Product Reviews

One Month With the Fitbit Charge 2

Wednesday May 31 2017 | by Frederic Patenaude

Heart rate monitoring even works on my hairy arm.   For the past month, I’ve been testing out the new Fitbit Charge 2. In case you aren’t ... more »

3 Books to Read in 2017

Tuesday Jan 17 2017 | by Frederic Patenaude

The new year is approaching, so it’s time that I share my top health or self-help books of the year. Last year, my three choices were “Kale and ... more »

Is Bottled Coconut Water Healthy?

Wednesday Jul 13 2016 | by Kevin Gianni

I’ve always loved young, green coconuts. Drinking fresh coconuts is something I do daily when I’m in the tropics. Coconut water is Nature’s ... more »

Travel Rice Cooker – Product Review

Friday Oct 30 2015 | by Frederic Patenaude

You are not likely find a product called a “travel rice cooker” but that’s pretty much what the Panasonic SR-3NA is. This is a ... more »

How Do You Make Pickles? Easy, Here’s a Crispy, Crunchy Pickle Recipe : Excerpt from “Cultured: Make Healthy Fermented Foods at Home”

Friday Sep 25 2015 | by Kevin Gianni

I don’t know about you, but I want to reach into the screen and eat these out of the jar. This recipe is just one of the 70+ found in our new ... more »

Some of Hudson’s Favorite Healthy Kids’ Books!

Monday Mar 17 2014 | by Colleen M. Story

Reading with your child is a great way to introduce them to concepts like healthy eating and nutrition. Since welcoming the arrival of little Hudson ... more »

Is Multitasking Bad for You? (And More Treadmill Desk Questions…)

Friday Jan 25 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

Jonny 5 doing quite the opposite of multitasking… As promised, I want to answer some of your questions about the treadmill desk article that I ... more »

A Treadmill Desk: The Ultimate Tool for the Daily Desk Dweller

Wednesday Jan 23 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

Over the years, I’ve been getting increasingly concerned with the amount of time I spend sitting. I’m an active guy, but over the last ... more »

The Best of the Rest : Best of 2012

Wednesday Jan 16 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

I had a few more categories for this year’s Best of 2012, but instead of spending the next month burning through them, I’ve decided to ... more »

The Most Awesome Health (And Non-Health) Products of 2012 : Best of Health 2012

Thursday Jan 10 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

There are a lot of health products on the market… So many of them that it can be overwhelming. In 2012, I’ve actually been quite ... more »

Our Renegade Health Heroes of 2012 : Best of Health 2013

Tuesday Jan 8 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

We love people who take action… People who stand up for something — people who think more about the greater good than themselves. There ... more »

Best Renegade Health Reads of 2012 : Best of Health 2012

Saturday Jan 5 2013 | by Kevin Gianni

I love to read. Sometimes it’s my downfall. I’ll have dozens of things to do, but then I’ll get caught up in a great book and ... more »

Want Cooking Classes with Kris Carr? Plus 150 Great Plant Based Recipes…

Friday Nov 2 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Annmarie and I love Kris Carr… Not like a little love, but a lot of love. We were introduced to her by my great friend Nick Ortner from Tapping ... more »

A Resource for Your Sunday

Sunday Sep 16 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

There are different diets for different people. There are, of course, different ideas as to how they should be followed as well. What seems to be a ... more »

Are There Secrets to Healing in the Amazon? : Renegade Health Exclusive

Thursday Aug 30 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

The Amazon: A possible bridge to real, lasting healing? As you probably know, researchers still believe that the Amazon jungle could potentially be an ... more »

Marine Phytoplankton in Raw Form Delivers Superfood Benefits : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

Wednesday Aug 15 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Marine phytoplankton produce most of the Earth’s oxygen, and may have what humans need for good health. You may have already heard that marine ... more »

Have You Heard About This Superfood? Health Benefits of Sacha Inchi Nuts and Oil : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

Monday Aug 6 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

These dark nuts from South America are full of omega-3 fatty acids. Have you heard of Sacha Inchi nuts? Also called Inca peanuts, these nuts are ... more »

