Diet Archives

Dietitians often recommend that getting to the root cause of your negative emotions — or simply allowing yourself to feel that emotion, however difficult it may be — could help people curb their emotional eating problems.

Lately, probably because the paleo diet is becoming increasingly popular, so-called “experts” have begun to attack it. But most of the criticism is misplaced because for many people, the diet is a lifesaver.

We are just beginning to understand the biological intricacies of aging. A growing body of research is challenging the belief that aging is beyond your control, prompting scientists to begin thinking about ways we can slow our aging clocks to a slow crawl.

Oops. Fifty years of doctors’ advice and government eating guidelines have been wrong. We’ve been told to swap eggs for cereal. But that recommendation is dead wrong. In fact, it’s very likely that this bad advice has killed millions of Americans.

The consumption of organ meats has fallen out of favor in the West, which may be a mixed blessing. Liver, kidney, heart and other animal organs from organically raised, grass-fed animals are some of the most nutrient-rich foods you can eat.

A secret weapon that I like to use in my own personal war against sugar. It stops cravings in their tracks but also deals with mid-afternoon energy slumps.

From the sweetener you stir into your morning coffee to the after-dinner dessert you can’t resist, the amount of sugar you consume between breakfast and bedtime adds up quickly.

“They don’t talk about addiction in the food industry even though they traffic in addiction. They talk about cravability,” explains writer and activist Michael Pollan in the latest RSA short.

The paleo diet is commonly referred to as “the caveman diet,” since it is based on the presumed prehistoric diet of wild plants and animals consumed by our evolutionary ancestors.

There are a lot of misconceptions about the diet, and some variations among those who follow it, but at its core it’s a diet based on healthy animal protein, nuts, and vegetables, with no or restricted grains and legumes, seed oils, and high-sugar fruits and vegetables.

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