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Your Health in the News – Oct 24-31

Your weekly health news update! BPA tied to behavior problems in girls Firms to charge smokers, obese more for healthcare Couch Potato or MSG Induced Obesity? Not all trans fat is created equal: Could ‘natural’ trans fats actually be good for you? Corporate marketers now stamping ‘artisan’ on factory food products to make them appear healthy, unique ‘Consumer Reports’: People ‘ripped off when they buy fish’ Study Shows Why It’s Hard to Keep Weight Off Were there any news articles that you saw this week that really grabbed your attention? Leave a comment with a link. If the article helped you, it will likely help some of my other readers! Medical Advice Disclaimer: The information included on this site is ...
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It’s Sugar Addiction Awareness Day!

          photo used under creative commons license “Nutritionists, doctors and concerned parents have come together to promote easy ways to make Halloween fun – while helping inspire us and our kids kick to the sugar habit”. To help spread awareness, I’ve put together a list of my favorite posts that focus on sugar. For more information on Sugar Addiction Awareness Day, be sure to visit www.endsugaraddiction.com. Enjoy! What You Need to Know In Order to Help Your Obese or ED Patient Is There Really a Connection Between Full-Time Working Moms and Child Obesity? Diet Foods and Artificial Sweeteners Cause Weight Gain Baby Formula: MSG, Excitatory Neurotoxins & HFCS!!! HFCS: Ties to Obesity and Increased Mortality Medical ...

Appetite Hormones 101: Leptin

This series is designed to explain the role of hormones on both appetite and body weight goals, whether it’s weight loss or weight restoration. “Appetite Hormones 101” will be made up of three articles that describe the major appetite hormones: leptin, ghrelin, and peptide YY. Leptin Leptin, discovered by scientists in 1994, is also known as the “starvation hormone”. According to leptin expert, Dr Robert Lustig, leptin sends a signal to our brains that fat cells have enough stored energy to engage in normal metabolic processes. Every individual has an optimal level of leptin, which is thought to be determined genetically. When leptin levels are below optimal levels, the brain receives a message to conserve energy because the body is ...

News You Can Use

Your weekly health news update! Lawsuit Against the Corn Refiners Association Moving Forward Why the New Corn Syrup Labeling is Misleading O.N.E. Coconut Water Pledges $10,000 to Nonprofit Whole Planet Foundation to Help Fight World Poverty Organic Apples Make the Perfect Health Food Which cereal brands are truly committed to producing clean, organic food? Eat Your GOMBBS! Label Plan Offered to Rate Food Nutrition Leptin Levels Linked To Anxiety And Depressive Symptoms Genetically Modified Salmon: The Fishy Risk the FDA Is Taking with Your Health Were there any news articles that you saw this week that really grabbed your attention? Leave a comment with a link. If the article helped you, it will likely help some of my other readers! ...

News You Can Use

There is so much information in the news about our health these days, that it can become quite overwhelming. In hopes of relieving some of the stress this can inflict on both my patients and my readers, I’ve decided to start a new weekly series. This series will highlight some of the weekly health news that was of particular interest to me. With no further ado, here is your weekly health news summary for the week of October 9th-16th. Enjoy! The Health Benefits of Raw Cheese Eat your fruits and veggies and improve your memory Heart Disease Rates Fall Eating Disorders a New Front in Insurance Fight The Latest Class Action Lawsuit Against General Mills Healthier Foods Earn Healthier Profits ...

Coconut Oil and Malnutrition

It’s a great honor to have Dr. Bruce Fife as a guest writer today. Dr. Fife was kind enough to write about some of the effects of coconut oil on malnutrition. Dr. Fife is an internationally recognized expert on the health and nutritional benefits of coconut oil and all coconut products. He operates the ‘Coconut Research Center’, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating the public and medical community about the many benefits of coconut and palm products. He has authored many books, including: ‘The Coconut Oil Miracle’, ‘The Palm Oil Miracle’, ‘Coconut Lover’s Cookbook’, ‘Eat Fat, Look Thin’ and most recently ‘Stop Alzheimer’s Now’. These books are highly recommended reads, and can be purchased at Amazon.com, and Piccadilly Books. Coconut ...
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