The Fat Summit: A Perfect Example of Misleading Science

Recently I came across The Fat Summit, an online summit led by Dr. Mark Hyman with one explicit purpose: to deliver what he claims to be the “truth” about fat. Now I’ll be honest when I say that I’ve been a fan of Dr. Hyman over the past few years, and I consider him to…

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Top 10 Worst Holiday Habits That Will Sabotage Your Quest For Better Health

As the holiday season approaches, so does the excitement of eating some of the tastiest foods of the year.  Thanksgiving and Christmas are two of our favorite holidays for many reasons, including the ability to reconnect with loved ones, a chance to relax from a tiresome and demanding work schedule, the opportunity to watch kick-butt…

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9 Spices Proven to Fight Cancer, Diabetes and Inflammation For Under $9

  The new year is a great time to make your resolutions for the upcoming year. Many people find themselves trying to “eat healthier,” and incorporating spices can be a simple way to boost the antioxidant power of your overall diet. The 9 spices in this article are superheroes in the food world, and can…

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The Shocking Anti-Cancer Effect of Sweet Potatoes

What’s sweeter than potatoes? Sweet potatoes. They’re filling. They taste like candy. And they are incredibly powerful at protecting you against cancer. In this article I’m following up on the previous article about potatoes and focusing specifically on the unpublicized anti-cancer effects of sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes come in a variety of colors ranging from…

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Potatoes: Friend or Foe? 5 Anti-Potato Myths Debunked

You’re probably on the fence about whether potatoes are good or bad for you. With such claims as “potatoes are too high in carbohydrate” or “potatoes have a high glycemic index,” it’s downright confusing whether they are worth keeping in your diet or not. In this post, I’ll address the most common potato myths and…

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Learn How Lauren Increased Her Insulin Sensitivity by 314% in 7 Days

  Meet Lauren. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 7, Lauren has been living with diabetes for 15 years. Over the past few years, Lauren has noticed that despite valiant attempts at controlling blood glucose, she was growing increasingly lethargic from her active lifestyle.An active yogi, yoga teacher, personal trainer, boot camp…

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Food as…Instructions? Understanding the Necessity of Micronutrients (Video)

  We’ve been talking a lot about the effect that minimizing fat intake has on boosting insulin sensitivity, and reducing your risk for heart disease, cancer, hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes. In case you missed those previous articles, you can read about What Causes Insulin Resistance? Lipid Overload, and more in-depth information about The Causes of Insulin Resistance…

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The Causes of Insulin Resistance in Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Prediabetes (Video)

  Most people believe that people with type 1 diabetes are not insulin resistant simply because they are not overweight.  This could not be farther from the truth. While insulin resistance affects many overweight individuals, many people with type 1 diabetes remain skinny their entire lives despite a large degree of insulin resistance (1–3). Over…

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Intermittent Fasting Explained: Performing a 24-Hour Intermittent Fast (Video)

  Let’s face it, we eat when we’re feeling lonely. And sad. And frustrated. And angry. And happy. And confused. And excited. We eat in response to our emotions, and this direct connection usually results in…overeating. There are two types of hunger, and understanding the true difference between them is important in determining exactly when…

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You Are “When” You Eat: The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting (Video)

  Intermittent fasting is term coined by the research world that refers to an extended duration of minimal calorie intake. Believe it or not, humans are evolutionarily adapted to performing intermittent fasts – our ancestors performed extended fasts whenever food was unavailable, and feasted only when they could procure enough food to eat. However, in…

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