5 Health Benefits of Cinnamon—Ceylon and Cassia : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

Wednesday Aug 1 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Cassia or Ceylon? Studies show benefits from both, but your taste buds may prefer Ceylon. Isn’t cinnamon, cinnamon? Not for those “in the ... more »

Some Thoughts on Health, Marketing and How I’ve Been Scammed in the Past : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

Friday Jun 29 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

This picture has nothing to do with the article, BUT, Ann is wearing two pairs of glasses at the same time. That has to be worth ... more »

A Resource Every Health Nut Should Have on Their Bookshelf : Renegade Health Reviews

Thursday Jun 28 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Tell ’em Albert. (What a sage…) As you know, I’m always looking for the best of the best… It’s this kind of exhausting, ... more »

Under the Hood of The Complete Blood Test Blueprint Program — Take a Behind the Scenes Look at This New Cutting-Edge Program: Exclusive Renegade Health Article

Friday Jun 8 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Take a look behind the scenes at this awesome new program! Hey everyone, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about the new Blood Test ... more »

How to Know If Your Diet and Supplements are Working For You… : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

Thursday Jun 7 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

A snapshot of something I’m really proud of — and that promises to be super-helpful for you! Today is a special day here at Renegade ... more »

Turn Your Veggies into Avenger-Like, Nutrition Packed Powerhouses : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

Monday May 14 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Don’t worry, this is not exactly a movie review… LOL! I recently went to the theater with some friends to see The Avengers… If you ... more »

Which Way to Lose Weight is Right? : Exclusive Renegade Health Review

Saturday Apr 14 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Maybe we’d be better off learning about diet from goats. I used to think only one diet was the right diet… Actually, I’ve thought ... more »

What About Hemp, Chia, Flax, Purslane, Fermented Fish, Supercritical Tennis Ball Fuzz Extract? (Last Day for this Deal)

Wednesday Mar 7 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

You can’t get as red as a lobster, I’ve tried. But this really, white guy knows that omega-3 oils and antioxidants are essential when the ... more »

I Thought Flax Was The Best Plant Omega-3 Oil, Plus Your Omega-3 Oil Questions Answered… : Exclusive Renegade Health Q & A

Tuesday Mar 6 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Searching for Sachi Inchi in Peru. I’m hoping to catch the elusive tree with my video camera. (Just kidding, Sacha Inchi grows in the ... more »

If You’re Hungry for Change and Need to Be Touch-ed, Here are Two Things to Watch Today

Monday Mar 5 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Very small earthquakes are like crude, scary alarm clocks. Got up early this morning (5:33 to be exact), thanks to Mother Nature’s Northern ... more »

7 Reasons to Make Sure You Get Enough Omega 3 Fatty Acids (Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn You…) : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

Sunday Mar 4 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

No need to stay in bed all day feeling depressed… get your omega-3’s and your mood should lift. Omega this, omega that… Is the hype ... more »

Pee, Poop, Perspire, Pranayama : Three Takeaways from The Blood Sugar Solution

Tuesday Feb 28 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

It’s better that this picture has nothing to do with the title of this post… I know, with this headline, I better be ready to explain ... more »

Do You Know Why Our Cinnamon is Different Than the One in the Store? : Renegade Health Store Special

Saturday Feb 11 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Ceylon cinnamon tea to the left and holy basil tea to the right, served chilled at a recent event I spoke at! (The Stillheart Institute) It’s ... more »

Can’t or Don’t Want to Eat Chocolate? No Problem, Try This… : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

Monday Feb 6 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

These pretty flowers will turn into cacao pods! Many of you know my public struggles with chocolate… I ended up eating a large amount over an ... more »

Muña, The Herb That Almost Landed Me in a Peruvian Prison : Exclusive Renegade Health Article

Friday Feb 3 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Looks harmless right? Just wait… Alberto Fujimori, Joran van der Sloot… Kevin Gianni? No, I didn’t commit murder or crimes against ... more »

Does Chocolate Do This to You? Plus, My Takeaways from “Eating for Energy” : A Renegade Health Review

