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The way we think about weight gain and obesity is flawed. Here’s why.

The problem of obesity is growing in western countries like never before [1]. Our three biggest killers: heart disease, cancer and strokes are strongly correlated with obesity. Today we will discuss a very difficult question: what drives the obesity epidemic? The premise of this post is that the way we typically think of weight gain […]

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The Blood Type Diet Debunked

The blood type diet is diet that was promoted in the book Eat Right 4 Your Type by Dr. Peter D’Adamo. In the book it was claimed that the most important factor in determining a healthy diet is the person’s ABO blood type [1]. The diet became very popular in the late 90’s and the beginning of the new millennia. The […]

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Nutrition’s Biggest Problem: Conflicting Advice is Everywhere

Too much protein causes cancer. Don’t eat saturated fat. Well sometimes saturated fat is okay. Eggs cause hypertension. Eggs are actually a good source of protein and vitamins. Dairy is bad for you. Pescatarianism is better than vegetarianism. Fish has high levels of mercury, definitely don’t eat it. If you were to believe everything the […]

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What is the best cooking method?

What is the best cooking method to maximize nutrient consumption? Which are the gentlest cooking methods for preserving nutrients: baking, frying, boiling, microwaving, griddling or pressure cooking? It is well-known that most foods lose vitamins after you cook them, but which vegetables have more antioxidants cooked than raw? Which vegetable loses most of its nutrients when cooked and which vegetables increase in […]

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What is the problem of conflicting nutritional advice?

How often do you read a nutrition section in a newspaper or a magazine to discover a study that tells you to eat exactly the opposite of other studies you heard about? Think about it, every day we get different conflicting nutritional advice that make healthy eating confusing and baffling. Eat meat, don’t eat meat. Drink milk, don’t drink milk. […]

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How much soy is too much?

The recommended amount of soy consumption per day is a controversial issue. Different studies and organizations recommend different amounts. Should we avoid soy altogether? Or perhaps a little bit of soy is good for you? Or can we consume as much as we would like? How much soy is too much? To find the answers watch this 2-minute video […]