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The Rise of Flexitarian

According to a new CFANS Insights survey from the University of Minnesota's College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, 80% of consumers prefer animal-based protein, but plant-based protein is on the rise as 31% suggest they will eat more in the next five years. https://www.nationalhogfarmer.com/news/umn-survey-80-us-consumers-prefer-animal-based-protein Protein Importance Among the three macronutrients, protein is arguably …

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Europe’s Obesity Problem

At the recent 2022 European Congress on Obesity, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared obesity rates in Europe have reached epidemic proportions, and that COVID-19 was a key contributor in making the obesity trend worse. https://www.gbnews.uk/news/who-declares-obesity-in-europe-has-reached-epidemic-proportions-after-covid-19-made-things-worse/286184?utm_source=ground.news&utm_medium=referral In North America, we tend to think of Europeans as generally healthier & less obese, but that perception may …

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Understanding the Role & Cause of Inflammation

Here's a new flash. We have a chronic disease & inflammation problem, and it's getting worse. How bad is it? Even the CDC is alarmed: 60% of the U.S. Population has one chronic disease40% of the U.S. Population has at least two chronic diseases75% of COVID-19 deaths were among patients who had at least four …

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A Ketogenic Hat Trick

How many times have you heard the term "fad diet?" It seems like every year there is a new miracle way to lose weight, improve metabolic health and achieve a leaner physique. If I had $1 for every time someone mentioned the ketogenic diet and "fad diet" in the same sentence, I would be comfortably …

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Can the Ketogenic Lifestyle Help with Multiple Sclerosis?

As if we need another reason to consider the benefits of a ketogenic lifestyle, a recent study suggests the ketogenic diet can help people who suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS). https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-03-keto-diet-people-multiple-sclerosis.html Overview The study included 65 people who suffered from a common type of MS that includes relapses and remissions, with participants following a strict …

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Diabetes: A Dire Direction

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/diabetes-death-america/2022/01/31/id/1054720/ You can’t exercise your way out of a bad dietDR. MARK HYMAN In January 2022, the National Clinical Care Commission issued their report to Congress & the Secretary of Health & Human Services on the pathway to prevent and control diabetes, and better manage complications. For a link to download and read the full report, …

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Reduce the Comorbidities, Reduce the COVID-19 Risk

Since the start of COVID-19, http://www.business-fit.org has been sounding the alarm about how our collective poor health, growing obesity & metabolic disorders, and poor dietary choices have been creating highly inflammatory conditions and contributing mightily to those who have suffered severe symptoms. Now, the CDC is officially confirming what we've suspected all along. In a …

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Questioning the U.S. News Best Diets of 2022 Ranking

Happy New Year! 2022 is off to an auspicious start: (1) The more contagious but less severe omicron COVID-19 variant runs wild: (2) Governments take draconian measures to enforce vaccine compliance; (3) New Year's Resolutions around health & wellness take center stage, as people begin the new year with a renewed sense of adherence to …

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Can Artificial Sweeteners Contribute to Insulin Resistance?

As consumers seek ways to improve their dietary behaviors, one area that continues to be controversial is the role of artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweetening ingredients such as saccharine, sucralose, monk fruit, stevia leaf & allulose are added to a wide range of foods to offer a sweet treat without the guilt. But are they really …

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Evidence of Obesity’s Role in Severe COVID-19 Symptoms Continues to Grow

https://www.wfae.org/health/2021-09-30/novant-says-9-of-10-children-in-covid-icus-are-overweight-but-public-health-officials-rarely-talk-about-obesity As the world grapples with COVID-19, the delta variant, the heightened debate around vaccine effectiveness and government intervention, and the controversy surrounding various treatment options, one constant remains: the correlation between COVID-19 patients suffering from severe symptoms and the prevalence of obesity. The link to this article highlights a pediatrician in North Carolina who …

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Changing the Calories-in/Calories-out Narrative

https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/insulin-weight-loss-calories-carbohydrates/2021/09/28/id/1038283/ If you've spent any time trying to lose weight, you've probably heard these well-rehearsed phrases: "To lose weight, you have to consume fewer calories than you burn.""If you're overweight, you're eating too much. Cut back on your calories & add exercise.""The 1st law of thermodynamics applies to food consumption & weight management. It's calories …

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The Importance of Data Integrity

We have more sources of data and "news" today than ever before. But, as with all great power comes great responsibility, so we need to ensure we are applying critical thinking skills around all this available information. When reviewing a "study" or evaluating a data set or news item, consider the following: How robust is …

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Pre-Diabetes Risks for Heart Disease

https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/prediabetes-heart-attack-stroke-odds/2021/05/05/id/1020200/ Pre-Diabetes & Insulin Resistance According to the CDC, 88 million Americans have a condition known as pre-diabetes, the precursor to Type II Diabetes. Pre-diabetes is where the body has elevated blood sugar levels and cells are becoming more resistant to insulin successfully transporting the blood sugar into cells for storage. When the body's normal …

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How to Reverse Type II Diabetes & Obesity

COVID-19's rampage on the world's population has had one profound effect that may begin to shift our global health and wellness mindset. If you have not read or watched a news article about the appalling increase in diabetes cases around the world, and how the huge majority of these cases are preventable by diet and …

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Five Ways to Eat Less Processed Food

https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/cardiovascular-diet-heart-processed-foods/2021/03/23/id/1014827/ Regardless of which dietary philosophy you choose - Vegan, Paleo, Pegan, South Beach, Atkins, Low Carb, Ketogenic - there is one aspect that ALL of these eating philosophies share: avoid processed foods. Even the fundamentally flawed 2020 - 2025 U.S. Dietary Guidelines & MyPlate recommend consuming more "nutrient dense" foods in lieu of processed …

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