Weight Loss

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There is No Single Best Diet for Everyone

It is generally accepted science that over the last several thousand years, humans thrived equally well on diets ranging from pure vegetarian (people with origins in Asia or Far East cultures) to essentially meat-only diets (people with origins in northern cold climates such as the Inuit) with most ancient cultures subsisting on a mixed vegetarian-carnivore …

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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 cut them from your diet? Let’s call your diet what it really is, it is your choice of death. Everything would be easy if we could really walk on the treadmill 30 extra minutes to …

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Thin But Constantly Hungry

We often think being thin is the same thing as being “healthy”, but this is not true anymore. Recent studies are showing that skinny people who eat everything in sight yet never gain a pound are at an increased risk of developing cancer, diabetes, fatty liver disease, and heart disease. How can thin people be …

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Cut Down On ‘Carbs’ to Reduce Body Fat

 A modest reduction in consumption of carbohydrate foods may promote loss of deep belly fat, even with little or no change in weight, a new study finds…. Click here for more info. From:  The Endocrine Society (2011, June 6). Cut down on ‘carbs’ to reduce body fat, study authors say.  ScienceDaily. Retrieved November 9, 2011, …

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Put Diabetes In Remission

Put Diabetes In Remission – Introduction As we have all heard, more and more Americans are becoming obese which in turn is leading to increasing rates of Type II Diabetes Mellitus (high blood sugar).  In response to this epidemic, patients are told by their doctors, the newspaper, radio and TV shows, and public health campaigns …

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Why Do I Crave Carbs When I Have a Headache?

The craving for carbohydrates when suffering a headache stems from the fact that many people commonly experience headaches from low blood flow to the brain and scalp muscles. The low blood flow is due to an imbalance of the autonomic nervous system that is commonly associated with insulin resistance, obesity, diabtes and high blood pressure.  The carbohydrate cravings …

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Weight Loss in Men Reverses Testosterone Deficiency

Low testosterone levels and symptoms of male sexual dysfunction due to obesity may be reversible with weight loss after bariatric surgery, a new study finds.   The results were presented at The Endocrine Society’s 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston. “Morbidly obese men have a high prevalence of hypotestosteronenemia, or low testosterone, and of sexual dysfunction,” said …

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Stomach Acid & Hunger

Introduction It is not uncommon for individuals to occasionally feel hungry, weak and shaky or develop a ‘sour stomach’ between meals. Sometimes these symptoms can be so intense that it wakes them from their sleep. The symptoms quickly resolve after eating a snack. Their rapid improvement with food is understandably interpreted as a sign they …

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“Pickles and Ice Cream” or Why You Crave Sweets

Salty or Sweet:  Your Brain’s Need for Increased Blood Flow Most people crave either salty or sweet food.  They sense these foods make them feel better and because of that they like to eat them.  But many people have never been taught what these food cravings actually mean to their brains.  The reason for your …

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What Dr. N Eats…..

Had a nice lunch yesterday….. A small butcher block covered with a variety of italian meats, some chunks of delicious parmesan, goat cheese, white bean puree, almonds, pistachios, sweet yellow peppers, beautiful italian olives, asparagus, a few raisins and dried cranberries and  some toasted ciabatta.  Enjoyed it with a nice glass of Spanish Tempranillo, 2007. Pretty much finished …

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Is The Atkins Low Carbohydrate Diet Safe?

Yes. How’s that for a definitive answer. The low carbohydrate approach advocated by Dr. Atkins is nothing new.  It was the accepted medical approach to high blood pressure, diabetes, gout, heart disease and obesity for approximately 100 years prior to the low fat dietary recommendations put forward by the United States in the 1980’s. FAQ About …

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Excess Stomach Acid Mimics Hunger

Introduction It is not uncommon for individuals to occasionally feel hungry, weak and shaky or develop a ‘sour stomach’ between meals.  Many will interpret this as a sign they need more nutrients because their symptoms seem to improve after they eat a little food.  These symptoms can be so intense that it wakes them from …

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Reduce Carbohydrates to Reduce Obesity

Reduce Carbohydrates to Reduce Obesity – Obesity Simplified Obesity is caused from excessive fat cell growth triggered by high insulin levels from excessive carbohydrate intake. Obesity is not caused by eating too much and exercising too little. Energy Balance is Not the Issue There is no scientific evidence to support the principle that obesity is …

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Can I Develop Diabetes If I’m Not Overweight?

Absolutely! Although your risk of developing diabetes is increased if you weight more, anyone at any weight can develop type 2 diabetes if they eat enough carbohydrates. The reason for this is that type 2 diabetes (the most common form, often referred to as adult onset diabetes) is the consequence of 2 major factors, carbohydrate …

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Join the Nutrition & Metabolism Society for Only $10 and Help Increase the Awareness of the Health Benefits Low Carbohydrate Diets

As is obvious from my posts, I as well as many other scientists and physcians believe a reduction in carbohydrates can lead to immense health benefits.  Unfortunately, the pharmaceutical and medical industries will not profit from this approach and as such are not  using their advertising clout to market this to physicians and the general …

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Why Starting The Atkins Diet Causes You To Feel Tired

Why Starting The Atkins Diet Causes You To Feel Tired Patients who go on the Atkins low carbohydrate diet often experience headaches, ‘brain fog’, lightheadedness or fatigue the first few weeks after reducing their carbohydrate intake. These symptoms will improve after a few weeks but for some individuals they can be quit severe and will …

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Carbohydrate Reduction and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormone disorder among women of reproductive age.  PCOS affects approximately 5-14% of women (depending on the definition used).  here is no significant difference between white and black women with regard to incidence of PCOS when controlling for BMI and age. PCOS is often associated …

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Urinary Frequency & Incontinence

Urinary Frequency & Incontinence – Introduction Many patients commonly experience symptoms of urinary frequency, urgency or incontinence. They may wake 2-4 times at night to urinate, have a sensation of needing to urinate but produce only a small amount of urine, have frequent or even the surprisingly urgent need to urinate during the daytime. Does …

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Decreased Weight = Decreased Insurance Costs

Weight loss can significantly decrease your chances of developing diabetes, and also significantly decrease your health insurance premiums. One of the largest health insurers in the nation, UnitedHealth Group, has developed an approach to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and to increase the health of the American public. This program is predicted to …

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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 others.  Cottage cheese is the dairy option with the highest amount of protein. A half cup serving contains between 100-120 calories, between 10-15 g of protein and a low amount of carbohydrates (3-6 grams). The …

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Avoid Bread in Your Low Carb Program

A low carbohydrate program is not entirely removing carbohydrates from the diet, simply reducing the amount.  Breads are a high source of carbohydrates, and given that their main ingredient is wheat, (which is considered by the public to be a healthy grain) why should bread be considered unhealthy?  Sadly, bread today is not the same …

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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 a reduction.  Reducing the amount of carbohydrates eaten in a day and increasing protein in the diet is one of the best steps toward weight loss. Besides the benefits of weight reduction, reducing carbohydrates in …

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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 well.  With the average fast food meal ranging upwards of 1,000 calories or more it is no surprise that the ‘convenient’ meal choice hasn’t been too convenient on American’s waistlines.  What would be a better …

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