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Changing Your Eating Style

The typical American way of eating is grossly mismatched to the normal human metabolism. Most obesity is the result of metabolic disturbances, resulting from long-term inappropriate food choices, not the over-consumption of fat.  Studies consistently show that sugar, refined white flour, starchy carbohydrates and junk foods are bad for your health, your energy level, your Read More

Longer Is Better

In the last decade a multitude of studies on restricted carbohydrate intake has dramatically changed the research landscape. This newer research builds upon older information on carbohydrate-restricted diets, including the use of low-carbohydrate diets by a variety of Aboriginal hunting cultures that persisted for thousands of years. Let’s take a brief look at some of Read More

Epilepsy: A low-carbohydrate diet may be just what the doctor ordered

We’ve known for some time that a high-protein, low-carbohydrate (and high-fat) diet is effective in controlling epileptic seizures in children. In fact, the ketogenic diet is used in over a dozen hospitals around the country as an intervention for epilepsy. Now some new research from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine suggests the diet may be Read More

Could coffee actually be good for you?

Health-conscious consumers always have considered their daily Java a guilty pleasure. Conventional thinking would suggest that caffeine may raise blood pressure in susceptible individuals, make some feel jittery or anxious, interfere with deep and restful sleep, or raise stress hormones. However, until recently, there has been little talk about coffee’s brighter side. Consider this: Coffee Read More

Ask the Nutritionist: Make Hunger Go Away with Five-A-Day

Q: Why am I always hungry? I feel satisfied right after eating, but then I’m starving in about 90 minutes. A: If you’re following the program exactly how it should be and you’re still hungry in between meals, you could try eating more frequently, like every two hours or so, so that you are eating Read More

American Diabetes Association Reverses Itself on Low-Carb Diets

The American Diabetes Association, an organization whose mission statement is “to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by (it)”, clearly has it’s heart in the right place. Trouble is, in our opinion, they’ve traditionally been behind the curve of cutting edge science and research when it comes to Read More

5 Reasons Vegetables May Help You Lose Weight and Live Longer

Lose weight? Live longer? Maybe your mom was right when she told you to eat your vegetables. Fortunately, vegetables are an important component of the Atkins Nutritional Approach. Even in Induction, 12 to 15 grams daily of Net Carbs should come from up to six cups of salad and up to two cups of cooked Read More

What is the Metabolic Syndrome and Do You Have It?

It’s estimated that nearly one in four American adults has this dangerous condition but you needn’t be one of them. Also known as syndrome X or insulin resistance syndrome, metabolic syndrome triples the risk of developing heart disease and is a precursor of type 2 diabetes. Along with expanding waistlines, Americans are experiencing an epidemic Read More

Low-Carb, Higher-Fat Diets Add No Arterial Health Risks to Obese People Seeking to Lose Weight

Newswise — Overweight and obese people looking to drop some pounds and considering one of the popular low-carbohydrate diets, along with moderate exercise, need not worry that the higher proportion of fat in such a program compared to a low-fat, high-carb diet may harm their arteries, suggests a pair of new studies by heart and Read More

Ask the Nutritionist: A Weighty Question

Q: When can I expect to start losing weight on Atkins? A: As with any diet, your individual rate of weight loss varies based on a variety of factors, including how much weight you have to lose, your age, sex and gender and your activity level. After you switch your metabolism to your back-up fuel Read More

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