“We have two fuel sources –a big one and a little one. Which one are you burning?”

Everything I know about health and nutrition I have learned from a large and growing number of scientists, doctors, and researchers. One of those is Dr. Benjamin Bikman. Dr Bikman is a professor running a research lab at Brigham Young University. His lab particularly focuses…

Dinner or Supper – or whatever you call it

Over the last couple weeks we’ve looked at breakfast and lunch. This week we are moving along to the evening meal. Disclaimer As I suggested last week, you might prefer to have your “heavier” meal at noon. We will be talking here about the heavier…

So what should I eat for breakfast?

So what should I eat for breakfast? My friend “Robert” tells me that my newspaper column readers want to know what they should eat. Or to put it another way, he suggests that saying to eat meat and vegetables isn’t quite specific enough. So today…

Lose Weight and Keep It Off

Lose Weight and Keep It Off

My recent post Good News for the New Year highlighted two successful weight loss stories published in The DeQueen Bee, DeQueen, Arkansas. Two women (I called them Cathy and Augusta) decided they had dealt with overweight trials and tribulations quite long enough and did something…

Good News for the New Year!

Good News for the New Year!

The clock ticks toward the New Year.  It might be time for a health resolution and it makes some sense to look at success stories. Perhaps you will be motivated in resolution by the successes of others, especially if you want to lose weight.  …

Gasoline in the fuel tank is useless if the motor doesn’t run

We humans sometimes want to believe that food is just to make us happy. We relish the taste and the social aspects of eating. And while these are good things, both are really just side benefits.

No, Lisa. You should not change your diet.

Lisa and her spouse have been on a “keto” diet for many months. That means they have largely eliminated commercially processed foods, grain, and sugar from their diet. Being the fine wife that she is, Lisa’s principal interest was to help avoid the diabetes that…

Fasting – good or bad?

What about fasting? In an earlier post we discussed some confusion about a “keto” diet and whether it should be considered dangerous. Well, what about “fasting?” Should people be doing that or not? Apparently some have been told that diabetics shouldn’t “fast.” Fasting is not…

Conversations and Misunderstandings about Diet

It’s a new year! Let’s just leap into this new year by considering some of the latest things I hear about what is “OK” and “not OK” about diet right here at home in Montgomery County, AR, and across the world. It is exciting, actually,…

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…