Tag: diet

What we aren’t eating may actually be bad for our health according to CNN.

What we aren’t eating may actually be bad for our health according to CNN. You have heard that too much red meat, sugars, salt and trans fats were making us ill, but according to CNN, these are minor risks. CNN reviewed a multi country study by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation which looked at 15 dietary risk factors and their effect on death or disability. They found that as far as risk factors go, other than salt, red meat and trans fats were actually at the low end of the spectrum of foods that adversely affect our health.  What Read More »

Eating habits are responsible for 1 in 5 deaths globally according to USA Today.

Eating habits are responsible for 1 in 5 deaths globally according to USA Today. The old saying, you are what you eat has a lot of truth to it when it comes to longevity. According to USA Today, internationally, 1 in 5 deaths are caused by eating habits. The state that “People didn’t consume enough nuts, seeds, milk and whole grains, according to data from 2017. Instead, they consumed too much processed meat, sodium and sugary drinks. ”  This was recently published in the medical Journal, The Lancet in an article entitled Global Burden of Disease analysis. For many years, Read More »

Is there an optimal diet for human beings?

Is there an optimal diet for human beings? Whole grains, ancient grains, meat, no meat, vegetarian, vegan, Mediterranean; is there an optimal diet for human beings?  The NY Times recently explored this idea based on a recent study of hunter gatherer groups that are in excellent health. The journal Obesity Reviews, reviewed the diets, habits and physical activity levels of hundreds of modern hunter-gatherer groups and small-scale societies.  Their lifestyles are similar to those of ancient populations and they found them to have excellent metabolic health, while consuming a wide array of dietary habits. Their regional diets could be heavy Read More »

Diet and weight loss; its the quality of the diet that counts according to the NY Times.

Diet and weight loss; its the quality of the diet that counts according to the NY Times. Diet and weight loss plans don’t always work. To keep the weight off, it takes a change in our lifestyle and how we eat.  This sensible wisdom is often not followed, as many of us yo yo up and down the scale. Selling diets and diet books is a great business because people rarely change the way they eat afterword.  The problem is that according to the JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association}, most diets do not work because they contain sugar, Read More »

Obesity rates in America are at epidemic numbers; and so is the amount it costs our healthcare system.

Obesity rates in America are at epidemic numbers; and so is the amount it costs our healthcare system. Healthcare costs in the USA as many of us have experienced are out of control.   So are obesity rates in America according to the NY Daily News. The Daily News recently reported that Obesity has increased healthcare costs by 29%.   Obesity rates run from 22% to 38% depending on the state you live in. American eating habits are improving slowly, however Obesity is hard to turn around, since the condition can involve the flora in the gut, hormone levels, genetics and overall conditioning that Read More »