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A recent systematic 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 that those who consumed full-fat dairy weighed less...
"You have no idea how crazy my morning can be," someone recently wrote me. "With three kids, a husband who constantly loses his keys, plus some other minor catastrophe, I have absolutely no time to eat anything healthy."She was referring to several studies I mention that show a protein-rich breakfast keeps you full, focused, and burning fat all morning.Trust me, I get the time crunch. Juggling two...
“It helps detoxify, works as a powerful antioxidant, energizes the body, and boosts immunity,” the announcer began. I was recently driving from Palm Desert to Los Angeles when I became riveted about this new, potential cure-all functional food.The more I listened, the more irritated I became. This wasn’t some magical superfood at all. It only became hip a few decades ago, yet kombucha originated about...
You're likely familiar with the consequences of a terrible night's sleep. You're cranky, feeling awful, and coasting on mammoth cups of coffee along with some high-sugar impact dessert masquerading as breakfast. "It's going to be one of those days," you reluctantly say late morning, assuaging your frustration with your coworker's homemade brownies.That miserable, out-of-whack feeling isn't just in...
When I worked one-on-one with clients, I had one rule: Write everything down or you’re fired. Harsh though it sounds, tracking everything from food intake to body measurements ensured fat loss success, created accountability, and eliminated potential weight loss resistance barriers.Researchers validate my rule. One study from The Center for Health Research (CHR) involving nearly 1,700 participants...
I wanted to know her secret. She attributed everything to genetics, but I knew she maintained a regimen for glowing, healthy skin.Beyond a great moisturizer, fabulous skin evolves from what you eat. Beauty comes from within, and the best dermatologist and cleansers can't rescue a terrible diet's detrimental effects on your skin. My friend employed these five strategies. For a younger, healthier, more...
Fiber is not sexy. It will not become the hot conversation at your next dinner party. Almost guaranteed: Bring up fiber’s many benefits at your next coffee date and your friend will quickly change the subject.But for fast, lasting fat loss and lots more, dietary fiber reigns supreme.Too bad we’re not getting nearly enough.One study titled "Trends in dietary fiber intake in the United States, 1999-2008,"...
The statistics are sobering and staggering. Over 95% of all Americans will become overweight or obese within the next two decades. By 2050, one out of every three Americans will have diabetes. This is the first generation of Americans expected to live shorter lives than their parents.How did this happen? That’s what Fed Up, a recent documentary narrated by Katie Couric, dares to ask. You can now stream...
Last October I took my son to the dentist. As I reached for my credit card to pay, I noticed a big bowl filled with small candy bars sitting next to the receptionist's desk. "Really!?" I asked. "This is a dentist." The receptionist seemed unphased.Fall definitely has a dark side, and no, I don't just mean shorter days. Halloween initiates the high-sugar impact season that begins in early October and...
Talk about a massive failure. Coke's taking a hard beating, and they aren't going out softly. “Coca-Cola, the world’s largest producer of sugary beverages, is backing a new ‘science-based’ solution to the obesity crisis: To maintain a healthy weight, get more exercise and worry less about cutting calories,” writes Anahad O’Connor in the New York Times. This campaign becomes at a particularly sensitive...