Food & Wine

What You Think About Salt Is Wrong

My team is always on the clock.

The most recent example came this weekend when my researcher talked to her family about salt. Her family members expressed concern over the “high sodium content” of the microwavable dinners that the 93-year-old matriarch enjoys. They fretted over the fact she was getting too much salt in her diet.

The Nanny Police Just Declared War on Popeyes

First, they went after salt… then bacon… and then coffee.

Now the Nanny Police want to take away my fried chicken.

Protect Yourself From These Killers During the Shutdown

The good news: The E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce is now over.

The bad news: We may not catch the next one.

My War on Diet Soda

Doc’s note: This week, we’re sharing your favorite issues from this year, and today’s is one of the most controversial…

The Feds Are Finally Catching Up to Me

It’s about time the FDA finally agreed with me… only 10 years later.

Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement about my favorite type of oil… olive oil. Oils with high levels of a certain type of fatty acid called oleic acid can now boast about their health claims. In other words, your favorite bottle of olive oil may now carry a statement about heart health. According to the FDA’s language, the manufacturers may state that:

What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Have on Your Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is the one day I spend thinking entirely about food…

I remember growing up watching my dad spend all day making Thanksgiving dinner for our family. He did it all. The oyster stew, the gravy, the stuffing… We even brought out the honorary carving knife for him. At the end of the day, the kids did the dishes. Mom loved that day.

No, You Don’t Have to Stop Drinking

“All Alcohol Is Bad” – Esquire
“No Amount of Alcohol Is Safe, Health Experts Warn” – CNBC
“Moderate Alcohol Consumption Is Out” – Forbes

I groaned when I saw these headlines last week.

Three of My Favorite Superfoods

Every other month I see a headline declaring something as the latest and greatest superfood.

But what makes food “super”? Should you even care?

Firing Up the Grill? Read This First

I started my third career over a grill…

When my friend and now-business partner Porter Stansberry was recruiting me to begin writing what would become my monthly newsletter, Retirement Millionaire… he had me over for rib appetizers followed by bone-in ribeyes.

‘I Thought I Might Go Blind’

Doc’s note: Today I’m turning over my letter to my research assistant, Amanda Cuocci. She shares a story about the importance of keeping a cool head in a crisis… and the importance of reading Retirement Millionaire.