Lower Risk of Obesity and Overweight For Kids Who Drink Whole Milk

This study is interesting, if not conclusive. Meta-analyses lack a clear indication of cause and effect. For that reason, they are not the ultimate scientific research tool. That being said, when a systematic review and meta-analysis reviews 28 studies from seven different countries and involves more than 21,000 kids between the ages of 1 and… Continue reading Lower Risk of Obesity and Overweight For Kids Who Drink Whole Milk

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Podcast: 11 Fitness and Health Game Changers For the New Year!

Ah, the holiday season. The food, the drink, the cheer. And then the sudden realization that the new year is about to begin and you don’t have any awesome plans or resolutions for next year! Can I share a little reality with you? Resolutions suck! So few people actually stick to them that they should… Continue reading Podcast: 11 Fitness and Health Game Changers For the New Year!

Make Resolutions That Don't Suck And Won't Fail!

Well, we’ve reached the end of another year. Heck, it’s the end of a decade! Think back over the last year, two or even five years. Of all the “resolutions” you made, how many have you really kept? If the answer makes you a little depressed, that’s okay. Virtually every human on the planet who… Continue reading Make Resolutions That Don't Suck And Won't Fail!

Pregnant And Obese? Your Son's IQ And Development Will Suffer

We all want to give our children every advantage in life. Good health is crucial. We want our children to grow up strong and healthy. Positive emotional health is important, too. We want them to be well-adjusted and ready to take on the challenges of life. Of course, when it comes to taking on life’s… Continue reading Pregnant And Obese? Your Son's IQ And Development Will Suffer

Your Daily Scale Check Can Help Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

Let’s face the cold, hard facts for a moment. During the holiday season, Americans put on weight. Sure, not every American, but enough so that the average American gains between 4 and 7 pounds. Forget stocking stuffers, it seems like we’re the ones getting stuffed! I wrote about this phenomenon, as well as some ways… Continue reading Your Daily Scale Check Can Help Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

How To Enjoy The Holidays Without Looking Like Santa's Stunt Double

Don’t look now, but they’re baaack! No, not the terminators, the holidays! That’s right!! It’s that (most wonderful) time of the year! The time of year when we should take time to reflect, be grateful and even joyful! Of course, just about all of us are rushing to get in the attic, the garage and… Continue reading How To Enjoy The Holidays Without Looking Like Santa's Stunt Double

Poverty and an Unhealthy Gut

Social justice, in particular the “war on poverty,” may have a brand new front: the human gut. More specifically, human gut microbiome. Suzanne Ishaq and her colleagues at the University of Oregon have just published an essay arguing this in the journal PLOS Biology. In their essay, they point out that poverty creates increased risk… Continue reading Poverty and an Unhealthy Gut

Take Diet Pills Now For An Eating Disorder Later

If you’re a young woman who doesn’t have an eating disorder now, but really wants one, there might be a simple way to get it! Diet pills and laxatives! There’s no guarantee, but according to the good folks over at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and at Boston Children’s Hospital, it’s probably a… Continue reading Take Diet Pills Now For An Eating Disorder Later

Can The Ketogenic Diet Beat The Flu?

Mention that you’re on the ketogenic diet and you are just as likely to get scoffed at as you are to hear support. However, according to new research published in the November 15 edition of the journal Science Immunology, those who want better resistance to the influenza virus may want to consider the “keto” diet… Continue reading Can The Ketogenic Diet Beat The Flu?

Childhood Obesity and Gut Bacteria

Childhood obesity has been an emotionally charged, near panic-inducing topic in the US and beyond for decades. New programs are repeatedly thrown at the issue in the hopes of “stemming the tide” of childhood obesity. Public policy on the issue has committed tens of billions of taxpayer dollars. In the media, in schools and even… Continue reading Childhood Obesity and Gut Bacteria