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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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The Dirty Little Secret About Diet Research

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Let’s face it: most diet research sucks. There, I’ve said it. Now I’ll show you why. To do so, we have to briefly—and, I promise, painlessly- discuss one or two fundamentals of research design. Only then can you truly know how misleading, inadequate, often irrelevant and sometimes dangerous much of the nutrition research you hear […]

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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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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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13 Ways to Stick to Your Diet During the Holidays

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Are you afraid the holidays will derail your diet?  They don’t have to! The key to sticking to your diet and eating healthy is mental toughness. That means there are no shortcuts to dieting, even at the holidays. You either adhere to a healthy diet or pay the price of gaining weight, sickness and disease. […]

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The Tyranny of Motivation

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If I had to pick the one question I’m asked most frequently, it would almost certainly have to be this: How do I get motivated? Well, get ready to be shocked by my answer: You don’t need motivation. Oh, sure, it’s nice to feel really gung ho about your new eating plan and about the […]

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I Was An Out of Shape Drug Addict – Part III

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In Part I of my story I revealed that I used to be an overweight, out of shape, drug addicted jazz musician. Then in Part II of my story I revealed how I quit all my bad habits and started working out, then later became a personal trainer and a certified nutritionist. Since then I’ve […]

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Modest Weight Loss Has Lasting Benefits

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ScienceDaily (Aug. 2, 2012) — Overweight and obese individuals can achieve a decade’s worth of important health benefits by losing just 20 pounds, even if they regain the weight later that decade, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 120th Annual Convention. With a focus on psychology’s role in overcoming the national obesity […]

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Computer Use + Exercise = Reduced Memory Loss

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A study in Mayo Clinic Proceedings  found that combining computer time with moderate exercise reduces your risk of memory loss compared with either activity alone. Researchers interviewed over 900 70 – 93 year olds after they completed a questionnaire about how often they exercised and used a computer. Just to clarify, “moderate exercise” included activities […]

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Diet + Exercise = Weight Loss? Not So Fast!

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A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine claims those battle-tested ways to lose weight usually work and allow people to meet their goals. You know the drill: eat less, watch your calories, exercise more, and reduce your fat intake… that sort of thing. Researchers here gathered information from over 4,000 obese individuals […]

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Physical Activity Prevents Cognitive Decline

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The next time your partner complains about washing the dishes, remind him or her doing them could help prevent cognitive decline. A new study in the journal Neurology found any kind of physical activity, including household chores, could reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other brain-related deterioration. According to lead researcher Dr. Aron S. […]

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Fast-Food Ad Familiarity Making Kids Fat?

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Research recently presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Boston revealed familiarity with fast food commercials can increase the likelihood young adults will be overweight. If you ever got one of those annoying jingles stuck in your head, you know exactly how powerful advertising can be. Fast food restaurants spend billions a […]

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