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Robert Davis Patient Expert

California
Confused about what to believe?  Robert Davis, Ph.D. helps you cut through the clutter and hype about health and wellness.  An award-winning health journalist, he is the author of The Healthy Skeptic and editor-in-chief of Everwell.com, which creates informative and entertaining video... Full Bio
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Silver Dollar Banana Blueberry Pancakes by Robert Davis Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I love to be pampered. Admittedly, I spend a lot of time cooking meals for my family, so the thought of breakfast in bed on Mother's Day is pretty appealing. Heck, h ... Read on »
Enjoy the Super Bowl Without Overeating by Robert Davis Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Americans eat more on Super Bowl Sunday than on any other day of the year except Thanksgiving. Here are four ways to keep from overeating at your Super Bowl party: ... Read on »
Lightened-Up Seven Layer Bars by Robert Davis Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Makes 30 servings; serving size 1 bar This remake of a cookie classic has only 160 calories and 2.5 grams of saturated fat. Not bad for a sweet dessert and a lo ... Read on »
Does Paying People to Exercise Really Work? by Robert Davis Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living For much of the last year, my wife's constant companion has been a work-issued pedometer. She wears it everywhere we walk--on hikes, to dinner and to events. ("Can y ... Read on »
Are You Allergic to Your Christmas Tree? by Robert Davis Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living There's nothing quite like the smell of a fresh cut Christmas tree. That is, unless it makes your nose run and your eyes turn red. For many allergy sufferers, real t ... Read on »
Are You Ready for a Disaster? by Robert Davis Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My wife and I just renewed our homeowner's insurance this week. Deciding on our deductible and limits for coverage always reminds me of how fragile our lives are. ... Read on »
A Low-Fat, Low-Calorie Thanksgiving Menu by Robert Davis Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If you're trying to watch what you eat, Thanksgiving feasts can really wreck your diet. These five traditional foods--and recipes--are loaded with healthy nutrients ... Read on »
What All Those Open Enrollment Abbreviations Mean by Robert Davis Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If you're like me, open enrollment--that time of year when you sign up again for your employer's health insurance plan--is a bit like deciphering hieroglyphics. Ever ... Read on »
Food Allergies vs. Intolerances: There Is a Difference by Robert Davis Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Whenever we go to a restaurant with our kids, we have a lot to consider. First, there is our son's food allergies. He can't eat things with wheat, peanuts, soy, eggs ... Read on »
The Chickpea: A Humble, Affordable Protein Alternative by Robert Davis Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It's no surprise: How we feel about the economy effects what we eat--at least at restaurants. Researchers in the Health Promotion Department of Coastal Carolin ... Read on »
Visiting the Emergency Room by Robert Davis Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living For some members of my family, every injury is an emergency. My daughter, for example, has been bemoaning a small scrape on her hand for several days; she's 7, thoug ... Read on »
Lower Back Injuries: Limber Up Before Letting Loose the Lumber by Robert Davis Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Watching a modern professional golfer swing a driver in slow motion is a thing of beauty. The arms straight and unbending pull the club back in a long arc. Weight sh ... Read on »
7 Ways to Get Exercise When You Travel by Robert Davis Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My wife and I just returned from an extended weekend vacation full of hotel rooms and travel logistics. We ate and drank more than we usually do, which is par for th ... Read on »
Sweet Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe by Robert Davis Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This summer, I have been spoiled with an abundance of beautiful, farm-fresh produce. As members of a Community Supported Agriculture group, every week I have receive ... Read on »
Five Allergy Myths Debunked by Robert Davis Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It wasn't long after my wife and I started raising honeybees that a woman whose property adjoins ours asked to buy some of our honey. We were so excited to have a cu ... Read on »
How Much Water Should You Drink to Avoid Dehydration? by Robert Davis Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Ever feel like you are literally wilting when the weather's hot? We droop like a houseplant that needs to be watered. When the plant gets a good long drink it bounce ... Read on »
Can Kid's Cooking Camp Help Build Healthy Habits? by Robert Davis Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Our 7-year-old, Elise, has been looking forward to summer camp for months. Though she had a choice of going to a horseback riding camp, a soccer camp and even the ca ... Read on »
The Death of a Family Pet as a Teachable Moment by Robert Davis Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We recently had to put down our family's beloved Labrador retriever, Trane. For the last few years, she exhibited severe hip problems, a classic sign of age associat ... Read on »
5 Guidelines That May Improve, Lower Cost of Health Care by Robert Davis Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The phrase "high quality, low cost health care" gets thrown around quite a lot these days. Unfortunately, no one seems to be able to agree on what it means. Are ther ... Read on »
Shrimp Crustini Recipe by Robert Davis Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We whipped up this simple little appetizer a few weeks ago on a trip to the beach. We were able to get fresh-caught shrimp from a seafood market and used tomatoes fr ... Read on »