We Are What We Eat

If you eat too much, you are too much.

Remember, the bigger your waist line the smaller your brain! Why? Gut fat releases molecules that cross the blood brain barrier and inflame and shrink your brain tissue.

Watch your portion sizes (eat off of smaller plates/no more second helpings) and ditch the obesogenic junk food (eat organic foods whenever you can)! It is important for the whole family to develop better, more mindful eating habits. Practice hara hachi bu, I explain this in my book Retraining Your Tongue (available on Amazon).

Here is a scary fact, even with all the information at our fingertips, women in the US who are overweight by 100lbs is a growing group!

What’s in Your Fridge?

Look inside your refrigerator and what do you see? Your fridge should be filled with more good stuff than bad stuff.  A friend recently came over, opening my fridge, he said, “This is the healthiest fridge I have ever seen!”

Your choices matter.

Food is your best medicine.

Think about it, what you eat effects your health. What is in your fridge not only effects your quality of life but it also effects your current and future health care costs. A study from Brigham & Women’s Hospital showed that eating more veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds and less processed meats reduces health costs by $50 million!

You don’t have to be perfect every single bite, but the majority of the time!


Be smart.
Don’t let corporations that are interested in “profit” drive your tongue and tastes!


Don’t eat to get dumb.
Retrain your tongue (hmmm, that rhymes, cool!)


Be well,
Dr. B.


Retraining Your Tongue – A great read for your whole family, kids too, lots of picture and health sense!

End Dieting Hell, Interview with Michelle Melendez

Unhealthy Diets Shrink Brain Volume



The annual report The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America by Trust for America’s Health describes the most recent obesity trends.

Constraint and trade-offs regulate energy expenditure during childhood. Science Advances, 2019; 5 (12): eaax1065 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax1065.

Cardiometabolic disease costs associated with suboptimal diet in the United States: A cost analysis based on a microsimulation model. PLOS Medicine, 2019; 16 (12): e1002981 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.100298.