Protein is a nutrition rock star. It has a great marketing machine behind it, but just how much protein do you really need? Television morning show hosts and robotic news anchors promote protein with reckless abandon and little concern for the [...]
The popularity of herbal supplements is soaring. With the public’s growing distrust of the medical establishment, people are shying away from prescription and over the counter weight loss drugs, instead opting for the “natural, help yourself” approach. However, tip-toeing through a virtual herbal minefield can be confusing, if not downright intimidating without an earned doctorate in botany.
People tell me how great their workouts were going, how much weight (fat) they were losing, but then a brick wall in the form of a weight loss plateau. But what IS a weight loss plateau, what causes it, and how do you overcome it and get back on track towards your health and fitness goals?
Do High Protein Diets Work For Weight Loss? The bottom line is yes, high protein diets DO cause weight loss. HOWEVER, the caveat is that the associated weight loss is not all fat, particularly on diets which induce quick initial weight loss. While I’m quick to offer a pat on the back to anyone who’s lost weight, I often caution against [...]
Would you buy a diet book written by a medical doctor? Legions of self-styled health gurus with just enough nutrition knowledge to be dangerous love having a dig at doctors who “know nothing about diet because they get less than 25 hours [...]
The self-proclaimed weight loss “experts” are at it again touting the latest fashionable supplement du jour. Raspberry ketones (RK) derived – not so surprisingly – from raspberries purportedly help you lose that extra fat once and for all. Suppliers can’t keep up with the demand since television health evangelist Dr. Oz and supplement-spruiking sid-kick Lisa Lynn [...]
Belviq may help some individuals, but it is not a magic bullet. Consumers should be well-aware that there may be future risks which are not yet evident. The best available evidence still holds that lifestyle changes which include nutrient-rich foods [...]
There are a number of reasons for which you might undergo open-heart surgery. Coronary artery bypass grafting surgery is quite common and is indicated for coronary artery disease (blocked arteries) either after a heart attack or to prevent a heart attack. Mitral and/or aortic valve repair or replacement are also common and may stem from a childhood case of rheumatic fever [...]
The Ab Wave is 2012′s addition to a long line of questionable infomercial exercise gimmicks with little redeeming value. Unlike other ab gadgets, this one takes lazy to a whole new level. You actually sit in the machine and then swing side to side [...]
I was recently approached by a company with a financial interest in the sale of the herbal slimming pill caralluma fimbriata. Their aim was to line up a PhD-level academic to go on a prime-time TV program [...]