Tag Archives: calories

Ways to curb your sugar craving

February 26, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Food and sugar cravings are a dieter’s dilemma. You might reduce your caloric intake, but get shaky because you are not eating enough. The consequent dip in your blood sugar level then causes you to crave a sugared food. Your brain tells your body, “Give me sugar, now!” So you […]

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Understanding your metabolism

November 5, 2012

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by Jackie Dorman —  These calories are the measure of energy used by highly active tissues, such as the heart, brain, kidneys, liver and gastrointestinal tract, to keep the body’s internal activities functioning. For most people, RMR (resting metabolic rate) accounts for 75 percent of the total calories expended in a day. The remaining 25 percent […]

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Raising kids who love to eat their veggies

April 12, 2012

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by Dr. Philip Wazny —  “Ewww! I do not like vegetables!” Unfortunately, I hear this comment all too often from the many children in my practice. On the one hand, it is not terribly surprising, since infants start out eating very sweet-to-the-taste breast milk or formula and then are expected to simply switch over to […]

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Health updates: Food portions and MSG

February 28, 2012

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The following is information regarding food portions and avoiding monosodium glutamate. Are U.S. food portions decadent? With soaring food prices sparking protests in many countries and more than 800 million people going hungry every day worldwide, U.S. food portions are under scrutiny. Portion sizes in the United States not only exceed those in less-developed countries […]

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Health updates: Artificial sweeteners and blood pressure

February 27, 2012

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The following is new information regarding the effect of artificial sugar on the brain, and high-fructose corn syrup and blood pressure. Artificial sweeteners do not fool your brain While artificial sweeteners may be able to confuse your taste buds, suspicion is growing that your brain is not so easily fooled. Several studies suggest that your […]

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Intermittent fasting and delayed aging

February 25, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Force —  Those with characteristically long life spans tend to eat in moderation and fast periodically. These forms of caloric restriction have been studied extensively in lab animals, and the results are very convincing. Lab animals on caloric-restricted diets or those on regimens of fasting or intermittent fasting (IF) lived longer and […]

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The three hungers

February 25, 2012

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by Dr. Murray Susser —  How do you know when you are hungry and, for that matter, what hunger really is? There are at least three major pathways of hunger: Pavlovian hunger is when, like Pavlov’s dog, we become conditioned to a reflex. Pavlov conditioned his lab dogs by simultaneously ringing a bell and spraying […]

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It really is that simple!

February 23, 2012

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by Don Matesz —  The market offers a dizzying array of opinions on optimal human nutrition. Many in the Western medical community still deny that diet can cause, prevent or reverse disease. Others have developed intricate and often expensive systems for personalized plans based on genetic, body, blood or metabolic type. Experts suggest that healthy […]

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Health updates: Sucralose and bad habits

February 23, 2012

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The following is new information regarding sucralose and a new study on how bad habits can affect the aging of our bodies. The “other” sweetener that is made from sugar, but is closer to the pesticide DDT Researchers recently investigated sucralose (Splenda®) to see if it could reduce hunger and keep blood sugar steady. They […]

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An avocado a day keeps body fat away

February 22, 2012

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by Dr. Tricia Pingel —  People are terrified of eating fat. Calorie counting and nonfat diets are a craze in the dieting world, but they make no differentiation between calorie sources. In those diets, all calories are created equal, but this is a dietary falsehood. Our bodies need fat. The key to overall health is […]

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