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  • Ignore the Fast Fix Headlines – Eat Real Food

    I’ve officially lost count of the number of times I’ve stood in line at the grocery story, glanced over at the magazine stand and seen headline after headline touting the next best way to “lose ten pounds in ten days,” or “best foods to combat winter fluff.” While I appreciate Read More

    • Martin
    • 23/06/2017
  • Please Pass the Steak

    I’ve learned the hard way that overeating is not that hard to do. I’ve navigated different diets and tried to figure out best choices. One of my most significant decisions came in middle school when I chose to be a vegetarian. I was hungry a lot, so I ate a Read More

    • Martin
    • 22/06/2017
  • The Danger of Vegetable Oils

    If you cook, there’s a good chance that you have either cooked with vegetable oil in the past or you still do so on a regular basis. More than likely, the restaurants at which you eat cook with vegetable oil, too. I used to cook with vegetable oils all the Read More

    • Martin
    • 21/06/2017
  • What Atkins Did Right

    While Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise, doesn’t advocate a particular diet plan, fans of the Atkins Diet will certainly feel vindicated by the revelations in her book. Most importantly, she agrees with the diet plan’s claim that replacing carbs and other sugars with healthy natural fats will Read More

    • Martin
    • 19/06/2017
  • Toppling the Food Pyramid

    Investigative journalist Nina Teicholz has produced a book, The Big Fat Surprise, that has readers questioning the science behind the traditional food pyramid that we all grew up with and that still dominates our thinking about food today.   Just as we look at the ancient pyramids of Egypt and Read More

    • Martin
    • 16/06/2017
  • Stefansson and the Example of the Innuit

    In her book, The Big Fat Surprise, Nina Teicholz begins her exploration of the topic of a low carbohydrate and high fat diet with several historical examples of populations living this lifestyle. One of these was documented by the Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879 – 1962).   Stefansson was Canadian-born Read More

    • Martin
    • 15/06/2017
  • How a President’s Heart Attack Changed a Nation’s Nutrition

    Investigative journalist Nina Teicholz covers the many twists and turns of nutritional history in her book The Big Fat Surprise. One chapter explains how the health of President Dwight D. Eisenhower affected America’s nutritional future.   When Eisenhower had his heart attack in September 1955, the whole nation reeled at Read More

    • Martin
    • 13/06/2017
  • How Nina Teicholz’s The Big Fat Surprise became a best seller?

    If you’re interested in news related to food and nutrition, then you should grab a copy of Nina Teicholz’s The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet. The tome has 496 pages of information on why dietary fat, such as saturated fat, is actually Read More

    • Martin
    • 23/05/2017
  • Why eating fat-free food is actually a dumb decision?

    Now is the age of fat traps, and that’s exactly why you should be pretty careful of not falling into one. Many of you jump the gun when you see a “low fat” label on a food package, thinking that it’s totally okay to gorge on this. But, sometimes, you Read More

    • Martin
    • 23/05/2017