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Jeff Novick
Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN is truly a unique dietitian and nutritionist. With over 24 years of experience in nutrition, health, fitness and natural living, he offers expert health advice distilled into powerful, easy-to-understand language on a variety of current topics.Novick’s insightful and humorous approach to nutrition and health has helped thousands worldwide make the transition to healthy living. He holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Indiana State University in nutrition, with a minor in exercise science.Novick serves as Vice President for Executive Health Exams International and lectures at the McDougall Program in Santa Rosa, California and at the Engine 2 Immersion program in Austin, Texas. He is also the Director of Nutrition for the Meals for Health program, which is helping empower low-income families to achieve optimal health.For almost a decade, Novick served as the Director of Nutrition at the Pritikin Center in Aventura, Florida, and as Vice President of the Board of the Directors for the National Health Association (NHA). He also served as the Director of Health Education for the NHA and as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Health Sciences for Kaplan University.Novick has taught nutrition classes at Indiana State University, Indiana University Medical School, the University of Miami Medical School and the Florida Academy of Family Physicians. He regularly lectures at medical conferences across the country. While in Indiana, he created and taught the Nutrition Education Initiative, a preventive medicine curriculum for medical doctors, residents and medical students. In recognition of this groundbreaking project, Indiana’s governor awarded Novick the Indiana State Public Health Excellence in Health Science Award and Indiana State University awarded him the Graduate-of-the-Last-Decade Award.He has been interviewed by Newsday, Parade, Men’s Health, Shape, Women’s World and has appeared on Fox News, Discovery Health, the Today Show and other media outlets nationwide. He recently appeared in the documentary Processed People and the movie Fatboy, which won the Best Documentary award at the Fort Lauderdale and Queens Film Festivals.

Tuesdays With Jeff: Insights Into Your Health: The Percentage of Calories From Protein in Plant Foods

QUESTION:  “I see many graphics and lists on the internet such as this one here,  that list the amount of protein in plants and some of them seem really high.  Are they accurate? I have seen the same lists and some of the numbers are accurate and some aren’t.  To clarify the issues, I created the following [&hellip

Tuesdays With Jeff: Insights Into Your Health: Variety vs. Simplicity: The Key To Success

Variety vs Simplicity: The Key to Success ©Jeff Novick, MS, RD “Variety” may be the “spice of life” but “simplicity” is truly the “key to health” Many cultures around the world have survived, (and even thrived) on very limited food supplies with very limited varieties of the foods. Not only the Okinawans and Chinese centenarians [&hellip

Tuesdays With Jeff: Insights Into Your Health: How To Find a Plant-Based Doctor

How To Find a Plant-Based Doctor ©Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., MD ©Jeff Novick, MS, RD Introduction ©Jeff Novick, MS, RD Over the last few years, I have been honored and privileged to work with and speak to literally 10′s of 1000′s of people who were looking to change to a plant based diet and lifestyle.  As [&hellip

Tuesdays With Jeff: Insights Into Your Health: Should You Take Supplements?

Q.Do you recommend a multi-vitamin or other supplements? There is no single answer to this question and so I look at this from several perspectives. 1) My position on ALL supplements is that I do not recommend: -the general and/or random use of any supplement -supplements without informed consent. (All supplements have some risk) -supplementation [&hellip

Tuesdays With Jeff: Insights Into Your Health: Nutrition Health FAQ: Answers To The Most Asked Questions

Nutrition & Health FAQ: Answers To The Most Asked Questions by Jeff Novick, MS, RD Setting Priorities: Triage Your Health Efforts http://www.jeffnovick.com/RD/Articles/Entries/2012/5/24_Triage_Your_Health_Efforts__The_Good%2C_The_Bad%2C_%26_The_Ugly.html http://www.drmcdougall.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7875 How To Find a Plant Based Doctor http://www.jeffnovick.com/RD/Articles/Entries/2012/8/6_How_To_Find_A_Plant-Based_Doctor.html On Veganism http://www.drmcdougall.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=36550 Calorie Density http://www.jeffnovick.com/RD/Articles/Entries/2012/5/20_A_Common_Sense_Approach_To_Sound_Nutrition.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6ogG1wEcXo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gTLpTq1nQk Maximizing Weight Loss http://www.jeffnovick.com/RD/Articles/Entries/2012/5/30_Maximizing_Weight_Loss__How_To_Fine_Tune_Calorie_Density.html http://www.drmcdougall.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=27290 http://www.jeffnovick.com/RD/Articles/Entries/2012/1/24_How_To_Jump_Start_Your_Metabolism.html How Many Meals Per Day http://www.drmcdougall.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=26337 http://www.jeffnovick.com/RD/Q_%26_As/Entries/2013/1/31_Meal_Frequency_%26_Eating_Between_Meals.html Counting Calories http://www.jeffnovick.com/RD/Articles/Entries/2012/8/2_How_To_Successfully_Count_Calories.html [&hellip

Tuesdays With Jeff: Insights Into Your Health: Identifying Hidden Sources of Salt/Sodium, Oil/Fat & Sugars/Sweeteners

Is Your SOS Free Diet Really SOS Free? Identifying Hidden Sources of Salt/Sodium, Oil/Fat & Sugars/Sweeteners ©Jeff Novick, MS, RD Many people today are choosing to follow diets today that are called low (or no) SOS.  The term SOS refers to added Salt/Sodium, Oil/Fats and Sugar/Sweeteners.  To be more specific, it refers to any and [&hellip

Tuesdays With Jeff: Insights Into Your Health: Meal Replacements?

©Jeff Novick, MS RD I was asked to evaluate a Cliff Bar according to my label reading guidelines and it failed on several accounts.  In response to that, I received the following question. Q.  If I’m cutting out Clif bars,then what?  I need a recommendation for a healthy meal replacement – something that will do [&hellip

Tuesdays With Jeff: Insights Into Your Health: Understanding Food Labels

If you like us on facebook, be sure to check in every day this week, we are talking about label reading all week, complete with chances for you to read labels and determine if something is plant-strong or plant-weak! Also, on Engine 2 Extra, we are doing a label reading 101 class all week as [&hellip

Tuesdays with Jeff: Insights Into Your Health: Meal Frequency and Eating Between Meals

  ©Jeff Novick, MS, RD QUESTION;  I was wondering if there is any evidence as to whether the traditional three meals per day is better than, for example, one or two meals per day.  Or is it better to eat several meals per day? If you are not hungry and wanting to lose weight, is [&hellip