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You Actually Can Skip Breakfast

Intermittent fasting (IF) is a bit of a buzz word among those interested in the wisest way to eat to optimize health and performance. IF seems to allow gentle calorie restriction without its usual problems of metabolic downregulation and hormone imbalance. A bit of calorie restriction without those problems can help with weight normalizing and […]

Two Medical Journals – Two Different Stories

A few months ago, a debate on the use of statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs) in healthy individuals, and the risks of side effects associated with such therapy reached the headlines of many news media. One of the points raised was that doctors can inflict harm to their patients by exaggerating potential adverse effects of statin drugs. This might lead to […]

The Problem with Allopathic Treatment of Hypothyroidism

The problem with most allopathic treatment of hypothyroidism is that the allopathic doctor sees lab results that show a high TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone, usually the only thyroid test MDs order) and reflexly prescribes levothyroxine, which is synthetic T4 (thyroxine). This approach may eventually result in pretty lab values, but often the person still feels […]

8 Foods That Aren’t As Healthy As You Think

The food industry is a juggernaut trillion-dollar industry that spends $4.6 billion on marketing in the United States. There has been a relative tipping point in our society, with an increasing number of people looking for healthier choices. Because of this healthy cultural shift, the health food industry has grown astronomically over the past few years. To capitalize on the […]

Want to Be a Nutritionist?

Every day I get several email requests from people for information about how and why I became a certified nutrition consultant. (You can read my story here.) Because I get so many of these requests, I did a podcast with helpful information for those considering a career change or a course of study in nutrition. You […]

Not Losing Weight on a Low Carb Diet? Is it that you are not low carb enough… or something else?

This post is blatant theft! The team behind Whole 9 South Pacific in New Zealand – Jamie Scott and Dr Anastasia Boulais, wrote a series of tweets that need a much greater audience. (Whole 9 SP Facebook page) One of the frustrations about plethora of information on the internet is that many people apply a […]

Diabetes Medication Associated with Heart Disease in Women

Last month, Diabetes Care, a journal of the American Diabetes Association, published an article linking sulfonylurea use to increased risk of cardiovascular disease in women. Sulfonylureas stimulate the pancreas to produce insulin and include glipizide (Glucotrol), glyburide (Micronase), and glimepiride (Amaryl) in the US, as well as gliclazide (Diamicron), available in Great Britain and Australia. […]