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Fiber and the Benefits of a Whole Foods Diet

By Dr. Rich Is fiber just a bulking agent that improves the number two? Or, is there more to fiber than meets the eye? We used to think that fiber was simply a non-digestible component of the food that we eat. However, we now know that fiber is actually digestible by gut bacteria. This has been shown to […]

Keeping Your Telomeres Long — The Holy Grail of Longevity?

By Dr. Rich Here’s another compelling reason why I believe a whole foods, plant-based diet is the key to a healthy body and a lower risk of age-related illnesses and cancers…Telomeres. What are telomeres, you may ask? This is a very important question, so let’s dive right in! Telomeres and Shoelaces The National Institutes of Health defines a […]

plant-based vs paleo

Paleo Diet and Plant-Based Eating

By Dr. Rich “New” Paleo The Paleo “revolution” has sparked controversy and debate among plant-based nutrition advocates and those who espouse a “caveman” approach to diet.  However, if we look at the true paleolithic diet from thousands of years ago, it much more resembles a plant-based diet in the actual nutritional content.  A 2010 study […]

Holiday Survival Guide

Ediblend Holiday Survival Guide

  By Dr. Rich As everyone knows, the holidays are extremely difficult to maneuver from a healthy living perspective. The classic cycle that most people fall into is that they do pretty well during the summer and early fall…until Thanksgiving. Then we over-eat, over-drink, over-indulge and feel overly stressed. This leads to guilt and self loathing […]

Memorial Day

Salute to Our Troops this Memorial Day Weekend

By Dr. Rich Legacy—Whether we like it or not, we will all leave a legacy of our lives on this earth. This Memorial Day holiday, I am reminded of all the members of the military who have served, are serving and will serve this country. My dad, who just celebrated his 92nd birthday, is the […]

Recovery Blends

ediblend vs. Gatorade

By Dr. Rich As my wife, Piper, trained for the Boston marathon, I was reminded that there are a lot of misconceptions regarding nutrition for the athlete.  As Americans, we have been inundated with multimillion dollar ad campaigns over the years that say, “be like Mike” or ask “Gatorade: is it in you?”  Others tell us to […]

chronic illness

Kiss Heart Disease (and other chronic illnesses) Goodbye

By Dr. Rich The Problem: Heart Disease is the Number One Killer Heart disease is the single most important cause of death in adults in the United States.  In fact, every 33 seconds, someone in our country dies of cardiovascular disease! The problem is so huge that more people die of heart disease than of […]