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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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“Low Fat” Comes in Last Place… Again

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So three penguins walk into a bar, get to talking, and decide to enroll in a diet study. I’m kidding of course, but I thought it might be a novel way to introduce the new diet study that was just published in the august Journal of the American Medical Association, and has got the media […]

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Low Carb Beats Low Fat for Fat Loss & More

A study that Johns Hopkins researchers presented at a recent American Heart Association meeting showed the more belly fat you lose, the better your arteries can expand, which allows more blood to flow to your heart, brain, and other areas. The six-month study divided 60 men and women into two groups that combined either a […]

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Take a Vacation From Your Low-Carb Diet

Can you take a five-day “vacation” from your low-carb diet every week and still burn fat? A new study suggests that possibility. Researchers here found women who cut carbs for just two days each week lost more weight than women who stuck with a permanent calorie-restricted diet. In other words, for five days every week, […]

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Tip 281: Increase Fat Burning During Exercise

The following is a guest article by my good friend and colleague, Charles Poliquin. Tip 281: Increase Fat Burning During Exercise with Strategic Nutrition to Get Lean by Charles Poliquin Increase your rate of fat burning while strength training with optimal pre-workout nutrition to get lean. By eating the right nutrients before working out, you […]

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Starch Intake and Breast Cancer

ScienceDaily (Dec. 8, 2011) — Researchers have linked increased starch intake to a greater risk for breast cancer recurrence, according to results presented at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 6-10, 2011. “The results show that it’s not just overall carbohydrates, but particularly starch,” said Jennifer A. Emond, M.S., a public […]

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Are There Any Fattening Vegetables?

Are some veggies more fattening than others? It’s not an unreasonable question. As you know, we’re experiencing an epidemic of obesity and diabetes in most of the Western world. (Actually, it’s not just the western world- India and China now lead the US in the number of diabetics, but even adjusted for population the percent […]

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It’s Not Aging- It’s the Potato Chips!

According to a new study that examined data from three of the largest and most comprehensive studies of diet, extra servings of foods like potato chips, French fries, sugar-sweetened drinks (sodas, juices), bread and low-fiber cereals are the major contributors to much of the weight gain experienced by adults as we age. Others include decreased […]

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Size Matters: The Truth About Carbs vs. Calories

We Americans aren’t fond of complexity and nuance. Maybe it’s the pace of our society, the influence of the “fast cut” or the speed of our Blackberries that has reprogrammed our brains and shortened our attention spans. Who knows? All I know is this: when it comes to nutrition information, people want it short, fast, […]

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High-Protein, Low-Glycemic Diet Proven Best for Maintaining Weight Loss

“Quitting smoking is easy”, my father used to say. “I’ve done it 20 times”. And so it is with weight loss. Losing is the easy part. Keeping it off.. not so much. Losing weight is hard- so finding a reasonable plan that allows you to maintain your hard won gains is the holy grail of […]

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Featured Recipe: Blackstrap Balsamic Steak Salad

This quick and easy recipe is from my latest cookbook, “The 150 Healthiest 15-Minute Recipes on Earth“, co-authored with Chef Jeannette Bessinger. Enjoy! Once you taste what blackstrap molasses does to food, you’ll want to find more ways to use this healthy sweetener. Molasses is actually the byproduct of sugar refining. It contains all of […]

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What Exactly is a "Low-Carb" Diet Anyway?

Having just finished the revised and expanded edition of my 2004 best-seller Living Low Carb (out in January, in case you were interested!), I’ve been thinking a lot recently about low-carb diets.Specifically, I’ve been thinking about definitions.How e…

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