Weight Management

Food Blog: Holiday Guilt Trip? Don’t buy a ticket

Guilt is not a holiday treat

Don’t you love this time of year? Who doesn’t love the festive parties, the sweet treats, sparkly cocktails and holiday lights? Women’s magazine editors, that’s who. I happen to be one of them, but before the holiday is even over, the headline guilt trip starts.

Here are a couple of recent headlines. Women’s Day: “3 Major Holiday Eating Mistakes;” Glamour: “Healthy Eating, the Three Big D’s of Holiday Foods;” and I love this one from Ladies Home Journal: “Can this marriage be saved? He thinks I’m Fat.”

Women’s Health Blog: Here's an Idea for the Holidays:

Give yourself the guilt-free gift of health

By January 1 are you anxiety ridden? Are you full of regret from eating too much? Are you tired but staying energized with coffee or energy shots? You are not alone. 

Health Blog: Can We Blame Weight Gain on the Environment?

Weight gain is on the rise

According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the latest studies indicate that, in the past 20 years, overweight and obesity rates have more than doubled for adults and tripled for children.[i] So why the sudden expansion (pun intended)?

Health Blog: Does Excess Stress Relate to Your Waistline?

Stress plays havoc with your system

Let’s face it, everyone is stressed these days. According to Kenneth Pelletier PhD, author of Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer and scientific board member of the American Institute of Stress, between 80–90 percent of all illnesses are linked to stress and 75–90 percent of all visits to the doctor are for stress and anxiety-related concerns.[i]

Weight Management

Supplements can aid in weight loss

Dieting – it's Americans' real national pastime

Managing our weight is becoming so important that First Lady Michelle Obama has made it a crusade. 

Health Blog: Muscle Your Way to a Longer Life

The body fat-disease-aging link

Everybody wants to live a long and healthy life. But, if you carry excess body fat on your frame, then you may be setting yourself up for a shorter lifespan than the one you were aiming for.

Alternative Sweeteners ... Are They Worth Trying?

Have you noticed there is a sweetener revolution going on? A friend stopped by my office recently and asked, “Have you heard about the controversy about agave – that it might not be as healthy as we thought?” Another friend emailed me about stevia, Reb-A, asking me if I thought it is safe to eat.

Recipe for Change: Get Rid of That Butter!

Back in 2007, I wrote this in my book, Eating Between the Lines:

How do dietary fats change brain receptors?

Obese people often say they'd like to eat less but feel almost powerless to stop indulging, and now new research suggests that explanation might be all too true. Read more.

Resveratrol

Resveratrol: Anti-aging miracle?

What has been called “The French Paradox” is the notion that the French eat much more high-fat foods compared to Americans, yet have three times less heart disease. The answer is now thought to be because of the copious quantities of red wine the French consume.

How great is that?

Aging

Aging is not for sissies

No one really wants to grow old and unhealthy. 

Like many other trends in American society, the desire for healthy aging (some might say anti-aging) is being driven by baby boomers, who want nothing to do with the slow mental and physical decline they saw in their parents and grandparents. We want a longer health span. 

Alpha-Lipoic Acid

The antioxidant’s antioxidant is also called the “universal antioxidant” because it's both water- and fat-soluble, so it can quench free radicals in all areas of the cell.

Researchers at the Linus Pauling Institute say it’s even more than an antioxidant in that it greatly influences important cellular-stress response pathways that both reduce inflammation and increase antioxidant levels in the body.1

Science

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AGING

Health Blog: Maintaining Weight During Cancer

While excess body fat is often blamed for up to 20 per cent of all deaths from cancer[i], the fact remains that many people living with cancer and undergoing conventional cancer treatments sometimes find themselves facing the opposite problem—how to gain weight or at least prevent further weight loss.

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