Is There a Link Between Fast Food and Depression?

I’ve written before about the connection between nutrition and mood. In particular, about the connection between what we eat and depression, anxiety and mental/emotional disorders. Here, I’m sharing a study showing a linkage between the consumption of fast foods and depression.   While this is a relatively small study, performed in an area of the… Continue reading Is There a Link Between Fast Food and Depression?

Burn More Carbs During Exercise By Eating Breakfast: Study

Eating breakfast before exercise may “prime” the body to burn carbohydrates during exercise and more rapidly digest food after working out, University of Bath researchers have found.   Scientists from the University’s Department for Health, working with colleagues at the universities of Birmingham, Newcastle and Stirling, were studying the effect of eating breakfast versus fasting… Continue reading Burn More Carbs During Exercise By Eating Breakfast: Study

Artificial Sweeteners Are Toxic to Gut Bacteria

FDA-approved artificial sweeteners and sport supplements were found to be toxic to digestive gut microbes, according to a new paper published in Molecules by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The collaborative study indicated relative toxicity of six artificial sweeteners (aspartame, sucralose, saccharine, neotame, advantame,… Continue reading Artificial Sweeteners Are Toxic to Gut Bacteria

Four Pillar Fitness Friday Happy Hour with Josh Hillis

On this Happy Hour Friday episode, I’m joined by my friend Josh Hillis. Josh is a Fitness Professional, Personal Trainer, writer of the blog “Josh Hillis’ Lose Stubborn Fat and behavioral nutrition coach.     Josh is also a best-selling author, having written “Fat Loss Happens on Monday” with legendary strength coach Dan John. He… Continue reading Four Pillar Fitness Friday Happy Hour with Josh Hillis

Intermittent Fasting May Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Planned intermittent fasting may help to reverse type 2 diabetes, suggest doctors writing in the journal BMJ Case Reports after three patients in their care, who did this, were able to cut out the need for insulin treatment altogether. Around one in 10 people in the US and Canada have type 2 diabetes, which is… Continue reading Intermittent Fasting May Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

How to Avoid Halloween Candy Overload!

It’s just around the corner! The one day each year when kids of many ages get to dress up, pretend to be ghosts, ghouls, goblins and goofballs!   It’s also one of the worst days each year for maintaining healthy eating standards – whether you’re a kid OR a parent!   The iconic picture is… Continue reading How to Avoid Halloween Candy Overload!

Weight Loss Drug Has Positive Impact on Diabetes

In a previous article, I wrote at length about Lorcaserin, a new drug which has shown promise in helping people lose and manage their weight. Now, a new study shows this drug may have a positive effect on diabetes, too. At the 2018 Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, Brigham and… Continue reading Weight Loss Drug Has Positive Impact on Diabetes