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Archive Category: Nutrition and Diet

Sugar Also Reduces Absorption of Nutrients

April 10th, 2017

Please read the attached article regarding sugar and how it reduces our ability to absorb certain nutrients. This is just another reason of many to avoid sugar consumption–like we need more reasons! I will never forget skimming some eclectic nutrition books when I was in medical school–I ran across a book from the late 1800’s in which the author was railing that “artificial sweetener” was going to be the bane of human health. I scratched my head wondering what “artificial sweetener” he could be referring to at the turn of the century–you guessed it, SUGAR. For more current information, please also watch “Fed Up” which is currently available on Netflix. Stick to fruits to satisfy your sweet tooth! And maintain a vegetable-based diet with healthy protein and fat sources. To your health!!

Eat More Vegetables–Yes, Research is Supporting This!!

March 21st, 2017

Not that we need more research to know that we need to eat our vegetables, but just in case you want some encouragement, please read the attached article! 🙂

Too Much Milk

October 31st, 2016

Yes, there is such a thing as too much milk  for our children and for adults. In fact, many children have increased risk of eczema and ear infections due to dairy consumption. While dairy is a good source of calcium and vitamin D, I recommend trying yogurt or kefir, if dairy is tolerated. And keep those dark leafy greens included in meals. Sardines are another good source of both calcium and vitamin D. Nutrient variety is important! 🙂

Cancer Prevention with Low Glycemic Diet?

October 11th, 2016

So that Paleo diet may also reduce your risk of lung cancer. Research has shown an increased risk of lung cancer with high glycemic index diets. What does that mean? Avoiding sugars and grains may reduce your risk of cancer. A Paleo diet is based upon vegetables, lean meats, fruit and nuts–naturally lower glycemic index than the Standard American Diet (called SAD for a reason!). Schedule an appointment to see what dietary changes may help you–to your health and longevity!

Some Healthy Fats to Include . . .

October 11th, 2016

Fats have been villified for years now but the recent release of OLD reports reveals that sugars and refined carbohydrates are greater risk factors to our overall health. So, healthy fats are now exonerated–include nuts, seeds, olive oil, and avocados in your diet (avoiding, of course, anything that you are intolerant or allergic to). Check out this article. To your health!!

Paleo May Be Even Better Than Mediterranean

October 11th, 2016

The article summarizes findings comparing the popular Mediterranean diet to the increasingly popular Paleo (or pre-agrarian) diet. The findings suggest improved weight loss and especially improved reduction of waistlines. And those in the study ate until they were full. Schedule an appointment to see if the diet is right for you, and for clarity amongst all the internet hype!

Industry and Research

September 23rd, 2016

So, you’ve probably seen a lot lately in the news about the sugar industries “skewing” of research results–just remember that other industries are just as connected to research. Check out this article. AND keep in mind that we have wonderful food available in our groceries: vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, poultry. Enjoy your healthy diet!!!

How The Impact of Sugar Has Been Down-Played

September 14th, 2016

Sugar is associated with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, inflammation, and more. One of my favorite recollections was in medical school when I was scanning the nutrition shelves. I flipped open an OLD nutrition book (from late 1800’s)–the author was emphatically warning of the health consequences of “artificial sweeteners”. I rechecked the publication date, scratched my head, and read on, wondering what “artificial sweetener” this could be. It was CANE SUGAR!! Please read the attached article and watch the Fed-Up movie.

Healthy Foods for Liver Support

August 30th, 2016

All I can add is “Ditto!”. Check out this article 🙂

Acid-Alkaline Questions

August 23rd, 2016

There is so much advertising out there about the benefits of alkalinizing our bodies. This article succinctly addresses the facts about such claims. Yes, eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and limit protein to appropriate levels (0.8 – 2 g per kg of body weight, depending on your activity level). But the rest of the claims . . . .

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