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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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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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Successful long-term weight loss strategies

Have you already dropped the ball on your New Year’s resolution to lose weight? Did you fall for silly diet season or try to stick to an unrealistic fitness plan that would put an elite athlete to shame? We live in a world that’s increasingly driven by short-term rewards, but successful long-term weight loss can only be […]

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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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Coca-Cola’s New Ad: Coming Together for Empty Calories

Coca-Cola launched a new commercial in the U.S. today called “Coming Together.” It’s a calculated communication to address declining sales for sugar-laden drinks, an attempt to change the message away from one of blame for the obesity crisis to one about being part of the solution. You can’t blame Coca-Cola for trying, given how soft […]

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The Anti-Diet: Winning the War on Obesity

The obesity problem is huge, literally. A new report funded by the CDC estimates that 42 percent of American adults could be obese by the year 2030, compared to 33.8 percent in 2007-2008. Obesity is responsible for staggering costs: an extra $190 billion a year in healthcare and more than $73 billion a year in lost productivity. […]

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New Insights Into What’s Driving the Autism Epidemic

A flurry of new research offers some intriguing clues into the mystery of what causes autism, which in the past, has been blamed on everything from childhood vaccines to poor parenting. Recently, the CDC reported that 1 in 88 eight-year-old children have autism spectrum disorder (ASD), an alarming 78 percent increase from 2002 when the […]

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