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The Life of a Working Mother is Unbelievable!

The Life of a Working Mother is Unbelievable!

OMG. A favorite meme on Facebook these days talks about “being old isn’t for sissies.” Forget it. It’s the life of a working mother that isn’t for sissies. It’s ridiculously hard. There is a reason, a serious reason, why we have our children when we […]

Too Dang Much Insulin

Too Dang Much Insulin

Too Dang Much Insulin! In my last post on cholesterol, we landed squarely on the first contributor to most chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease. That would be hyperinsulinemia (too dang much insulin). The other small player is your genes. Most of us have no clue […]

“Details, Shmetails. Just Tell Me What Works!”

“Details, Shmetails. Just Tell Me What Works!”

 I follow a long list of experts in the field of nutrition and body metabolism. One of those is Dr. Chris Masterjohn, a guy who has an amazing understanding of how things work.  He focuses on creating and publishing educational material for the public at […]

Sound Familiar?

Sound Familiar?

“Dang,” she said. “I went on a diet and lost 20 pounds. Then I went off the diet and gained 25 pounds. I tried exercise but it didn’t help. Now I have to go on another diet because my son is getting married and the new […]

Decision Time – Which Diet is Right for You?

Decision Time – Which Diet is Right for You?

With any luck at all, you have been following my articles on diet choices. You learned about the standard American Diet (appropriately called the SAD diet), Paleo, Keto, Mediterranean, vegetarian/vegan, and carnivore.  If you missed any, you will find them by clicking on the names […]

Vegan or Vegetarian? Or Maybe Carnivore?

Vegan or Vegetarian? Or Maybe Carnivore?

We are on a quest to review the major diet “types” talked about in the nutrition world today. Pushing past Paleo, Keto, and the Mediterranean diet we arrive here: what about vegan, vegetarian, or carnivore. One of the things that the Paleo, Keto, and even […]

Is The Mediterranean Diet Right for You?

Is The Mediterranean Diet Right for You?

It’s enough to drive you crazy. One diet after another and you are supposed to “pick one.” I didn’t realize how confusing that might be for the average person. Well, here is the good news. They really aren’t all that different. The Mediterranean diet has […]

Is the Keto Diet Right for You?

Is the Keto Diet Right for You?

The Atkins diet introduced back in the 80’s by Robert Atkins was the first ketogenic eating plan intended as a weight loss diet. It was (and is) essentially a meat and fat diet broken ever so slightly by a few green leafy carbohydrate vegetables. It […]

Is the Paleo Diet for You?

Is the Paleo Diet for You?

The Paleo diet created by Loren Cordain is designed on the premise that we should only be eating foods that our Paleolithic ancestors could hunt and gather from nature. It isn’t entirely clear that we humans really know what the cavemen ate; after all we weren’t […]

What Diet Will Allow You to Lose Weight and Keep It Off?

What Diet Will Allow You to Lose Weight and Keep It Off?

More and more often I talk to folks who are on a certain “diet.” The big question for them is, how can you keep the weight off permanently? Anyone who has ever done some serious calorie cutting or Weight Watchers knows, weight can be lost […]