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Smith College students extraordinaire Anjali Kumar and Meredith Clancey produced a wonderfully creative new 7-1/2 min video Pulling Out Our Sweet Tooth to educate college students about the dangers of sugar. I was delighted that they included an interview with me about sugar and mental health as part of their project. I think the whole thing is terrific and I especially enjoy [...]
The Ketogenic Kitchen: A Cookbook for Cancer The Ketogenic Kitchen is no ordinary cookbook. Yes, it is bursting with creative recipes and beautiful photographs of delicious dishes, but these recipes are expertly crafted to help people fight CANCER. Most other cookbooks are useless against the Big C…unless you drop them directly on top of your tumor from a great height. In fact, [...]
Does Meat Cause Cancer? Last October, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a two-page report entitled Carcinogenicity of Consumption of Red and Processed Meat, warning the planet that processed meat definitely causes colorectal cancer in humans, and that red meat “probably” causes colorectal cancer in humans. The report listed a total of 20 scientific references. WHO’s frightening anti-meat proclamation made [...]
I love this book. The Obesity Code eats most other weight loss books for lunch, without gaining an ounce. When Dr. Jason Fung asked me to review his new book, The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss, I eagerly agreed, and I’m delighted to say that his book truly exceeded my expectations. Dr. Fung argues that obesity is not [...]
In this post we take an in-depth look at the science behind the food sensitivity reactions caused by histamine. We’ll explore: the fascinating world of biogenic amines how histamine forms inside and outside of our bodies how histamine affects our physical and mental health why some people, especially women, are more sensitive to histamine than others and why reactions to [...]
WHO LINKS RED MEAT AND CANCER? In October, twenty-two scientists from ten countries met at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France, to evaluate the link between processed and red meat and cancer. The result was a highly-publicized press release by the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring processed meat as “carcinogenic to humans” and red meat as [...]
Ho Ho Ho! Uh Oh… The holiday season is upon us and we’re about to be bombarded by deliciously addictive sugary and starchy foods. Yum. How can you say no to Grandma’s luscious, love-infused apple pie? Your uncle’s homemade egg nog? Your cousin’s world-famous candied yams that she made especially for you? And if your coworker leaves a beautiful tray [...]
Fat-Phobia Strikes Again Earlier this month, the following headline showed up in my inbox: HIGH-FAT DIET LINKED TO ANXIETY, DEPRESSION  It was distributed by Medscape (a widely-read e-news source geared towards medical professionals), as well as a variety of other media outlets, including Science Daily. The study itself 1) was published in the British Journal of Pharmacology and is entitled High [...]
2015 US Dietary Guidelines Critique The new USDA Nutrition Guidelines are about to be unleashed on the American people. American dietary policy (aka “MyPlate”, formerly known as the “Food Pyramid”) is undergoing its regular five-year checkup. This past February, the US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), made up of 14 PhDs and MDs, reviewed the latest research and submitted its [...]
What You Need to Know about Sugar and Insulin Resistance In today’s post our fructose journey comes to a sweet conclusion, with answers to the questions that really matter: How much sugar is safe for you to eat? How much fructose and glucose is in your favorite foods, drinks, and sweeteners? How can you tell if you have insulin resistance [...]