. This essay has been featured on the Optimal Living Daily podcast – Episode 818. For some people, it is incredibly hard...

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