The Diet-Cancer Connection

By staff on Tuesday, February, 20th, 2018 in Diet & nutrition, Integrative Medicine No Comments

Though the news was hardly surprising, the media went to town last week about a new French study linking ultra-processed food with cancer. Specifically, the analysis of data from over 100,000 adults found that a 10% increase in the proportion of ultra-processed foods in the diet was associated with significant increases of 12% in the […]

New Insight to Sugar’s Role in Metabolism

By staff on Tuesday, July, 25th, 2017 in Diet & nutrition, Weight loss No Comments

Wouldn’t it be nice if weight were really just a matter of calories in, calories out? But science has made it increasingly clear that not all calories are equal – nor is calories in/calories out the sole equation when it comes to overweight and obesity. For instance, different combinations of foods can have very different, […]

White Bread Is Good for You?! What?!

By staff on Tuesday, June, 13th, 2017 in Diet & nutrition No Comments

Did you catch the headlines last week declaring that “White Bread May Not Be Bad for You After All”? The hype around this study seemed a little reminiscent of last year’s “pasta won’t make you fat” study. Just as back then, the spin is more than a little misleading.   For the study, researchers had […]

Supplement or Sunshine? How to Get the Vitamin D You Need

By staff on Tuesday, May, 30th, 2017 in Diet & nutrition No Comments

Over the past decade or so, there’s been a real avalanche of research on vitamin D. Just last week, word came of two new studies – one suggesting the nutrient could play a role in pain management; the other, that supplementation could help improve fertility in both men and women. A little earlier this year, […]

Is It the Fat or Is the Actually the Sugar?

By staff on Tuesday, May, 2nd, 2017 in Diet & nutrition No Comments

Recently, old research records were found, which cast even further doubt on “the dogma that eating vegetable fats instead of animal fats is good for the heart.” Meanwhile, a new commentary in the British Journal of Sports Medicine pounded home the point we’ve mentioned before: Saturated fat is not the bad guy. As its authors […]

Almost Half of All Cardiometabolic Deaths Are Linked to Food

By staff on Tuesday, March, 21st, 2017 in Diet & nutrition No Comments

The fact that we live so much longer than our ancestors has less to do with medical science and technology than you might think. In fact, the largest gains in health have come about through better nutrition and hygiene. As a fascinating new article in Nautilus points out, It turns out that much of what […]

A Little Extra Spice Could Do a Whole Lot of Good

By staff on Tuesday, January, 24th, 2017 in Diet & nutrition No Comments

Like your food spicy? A study just published in PLoS ONE shows a link between eating hot chili peppers and longevity. Analyzing data from more than 16,000 adults in the NHANES III survey, the authors found that those who ate chilies had a 13% lower risk of all-cause mortality. The strongest connection came with heart […]

Making Your Health a Priority

By staff on Tuesday, November, 15th, 2016 in Diet & nutrition No Comments

When it comes to health, it seems a lot of us talk a good game but don’t always have the best follow-through. According to one comprehensive Nielsen survey, almost everyone – 89% – says that the best way to stay healthy is to take personal responsibility for your health. Sixty-four percent say they’ll do whatever […]

About That “Canola Oil Burns Belly Fat” Study…

By staff on Wednesday, November, 9th, 2016 in Diet & nutrition No Comments

Belly fat is notoriously hard to get rid of, especially as you get older. A sedentary lifestyle. A less than optimal diet. Chronic stress. Hormonal imbalances. Combine all those, and you wind up with stubborn fat around the waist. (Here’s a good, easy-to-understand explanation of why it’s the riskier kind of fat to carry around […]