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The feds are at it again. The good news is that they are finally approaching sensible advice about sugar. Unfortunately, they still miss the boat in a lot of ways. I’ve posted an article on my HerbScientist.com blog with perspectives on the latest recommendations that you should be aware of. The link to that post is here: Latest Federal Dietary Guidelines: Still a Nutrition Minefield.

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Weight Loss Diet Scale

Weight loss is a bigger deal than ever, and scientists are continually weighing in on what works and what doesn’t work. Unfortunately, the quality of research on this topic is highly variable, and so are the results. Here is what a good study looks like and what the results tell you about eating right for healthy weight loss. You will be pleasantly surprised. Read more… »

Weight Loss Methods and Sitting Disease

The latest culprit that undermines diet and exercise for weight loss finally has a name – sitting disease. Knowing what it is and what to do about it is great news for everyone who has had trouble losing weight and keeping it off. Part of the good news is that it is one of the easiest and cheapest of all the weight loss methods ever discovered. Read more… »

The Worst Diet in Human History

Butter

Somewhere Julia Child is smiling. She always said that you can never have too much butter. Never mind that it harms your arteries or makes you fat, right?. Fast forward to the present. Julia would love investigative journalists who expose conventional wisdom about dietary fat as, well, unwise. The supposedly heart-healthy diet to reduce consumption of saturated fat and cholesterol, first foisted on the American public in the 1950s, has been a huge failure. It represents the epitome of dark science, driven by overzealous researchers, big egos, scientific bias, and impulsive institutional consensus. Oh, and money. Following the money explains a lot. Read more… »

Dietary science is full of holes. One of the biggest gaping holes, which is getting bigger, says that consuming saturated fat leads to cardiovascular disease. Gee, it must be true if Dr. Oz says it so often, right? Wrong! This myth is so all-pervasive that it constitutes medical idiocy. Here is what you ought to know instead, based on some excellent science. Read more… »

Obesity and Other MSG Side Effects

MSG Side Effects

The list of MSG side effects is absolutely astounding. Obesity is the least of your worries. MSG is a nearly ubiquitous food additive that is often disguised on food labels so you won’t know it is there. It won’t just make you fat. It can kill you. Read more… »

Intermittent Fasting Clock

Wouldn’t it be nice to see what the real science is behind intermittent fasting so you can cut through all the marketing hype about it? A recent article in the Wall Street Journal sort of helps, even though it was a bit shallow. Here is how to find some truths on the topic, based on scientific research. And it doesn’t cost anything! Read more… »

Losing Belly Fat Naturally

Losing belly fat seems to be our biggest personal challenge these days. The good news is that weight loss medications are not necessary (they do not work, anyway) and that slimming down can be down naturally. Unfortunately, you will find a lot of hype and misinformation on this red hot topic. Here is what a research scientist suggests. Read more… »

SmartLEAN Weight Loss Supplements

SmartLEAN seems to be one of the better weight loss supplements. Unfortunately, it is overhyped. It is also unnecessary. Here is why. Read more… »

Qnexa - Phentermine Structure

Qnexa is coming, regardless of its prior rejection by the FDA due to safety concerns. It is another example of the new mixed drug combinations – in this case phentermine and topiramate – being touted as diet pills. Results are good, side effects are not. Read more… »