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What do your food cravings mean?

Posted by joe rigs on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, In : Get your mind right 
When you have severe food cravings it can be a sign of a serious nutrient deficiency.

OR... It's could just mean that you should eat what you're craving because it tastes good!

I'm not trying to downplay the fact that some people have some real issues with food. I have no doubt some folks may even crave the very foods that are harming their health. For many folks however, I don't think that's the case.

I see many otherwise very healthy people completely and neurotically overanalyze their cravin...

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6 Foods to (Almost) Completely Remove From Your Diet

Posted by joe rigs on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, In : Health 


1. Vegetable Oils (including soybean, canola and corn oils)


Why: These oils are loaded with rancid and inflammatory polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). They’re not only a cause of inflammation, but also oxidative stress, obesity, neurological disorders and more.

What to choose instead:
Opt for healthy, natural fats like butter, olive oil or coconut oil. These fats and oils are packed with nutrients and can even protect you from disease. You can even choose natural fats like lard or tallow wh...

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Sugar is going to murder you dead!

Posted by joe rigs on Friday, October 18, 2013, In : Health 
If we in the alternative or holistic health space want to be taken seriously, we’ve got to do better that this.




There are no absolutes in nutrition. What’s true for one person, or one population, will not be true for another.

We can not say sugar CAUSES diabetes or heart problems or... wrinkles? Really? Where’s the research on that?

Sugar does not make you nervous or fat.

The idea that sugar makes you fat is particularly counter productive. It serves to instill more guilt in someone that...

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It's all about macros... and everything else.

Posted by joe rigs on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, In : Get your mind right 

Beware of anyone who takes an extreme stance against a single macronutrient, and blames it for all the health problems in the world. 


Fat does not cause heart disease.

Protein does not cause cancer.

Carbohydrates do not cause diabetes. 

In and of themselves, none of these are THE cause for anything. 

Fat, protein and carbohydrates from really crappy and processed foods will contribute to health issues but even that is only one part an equation that also includes sleep, stress, environ...


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Dietary Shocker! (not really)

Posted by joe rigs on Thursday, February 7, 2013, In : Health 
“New” study concludes that PUFA's ( specifically omega 6 in this case), not saturated fat, is associated with heart disease as well as death from all other causes.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130205200239.htm

This is certainly no surprise to many of us. We've known for a while that omega-6 is highly inflammatory, and inflammation is the underpinning of heart disease (and pretty much everything else). Still, the conventional "wisdom" has been to reduce saturated fats and i...
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Eat for Heat: Based on a true story of pizza, ice cream and awkwardness

Posted by joe rigs on Thursday, January 17, 2013, In : Health 
A about a week or so ago I posted, on Facebook, how much a enjoyed reading Eat for Heat, I said that I even had a slice of pizza for the first time in a number of years. Not “paleo” pizza. Not gluten-free pizza. Pizza, Pizza. Full on gluten, baby. Well, I figured I had better write a follow up to that status lest people fear that I’m laying in the back ally of a pizza joint in a gluten-induced coma- cheese still stuck to my chin and a piece of crispy crust clenched tightly in my fist.

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About Me


Joe Rignola, HHC, FDN Joe Rignola is an author, Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist and Health Counselor. More importantly, I hate talking in the 3rd person. I'm really just a guy who took control of my own health and overcame several ailments including metabolic disorders, digestive issues, depression and ADD. Actually, my recovery from ADD however is questionable.