Categorized Under “ Paleo/Low Carb”

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Help With Research On Diet and Well-being

Written by Laura Saslow: Hi all!  I’m a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, interested in better understanding the physical and mental health impacts of various diets.  Although the gold-standard method of this research involves randomized controlled trials, a good first step can be to understand the effects Read more…

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Hey Perky! Let’s Talk About That Coffee…

First it was the ‘paleo-fied’ desserts, then went the shaker bottle, next was ‘natural’ sweeteners followed closely by the artificial, and it didn’t stop there.  Nope, I even rained on your summer BBQ fun by putting a cramp in your grilling style.  Yep, that’s right!  It’s your favorite fun-hater back Read more…

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Cracking the Code on Egg Labeling

Lately the media has been throwing out some ‘scrambled’ messages about eggs.  The headlines claim that eating egg yolks is as bad for health as puffing on a cigarette.  I know that none of you have ‘sucker’ tattooed on your forehead and that you aren’t believing all the hype – Read more…

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Going, Going, GONE – It all Started with a Handful of Chips…

Veggies, meat, good fats, some fruit, water and an occasional piece of high-quality dark chocolate – that’s what’s been going into your body for the past week or two. Seriously, you are on a roll. This paleo thing – it’s in the bag. I’m talking EASY. You totally can’t understand how some Read more…

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Maintaining Weight Loss – The Recent JAMA Study

Written by: Kevin Cann             Recently there was an important research project published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA).  Researchers are trying to understand the mechanisms behind the obesity epidemic that is seen in this country.  One area that we fail to grasp a solid understanding of is Read more…

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Let Me See Your ‘Grill': Barbecuing – For Better or For Worse?

It’s that time of year again!  The grills are coming out and the steaks, burgers, and brats are plentiful.  It’s enough to send any vegan off the deep end.  Unfortunately, as it seems with all good things, grilling comes with a serious health risk – cancer.  How can something as Read more…

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Step Up To The Salad Bar

May is National Salad Month!  I know, I know – salad.  It’s boring and you’re sick of it, right?  It’s what dieters and rabbits eat and seriously, you want “Man” (or “Woman”) food.  Not so fast!  Who says salad has to be a bowl of spinach with a dry chicken Read more…

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Diet, Stress, and Your Neurotransmitters

Written by: Kevin Cann Stress and obesity have a strong link in our society.  In order to combat the obesity epidemic effectively we need to recognize the connection and handle the underlying stressors.  A group of hormones that are released when we are stressed are called glucocorticoids.  These glucocorticoids remain Read more…

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The “Additive Effect”: Artificial is NOT Intelligent

Pop-tarts, Doritos, Go-gurt, Vitamin Water…  The grocery store is loaded with artificially flavored, sweetened, and colored ‘franken-foods’ and we’re eating them up!  Waistlines continue expanding and the obesity epidemic is out of control.  What’s behind the increasing “weight of the world”?  Is it EPIC portions, constant access to food, lack Read more…

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Paleo Diet Risk Assessment

Normally we have a testimonial on Mondays, but I have something to share with you that is important enough to break tradition a little. If you’ve listened to the podcasts you might have heard me mention a risk assessment program sponsored by the City of Reno. I did a radio Read more…

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