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Meal Planning

The following articles include a discussion of meal planning.

Why is Junk Food Bad for Your Health? It’s the FAT (mostly) but NOT the Saturated Fat

Processed food can make us fat, but it may have effects that are more profound, including the disruption of facial geometry.

Is the Coronavirus Racist?

Why do African Americans die from COVID at roughly twice the rate of whites? The mainstream media pundits won’t bring up anything immediately actionable by a single individual.

Dr. Cate on Real Time with Bill Maher

4 Minute Read In case you missed it, last week I spoke to Bill Maher on HBO’s Real Time to impeach the poster boy of the junk food/pharmaceutical-industrial complex—seed oils (aka vegetable oils). I also threw down a challenge: If anyone in America has been diligently avoiding vegetable oils for five years and got hit…

Are Products with Soy Lecithin Safe to Eat? (Like Chocolate & Ice Cream)

Page Content: What is Lecithin and why is it in so many foods? Is soy lecithin bad (high PUFA)? What about Sunflower? Everything that applies to SOY lecithin also applies to SUNFLOWER lecithin How much soy lecithin is there in chocolate, ice cream and other products? Should I avoid chocolate or other foods that contain…

Can You Really Cook with Olive Oil?

The whole concept of smoke point may have been created by the edible oil industry to sell us their cheap, flavorless and (now we know) unfortunately quite toxic products.

This Week’s Meal-Planning Web Roundup

I found three websites loaded with useful, time saving ideas for making good, lower carb, high healthy fat (and keto) foods.

List of Good Fats and Oils versus Bad

This page was created to serve as a resource listing good fats and oils versus bad fats and oils. The goal is to serve as a clearinghouse for discussions around why a given fat or oil is good or bad for human health, and to include recommendations for the healthiest cooking practices.

Migraine Headache Diet Treatments that Work: Cut Your PUFA Consumption

Today’s post will review two very interesting articles using very different sounding but actually similar strategies to improve migraine pain, low-fat vegan, versus targeted omega-3/omega-6 rebalancing

Birth Month and Autism Risk

An astute reader of Deep Nutrition points out the connection between holiday season indulgences in high carb and vegetable oil rich foods and increased risk of autism.

Vegetable Oil and Sugar Block Fat Burn and Mitochondrial Function

In 2017, mainstream medicine has taken giant step towards science backed advice. Meanwhile, sports nutrition still espouses that sugar is the best fuel for athletes, that low carb diets deplete glycogen stores, and that polyunsaturated fats are the healthy kind of fat.

Why does my stomach hurt? It could be functional constipation

THE MOST common cause of all tummy pain and belly aches that I see in busy people is not food allergies, gluten intolerance or even irritable bowel. It’s called functional constipation.

Study: PUFA-Rich Soy Oil Promotes Obesity and Liver Damage

American’s are now consuming 1000x more soy oil than we did 100 years ago. Soy oil promotes oxidative stress, which makes it more fattening than it’s caloric content would suggest.

Making veggies look bad

If you are someone with heart disease, or are at risk for heart disease or simply want to make the right nutritional choices, this article will help you understand how statisticians have misled us into being afraid of natural saturated fats, and fats in general.

Deep Nutrition Made Simple: START HERE

As a doctor, I’ve discovered that most chronic conditions occur because two thirds of our calories come either toxic seed oils or blood sugar elevating carbohydrates and sweets. These are themain ingredients in junk food. But many products containing these same unhealthy ingredients are disguised as health foods.

Finally! A Shopping Guide for Healthy People

Rich Food, Poor Food, a new book by Jayson and Mira Calton, answers many of the practical shopping questions my health-conscious patients ask.

Foods High in Fat are GOOD for You for These Five Reasons

It seems counterintuitive that we need to eat (natural) fats to burn fat, but we do. You are what you eat, but that’s not the whole story! Many people on a low-fat diet lose their ability to burn fat, though they can still store it very effectively.

Are you a Health Crusader?

Who has influenced your health the most over the last year?

