Protein: too much of a good thing?

High protein diets like paleo and ketogenic have become popular over the last decade. Research shows this can be an effective way to control blood sugar levels and maybe lose weight. However, we are starting to understand the potential negatives to long term health. Several studies in the last few years indicate that these high…

Protein and Heart Disease

Last week I wrote about ways of eating to decrease risk of heart attacks and strokes: from the Mediterranean diet to the Dean Ornish diet. These approaches encompass all aspects of diet, and should include exercise and stress management as well. Many of the studies on heart disease and diet focus on individual nutrients to…