LESSONS ABOUT OBESITY FROM FAT MONKEYS

An experimental drug that dramatically reduced the appetite of rodents caused obese baboons to double or triple their food intake and is now being considered as a treatment for cancer patients and those who need to gain weight. Monkeys are better research models because they are more like humans than…

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THE SOLUTION FOR DIABETES

Way back in 2008, Dr. Michael Eades posted an article about resistant starch. I asked him a question and now every time someone posts a comment on that story, I get an e-mail notice. Yesterday the comment below popped up in my in-box. I want to repeat it here because…

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NEW USDA GUIDELINES RELEASED: NOT MY PYRAMID!

The New Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 were released today. Your can view the press conference here: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdamedia?navid=USDA_LIVE. Watch it to the end to see the question and answer segment and you will hear a representative from the American Dietetic Association gushing about the “excellent, excellent” guidelines and an angry…

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DOMINO’S TO THE RESCUE

Domino’s Pizza announced on Jan. 17 that they are, “striving to be a part of the solution,” as they launched their new Domino’s Smart Slice school lunch program. (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dominos-pizza-launches-dominos-smart-slice-school-lunch-pizza-program-113912129.html) The Smart Slice was specifically developed to meet the new federal guidelines for school lunch programs. It is already being served…

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GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS

The February issue of Reader’s Digest features a smiley face made out of two eggs and a strip of bacon. The headline reads: “Eat This, Lose Weight; The New Science of Dieting.” The bacon and egg face is a parody of the frowney face on the cover of the March…

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THE AMAZING BENEFITS OF CARBOHYDRATE RESTRICTION

Do you find it hard to stick to your low-carb regimen over the holidays? Just reviewing the benefits of carb restriction is enough to renew my resolve in the face of temptation. Here are some of the stories that have been making news recently about the advantages of low carb…

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POSTSCRIPT: A SPECIAL OFFER FROM NMS

The Nutrition and Metabolism Society is offering a $10.00 membership special through December 31, 2010. Your gift will help promote scientific information in an environment where such information is not adequately supported by government and private health agencies. Be part of the change in 2011, support health for all and…

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SWITZERLAND

My husband had a business meeting in Switzerland the week before Thanksgiving and I decided to go along since I had the chance. The picture above shows a unit at the Palafitte Hotel on Lake Neuchatel (literally ON Lake Neuchatel) where we stayed. It was like being on a luxury…

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LAST DAY FOR COMMENTS ON USDA GUIDELINES

July 15th is the last day to submit your comments to the USDA about their new food guidelines. I urge you to please speak out before this travesty is finalized. You are limited to 2,000 characters or less, and they seem to count spaces. If you want to send a…

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HARVARD STUDY IMPLICATES SALT AND NITRITES, EXONERATES RED MEAT

A new study published in the journal Circulation says that red meat is not the cause of heart disease and diabetes. Lead author of the study, Renata Micha, of the Harvard School of Public Health, said, “Although most dietary guidelines recommend reducing meat consumption, prior individual studies have shown mixed…

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THINGS ARE HAPPENING FAST

A spate of articles have come out about changes in the attitude toward low-fat verses low-carb diets and their impact on health. This one http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/02/AR2010030202091.html from the Washington Post, titled, Atkins diet’s return reflects idea that saturated fat shouldn’t be demonized by Jennifer LaRue Huget, cites two recent studies reported…

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THE MOUSE VERSES THE GAUCHO

If I hadn’t been so busy, I would have written a review of Disney World in Florida similar to what Dr. Eades wrote about Disney Land in California: http://proteinpower.com/drmike/weight-loss/disney-small-world-ride-a-casualty-of-the-obesity-epidemic/. I went there in July with the rest of the family in an effort to be a good sport. (I had…

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SAFE CINNAMON

I have posted several times about the dangers and benefits of using cinnamon as a supplement. At the end of this post are a few excerpts from one of the original articles. (Read the whole article here: http://carbwars.blogspot.com/2008/09/cinnamon-warning-update.html) In the last few weeks I have noticed that true cinnamon is…

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