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Five Studies on the Links Between Sugar and Heart Disease

Sunday, January 24, 2016      4 comments

"Here are the five studies you need to read to understand the scientific evidence for whether eating too much sugar causes obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. The evidence isn't bulletproof, but some public health researchers argue it's... Read more

Dieters, it's Time to Eat Real Food!

Sunday, January 24, 2016      4 comments

"Most diets are destined to fail because they are too strict and don't have enough fat in them, says Harvard University nutritionist Dr. David Ludwig. Traditional low-fat diets, in which fats are replaced by carbohydrates and sugars, fuel a vici... Read more

Eating poop pills could make you thin. Seriously.

Sunday, January 24, 2016      7 comments

"In March 2016, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston will launch a clinical trial (Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Obesity and Metabolism) to study the impact of gut bacteria on weight. By transplanting the intestinal bacteria... Read more

Having Type 2 Diabetes Doesn't Just Hurt You

Sunday, January 10, 2016      9 comments

I just found out this weekend that my dad is on insulin to treat his type 2 diabetes. I'm really bummed by this news. My grandpa died at 77 from liver and kidney failure after two triple heart bypasses, and being a type 2 diabetic for over... Read more

2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans - Thoughts?

Sunday, January 10, 2016      6 comments

The new dietary guidelines just came out. Have you had a chance to check them out yet? What are your thoughts? ------------- Guidelines here -
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My Heath vs A Postitive Diagnosis

Tuesday, December 29, 2015      13 comments

Ripping stomach pain. Disgusting foul smelling gas. Aching stomach between meals. Loose greasy acrid smelling stool. Day 4 I started passing completely undigested food. Tired. Sad. Gluten challenge done for me. Couldn't do ... Read more

New Year, New Diet Enthusiasm

Sunday, December 27, 2015      3 comments

I just thought I'd write about new diets as we kick off 2016. I think that when most people start a new way of eating they are very excited about it and want to shout about it from the rooftops especially when that way of eating helps them lose... Read more

Cooking with vegetable oils releases toxic cancer-causing chemicals, say experts - Telegraph

Friday, December 04, 2015      3 comments

Cooking with vegetable oils releases toxic chemicals linked to cancer and other diseases, according to leading scientists, who are now recommending food be fried in olive oil, coconut oil, butter or even lard. The results of a series of exp... Read more

KIND wants the FDA to redefine healthy to include salmon, avocados and its own nut bars.

Friday, December 04, 2015      1 comments

Under current regulations, to qualify as healthy, a food may only have up to three grams of total fat and one gram of saturated fat. Meat and fish are exceptions, and can have up to five grams of total fat and two grams of saturated fat. A half ... Read more

Endurance athletes who 'go against the grain' become incredible fat-burners!

Friday, December 04, 2015      5 comments

Elite endurance athletes who eat very few carbohydrates burned more than twice as much fat as high-carb athletes during maximum exertion and prolonged exercise in a new study - the highest fat-burning rates under these conditions ever seen by re... Read more

Reducing Sugar Improves Metabolic Syndrome Markers in Obese Children

Thursday, November 26, 2015      5 comments

"A recent study suggests that reducing sugar intake in obese children improves their metabolic profiles, even with other aspects of their diets (e.g. caloric consumption) equal. This study is novel because previous studies implicating sugar in m... Read more

Saturated fat isn't linked with increased risk of death - August 2015 Study

Wednesday, September 02, 2015      3 comments

"New research from McMaster University shows that trans fats are associated with greater risk of death and coronary heart disease, and should probably be avoided. But when you compare the two, trans fat's less evil cousins – saturated fat... Read more

Obesity is Not a Disease, But a Symptom?

Monday, August 31, 2015      3 comments

I started a tread in the Diet and Nutrition forum about Diet - Have we really just overcomplicated it? In it we were reminded of the fact that obesity is now classified as a disease. But is it a disease? I came across this article whe... Read more

One Shoe at a Time - Wednesday Morning Thoughts

Wednesday, August 26, 2015      4 comments

I never had a great deal of weight to lose. 3 years after the birth of my second child I found myself 15 lbs over my goal weight and not feeling good about myself. Clothes that had fit a year after I had my son didn't fit me anymore. I realiz... Read more

Quote of the Day

Tuesday, August 25, 2015      2 comments

“Those who mistrust their own abilities are being too wicked to themselves, discouraging themselves from doing what they should have been excelling in. If you are good at discouraging yourself, you can't be a good leader because leadership is ... Read more

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