John Bagnulo

John Bagnulo, MPH, PhD, is a naturalist, nutritionist, farmer, and assistant professor who teaches courses at universities and wellness centers.

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  • Gardening in the Fall

    Just because summer has come to a close doesn’t mean that you need to close up your backyard garden.

  • Healthy Desserts Without Deprivation

    It’s that time of year … you can’t take a step without running smack dab into a slice of cake, a plateful of cookies, or a steaming pumpkin latte.

  • Egg to Differ: In Defense of Eggs

    A study recently published in the medical journal Atherosclerosis reported that a diet rich in whole eggs is as artery-clogging as smoking. Researchers...

  • Daily Detox in Five Easy Steps

    Two Kripalu experts offer simple, everyday tips for healthy eating with a detox-minded approach.

  • Gluten-Free for All?

    For years, the medical community as a whole has resisted recommending a gluten-free diet to patients who have not tested positive for celiac disease, a...

  • Coconut Water: Worth the Hype?

    Coconut water: Yogi essential or overblown fad? The country is experiencing a specialty beverage bonanza, with customers snapping up “functional”...

  • The Summer Foodie

    One of the best things about summer is eating fresh produce in season. When it's local and organic, that's even better.

  • Breakfast—Not Just for Champions

    Mom was right: Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. For 20 years, says nutritionist and Kripalu presenter John Bagnulo.

  • Cilantro: 10 Ways to Use the Superfood

      Adored by many, loathed by some, cilantro can be used in countless ways to enhance chilly winter days with a tasty dose of nutrition. Often used in...

  • Detox: What It Is and Why to Do It

    Cheryl Kain, guest blogger When I set out to learn more about detox, the first thing I discovered was that I had some outdated ideas, based on college days...

  • Should Your Kids Be Vegan?

      Vegan Is Love: A new children’s book incites debate A new children’s book heralding the widespread benefits of veganism is stirring more pots than...

  • How to Use Food as Medicine

    Dr. James S. Gordon, MD, director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, helped create the Food As Medicine approach some 20 years ago for medical students.

  • How to Have a Nutritious Thanksgiving

    With all the focus on overindulgence—of food and family—we often forget that Thanksgiving is, at heart, a day for giving thanks and being grateful. That...

  • Ask the Expert: What Not to Eat and What's Good for You

    In this edition of Ask the Expert, nutritionist John Bagnulo, PhD, addresses questions on whether to eat or avoid common ingredients...

  • Eating Your Way to Good Health

    The Paleo diet argues for a return to how our ancestors ate—mainly fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds, with limited amounts of fish, seafood, poultry, and whole grains.

  • Me Eat. You?

    The Paleo diet trend is catching on. It used to be called dieting. Now our food restrictions, most of them self-imposed, are called a lifestyle choice. From...

  • The Skinny on Fat: How Bad for Us Is Fat—Really?

    The total fail of the fat-free ’80s and ’90s taught us that fat isn’t perhaps the villain we made it out to be, and that following a low-fat diet not only...

  • Eating Local Benefits Mind, Body, Spirit, and Earth

    Photo Courtesy of Angela Cardinali of Berkshire Farm and Table The concept of eating local is as old as humankind itself, when hunters and gatherers would...

  • The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen: What to Buy Organic

    The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its 2014 list of produce containing the highest and least amounts of pesticides.