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Tuesday, 01 December 2015 13:04

New Study Links Gut Bacteria and Satiety

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Gut bacteria are microorganisms that live in the digestive tracts of animals, including humans. According to WebMD, gut microbiota "make vitamins that are vital for life, send signals to the immune system, and make small molecules that can help your brain work." A new study published in Cell Metabolism links gut bacteria to appetite and satiety, that feeling of being full after eating a meal.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 13:53

CDC Report: Obesity Continues To Rise

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The latest CDC (Centers for Disease Control) report on obesity has been released. Despite efforts at a national level, the prevalence of obesity continues to rise. Rates are higher among women and the middle-aged.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 09:04

A Tribute to Our Veterans

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Today is Veteran's Day.

Diabetes is literally a "silent killer," yet you have the power to prevent it! Here are the facts:

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 10:29

Addicted to Carbs?

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Do you ever feel like you are 'addicted' to carbs or sugar?

Thursday, 01 October 2015 07:38

Whitney Thore: Body Acceptance vs. Body Shaming

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As I sat down in the dentist's chair yesterday, the Dr. Oz show was airing on the television. Oz was interviewing an obese woman. Whitney Way Thore was speaking against "fat shaming" and had a positive message. But some of her statements took me back. So I decided to find out more about Whitney Way Thore.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 10:31

Don't Ditch Your Calcium!

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Recently, two new studies came out  suggesting a lack of evidence to support taking calcium for better bone health or to prevent fractures. As a nutritionist I question the entire validity of these studies and here's why.

Saturday, 26 September 2015 12:56

How to Avoid the Afternoon Energy Crash

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Do you often experience a mid-afternoon energy slump? What's the best way to avoid this common problem?

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 23:15

Can You Really Lose Up To 20 lbs In 30 Days?

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Can you really lose up to 20 lbs in a month, or is this an unrealistic marketing claim? According to Wikipedia, "[A] very low calorie diet (VLCD) is a diet with very or extremely low daily food energy consumption. [...] The VLCD is prescribed on a case to case basis for rapid weight loss (about 1.5 to 2.5 kilograms or 3 to 5 pounds per week) in people with Body Mass Index of 30 and above."

In a recent blog (11 Tips to Breaking Bad Eating Habits) we discussed the weight loss advantages of drinking water before a meal.

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