Changing gene expression

I have often stated that the real power of the Zone Diet is to change gene expression, especially the expression of anti-inflammatory genes. What I never realized is how rapid gene expression could occur.

Meditation: Push-ups for the brain?

The development of new imaging technologies has finally given researchers the ability to ask some interesting questions about meditation and its effect on brain structure and cognitive performance.

Eat Less, Get Hungry

Telling an obese person simply to eat less rarely succeeds. Is it because they are weak-willed individuals or is there something more complex going on?

Preventing obesity through prenatal nutrition

If you want to begin to decrease childhood obesity, it is probably best to start in the womb of the mother with appropriate prenatal nutrition using appropriate levels of omega-3 fatty acids.

If you’re fat, you may be OK

It is well known from epidemiological studies that about 30 percent of obese individuals and 50 percent of overweight individuals are relatively healthy in terms of cardiometabolic risk factors

Obesity continues to climb

More than 12 states now have adult obesity rates greater than 30 percent, and one in three children are either overweight or obese. However, 16 years ago, no state in the United States had an adult obesity rate greater than 20 percent.

Ease off the fats during pregnancy

Obesity remains one of the primary headlines every day. But what you probably don’t know is the fastest growing segment of the obesity epidemic is children less than 4 years old.

No excuses, eat your breakfast

Everyone knows that breakfast should be the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately, no one seems to have time to consume a real breakfast.

Is there an obesity gene?

When I first heard about the discovery of a potential obesity gene on the news, I ignored it …. Nonetheless, I decided to read the research paper in its pre-publication form. Even though it is an incredibly scientifically dense paper, rich in genetic jargon, it finally did it begin to make sense.