Yo-yo dieting is bad for you

December 5, 2016

A reminder, once again, that weight loss is not a diet thing it’s a lifestyle change thing.  As noted in this study “repeated dieting may lead to weight gain because the brain interprets the diets as short famines and urges the person to store more fat for future shortages.”

Dr. D.


Tree nuts are good for you

December 5, 2016

Just in time for the holidays, word that tree nuts like walnuts are good for your health.  According to this study “a large analysis of current research shows that people who eat at least 20g of nuts a day have a lower risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases.  The analysis of all current studies on nut consumption and disease risk has revealed that 20g a day – equivalent to a handful – can cut people’s risk of coronary heart disease by nearly 30 percent, their risk of cancer by 15 percent and their risk of premature death by 22 percent.”

Dr. D.


Saturated may may be good for you

December 4, 2016

Just when you think you know something for sure….sigh…  An interesting study.  Here is a link to the AJCN paper abstract.

Dr. D.


Can I still eat this?

November 29, 2016

Here’s a cool video from the American Chemical Society explaining how/why foods change (go bad), what expiration dates really mean, and a lot more….cool!

Dr. D.


A new function of fiber in the diet

November 23, 2016

It keeps the colon’s microbes from destroying it’s protective lining

Dr. D.


220 year old yeast

November 15, 2016

Some really old yeast was used to make beer and bread…..pretty interesting…

Dr. D.


How color guides food selection

November 14, 2016

Color is one of the most important factors in food selection, according to this report….

Dr. D.