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.

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.

Fetal programming: Gene transformation gone wild (Part II)

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.

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.

Omega-3 fatty acids and blood pressure

It was recognized many years ago that fish oil has a dose-dependent effect on lowering blood pressure. So how does it do it? There are a lot of different ways.

New food trends may be dysfunctional

As our obesity epidemic gets worse and the general health of Americans continues to decline, people are always searching for new food trends to make us thinner, happier and smarter.

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).

How to get depressed quickly

Your grandmother always said that high purity omega-3 oil was “brain food”. Now we are discovering more of the molecular mechanisms that are making grandma's wisdom from yesteryear into today‚Äôs molecular biology breakthroughs.

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.