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Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’

Sugar, Fructose, and Fructophobia

A bowl of sugar and a diabetes tester

We’ve always known that if you sit around all day eating candy, you will get fat. Conversely,  cutting down on sugar, which is a carbohydrate, will contribute to weight loss and other benefits of a low-carbohydrate diet. However, the extent to which sugar, that is, sucrose, or its component fructose, contributes to obesity and other…

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Breakfast: Keto-Style and Kid-Approved

A cast iron skillet with a tomato and spinach frittata

If you’ve been following a ketogenic diet for a while now you probably have a few hacks of your own when it comes to cooking up delicious low-carb breakfast options. If you’re new to the program, you’re probably wondering how many different ways you can cook an egg because that’s the only thing allowed. (You’re…

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Bacteria: Our Ancestors and Coevolutionary Partners

A hand wearing a rubber medical glove holding a tray with pink bacteria inside

Fermentation is the transformation of food by various bacteria, fungi, and the enzymes they produce. People harness this transformative power in order to produce alcohol, to preserve food, and to make it more digestible, less toxic, and/or more delicious. It’s played an instrumental role in human cultural evolution and has become a cultural phenomenon of…

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My Story: Cancer, Nutrition, and the Mind-Body Link

Patricia Daly

For decades, the ketogenic diet—which shifts the body’s metabolism from burning glucose to burning fat, lowering blood sugar and insulin and resulting in a metabolic state known as ketosis—has been used to successfully manage pediatric epilepsy. And now, emerging research suggests that a ketogenic diet, in conjunction with conventional treatments, offers new hope for those…

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The Medical Literature: A Guide to Flawed Studies

Old, weathered newspaper with the text Propaganda Mill on top

We’ve all seen multiple iterations of food pyramids highlighting key food groups; read hundreds of articles about the next big thing to avoid if we want to follow a healthy diet; tried to practice better eating habits and yet, we’re still feeling lost. All of the information is conflicting. It changes all the time. And…

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The Recipe for Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness

Wrapped Kale at the market

Changing our diet is one of the most difficult but arguably the single most important thing to do to achieve good health. But often times people don’t even realize that their diet is harmful. For those who consume a Western diet high in sugar and refined carbohydrates, the stakes are particularly high. Side effects include…

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RECIPE: Basic Sourdough Starter

sourdough starter

When your busy schedule keeps you from preparing a nice homemade meal, you may find yourself reaching for one of the many take-out menus in the kitchen drawer. However, with this low maintenance sourdough recipe, you can have a delicious loaf of hot-from-the-oven bread on the table in no-time. Toss together this simple sprout salad…

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