Just in time for New Year’s Eve…

December 29, 2016

How alcohol affects your brain and why larger bubbles in the champagne make it taste better….

Dr. D.


Food trends for 2017

December 29, 2016

Here is a list of food trends from the James Beard Foundation and one from the Sterling-Rice Group…..interesting reading….

Dr. D.


Got holiday stress?

December 23, 2016

Here’s the chemistry behind your stress…..take a breath…

Dr. D.


Red cabbage microgreens lower bad cholesterol

December 15, 2016

Microgreens are sprouting up everywhere from upscale restaurants to home gardens. They help spruce up old recipes with intense flavors and colors, and are packed with nutrients. Now testing has shown that for mice on a high-fat diet, red cabbage microgreens helped lower their risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease and reduce their weight gain.  The report appears in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.


That’s their story and they are sticking to it

December 14, 2016

Pepsi says they are trying to sell you healthier food but all you keep doing is buying Cheetos.  Actually there is a bit of truth to this point of view.  Read about it here….

Dr. D.


Why chocolate is poisonous to dogs

December 14, 2016

What with the holidays fast approaching and all the chocolate that attends them, this could be important for you and your pets.  The problem is the theobromine. 

You can read about it here….

Dr. D.


Are we running out of vanilla?

December 14, 2016

That would be a horrible thing, right here at the holiday season.  Check out this video from the American Chemical Society for more info….

Dr. D.


Legumes lead to a great feeling of fullness than meat

December 10, 2016

An interesting study that suggest that meals of peas and beans lead to greater satiety than meals based on pork and veal.  Results suggest that sustainable eating may also help with weight loss. Here is a link to the original article.

Dr. D.


Tasting garlic….with your feet

December 9, 2016

I have not tried this one….if someone could let me know if it actually works, that would be great. Smile

Dr. D.


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.