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Paleo-Friendly One-Pot Meals

Paleo-Friendly One-Pot Meals

As winter nears and the days grow cold, a hearty, warming dinner begins to sound more and more inviting. Aren’t Paleo and hearty polar opposites? Substitutes for white potatoes and beans surely cannot compete with Paleo. The key is to focus on the flavors and textures of the abundant seasonal produce and pair it with […]

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Stop Counting Calories, Start Assessing Quality

Stop Counting Calories, Start Assessing Quality

In the new paper soon-to-be published by Public Health Nutrition, a Cambridge University Press journal, doctors Sean Lucan and James DiNicolantonio question prevailing ideas on obesity and weight gain, with respect to calorie counting, while arguing for a more qualitative, rather than quantitative, approach to nutrition.1 Dr. Lucan is a practicing family physician and researcher […]

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Paleo Diet Guide to Keep Your Gut Healthy for the Holidays

Paleo Diet Guide to Keep Your Gut Healthy for the Holidays

The Holidays are a time for office parties and get-togethers with family and friends with sleigh-fulls of delicious holiday foods! Between the list of to-do’s, to-buy’s, to-make’s, to-call’s, to-rsvp’s and merrymaking aplenty, it’s all too easy to run yourself dry and put your health last. Not only can this concession ruin your holiday season if […]

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Mid-Victorian Diet, How Far Have We Come?

Mid-Victorian Diet, How Far Have We Come?

Review of: An unsuitable and degraded diet? Part one: public health lessons from the mid-Victorian working class diet (Clayton and Rowbotham, 2014) Context: Early Victorian era was plagued with starvation; this was corrected, technically, during the late Victorian era, but at what cost? Dietary changes in the late 19th century in Britain reduced malnutrition and […]

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Neurobiology of Sugar Cravings

Neurobiology of Sugar Cravings

The scientific basis behind the recommendation to cut out sweets for weight loss and overall health benefit is often overlooked.1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Did you know that the more sugar you consume, the more you come to crave it?6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Or how about that eating sweet foods causes a reward in […]

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Weight Loss Study Underscores Differences Between Fad Diets and Long-Term Lifestyles

Weight Loss Study Underscores Differences Between Fad Diets and Long-Term Lifestyles

A new study, published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, compares four popular diets—Atkins, the Zone, the South Beach Diet, and Weight Watchers—in terms of weight loss and cardiovascular disease risk factors. Researchers analyzed 26 randomized controlled trials involving 3,575 subjects, the majority of whom were young, white, obese women. Men and people with body […]

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Full Range of Motion Exercise: Part 2

Full Range of Motion Exercise: Part 2

Did you miss Full Range of Motion: Part 1? Read it HERE In part one, we discussed how critical it is to perform multi-joint, functional movements that mimic the physical requirements of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Functional movements increase and preserve both joint mobility and flexibility, and support strong muscles and overall physical fitness. Even though […]

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Full Range of Motion Exercise: Part 1

Full Range of Motion Exercise: Part 1

You sit at a desk all day. Relax on your couch while watching TV at night. Travel by car or public transit. What are the chances you could improve the physical demands being placed on your body to be more in line with how we were designed to live and move? Pretty good. We know […]

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Systemic, Ocular Health Benefits of Paleolithic Diet

Systemic, Ocular Health Benefits of Paleolithic Diet

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Media’s Botched Coverage of Rapid Weight Loss

Media’s Botched Coverage of Rapid Weight Loss

A study recently published online in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal compares rapid and gradual weight loss diets.1 We’ll examine this study, but first let’s fast-forward to its conclusions. Study author Katrina Purcell said contrary to widespread recommendations for gradual weight loss, “our results show that achieving a weight loss target of 12.5% is […]

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