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How Fat Has Become the New Normal

How Fat Has Become the New Normal

Peter Nieman, a well-known pediatrician based at Calgary’s Pediatric Weight Clinic, says that more often than not, when he sits down with parents of children who are overweight or obese, they don’t even realize there’s a problem. Then, Nieman shows them growth charts and explains the trajectory their children are on: continued weight gain resulting in a significantly increased risk for high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and many other serious conditions. Mounting research shows the majority…

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High-Fat Diet May Disturb a Range of Thoughts And Feelings

High-Fat Diet May Disturb a Range of Thoughts And Feelings

Changes in bacteria in the gut are linked to critical psychological changes, a new mouse study finds. A high-fat diet could increase the risk of repetitive behaviours, depression and anxiety, researchers have concluded. Dr. John Krystal, editor of journal Biological Psychiatry, where the article was published, said: “This paper suggests that high-fat diets impair brain health, in part, by disrupting the symbiotic relationship between humans and the microorganisms that occupy our gastrointestinal tracts.” As the authors write, this is the……

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License to Sin: How to Dodge a Devilish Self-Control Loophole

License to Sin: How to Dodge a Devilish Self-Control Loophole

 You want another slice of cake or glass of wine, but you know you shouldn’t have one. It’s the classic self-control dilemma. But luckily there’s a loophole; sometimes we mentally give ourselves permission to indulge: “Well, I’ve worked hard today, so I’ll have another slice of cake or glass of wine.” Now there’s a ‘license to sin’. A recent study cleverly demonstrates this ‘license to sin’ and shows how dangerous it can be (de Witt Huberts et al., 2012). A…

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Top 10 Ways To Stop Cravings For Sugar, Salt and Fats

Top 10 Ways To Stop Cravings For Sugar, Salt and Fats

by Dr. Mark Hyman     October 14, 2013According to a recent article in the New York Times, “Food Corporations Turn to Chefs in a Quest for Healthy Flavor,” Big Food companies like PepsiCo, Kellogg’s, and even fast food giants like Taco Bell are changing their ways in response to the increasing public demand for healthier food options. To improve their image as healthy food manufacturers, Big Food corporations have called upon top chefs to help them create healthy menu…

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World Renown Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease

World Renown Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease

We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong.. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries,today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact. I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labelled “opinion makers.”  Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending…

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Why High-Fat Diets May Trigger Overeating

Why High-Fat Diets May Trigger Overeating

August 15, 2013    By Health Editor  Brenda Goodman   HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) — Many people who have tried to give up fatty foods in favor of healthier choices have found themselves obsessing over cookies or chips. Choosing a salad over a cheeseburger can feel like a Herculean act of will. Now scientists believe they’ve found an important clue about why this happens. Working in mice, researchers say they’ve discovered how the gut talks to the reward centers…

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What you need to know about brain fog

What you need to know about brain fog

Aug 06, 2009    by Christine Cristiano TIPS TO CLEAR YOUR HEAD The occurrence of brain fog is a common health concern among thousands of people. Unfortunately, brain fog is one of those loosely defined unknown ailments that is not recognized as a medical or psychological condition. The symptoms associated with brain fog, however, are very real and can be alarming for those who suffer from them. If you’ve been having problems with concentration, memory and clarity, you may be experiencing…

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5 ways to drop your soda habit

5 ways to drop your soda habit

By Keri Gans, Special to CNN    June 27, 2013 Editor’s note: Keri Gans is a registered dietitian/nutritionist, media personality, author of “The Small Change Diet” and spokeswoman for the Aetna “What’s Your Healthy” campaign. (CNN) – Despite recent heightened awareness about its many negative effects on our health, whether it’s to get through the mid-afternoon slump or paired with lunch or dinner as our beverage of choice, many of us still reach for soda daily for a jolt of…

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What Milk Shakes Teach Us About Food Addiction

What Milk Shakes Teach Us About Food Addiction

By Alexandra Sifferlin  June 27, 2013 Have you ever craved a piece of chocolate? Or felt the lure of a hot slice of pizza? And been convinced that the force responsible wasn’t your stomach hoping to quell hunger but your brain, desperately seeking to satisfy something more like an addiction? A new study provides the strongest evidence yet that certain foods trigger addictive behavior just as drugs can. Nicotine is addictive. So are drugs like cocaine and heroin. All can…

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Curb junk food ads aimed at children, group says

Curb junk food ads aimed at children, group says

Current generation may live ‘shorter, less healthy lives’ as a result poor diets CBC News Posted: May 9, 2013 Canadian children under 13 shouldn’t be exposed to marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages, a coalition of medical groups says. Thursday’s policy statement from the Canadian Medical Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Hypertension Canada, College of Family Physicians of Canada and others calls on food companies to immediately stop marketing foods high in fats, added sugars or sodium to children. Federal,…

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