Weight Loss and Gut Bacteria

In my last post we discussed the exciting new field of research: the microbiome, aka our gut health. The microbiome and the friendly bacteria living there are the subject of a new book in the UK, which suggests that there’s more to weight gain than simply eating too many calories. According to British scientist (and author) … Continue reading Weight Loss and Gut Bacteria

Simple Weight Loss Tips You Can Use Today!

If you are like many other people, you’ve made some new year’s resolutions that include healthy eating, exercise, and weight loss. The motivation to succeed is high today, but for most people it evaporates faster than steam from a kettle. Here are 5 tips you can incorporate into your life immediately. 1. Mentally prepare for … Continue reading Simple Weight Loss Tips You Can Use Today!

Why People Lose Weight When They Go Gluten Free

From our wonderful friends at Fooducate: “Gluten free”: A favorite claim in the food packaging world.Gluten free bread, gluten free cookies, gluten free pasta, gluten free water, gluten free gluten. The whole world’s gone gaga for gluten free. It seems every man and his dog are preaching the benefits of gluten free diets. What does … Continue reading Why People Lose Weight When They Go Gluten Free

Lose weight by eating fruits and vegetables

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese and more than one third of children and adolescents are overweight or obese. Overweight is defined as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water, or a combination of these factors. Obesity is defined as … Continue reading Lose weight by eating fruits and vegetables

Losing weight: Lifestyle changes trump any diet

What’s the best diet for maintaining a healthy weight and warding off chronic diseases? Is it a low-carb diet, a high-carb diet, an all-vegetable diet, a no-vegetable diet? Researchers say you’d be better off just forgetting the word diet, according to an editorial published August 20 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Two researchers, Sherry … Continue reading Losing weight: Lifestyle changes trump any diet

Obesity in America is on the rise; what can we do?

We’ve been talking about weight and gut health, so let’s stay on that theme for one more post, with excerpts from a recent article by Fooducate. A recent article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association presents stark figures regarding America’s obesity challenges. Despite heightened awareness in the last few decades, overweight and … Continue reading Obesity in America is on the rise; what can we do?

Fruit and Veg: The Winning Edge

This is a guest post by  Bethanie Allanson, Sports Dietitian, Australian Institute of Sport & Benita Lalor, Sports Dietitian, Australian Institute of Sport Issue: Volume 29 Number 3 The importance of fruit and vegetables in the diet is generally promoted with a public health focus, with an increased intake being associated to a decreased risk … Continue reading Fruit and Veg: The Winning Edge

How To Avoid Becoming A Supplement Junkie

Have you been in a health food store recently? Standing in line you can see people with shopping carts filled to the brim with no less than 30 boxes of different herbs, vitamins, and supplements of all kinds. B-complexes, glucosamine, licorice, vitamin E, vitamin C, ginko, garlic, and St. John’s Wort, just to name a … Continue reading How To Avoid Becoming A Supplement Junkie

Sugar vs Fat: Which is Worse?

Sugar or fat, which is worse? That’s the question in a recent BBC documentary.. It’s an interesting setup. Two identical twin brothers – both of them doctors – go on a diet for a month. One on an extreme low fat diet, one on an extreme low carb diet (not even vegetables are allowed!). One … Continue reading Sugar vs Fat: Which is Worse?