Weight gain has a clear and obvious time dependence. People tend to gain weight slowly, over years or even decades. Many people start off as a skinny teenager (age 20), but gradually gain 1-2 pounds per year. This isn’t so … Continued
An in-depth look at the controversy surrounding the low salt diet and whether salt reduction is beneficial leading to the surprising conclusion that salt is not nearly the dietary villain we all believed.
50 years ago, there was a near universal belief that snacking was bad for us. Your grandmother would say “It makes you fat”, or “You’ll ruin your dinner”. Back then, obesity was not such a big problem, so maybe … Continued
One of the keys to high insulin levels lies in insulin resistance. To start the Hormonal Obesity series – click here. Insulin resistance leads to high insulin levels. It also appears that high levels of insulin also leads to insulin … Continued
I received a very nice letter from Mr “S” about his success in conquering type 2 diabetes. I’ve edited it slightly and reprinted it here with his permission. My story by “Mr S” I am a professional in my mid to late 30’s who works … Continued
You have probably heard that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” more times than you could ever count. This mantra often came from the most reputable sources you had as a child: your parents, grandparents and teachers. … Continued
Diabesity is so-named because of the close association of obesity and diabetes (type 2). Obesity typically comes first and type 2 diabetes comes later. This leads many to conclude that obesity causes diabetes. On the surface, this seems reasonable, since the … Continued