Posts Tagged ‘Diet’

The most radical diet ever proposed

Worldwide, 20% of all human calories come from wheat products. 50% of all calories come from the Big 3 crops: wheat, corn, and soy. Of all the food choices in the world, from mongongo nuts in western Africa, to seafood in coastal areas, to coconut in the South Pacific, the Big 3 crops now comprise half of the human diet.

At what other time in human history has such a situation occurred?

Non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring a game-changer . . . for DIET

Headlines over the past year have speculated over when Apple will finally release its non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) watch. Such a device has been hailed as a game-changer for people with diabetes, as no finger sticks are required, no needles, no blood.

It will indeed be a game-changer for ease of glucose management for people with diabetes, making blood sugar monitoring a snap. But it will also be a game-changer for diet. Let me explain.

NON-DIABETIC people wearing a CGM device will observe several phenomena:

Brenda Watson’s new Skinny Gut Diet

My friend and long-time bowel health advocate, Brenda Watson, sent me a copy of her new book, The Skinny Gut Diet: Balance Your Digestive System For Permanent Weight Loss.

While the title highlights the diet and weight loss aspect, this new book is really a detailed discussion about the wonderful effects gained by properly managing bowel flora. In addition to insights on how bowel flora impact on weight, she also discusses how it influences brains and emotions, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, autoimmunity, and other conditions. Here are her comments on the effects of stress on bowel flora:

Gluten-free Diet: Is It Right for You?

Guest post by Brooke Barley, a Kent State University graduate student working on her master’s in nutrition. Brooke holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from Ohio State University. Gluten. It’s all over the media. Many celebrities swear by it. Popular restaurants have added special, gluten-free menu-items. So, what’s all the buzz about gluten? […]

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