Do you wonder what meat is healthy to eat? You see conflicting reports, many demonizing red meat. These studies, however, use meat from factory farms and processed meats. Are these meats good or bad for you? Let’s see what Dr. Joseph Mercola has to say. Continue reading
A 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
Looking for the best post workout foods to maximize your efforts? What you eat after your workout can influence how exercise affects your health. Low carb is the way to go! Plus, you’ll want to vary the timing and type of carbs in your post-workout meal with the type of workout. Dr. Mercola explains. Continue reading
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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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.)
Is 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.
Photo used by permission. Sugar packets by Antimoni via wikimedia.
Wondering why grass fed beef is better than factory-farmed, grocery store beef?
I’ll bring you the health benefits in a future article. But what of the cows? Inhumane treatment is the order of the day at factory farms. If you have a strong stomach, watch this video. Continue reading
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
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