Smoking, Weight Loss, and Nutrition

Smoking, Weight Loss, and Nutrition

Everyone knows smoking is bad for health. It causes cancer and heart disease. Everyone can tell you that. If you’re a smoker, you should quit. One of the side effects of the nicotine in cigarettes is a boost in the … Continue reading

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Can Too Much Protein Be Harmful?

Can Too Much Protein Be Harmful?

The average American consumes about 100 grams of protein a day, which is much higher than actually required by the body –  55-65 grams per day if you weigh 150 lbs. Could excess consumption of protein be deleterious to one’s … Continue reading

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When Did Cooking Become a Spectator Sport?

When Did Cooking Become a Spectator Sport?

The rise of TV cooking shows over the past several decades should have been accompanied by an increase in home cooked meals, but unfortunately that is not the case. Shows like Master Chef are the equivalent of Olympic gymnastics – … Continue reading

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The Problem With Fruit Juice

The Problem With Fruit Juice

Fruit juice is available year-round, affordable, convenient, and kids love it. Tropicana, Minute Maid, and other juice brands have spent decades educating us that fruit juice is just as healthy as fruit. It worked! USDA stats place fruit drinks and … Continue reading

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Pediasure – Is this Really What Kids Need to Grow?

Pediasure – Is this Really What Kids Need to Grow?

Our 9 year old daughter is very small for her age. She has been falling off the growth charts for the past 5 years. All our kids are small, as my wife and I were in our childhood, so at … Continue reading

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This Simple Chart Explains the Devastating Influence Industry has on Scientific Integrity

This Simple Chart Explains the Devastating Influence Industry has on Scientific Integrity

The scientific method has advanced humanity by leaps and bounds over the last 500 years. At its base is a pure and objective quest to better understand the world we live in and how it influences us. Scientists pose a … Continue reading

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Scientific Evidence: Diet Drinks Lead to Obesity, Disease

Scientific Evidence: Diet Drinks Lead to Obesity, Disease

Are you a diet cola junkie? Sorry, we come bearing bad news. Earlier this week, a paper published in Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism pointed out something that the beverage industry would like you to ignore: accumulating evidence suggests that … Continue reading

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Experiment Confirms: Less Sleep = More Weight

Experiment Confirms: Less Sleep = More Weight

A doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, Andrea Spaeth, conducted a very interesting experiment involving 225 people, a sleep lab, and food. Her findings may provide an explanation to something we intuitively know – late night snacking leads to … Continue reading

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3 Feeding Interactions and How They Influence Child Obesity

3 Feeding Interactions and How They Influence Child Obesity

This is a guest post by Jill Castle, RD and was originally posted here. Welcome to Part 2 of Looking at Childhood Obesity Through a Different Lens. Here, I bring to life the research on feeding styles and practices through stories … Continue reading

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Harvard Study Links Potato Chips & Soda to Weight Gain

Harvard Study Links Potato Chips & Soda to Weight Gain

A study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found a correlation between several bad habits and weight gain: Within each 4-year period, participants gained an average of 3.35 lb (5th to 95th percentile, −4.1 to 12.4). … Continue reading

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