Where does fat go?

The fastest and most popular (although costly) way to lose fat is to simply suck it out of the body.

Obesity starts in the womb

A new study from Harvard Medical School strongly suggests that childhood obesity begins in the mother’s womb.

Fish oil and fat loss

One of the best ways to reduce cellular inflammation in the fat cells is by increasing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids.

A new obesity suspect

The number of overweight and obese has been remarkably stable for the past several years at about two-thirds of the adult population, but a greater number of adults are moving from a classification of being simply overweight to being labeled as obese. Maybe there's a new suspect.

New solution or simply admitting failure?

Last week the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) announced that gastric bypass surgery is a cost-effective treatment for type 2 diabetes. This marks the first time in modern medicine that cutting out normal tissue is now considered good medicine.

A really dumb diet from France

I never thought I would possibly criticize another new diet unless it was either dangerous or just plain foolish. The new Dukan diet from France is both.

What is the Mediterranean diet?

Today we continually hear about the health benefits of following a Mediterranean diet. For example, a recent analysis of more than 50 published studies indicated that a Mediterranean diet would lead to a 30-percent reduction in metabolic syndrome (1). Since metabolic syndrome can be considered pre-diabetes, the public health implications are enormous. However, are we… Read more »

Blame weight gain on the brain

If you are apparently addicted to food, the answer may very well lie in an anti-inflammatory diet coupled with high-dose fish oil.

A short history of the human food supply

The more ancient the food ingredients, the less damaging inflammatory impact they will have on turning genes off and on (i.e. gene expression).

When is a diet not a diet?

A diet is not a short-term plan to fit into a swimsuit, but rather it is a way of life to reach a lifetime goal, like a longer and better life.