Monday Jan 9 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Today, my run was not here, but I wish it was… this is my favorite place to hit the trails. (Huntington State Park, Newtown, CT) It’s ... more »

To Lose Weight For Good, You Might Have to Lose Your Mind (And Maybe Even More…) : The 5 Undeniable Laws of Lasting Weight Loss

Friday Jan 6 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Clearly, I’ve also lost my mind by using this image for this post — it has no relevance at all to what I’ve written about. ... more »

This is as Close to a Magic Pill as You Can Get for Losing Weight : The 5 Undeniable Laws of Lasting Weight Loss

Thursday Jan 5 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

Don’t worry, I’m completely aware that I need to explain this image, and the unicorn with the arrow coming out of its horn as ... more »

Your Body Wants You to Be Fat (If You’re Doing These Things…) : The 5 Undeniable Laws of Lasting Weight Loss

Wednesday Jan 4 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

If you want to lose weight, you might want to take a lesson from Jonny 5’s book… chill out – often – when you find a warm, ... more »

You Might Need to Eat More Food to Lose More Weight… (Huh?) : The Second Undeniable Law of Lasting Weight Loss

Tuesday Jan 3 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

I’m trying to tie in this picture to the article, but frankly, I’m just thrilled to be going back to Florida in a few weeks to eat some ... more »

If You Want to Slim Down, Be Sure to Do This… : The First Undeniable Law of Lasting Weight Loss

Monday Jan 2 2012 | by Kevin Gianni

If you want to live long, why not ask a 90 year old how they did it? (My grandpa at our wedding 4 years ago at 90 years old.) In just a few short ... more »

Renegade Health Names Man and Woman of 2011 in Health : Best of Health 2011

Friday Dec 30 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

I know, we’re not exactly Time Magazine, but we’re working on it… In 2011, a lot of amazing things have happened and behind them are ... more »

Health Advocates of the Year 2011 : Best of Health 2011

Thursday Dec 29 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

This special award goes to those who are making a massive difference in health, awareness and policy… There are hundreds of people I could ... more »

Best Health Bloggers of 2011 (Not who you might think…) : Best of Health 2011

Wednesday Dec 28 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

As a blogger, writer and researcher, I’m thrilled to present this “Best of Health 2011″… Why? Because I know how hard it is be ... more »

Best Health Interviews of 2011 : The Best of Health 2011 #911

Tuesday Dec 27 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Only a few more “Best Of” for 2011! The ones coming up for the rest of the week are the people awards… I saved them for last because ... more »

Best New Health Products of 2011 : Best of Health 2011 #910

Monday Dec 26 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Today, I’m back on video, but with commentary underneath… It’s amazing how split everyone is about video or written articles. I have ... more »

Renegade Health Names Best Health Related Non-Profit of 2011 : Best of Health 2011

Friday Dec 23 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

This was one of best places we visited in 2010, so it doesn’t really apply to health, nor 2011, but I wanted to show it to you because it was ... more »

Renegade Health Names the Best Health Company of 2011 : Best of Health 2011

Thursday Dec 22 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Yesterday, I shared the awards for best health conference of 2011… Today, I have the best health company of 2011. Now, I have to be clear ... more »

Renegade Health Names the Best Health Conference of 2011 : Best of Health 2011

Wednesday Dec 21 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

It’s been a while since I’ve been on video, so please don’t criticize me for being a little rusty… But, what I’m going ... more »

Thinking Outside the Box to Outsmart Cancer : Renegade Health Book Review

Friday Dec 2 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Most conventional cancer treatments limit your ability to see more of these… (Nosara, Costa Rica) After the Healing Cancer World Summit, I ... more »

Aw-rick-cue-lo-what?! Does the Ear Contain a Secret Map for Healing? : Exculsive Renegade Health Article

Wednesday Nov 16 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Could this type of healing be as easy as watching a sunset? (Fisherman’s Beach outside of Nosara, Costa Rica) A good number of years ago, I was ... more »

How to Make Miso at Home (Soy or No Soy!) : Excerpt from “Cultured: Make Healthy Fermented Foods at Home”

