Posts in the "3) Science and research" category

When you’re middle-aged, like me, it’s hard to get to and stay at the weight that puts you in the “normal weight” category of the BMI chart. I’ve struggled…Read more

When you’re middle-aged, like me, it’s hard to get to and stay at the weight that puts you in…Read more

If you’re at all familiar with the Healthy Dimensions philosophy, you know that it doesn’t place much faith in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) and the USDA Food…Read more

If you’re at all familiar with the Healthy Dimensions philosophy, you know that it doesn’t place much faith in…Read more

  Last December, the British Medical Journal published a study that evaluated to what degree recommendations made on two popular doctor shows are actually based on real science. The researchersRead more

  Last December, the British Medical Journal published a study that evaluated to what degree recommendations made on two popularRead more

It is important to know as much as possible about the ingredients in herbal supplements.  Please read this article from today’s New York Times about a fairly common ingredient acaciaRead more

It is important to know as much as possible about the ingredients in herbal supplements.  Please read this articleRead more

The recent 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Report has finally included a recommendation to decrease sugar intake, saying: “Strong and consistent evidence shows that intake of added sugars from food and/orRead more

The recent 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Report has finally included a recommendation to decrease sugar intake, saying: “Strong and consistentRead more

“Dietary treatment of obesity” is a systematic review of research literature that suggests the best advice for the treatment of obesity. They provide evidence that certain approaches are better,Read more

“Dietary treatment of obesity” is a systematic review of research literature that suggests the best advice for the treatmentRead more

I have felt intuitively that it’s OK to eat infrequently….because it feels good to my body. I have also read a lot about the benefits from “intermittent fasting” which…Read more

I have felt intuitively that it’s OK to eat infrequently….because it feels good to my body. I have also…Read more

Here’s another very recent study (Sept 2014) that suggests low carb diets may be better than low fat for both weight loss AND cardiovascular health. The results of aRead more

Here’s another very recent study (Sept 2014) that suggests low carb diets may be better than low fat forRead more

  Nina Teicholz wrote the book on how we got to the unfortunate “low fat is best” dietary recommendations that we were given over 30 years ago. The Big…Read more

  Nina Teicholz wrote the book on how we got to the unfortunate “low fat is best” dietary recommendations…Read more