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Nutrition

Nutrition is the scientific interpretation of how nutrients and other substances in food relate to growth, reproduction, disease and health of organisms.

  • Are you AGE-ing?

    You might be aging too fast … from how you cook your food. The manner and the temperature in which…

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  • Choosing How You Die, One Meal at a Time

    Too tired to fight with the kids over healthy food and snacks? Too tempted by tasty sugars and carbs to…

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  • Food Hangovers

    Do you get “Food Hangovers”?  Does food like pizza give you heartburn or make you feel bloated and tired after…

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  • U.S. Senate Allows Pizza to Remain Classified as a Vegetable

    Wow, what would we do without the U.S. Senate? Through all their brilliance, Congress just blocked rules proposed by the USDA  (U.S. Dept…

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  • Fatty Liver or NAFLD

    Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a disorder of fat metabolism within the liver and affects approximately 1/3 of all…

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  • Excess Stomach Acid Mimics Hunger

    It is not uncommon for individuals to occasionally feel hungry, weak and shaky or develop a ‘sour stomach’ between meals.…

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  • Low Carbohydrate Treats For Halloween

    Poisoning Our Children’s Future The diabetes epidemic is growing so rapidly that presently 1 of every 10 adults in the U.S. has…

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  • Carbohydrates and Urination Problems

    Introduction Many patients commonly experience symptoms of urinary frequency, urgency or incontinence.  They may wake 2-4 times at night to…

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  • The Forgotten Protein: Plant Protein

    The first word that comes to mind when the word protein is mentioned is ‘meat’.  Meat can include beef, pork,…

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  • How Processed Carbohydrates Fuel Your Hunger Part 2

    Good Carbs and Bad Carbs It is important to understand there are some very healthy forms of carbohydrates that you…

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  • How Processed Carbohydrates Fuel Your Hunger Part 1

    The Basic Science of Carbohydrates What are carbohydrates, and how do they increase our hunger and cause us to become…

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  • A No-Cook Type of Protein? Cottage Cheese

    Dairy is commonly forgotten for its protein content.  All dairy has some form of protein, and some are higher than…

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  • Best Protein To Buy? Eggs.

    Not only are eggs the most cost efficient protein to buy, but eggs also have the highest quality of all…

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  • Why Your ‘Diet’ Drink Isn’t Good for Your Diet

    For those readers that say that water is too bland, tea is too bitter, and coffee is only good when…

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  • Juice Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk

    As many readers have argued, juice is good for you.  Why not?  It comes from fruit, and fruit is loaded…

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  • How to Start Your Low Carb Diet

    The approach taken on this blog is not the Adkin’s diet.  Completely eliminating carbohydrates is not the intention, but more…

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  • How to Make Fast Food Healthier

    Fast food restaurants are usually the quickest option for a meal, but unfortunately one of the more unhealthy options as…

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  • When Deciding What to Eat, Be Sure To Make It ‘Carb Worthy’

    I recently had the pleasure to travel to the beautiful city of Chicago to visit friends, dine at a few…

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  • Myth: You Need to Eat Carbohydrates To Fuel Your Body

    Do you need to eat carbohydrates to fuel your body?  No. Carbohydrates (sugars and starches) are digested in the intestinal…

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  • Myth or Fact: Drinking Water Helps You To Lose Weight

    There are many myths surrounding weight loss.  It’s difficult to tell if the bits of advice about weight loss are…

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  • High In Protein But Low In Salt

    Home cooked meals made from scratch are naturally lower in sodium (the term for table salt) since the cook controls…

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  • The Good and Bad of School Lunch

    This week there have been many articles circling the web relating to the issue of childhood obesity.  The First Lady…

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  • How To Prevent Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Attacks and Strokes

    In a recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers identified 4 factors tied to reduced disease risk:…

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  • What is an Easy Way to Eat Protein?

    Many readers are not sure how to increase protein in their diet. As mentioned in previous posts, a diet with…

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  • Saturated (Animal) Fat Does Not Cause Heart Disease

    Ever since 1953 when a physiologist named Ancel Keys, Ph.D. compared fat intake and deaths from heart disease in seven countries…

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  • America, The Snacking Nation

    A recently published study from the University of North Carolina looking at trends in snacking behavior probably won’t surprise you: Almost…

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  • French Fries Are The New Cigarette Of Health

    Obesity is now a bigger overall threat to people’s health than smoking, according to results of the longest ongoing health…

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  • Beans Are Good for You

    In terms of carbohydrates, an overall reduction of processed, simple carbohydrates in the diet is the best approach for weight…

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  • "Just Say No To Low (Fat)"

    For most of many of our adult lives, the common dietary recommendation for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) has…

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  • How Much Fish Oil Should I Take And Why?

    Many patients I see  in my practice are taking fish oil supplements and don’t really understand why they are beneficial …

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