What is MRSA? Another Reason We Need Good Bacteria

Germs have been strategizing against the effects of antimicrobial agents from a variety of sources (including other microbes) for billions of years. So as far as bacteria are concerned, manmade antibiotics represent just another challenge, the most recent of a long series of biological puzzles to solve. Instead of killing good and bad bacteria (like MRSA) indiscriminately with antimicrobials, it makes more sense to support your immune system and the good bacteria who will fight off the bad guys for you!

Your 2012 Weight-Loss Resolution: Become a Better Fat Burner

If you are like most Americans, you’ve made plenty of weight loss resolutions over the years and failed to follow through. It’s probably not that you lack willpower; it’s that you never trained your body to burn fat.

What is the Paleo Diet?

The Paleo diet, also known as the Primal diet or the Ancestral diet, is a low-carb, high-protein diet that’s helping people all over the modernized world rid themselves of excess pounds and prescription medications. If you don’t have friends or relatives following a Paleo diet now, chances are you will very soon.

Anthony Bourdain Calls Fellow Celeb Chef “Dangerous”

In his interview with TV Guide, Bourdain said, “the worst, most dangerous person to America is clearly Paula Deen. She revels in unholy connections with evil corporations and she’s proud of the fact that her food is f—ing bad for you.”

As expected, most of the media response has focused on Paula Deen’s love of butter (as well as sugar and deep-fried foods). But they’re missing Bourdain’s larger point.

Nashua Telegraph Reviews Food Rules

Taking the most rudimentary tenets of eating and flipping them over like organic flapjacks, Dr. Catherine Shanahan, of Bedford, illustrates the correlations between “eating mindfully” and establishing an uncomplicated diet – especially as we lumber through the dog days of summer.

What’s for Dinner?

TRIM Program participants have voted these recipes as their favorites! Clicking on recipes will link you to an outside website called Sparkpeople.com–a huge website with many recipes only a few of which are suitable for TRIM program participants. Those are all included here at DrCate.com as either breakfast, lunch, or dinner selections. Dinner Menu Selections Seared Pork Chops Great…

What’s for Lunch?

TRIM Program participants have voted these recipes as their favorites! Clicking on recipes will link you to an outside website called Sparkpeople.com–a huge website with many recipes only a few of which are suitable for TRIM program participants. Those are all included here at DrCate.com as either breakfast, lunch, or dinner selections. Lunch Menu Selections Salmon Salad Use bone-in…

What’s for Breakfast?

TRIM Program participants have voted these recipes as their favorites! Clicking on recipes will link you to an outside website called Sparkpeople.com–a huge website with many recipes only a few of which are suitable for TRIM program participants. . Those are all included here at DrCate.com as either breakfast, lunch, or dinner selections. Breakfast Menu Selections Buttermilk Scrambled Egg…

Discover Urban Homesteading and Win Free Copy of Deep Nutrition

In much of the world, urban homesteading is an intrinsic aspect of daily life. The fact that people living below the poverty line in Africa, Asia, and South America still produce healthier babies than their counterparts in America should tell us something about the value of home-grown food and the farming skills involved in producing it.

Can Coconut Oil Help With Weight Loss?

Coconut oil provides lauric acid, which just may be the key that unblocks certain metabolic pathways often blocked by trans fat or excessive carb consumption

In Spite of Constant Nagging, American’s Don’t Eat Greens

Little wonder people eat fewer veggies than starches and sweets. Even though we all know they’re great for us, they’re more expensive and making them taste their best requires time and the use of natural fats, which we keep hearing over and over are bad for us.

Iceland’s Genetic Secrets

Inbreeding is supposed to be a bad thing. That’s why researchers were startled to discover the extent of inbreeding evident among residents of the orderly and not-exactly-lascivious Island nation of Iceland.

Does Caloric Restriction Prolong Life?

You may have heard Oprah’s Dr. Oz talking about an amazing new diet that, he claims, might allow us to live 150 years. I noticed that Dr. Oz seemed to be doing his best to highlight the benefits of this diet and downplay any risks, though he wasn’t following the diet himself – and I…

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