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White Rice vs. Brown Rice – Nutrition

White Rice vs. Brown Rice – Nutrition

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 330 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. At my previous job, where I was a wellness specialist for a university, someone asked me about brown vs. white rice. At the time, a well-publicized article mentioned the higher...

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How Common Are Milk Allergies and What Should I Do About It?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 325 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. Food allergies seem to be much more common nowadays. Once, we thought of food allergies as really only affecting kids, and is something most eventually grow out of, but now it...

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How to Fix Your Gut Microbiome After Antibiotics and More

How to Fix Your Gut Microbiome After Antibiotics and More

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 320 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. Lately, researchers have been spending a lot of time researching this thing called the microbiome. One of the biggest challenges when studying the microbiome is actually trying...

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Are Protein Bars and Energy Bars Good For You?

Are Protein Bars and Energy Bars Good For You?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 315 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. At this time, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t have any rules on what constitutes a “protein bar.” This means that the food could have 1 gram of protein or 20 and...

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What Are Branched Chain Amino Acids?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 310 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. In typical Dr. Neal fashion, I will start from the beginning just to make sure we all understand what branched chain amino acids are. Then I will get into whether they are useful...

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Will Eating Too Much Fruit Cause Weight Gain?

Will Eating Too Much Fruit Cause Weight Gain?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 305 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. I will quote Cosmo Kramer from Seinfeld here, after a modeling agent told him that he looks very lean: You know I try to take care of myself. I watch what I eat. Ah, just...

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How to Get Past a Weight Loss Plateau

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 300 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. In my experience helping hundreds of individuals lose weight, one of the biggest challenges is breaking through a weight-loss plateau – losing those last few pounds to reach that...

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Does Whey Protein Help Build Muscle? How Much Protein Do I Need?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 295 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. Working out and protein... they go together like peanut butter, and, uh... well not jelly... something more nutritious... they go together like peanut butter and banana. How much...

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How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Quickly

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure Quickly

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 285 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. As we age, our blood pressure tends to increase. There are a number of reasons for why this happens: We tend to become more sedentary as we get older Our diets aren’t as varied...

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Minimalism Tips for Family Cheat Sheet

Minimalism Tips for Family Cheat Sheet

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Minimize Your Wardrobe: Inspiration File

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Checklist: How to Declutter Sentimental Items.

Checklist: How to Declutter Sentimental Items.

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