Gaples Institute

A few months ago, I was chatting with my medical students and we were talking about what we’d like to do with our futures. I told my students about my dream of integrating nutrition and cardiology, and one of the students told me to listen to a podcast by The Curbsiders. In this podcast, they…

Nutrition Labels

Nutrition labels are literally on everything you buy in a grocery store that is edible, but the problem is that no one really knows how to read them. Sure, you can see how many calories are in a box of Cheez-Its, but how do you know when its too much?  Here’s a quick and dirty…

How about that olive oil?

The olive oil aisle can be daunting. There are so many different types of oils and each label claims to be healthier than the next. So, how do you choose? Before we get started, let’s get some important definitions down: Monounsaturated fat vs. polyunsaturated fat vs. saturated fat?There are all different types of fat and…

Farmer’s Market or Reseller’s Market?

Are you actually supporting your local farmers by going to farmers markets? Turns out, there’s a good chance you aren’t. I always thought when I went to a farmer’s market that I was buying fresh fruits and vegetables that were grown in neighboring areas. I would walk away feeling proud that I supported my local…

Are you a SMARTy?

At the end of the day, everyone should ask themselves “Did you eat good, or did you eat well?” Its a question that really makes you reflect on what you ate that day. Whether you tell someone your answer or not, you can be honest with yourself. You can say, “you know what, I did…