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You’re Probably Not Getting Enough of This Critical Nutrient…

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I’m often asked by magazines to compile lists of the most important supplements to take on a regular basis. One supplement that always makes the cut—no matter what—is magnesium, and here’s why. First of all, magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every single organ system in the body. It’s involved in more than 300 enzyme reactions […]

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Busting Myths About Calories + Cholesterol

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Two of my favorite myths to bust are… The myth that cholesterol causes heart disease. The myth that all calories are the same. Earlier in the year I was interviewed by Jonathan Bailor and here are the myths we busted together… The Great Cholesterol Myth The four major promoters of heart disease (none of them […]

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Rogue Nutritionist in the Raw

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In previous blog posts I pointed you to a controversial new documentary titled Heart of the Matter that included a few brief quotes from me. Those little snippets are actually excerpts from a 24 minute interview by the producer of the film. Here is the full unedited version of the interview if you want to […]

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Video: The Great Cholesterol Myth

There’s Much More Where This Came From Get all the nitty gritty details in my book The Great Cholesterol Myth » The Supplements Mentioned in this Video Omega-3s » Magnesium » CoQ10 » Citrus bergamont » D-ribose » Curcumin » Resvertarol » Vitamin D » Vitamin C » Tweet

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8 Simple Rules to Reduce Your Risk of Dying Early

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Back in 2007, the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) together with the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) issued their official recommendations on diet, physical activity, and weight management for cancer prevention. They based these recommendations on the best and most comprehensive scientific evidence currently available. I’m going to tell you what these 8 recommendations […]

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7 Big Breakthroughs for Burning Fat and Building Muscle

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Every year, the American Society of Bariatric Physicians puts on a conference, and as part of that conference there’s a one day intensive sponsored by the Nutrition and Metabolism Society. The Nutrition and Metabolism Society exists to help fight information about the effectiveness of carbohydrate restriction on fighting diabetes and obesity. According to their website, […]

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Diabetes: Prevention and Cure

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It’s almost impossible to talk about diabetes these days without also mentioning its constant companion: obesity. In fact, the two have become so linked that health practitioners have come up with their own nickname for the pair, a kind of medical version of “Brangelina”-they call it Diabesity. According to Linda Geiss, a statistician with the […]

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Soda and the Nanny State

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On Tuesday, March 12, on the day before it was scheduled to go into effect, a state judge struck down New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on jumbo-sized sodas, triggering a paroxysm of editorials about the nanny state and the future of civilization. OK, everybody, let’s take a deep breath. I hate the […]

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Beyonce & PepsiCo: The $50 Million Deal With The Devil

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This is a guest article by my friend, Kristin Wartman. Kristin is one of the most thoughtful– and thought-provoking– writers I know on the subject of food, nutrition and health. I think you’ll love this article. Check out Kristin’s blog on the Huffington Post. There was good news this week with several cities reporting declining […]

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The Five “Must Read” Nutrition Books of 2012

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This is the time of year where book and movie critics come up with their “Best of the Year” lists, so I thought it a perfect time to do my own version of same. These five books—only three of which actually came out this year—are must reading for anyone interested in health, nutrition and diet. […]

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3 Hormones That Cause Holiday Weight Gain

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Have you just accepted the fact that holiday foods, family and stress all lead to your annual holiday weight gain? If so,  join the club.  The types of foods we consume during the holiday season combined with the inevitable stress causes a hormonal cascade that ensures we pack on the pounds. This doesn’t have to […]

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Even Your Fat Cells Need Sleep

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Even Your Fat Cells Need Sleep, According to New Research (courtesy of the National Sleep Foundation) In a study that challenges the long-held notion that the primary function of sleep is to give rest to the brain, researchers have found that not getting enough shut-eye has a harmful impact on fat cells, reducing by 30 […]

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