Diabetes Prevention: Can We Stop Type 2 Before It Starts?

Predictions for an increase in diabetes are dreadful. One in three children born in the United States in the year 2000 are apt to become diabetic unless they change the way they eat and start to move…

Medium-Chain Triglycerides Effect Weight Loss

Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) are a unique kind of dietary fat that lend a wide range of positive health benefits, weight loss among them. MCT’s have a fatty acid chain length that varies between…

Blood Pressure And Body Fat

The upper part of the normal blood pressure range can be a danger zone for heart attack and stroke. Investigators at Kaiser Permanente, in Portland, Oregon, looked at almost 600 men and women who…

MSG and Weight Gain

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of the relative percentages of fat and muscle mass in the human body, based on a person’s weight and height, used to assess obesity. This barometer was used by…

Calorie Restriction Extends Lifespan

Calorie restriction (CR) in animals extends longevity by a considerable margin. Both primary and secondary aging processes are decelerated by limiting foods to those that are high in nutrients and…

Plate and Weight

Portion distortion and super-sized everything have taken their toll on the waists of the world, especially in the United States. In every town and city you’ll find an all-you-can-eat buffet within…

Spices Cut the Fat

Many spices are known for their antioxidant potential, that is, they are able to prevent the breakdown of other substances by oxidation. In this case, we are the other substance. Eating a diet…

Diet Soda is Not A Free Ride

There is little doubt that obesity in America is on the upswing. Lots of people think that an artificially-sweetened beverage can offset the poor dietary decisions to which they have become…

Hydration: How much do you need?

We have been counseled to drink eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day (8 x 8) for such a long time that the advice has become unwritten law…and slavishly followed at that. This chant started so long…

Soda and Obesity

While a major study relating soda and obesity was done in California, the hypothesis, observations and outcomes are applicable to all the states of the Union. More than half the adolescents in that…