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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
This is a great article explaining the health consequences of “obesity” whether the individual is thin or fat . . .
Where do I start? This article has some great information–please check it out. Also, for those trying to lose weight, these frequent small meals can end up being self-sabotage. Whenever we eat, we get an insulin release–higher with more carbohydrates, higher with simple sugars. Insulin is designed to STORE energy as […]
The evidence is all around us–increasing obesity. Not only are adults becoming increasingly obese, but our children are as well. I’ve posted some recommended viewing and reading explaining some of the causes. Overwhelmingly, however, it is the choices we are making at the grocery store and at restaurants. We are […]
I’ve had a number of patients report they’ve heard that fish oil causes weight loss. I wish it was that easy! However, the addition of quality fish oil to a weight reduction program has been shown to improve weight loss. It is also important for brain and heart health. Click […]
New research is linking the consumption of capsaicin ( a constituent in chili peppers) with satiety. As a result, we feel full and therefore this may reduce the risk of over-eating. Check out this article and ask your doctor if you can increase your consumption of peppers.
I sure wish it were different, but so many so-called “safe” products are actually potent endocrine disruptors. What that means is that these products adversely effect our thyroid and sex hormones. They can cause such problems as hypothyroid symptoms, weight gain, and infertility, among many others. PLEASE read the attached […]
Not only does eating at night reduce sleep quality, it also contributes to difficult weight loss. Ideally, stop eating about 3 hours prior to going to bed and fast 12 hours nightly. Read more here.