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Low carb diet study in NEJM

It was headline news on July 17 when an important new study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine comparing weight loss on one of three diets- low-fat, low-carb and Mediterranean. And low-carb came out on top. The study gained a ton of media attention for three reasons: 1) it was one of 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

Is Your Nutrition Bar Right For You?

The 33 million households buying nutrition bars and shakes can benefit from knowing that nutrition bars are not created equal. While many nutrition bars are portable nutrition power houses, a few popular bars have as much or more sugar than a doughnut. However, most consumers do not know this fact, according to a recent survey Read More

Inflammation, Eggs and a Lower Carb Eating Program

Inflammation is a silent killer. While inflammation has flown under the radar as a risk factor for disease, it’s beginning to get a huge amount of attention. In 2002, the American Heart Association Journal “Circulation” published an article called “inflammation and atherosclerosis” (1) which detailed important links between the biology of inflammation and the mechanisms Read More

High Glycemic Diets Increase the Risk of Type II Diabetes

We’ve long advocated a healthy controlled carbohydrate diet as a way of preventing or treating diabetes, but the medical establishment has been slow to catch on. And while much research has been done on low-carbohydrate diets and weight loss, until now the long-term outcomes have not been determined, although this is also true of low-fat Read More

Fountain of youth found in red wine and grapes

Researchers at the Harvard Medical School and the National Institute on Aging report that a natural substance found in red wine known as resveratrol can significantly extend the life of mice. And it just may do the same thing for humans. Resveratrol is found in the skin of red grapes (and in the red wine Read More

Food Pyramid

The Atkins Lifestyle Food Guide Pyramid is an energy powerhouse. Drop pounds as you focus on the pyramid base which packs plenty of protein, fiber-rich leafy vegetables and healthy oils. Continue your success, build your energy, and expand your choices by moving to the upper half of the pyramid where fiber-rich fruits, dairy products, oils, Read More

Food Cravings and Eating Out

One of the most striking trends in the eating patterns of Americans is the increase in meals eaten away from home. Based on the ongoing Continuous Survey of Food intake by individuals (CFFII) the proportion of foods consumed from restaurants and fast food outlets increased from 16% in the mid 70’s to 27% in the 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

Diet and Mood: Setting the Record Straight

You may have heard about a recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, which compared the changes in mood of subjects who had followed either a low-fat or low-carbohydrate diet for a year. The researchers, led by Grant D. Brinkworth, concluded that throughout the period, a low-fat plan improved overall feelings of well-being Read More

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