1. Big Tobacco & Big Food – Shocking Similarities!

    Tobacco, oh wait…Sugar is addictive; 8 times more than cocaine. Both animal and human studies have documented that the brain responds similarly to sugar as it does to morphine, alcohol, and nicotine. Additionally, increased amounts of added sugar in your diet are directly related to obesity, which is now a global problem. In 2004, obesity surpassed hunger as the chief nutrition problem worldwide…Read More

  2. Top 3 Funniest Study Titles This Week

    Ok, I figured it's time for a light-hearted blog. So every week, I scan the titles of at least 100 or so clinical studies looking for something that piques my curiosity or that I think you might find interesting. The complexity of medical terminology used to describe otherwise simple concepts really makes me chuckle sometimes. So I thought I would share a few with you today. Here they are (with my…Read More

  3. You Should Eat This….

    Low-carb, low-protein, low-fat, low-calorie, low-salt, beans, no beans, grains, no grains, no meat, organic, farm-raised, wild-caught, free-range, grass-fed...getting your head around all this is not only confusing but overwhelming, to say the least. All of the experts are saying, "You should eat this", but "this" is different depending on who you listen to. One thing that pretty much all nutritio…Read More

  4. How Unhealthy Food Causes Disease

    I love to understand how stuff works, and I was reading a really interesting clinical review (Cao, 2014) the other day that explained at a cellular level how unhealthy food can cause chronic disease. It was fascinating! The Assembly Line A particular organelle (endoplasmic reticulum) in your cells uses a template of your genes to make proteins in an “assembly line” fashion. These proteins, onc…Read More