Sunday Sep 25 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

You can make miso with chickpeas if you’re sensitive to soy! This recipe is just one of the 70+ found in our new fermented foods recipe book ... more »

Watermelon Rind Kimchi : Fermented Foods Recipe from “Cultured” by Jill Nussinow

Wednesday Sep 21 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Contraindication Warning: Watermelon should not be eaten by those wearing white shirts. You’re probably thinking exactly what I was when I read ... more »

Delicious Applekraut : Fermented Foods Recipe from “Cultured” by Cherie Soria

Wednesday Sep 21 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

It’s almost apple time and I can’t wait to make this recipe again! Every time I think about this recipe my mouth waters… September ... more »

What’s So Great About Fermented Foods? 1000’s of Years of History to Start… : Special Cultured Book Excerpt

Monday Sep 19 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Delicious coconut yogurt on top of an apple nut cereal! This excerpt is from our new book “Cultured: Learn to Make Fermented Foods at ... more »

Annmarie Suggests Some Natural Child Birthing and Prenatal Books : The Renegade Health Show Episode #883

Tuesday Aug 9 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Nope, not even trying yet… But… It’s important to learn about some things before you jump into them. (Maybe jump isn’t the ... more »

What Your Grandma Knew About Healing That You Don’t : The Renegade Health Show Episode #880

Thursday Aug 4 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Every once in a while, we give a book review when we feel like it’s worth your while… Today, I share a book that I think is really a great ... more »

If I Can’t Shop at Trader Joe’s, Where Should I Go? : Friday’s Week in Review #876

Friday Jul 29 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Today, I’m trying something new… I thought it might be a good idea to close out the week in Friday’s video with a wrap up of ... more »

Want To Know What the Raw Food Leaders and Experts Eat? : Renegade Health Book Review

Monday Jul 18 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Here’s what Nomi Shannon made for us when we visited a few years ago… I know… I do too! That’s why when Nomi Shannon, the Raw ... more »

A Great New Raw Food Book, Plus Crazy Baby Talk : The 7 Things I Learned This Week

Sunday May 1 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Green smoothie or green juice? As long as it’s green, I think you’ll be alright… (Before shooting with Kimora for Life in the Fab ... more »

The Top 5 Kitchen Gadgets for Healthy Eating : Renegade Health Exclusive Article

Wednesday Apr 6 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

The first Vitamix blenders were sometimes mistaken for UFOs. Whether you are on the raw food diet, the vegan diet or a healthy, whole food, organic ... more »

Make Your Own Natural, Organic Latex Mattress and Save $1000 or More : Renegade Health “Do It Yourself!”

Tuesday Mar 22 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

If you don’t get a good organic mattress and a good night’s rest, you may end up sleeping through this scenery. Organic mattresses are ... more »

A Special Tea for Total Body Detoxification : The Renegade Health Show Episode #781

Tuesday Mar 15 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

I talk about Dr. Shultze’s Detox Tea all the time… Today, I was making some so I decided to put it on the show, tell you about it’s ... more »

Was the Great Health Debate a Success or a Failure? : My Thoughts and Grades

Tuesday Feb 15 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Will peace ever prevail between health experts? Today, I’m going to put myself under the microscope and “grade” how or if I ... more »

Dr. J. E. Williams Shares Some of His Recent Favorite Books : The Renegade Health Show Episode #760

Monday Feb 14 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Back to real-time Renegade Health Shows! The Great Health Debate was great, but now it’s time to get back to business. We’ve been spending ... more »

Who’s Killing the Birds, Raw Food Leaders and Delicious Recipes : The 7 Things I Learned This Week

Saturday Jan 22 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

Jonny 5 is a small time killer compared to the USDA… It’s Saturday and I’m excited to give you the 7 Things I Learned this ... more »

The Best Website to Research Health Information (The 7 Things I Learned this Week) : The Renegade Health Newsletter

Saturday Jan 8 2011 | by Kevin Gianni

A great hike with friends outside of Denver. The weekend is here, which means a few things… First, it means that I’m going to share the 7 ... more »

Renegade Health Best of Renegade Health 2010 : The Renegade Health Show Episode #734

