The Demise of the Mediterranean Diet?

This week is Mediterranean diet week. Unfortunately after 2,000 years, no one really knows what the Mediterranean diet actually consists of.

Where Does Fat Go?

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

Fetal Programming: Gene Transformation Gone Wild (Part 2 of 2)

In part 1 of this blog, I discussed how dietary changes can alter gene expression and how those epigenetic changes can be mediated from one generation to the next by fetal programming. This is very clear from animal studies.

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.

Mythologies In Treatment of Childhood Obesity

We all know that obese children tend to be inactive. This leads to the “obvious” conclusion that the solution to childhood obesity is simply more exercise. But what if that conclusion is totally wrong?

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 »