Counting Calories Doesn’t Work

Calorie counting is accepted as “the right way” to choose what to eat to lose weight, but the truth is it doesn’t work. That isn’t hyperbole – calorie counting does not work, and I’ll prove it to you. What if I gave you a choice between a small fries, and a piece of grilled fish, both…

Nutrition: Turn it Upside Down

For a truly healthy diet turn the food pyramid upside down. The food pyramid created by the USDA at the end of last millennium was an attempt to reduce the amount of fat people were eating in order to combat heart disease. Fat was thought to be the main contributor in the development of the disease, and…

Full-Fat Dairy Reduces Diabetes Risk

New studies show that eating full-fat dairy products not only halves the risk of diabetes, but lowers the risk of obesity. A 15-year US study of more than 3,300 people published last month in the journal Circulation found that people who had higher levels of three different byproducts of full-fat dairy had a 46% lower risk of developing diabetes. A…

Butter IS Better

I remember the TV ad well. A pudgy father reached across his 1970’s vinyl topped kitchen table with stainless steel knife gripped awkwardly in hand to carve a healthy slice off a solid brick of butter. Fat tongue to the side in hungry concentration, he was a red faced caricature of impending heart failure. The…