New Grain Free Bread is Gluten Free, Starch Free, Nut Free

New Grain Free Bread is Gluten Free, Starch Free, Nut FreeA new grain free bread just hit the market: Paleo Bread. Could this be a dream come true for those on a no-grain diet, gluten-free diet, or a low carb diet like the paleo or primal diet?

Well, I’m rather the skeptical type, and for those of you who believe in eating what your ancestors ate – let’s face it, they weren’t baking coconut flour bread. BUT – I also don’t believe in absolutes.This seems like a safe way to indulge a bread craving without all the carbs! Continue reading

For a Heart Healthy Diet, Cut Fructose & Grains, Not Fat!

Heart Healthy DietBest way to a healthy heart? Follow a heart healthy diet!

But what is a heart healthy diet? That’s where the confusion sets in! For years we’ve been told that low fat, low salt is the way to go – to the detriment of our health!

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Why Do I Overeat? [video]

Why Do I Overeat?Have you wondered, Why do I overeat? Dr. Robert Lustig, professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, wondered the same thing.

He asked the questions:

  • Why do we eat more than we are supposed to?
  • Why are we eating more?
  • What happened to make us eat more?

As an endicrinologist, Dr. Lustig knows that a naturally-occurring hormone called leptin is supposed to regulate what we eat, and tell our brains when we’ve had enough. But somehow, people have become leptin-resistant. Is it possible overeating isn’t your fault? Perhaps you’ve been misled by being “sold” on eating the wrong foods.

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Eliminating Sugar from your Diet? Ban These First!

Eliminating sugar from your diet? Check your tomato sauce label.If you’re eliminating sugar from your diet – you need to ban these 8 foods that have more sugar than a Twinkie! Sarah Klein at HuffPo brought us this list of 8 foods to cut from your diet if you’re seeking to slim down and gain greater health.

(Photo used by permission. Tomato Sauce by Tamorlan via wikimedia.)

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Is Sugar Toxic? The Health Effects of Sugar [video]

Is Sugar Toxic? The Health Effects of SugarIs sugar toxic? What are the health effects of sugar – is it causing a public health crisis? That’s what Dr. Robert Lustig believes. And new research from top institutions is backing this up. Sugar – at least in the way we consume it today – is a toxin, and leading to numerous health problems that are some of our country’s top killers, like heart disease and cancer.

Dr. Lustig was recently interviewed by CBS 60 Minutes on an episode titled Is Sugar Toxic? You can watch below.

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Is Low Carb the Anti Depression Diet?

Is Low Carb the Anti Depression Diet?Could Low Carb be the anti depression diet? While I have not suffered severe depression, my personal experience has been an improvement in mood as I’ve eased into a higher protein and fat, lower carb diet. Depression is a complex condition – diet is proving to be one factor.

A strong link between depression and insulin resistance has been established. Although research is still in its infancy, it’s known that many depressed individuals are carb-addicted. Carbs do raise the level of serotonin, one of the mood-related neurotransitters, but when this quick fix wears off, you’ve merely exacerbated the problem. Continue reading

Easy Low Carb Side Dish Recipe: Mashed Faux-Tato (Mashed Cauliflower)

Easy Low Carb Side Dish Recipe: Mashed Faux-Tato (Mashed Cauliflower)There’s nothing healthier than this easy low carb side dish recipe: Mashed Faux-Tato. It’s made from that nutrition powerhouse, cauliflower. I’ve served this at Thanksgiving and my guests thought this was real mashed potatoes! But it’s low carb, and so nutritious, too. Continue reading