Friday Dec 31 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

Here is our final installment of the “Best of 2010″… This one is our take on the Best of Renegade Health. These include best recipe, ... more »

Renegade Health Best of Random 2010 : The Renegade Health Show Episode #733

Thursday Dec 30 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

Today, we’re going to award the “Best of Random”… These are awards that really didn’t fit into a category, or we (or ... more »

Renegade Health Best of Places 2010 : The Renegade Health Show Episode #732

Wednesday Dec 29 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

Moving along with our Best of 2010 series… Today, we have the best places! These include “Best Raw Food Restaurant,” “Best ... more »

Renegade Health Best of Products 2010 : The Renegade Health Show #731

Tuesday Dec 28 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

Alright! Continuing on with our Best of 2010! Today, we have the products that we think are the best around! Take a look… Your question of the ... more »

Renegade Health Best of People 2010 : The Renegade Health Show Episode #730

Monday Dec 27 2010 | by Kevin Gianni

This year, we’re going to lay out the “Best of 2010” from the health world… We’ve asked your for your categories and ... more »

Spirulina Crunchies and Jarrah Bee Pollen Product Review – The Renegade Health Show Episode #413

Thursday Oct 8 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

Many of you have asked for raw food product reviews in the past… So today, we’re going to bring you our thoughts on two products from ... more »

Brain Tumor and Cell Phone Usage Report and a Book Review – The Renegade Health Show Episode #389

Friday Sep 4 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

Thanks to a viewer, Pamme, I have a report that I want to share with you about the risk of brain tumors and cell phones… A 13 country Interphone ... more »

Renegade Health Review of Expo West Products 2009 – The Renegade Health Show Episode #264

Friday Mar 13 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

You guys asked for it and we’re glad to deliver… The Expo West, the country’s largest natural products expo (industry – not ... more »

Lydia’s Organics, Are Fred Bisci’s Enzymes Vegan and The Tap – The Renegade Health Show Episode #239

Friday Feb 6 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

We’re finally back into the swing of things here… Almost moved out and I’ve been thinking about product reviews lately. We just ... more »

Which Vitamix Should I Buy and Packing the Kitchen – The Renegade Health Show Episode #238

Thursday Feb 5 2009 | by Kevin Gianni

Today, Annmarie’s parents are over helping us pack up the kitchen… So naturally we figured explaining which Vitamix is good to buy fits ... more »

A Great Packaged Raw Granola and My 90-Year Grandfather – The Renegade Health Show Episode #136

Tuesday Sep 9 2008 | by Kevin Gianni

This show is fun… We originally were going to show you some yucca plants from our hike, but when I came back to check my facts, I realized that ... more »

Special Announcement – Learn More in Less Time with Health Book Summaries

Wednesday Jul 2 2008 | by Kevin Gianni

It’s been about 6 months in the making… A way for you to learn more about health in a fraction of the time. A silver bullet for those ... more »

So You Want to Know the Best Health Books (In My Opinion) – The Renegade Health Show Episode #56

Tuesday May 20 2008 | by Kevin Gianni

AJ and Bernadette, you’ve twisted my arm… Today I’m going to reveal what’s on the bookshelf you see in many of the shows. ... more »

Regulating Iron Levels for Vegans and Vegetarians Plus “Eat This, Not That” Review – The Renegade Health Show Episode #18

Thursday Mar 27 2008 | by Kevin Gianni

This is a fun show… I’ll tell you that. Might be the best to date! Great information, some humor and a great question from a reader about ... more »

UltraPrevention: The 6-Week Plan that Will Make You Healthy for Life by Dr. Mark Hyman and Mark Liponis – Book Review

Monday Feb 11 2008 | by Kevin Gianni

Let’s face it, natural medicine still has a tiny bit of folk lore attached to it’s storied remedies and cures for certain ailments. There ... more »

How to Deal with Back Pain Naturally Plus a Motivation and Optimum Nutrition Teleseminar

Wednesday Dec 12 2007 | by Kevin Gianni

This blog posting has two parts, one is where you can get more information to physically deal with back pain and the other a special holiday treat ... more »