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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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Infographic: Heart-Healthy Moving Advice

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Infographic design and illustration by Kena Ravel for MyMove 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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Why Lowering Cholesterol Won’t Prevent Heart Disease

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Trying to prevent heart disease by lowering cholesterol is like trying to prevent obesity by cutting the lettuce out of your Big Mac. Surprised? Read on. Recently, cardiologist Stephen Sinatra and I came together to write a book—“The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Cholesterol Won’t Prevent Heart Disease and the Statin-Free Plan That Will” (now […]

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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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Scared to Death: How Stress Can Actually Kill You

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Recently, a 30 year old meth addict named Ricky Lee Fowler was found guilty of starting what’s now known as the 2003 Old Fire in Southern California, a raging 90,000 acre blaze that resulted in the evacuation of 80,000 people and the destruction of nearly 1000 homes. Fowler was actually convicted of murder because five […]

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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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4 Things That Will Kill You Way Before Cholesterol

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I’m going to tell you a secret– something that the smartest, most cutting edge health professionals all know and have been talking about amongst themselves for a very long time. This information isn’t widely known or accepted yet, but it will be—at which point we will all be shaking our heads looking back on this […]

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Slowing Down to Eat Reduces Your Diabetes Risk

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If you want to reduce your risk for diabetes, slow down. That’s what a new study presented at the joint International Congress of Endocrinology and European Congress of Endocrinology concluded. People who mindlessly devoured their food in this study were two and a half times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared with those […]

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Burn More Fat? Spend More Time in Bed!

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A study in the journal Sleep found that getting adequate sleep could help you overcome a genetic predisposition towards being overweight. The study looked at 1,088 pairs of twins. Researchers learned those who slept less than seven hours a night had a higher body mass index (BMI), one measure of being overweight or obese. What’s […]

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Cravings: Why They Strike, How to Curb Them

This excellent article by Katherine Kam was originally posted on WebMD. It’s reproduced here in its entirety. A big thanks to Ms. Kam and to WebMD for letting us share this with you. Almost everyone has hankered after potato chips, ice cream, chocolate, or another beckoning treat. But why? And what do you do when […]

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