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Mediterranean Defeats Metabolic!
Created on 10/31/2014
While you may or may not be able to define "metabolic syndrome", you probably know what it is associated with -

high rates of diabetes and heart disease.

There is hope for REVERSING metabolic syndrome, and it's relatively simple -

follow a Mediterranean-style diet program (according to a new study).

Even if people ate as much as they wanted and did not exercise, even if they didn't lose much weight, over 25% were able to REVERSE metabolic syndrome. Read More>>
Is Crash Dieting Okay? Maybe...
Created on 10/24/2014
When it comes to healthy weight loss the mantra is "lose a small amount of weight each month, and over time you will have met your weight loss goal."

This way we can lose weight and maintain that weight loss over time.

Makes sense. So-called "crash diets", where calorie intake is drastically reduced for a short period, doesn't work over time. Right?

Well, crash diets MAY work for some, it turns out.

BUT the diet must be carefully formulated - work with a nutritionist. Read More>>
Does Sugar Feed Cancer?
Created on 10/17/2014
Health concerns about eating too much sugar abound, and you likely know about many of them.

One fear that the Internet has fostered is that sugar "feeds" cancer cells.

Thus, many people with a history of cancer are advised to avoid sugar.

That advice is misguided - sugar / glucose is the food that all cells, including healthy cells, need to function.

Avoiding excessive intake of refined sugar - now that's part of a good health plan. Read More>>
Low Carb Diet Wins Again
Created on 10/7/2014
Low carb diets.

Low fat diets.

There's enough information out there on these diet plans to make us all crazy.

And yet, a pattern is emerging.

The majority of recent research points to significant health benefits being associated with a low carb pattern of eating compared with a low fat diet - just remember that not all carbs are bad. Read More>>
What is Kamut?
Created on 10/3/2014
Most everyone knows that eating whole grains can promote optimal health.

And there are plenty of grains to choose from - one you may not have heard of is called Kamut.

Kamut may provide more of some important minerals than other types of grain, and is high in protein.

There is as yet little research into the health benefits specifically attached to eating Kamut - but most people agree that it tastes good!

Read More>>
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