Obesity in Your Genes?

Two recent articles published in the journal Cell raise some interesting questions about genes and body weight. It has been known for some time that certain genes increase risk for obesity, but there is an ongoing debate about how genes result in obesity. One of the studies used genetic mapping and health information to establish…

What I Learned About Nutrition in 2018

Get in the kitchen! Making food is likely the most impactful thing you can do to improve your diet. If you are looking for some inspiration, tips on how to get started or just want some new cooking tricks- check out these posts: How to find the time to cook. Keys to home cooking: Go-to-meal…

Improve Blood Sugar: save the carbs for last.

We know that what you eat changes blood sugar response: blood sugars spike and fall more quickly with refined carbohydrates and large portions of food foods with fiber, fat, and protein slow down absorption, resulting in a slower release of nutrients into the bloodstream and gradual rise of blood sugars that peak lower and come…

Flex Your Food

You don’t have to become a vegetarian or vegan to enjoy the health benefits of plants as new research reported on Medscape and presented at the European Congress on Obestity shows. In several studies from around the world, researchers describe how higher intakes of vegetables benefits health- from weight loss to reducing cancer risk. In…

The Dietary Disconnect

The Importance of Information The principles of healthy nutrition are pretty basic; concepts most of us learn as children like eat more fruits and vegetables and eat less fried foods and desserts. Education is an important aspect of improving the quality of people’s diet and yet it is not a magic bullet. It’s not like we…

How and When You Eat May Matter More than What You Eat

A new study published in the British Medical Journal Open this February highlights several keys that can help you lose weight and prevent weight gain. What They Found The researchers reviewed health reports of over fifty-nine thousand Japanese adults, mapping eating and sleeping behaviors with body weight. They found four key factors associated with unhealthy weight…

Top-Rated Diets of 2018

U.S. News and World Report creates an annual ranking of the 40 most popular diets based on evaluation from doctors, dietitians, psychologists, professors, and other nutrition and health experts. Their panel evaluates diets in seven categories including: prevention and treatment of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease ease of following the diet likelihood of weight…