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It’s not you that wants to overeat. It’s not you that doesn’t have the energy to exercise. It’s your metabolism. If you’ve gained and been unable to lose or lost multiple times and regained, it’s your metabolism that’s the problem. Not YOU. Not your willpower. And you can easily fix your metabolism. But when what you’re doing just isn’t working that can be very discouraging.
Rich Food, Poor Food, a new book by Jayson and Mira Calton, answers many of the practical shopping questions my health-conscious patients ask.
I was recently surprised to learn that there’s never been any compelling research showing that routine flossing offers oral health benefits.
If you’re listening to Sean’s summit and are full of new questions, don’t miss your chance to quiz DrCate about anything real-food related, live on Sean’ s show Friday the 13th at 12 noon Pacific time. (Since it’s not safe to travel anyway, stay home and call in).
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!
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.
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.
My latest post on coconut oil can help you determine if you should add coconut to you diet for weight loss, thyroid health, or other metabolism-optimizing purposes.
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.