Still Think Low-Fat Dairy is the “Healthy Choice”? Think Again!

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I’ll keep this one short and sweet. Okay, maybe not sweet, since it’s a bit of a rant—but so be it! When I’m at home and in my normal routine, it’s easy to make the mistake of assuming that we’ve made a lot more progress in terms of shifting the public perception of what constitutes a healthy diet than we really have. After all, nearly everyone I communicate with on a daily basis (friends, family,… Read More

The Roundup

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Blast from the Past Bone broth seems to be getting more and more press these days. ABC recently produced a video segment called “Is Bone Broth The New Superfood?” and the Washington Post published an article called “Bone broth: Winter’s new miracle drink”. The NYC broth vendor Brodo is getting a lot of attention as the city’s first take-out window devoted to sippable broths. Even Business Insider can’t understand why someone would spend $4 on… Read More

The Roundup

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 42, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past Bill Lagakos (of the site Calories Proper) recently wrote an article on the “essential” fatty acids found in vegetable oil, and how they’re not really essential when DHA intake is adequate. Omega-3 fats like DHA and EPA cannot be synthesized by the body and thus we must consume them to prevent a… Read More

When Should You Try A Low Carb Diet?

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This is a guest post by Laura Schoenfeld, a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s degree in Public Health, and staff nutritionist for ChrisKresser.com. You can learn more about Laura by checking out her popular blog or visiting her on Facebook. And if you need one-on-one help with your diet, click here to learn more about her nutrition consulting services. Recently, I wrote an article about the potential pitfalls of following an excessively low carb diet, and the symptoms to watch out for to know if… Read More

7 Things Everyone Should Know About Low-Carb Diets

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Last week, my staff nutritionist Laura Schoenfeld wrote a guest post for my blog called “Is a Low-Carb Diet Ruining Your Health”. Perhaps not surprisingly, it has caused quite a stir. For reasons I don’t fully understand, some people identify so strongly with how many carbohydrates they eat that they take offense when a suggestion is made that low-carb diets may not be appropriate for everyone, in all circumstances.  In these circles low-carb diets have… Read More

Is Depression a Disease—or a Symptom of Inflammation?

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The idea that depression and other mental health conditions are caused by an imbalance of chemicals (particularly serotonin and norepinephrine) in the brain is so deeply ingrained in our collective psyche that it seems almost sacrilegious to question it.  Of course Big Pharma has played a role in perpetuating this idea. Antidepressant drugs, which are based on the chemical imbalance theory, represent a $10 billion dollar market in the U.S. alone. According to the CDC,… Read More