Archive | Diet

08 June 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Eating for your Brain

If you having trouble motivating yourself to eat right for your body, how about eating right for your brain?  How you eat can affect your mind at a fundamental level. Our minds are profoundly affected by what we eat.  Often the effect is within minutes, hours or a couple of days, (whereas our bodies may […]

07 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Chia the “Superfood” – Executive Summary

Did you ever look at the cute Chia Pets and wonder of the sprouting vegetation was edible…. Me neither.  In fact I think the closest I came to a Chia Pet was the commercial on TV – and I never thought of them as food.  The seed on the other hand IS food. I wanted […]

27 June 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Vegan Diet versus Diabetic Diet

From and article on WebMD (Oct 2008) and a more recent article in the IDEA magazine it would seem that studies show that a vegan diet may do a better job of reducing cardiovascular disease in diabetic patients than a diet recommended by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). In the 2008 study, participants followed either […]

21 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

The Truth Behind the Lapband Weightloss Ads

In the LA Times Business section last weekend, Michael Hiltzik had a really interesting article, that anyone considering lap-band surgery should read.  A cautionary tale about selecting your surgeon/clinic carefully.  Read More

28 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

How much Protein to include in your Diet?

Boy what an emotionally charged topic – with opinions all over the map.  The idea for this topic came to mind after I saw, in the space of a couple of days, radically opposing views on animal protein as a source of human nutrition.  On the one hand, an online body-building coach encourages high levels […]