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3 03, 2020

Obesity Week: What Do You Know?

By |2020-03-04T08:16:21-05:00March 3rd, 2020|Health Professionals, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Weight Management, Wellness|Comments Off on Obesity Week: What Do You Know?

In addition to doing my own literature reviews, I attended a nutrition conference session presented by independent obesity scientists, including Ted Kyle. The session was sponsored by Novo Nordisk.  I was not paid to write this post and my opinions and experiences are my own. This week is [...]

26 05, 2016

Poorly Designed Studies: Association is not Cause

By |2019-06-26T13:54:24-04:00May 26th, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Poorly Designed Studies: Association is not Cause

It's just my nature to question things. Almost every single day you may read a health-related headline. Often times the headline may correlate a diet, food or ingredient to a health issue. But you may not realize that it's a correlation, since the headline may mislead you into thinking it's [...]

13 10, 2015

We Could Be Heroes: If We Create Teams

By |2015-10-13T11:06:33-04:00October 13th, 2015|DASH Diet/Wellness, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on We Could Be Heroes: If We Create Teams

In the 1980s and 90s I counseled thousands of patients. I gained confidence and satisfaction in helping many of them reduce cholesterol levels, lose weight, and manage their diabetes. If they returned for their follow up visit, I knew they were ready to learn, and would be successful using [...]

28 07, 2014

Considering All Options for a Better Approach to Weight Management

By |2014-07-28T12:26:37-04:00July 28th, 2014|Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Considering All Options for a Better Approach to Weight Management

The journal Obesity recently published an expert panel report reviewing what could be the most effective obesity treatment guidelines. The panel's report intends to settle some of the arguments among health care providers in terms of what exactly is the best evidence-based approach to weight management. freedigitalphotos.net [...]

4 10, 2013

Exercise and Diet Can Fight Disease: Is Your Dietitian Visit Going to be Covered?

By |2013-10-04T09:57:59-04:00October 4th, 2013|Food Facts, Heart Disease, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Exercise and Diet Can Fight Disease: Is Your Dietitian Visit Going to be Covered?

An article was just published this week stating that exercise "is as good as medicine" for treating heart disease. Hmmn, that's funny, I've known about this for almost 30 years...and I know older colleagues who've known it longer than that. Obesity rates continue to soar, even though we've [...]

11 02, 2013

A No-Sugar Diet Fixes Obesity? Fat Chance.

By |2013-02-11T10:48:09-05:00February 11th, 2013|Food Facts, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on A No-Sugar Diet Fixes Obesity? Fat Chance.

Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist from California, came onto the nutrition scene in 2009 when he posted on YouTube a lengthy lecture about the alleged dangers of fructose. After millions of hits, his mantra that sugar is “poison” began to take hold for a select group of [...]

28 09, 2012

You Can Lead a Horse to Water But…

By |2012-09-28T18:11:36-04:00September 28th, 2012|Food Facts, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on You Can Lead a Horse to Water But…

The new school lunch regulations have been reported this week as a "fix" for the poor eating habits of our children, but will it work? I'm a fan of the school lunch program, and feel it serves two purposes: 1) To provide a balanced meal (adequate in calories, [...]