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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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I Ate Ice Cream for Breakfast!

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Sunday morning, Michelle and I ate ice cream for breakfast. It gets worse. We also ordered gluten-free pizza from Domino’s. And yes, I’m telling you this for a reason. Tweet

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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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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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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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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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Bloody Aftermath of The Diet Wars

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Anyone who follows politics has heard the oft-repeated axiom that we are, at heart, a center-right country. And it’s true. Most people in the country are centrists, agreeing on more things than you might suspect from watching the cable news channels. Sure, the devil is in the details, and sure there are some areas of […]

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My #1 Tip for Weight Loss Motivation

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From time to time—OK, OK, everyday—I’m asked for tips about motivation. Here’s what I think: Motivation comes and goes. It’s just a feeling. It’s lovely to have, sure, and you get all inspired and busy when you have it, but the fact is you can’t count on it. Motivation is really just about “feelin’ it”, […]

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No Willpower? Bulletproof Your Kitchen!

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Know what the first step in any twelve-step program is? Admitting that you’re powerless over whatever it is you’re addicted to. And that goes for food as well. There’s a lot of power in admitting powerlessness, because it opens up possibilities for action. If there are certain situations- or in this case, foods- that you […]

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7 Tips for Healthy Family Dining at Home

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A recent meta-analysis at Rutgers University reviewed 68 studies that looked at the connection between families eating together and childhood obesity rates. Based on these previously published studies, researchers asked whether scientific evidence supports the idea that eating together more often can reduce overweight and obesity in kids. Just as you probably concluded, kids who […]

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10 Simple Strategies for Eating More Veggies

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A study in the journal Environment and Behavior found that if you keep fruits and vegetables close by in a clear bowl, you’re more likely to eat them. On the other hand, making them more visible could increase your intake of fruit but not vegetables. Using 96 college students, researchers placed apple slices and carrot […]

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How to Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

A new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found kids will usually eat vegetables if they’re disguised in other foods. If you grew up eating soggy spinach and limp broccoli, you at some point likely developed a strong distaste for vegetables. That’s the only reason I can imagine kids have such a […]

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