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The Obesity Code: Can fasting reset your metabolism?

I went to the gym this morning for what my husband calls “double potions” — spin class followed by a muscle-mix session with free weights. His joke is a reference to the class timetable for Gryffindor House in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, which included a double-length class for potions once a week.

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Microbiome: It Takes Guts

The maxim “you are what you eat” might be truer than we think. Leading health experts have been saying for years that maintaining a healthy weight is complex and not just a simple matter of eating less and exercising more. Part of the answer may lie in our microbiome, according to a new documentary called […]

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Vitamin D: Pros and Cons Redux

Given that fall is just around the corner and those of us who live in northern latitudes are heading back into the seasons where we will have little to no chance to get natural vitamin D from the sun, I am revisiting a story I wrote more than a year ago: Vitamin D: Pros and […]

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Vitamin D Pros and Cons

In the last several years, there has been a flood of health news about studies linking vitamin D deficiency with cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, metabolic disorders, depression, infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases, mortality and even autism. A search on PubMed for vitamin D finds more than 1,400 papers listed from January to April 2014 alone. As […]

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Is Sugar Toxic?

Is sugar toxic? The new documentary Sugar Coated explores how the food industry has hoodwinked us to stop asking this important question. The documentary zeroes in on how eating too much sugar is a key culprit driving alarming increases in obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and likely dementia too. I watched the show this week and thought it was […]

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What’s really in supplements?

Would you trust prescription medication that only contained the active ingredient 21-48% of the time? Would you trust medication that contained undisclosed ingredients 40% of the time? Not a chance? Then why do so many people trust unproven, unregulated supplements? On February 3, 2015, the New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued a series of […]

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Silly diet season

It’s the same every January. Silly diet season opens as the sloth and gluttony of the holiday season comes to an end and lots of people are looking for a quick fix to undo the damage. Diet season opens and people are the prey The trouble with diets is that there is no one diet approach that […]

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Will NuSI studies find obesity’s causes?

Do we get fat because we overeat or do the foods we eat make us fat? Experts don’t agree on what’s driving obesity. Both the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society recommend a diet low in saturated fat, to thwart obesity and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Yet a recent meta-analysis, […]

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The Diet Fix: The weight is over

It’s March, which means many of us are cursing the bathroom scales because the diet we started in January didn’t work — again! Need some tips about what really does work for lasting weight loss success? Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, a family doctor based in Ottawa and one of Canada’s most outspoken obesity experts, has just […]

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Is Soylent the food of the future?

Presenting Soylent, the food of the future, today. It’s the year 2014. People are still the same. They’ll do anything to do what they want…and what they want, apparently, is to optimize what they consume so they don’t have to waste time on silly things like buying groceries, cooking, eating and washing dishes. That’s the premise […]

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