Category Archives: What To Eat

Peer Pressure to Eat Badly?

The Huffington Post published a piece last week on presidential candidates and their highly-publicized stops at food joints. Apparently, the candidates feel pressured by the public to “do as the Romans do” and eat the local cuisines of the destinations … Continue reading

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The Connection Between Exercise and Weight Loss

I’ve expressed skepticism in the past than any amount of exercise, short of an hour or more per day, will contribute to weight loss. The main reason for this is that, as we exercise, our body tends to make us … Continue reading

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Why Pills Will Never Prevent Obesity

Obesity levels skyrocket.  (About a third of American adults are obese today, twice the rate of just thirty years ago.)  Our response?  Start pouring money into pharmaceutical research and development. Is this wise? I read up a lot on the … Continue reading

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Why Our Ancestors Got Food Right

I often advocate a return to the diet of our ancestors.  No, not our parents or grandparents; not even our great-great-great grandparents.  Not even ancient history.  (The Greeks and Romans had it wrong.)  I’m talking way, way back. If that … Continue reading

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The One Thing Atkins and Ornish Have in Common

Dr. Atkins is known for swearing off any food but meat. Dr. Ornish is known for swearing off any food but plants. Yet the Atkins and Ornish diets are two of the most widely practiced in the U.S., and have … Continue reading

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Are Sports Drinks Good for Athletes?

NPR posted a great piece recently on sports drinks. In everyday life, I avoid any form of added, or refined, sugar.  I prefer to eat whole foods.  Though there’s a great deal of disagreement out there about what foods are … Continue reading

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Why I’ve Stayed Gluten Free

Last fall, I started testing a gluten free diet on my body. I was long skeptical of the whole “gluten free” craze because doctors say there’s nothing wrong with gluten unless you have celiac disease.  Celiac disease prevents you from … Continue reading

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