What the Health?

After multiple patients and colleagues asked me to weigh in on the new documentary “What the Health?” I felt compelled to watch and give a review. Knowing it was pro-vegan I was reluctant but thought I would do so with an open mind. Filmmaker Kip Anderson goes though the evils of meat and dairy quoting […]

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Nutrition Quandries

Whether at the office or out in the world, people always seem to have questions regarding food and nutrition. The food landscape has become hard to navigate similar to our political environment. Here are a few questions that have come up recently. I want to lose ten pounds, so should I decrease my protein intake […]

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Zero Calorie Brownies?

Wouldn’t it be great if this brownie actually existed? We all know a zero calorie brownie would taste like cardboard so let’s get real about the meaning of calories. What do those calories actually provide? Is it really about calories or the nutritional content in those calories? Society has created a stigma that calories equal […]

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WAZE, Outsmart Food, Together

Wouldn’t life be that much easier if we had an app that helped with making food decisions – like a WAZE food app? Not only could you avoid traffic on your way to work but also rush hour in the kitchen. Police reported ahead: the all you can eat buffet. In reality you’ve heard on […]

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Low Carb or Low Fat?

This week’s research study in Cell Metabolism examined this question and came up with an answer: low-fat. So is that the end of the story? What did this study involve and can we apply it to our day-to-day lives? And do we really need to continually label our diets as such? This study examined 19 […]

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Questioning your Food Habits: The Fallacy of Food Combining

It seems the one food fad that keeps on going is food combining. At least one client per week brings it up thinking it is scientifically based and they’ve been doing it for years. I decided to write a blog since it is more than common in many individuals who read about it years ago […]

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Losing Fat: The Twelve Hour Fast

I’ve never been much for fasting.  I tried it as a teenager and passed out a few times which cured me of dieting or severely limiting my calories. However, lately there have been a few studies on intermittent fasting and how it helps with weight and fat loss so I thought I would address it […]

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The Search for the Perfect Diet

It seems to be a daily thing that clients bring in new diet books, articles they’ve read, and theories about what to eat, not to eat or how to eat it wondering if it will help them achieve their weight or health goals. With the large rise of adolescents with eating disorders in my office […]

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Eat Right For Your Blood Type Or Just Hype?

The 1996 book “Eat Right for your Type” must come up in discussion at least once a week.  The fad diet book that never seems to die and was based on whether a person should eat according to their blood type. This past week a systematic review came out showing that no evidence exists to validate the […]

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Lessons Learned From the Biggest Loser

It is no surprise that NBC’s reality show The Biggest Loser has been such a huge success since its first broadcast in 2004. The lure and drama of quick weight loss is hard to resist. Although I give the show credit for inspiring some people to start a weight loss program who otherwise wouldn’t, when […]

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