By Craig Tankersley, DC

One of the biggest complaints I hear about nutrition is, where do you start and who do you listen to? There is so much information out there it’s hard to figure out what works best for you or who to listen to. Aunt Margie likes the banana diet, Uncle Bernie likes the apple diet, and Fred insist you try to bone broth diet. Because we are individuals with different back grounds and different heritages there is no one size fits all. We can make generalities but eventually you will have to do what serves you best.

Your environment dictates your body’s expression of health, are you in a healthy relationship, have a healthy job, are you eating a health diet? Here are a few tips that will help get you started when it comes to diet.


Gut health is impacted by the amount of gluten in your diet, go gluten free for 30 days and see how you feel. If you feel better than you should avoid gluten whenever possible.

Ketogenic Diet

This is the best place to start if you want to lose weight, recover from an autoimmunity problem, or detoxify your body. The ketogenic diet has changed over the years to incorporate more vegetables and fat into your diet with protein intake based on your weight. Here’s a web site loaded with information,

If I have XYZ symptoms, where should I look for the answer?

It depends, my top 3 go to guys for this is: This website is a rich source of information from ear infections to gut health. The Godfather of the modern Paleo movement, I find his article in depth and full of information. If Robb is the Godfather than Chris is the next in line in the Corleone family. Chris is also easy to read and he has a back ground in functional medicine.

In closing, keep it simple. There is not such thing as 10 minute abs and you need to do what works best for you.