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by A recent systematic literature review of observational studies looked at the relationship between obesity and cardiometabolic disease. Researchers concluded those who ate full-fat dairy had no greater risk for heart disease or diabetes than low-fat dairy eaters.The review, published in the European Journal of Nutrition, examined 25 studies, 18 of which found those who consumed full-fat dairy weighed...
by Can you relate to any of the following?I follow all the rules, but I still can't lose the weight.I'm just getting old and my metabolism is slow.It's genetic. There's nothing I can do.Maybe I need to accept that I'm fat, and give up my skinny clothes.Nutrition strategies that work for others don't seem to apply to me.I lose five pounds, and then I regain seven!I hear these comments frequently from my...
by She spoke in hushed tones about a second and then third eclair she devoured alone, hiding all evidence from her husband.“You’re addicted,” I said matter-of-factly. Sugar had become my friend’s drug of choice, and constantly grazing on even so-called healthy hidden-sugar foods had trained her body to demand it constantly.If you can relate to my friend’s predicament, I’ve got hopeful news: sugar addiction...
by I just attended a very useful meeting, where there is a consensus that maybe how we practice primary care, an ideal, is actually a failure in reality. To some, it could look like a big power trip for a physician to invite you into her or his “territory,” ask you to sit on the end of a hard examination table half-naked, and offer no recognition that you took a half day off and maybe a quarter of tank...
by I wasn’t going to post anything today. I was too busy contemplating some of the responses to my recent post about the perils of drinking milk.There are some real stout defenders of the dairy industry (perhaps some fiscally motivated) and several felt the need to email me directly and/or try and post (so glad our platform has a profanity filter which does not allow profane posts to go live) implications...
by Like it or not, we live in a society that promotes superficial, unrealistic beauty ideals. That’s both good news and bad. The good news is that such a perspective creates lots of choices that can help you be your most healthy, best self. The bad news is that some people take it too far and try to conform to beauty ideals that are truly unrealistic and may actually harm their relationships, financial...
by Have you been drinking a frothy glass of cow's milk each morning since long before you can even quite remember? You're not alone of course, and you've probably enjoyed every glass your mom placed before you as a child, especially when it was accompanied by cookies or some other treat.Milk can seem quite appealing as you douse your cereal in the innocent enough looking liquid.However, beneath that pearly...
by St. Patrick's Day is here and that means green food, green garb and yes, lots and lots of green booze. While many will partake in the Irish themed festivities, there are ways to keep from partaking in the day after traditions of feeling ill. I've compiled some of my easy and healthy tips to keep you from being green well into the days following St. Paddy's Day!What to do before your green hued liquor...
by We're excited to announce that Your Best Life is now live and available for downloading on iTunes or your favorite podcasting app. We hope you enjoy the shows and we promise to deliver great healthy living tips and advice from the world's most renowned experts and authorities. I'd like to introduce myself, Karl Lawrence, as your host.This show is for you so let me know your thoughts about any particular...
by Pets...benefit or burden? Both, I guess, but does the advantage of having a pet and all that means outweigh the effort that it takes to make the relationship work? We baby boomers are getting older, no surprise there, but the surprise to many of us is that many of us are living alone. Huge changes. Perhaps loss of a spouse, financial constraints or health issues.A pet to share one’s life can create...