Research Articles

I have made a list of research articles and posts that I wrote over the past year.  I will post a new tip every Tuesday and Thursday until I run out of topics.  I am pretty sure you will find many of the topics helpful and many may motivate you to try harder.  If you have a topic you wish me to research, Contact Me.  

Recipe: Blackberry Pluot Smoothie

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Blackberry Pluot Smoothie You will love this smoothie.  It is filling and full of fiber and vitamins and minerals.   Blackberry Pluot Smoothie Nutrition:
Categories: Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Recipe, Smoothie

List: 12 Herbs and Spices That Will Help With Weight Loss

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Herbs and spices may be the key to your weight loss success.   Spices can do more than perk up the flavor of a meal.  We are constantly looking for alternatives to medications to help with improving our health.  You may be able to reach for the bottles in your spice cabinet for assistance with everything…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: List, Spices, Weight Loss

Research: Garlic may help with weight loss.

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Garlic can help with weight loss.   We have long know that garlic has many helpful benefits for your health.   Garlic is one of the most studied of all spices.  Claims are far and wide and seem to be unlimited but research is less supportive.  The research has proven…
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Tags: Garlic, Research, Spice, Weight Loss

Research: Mustard might assist with weight loss.

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Mustard may boost your metabolism and reduce insulin sensitivity.   Weight loss is tough for just about anyone that attempts it.  Few of us have the gift of the perfect metabolism that allows us to eat whatever we want and not gain weight.  No matter what you plan is, weight loss…
Categories: Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Mustard, Research, Spice, Weight Loss

Research: Peppermint may help help with weight loss

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Peppermint may help avoid cravings.   The sense of smell is directly tied to taste and vice versa.  It makes sense that we might be attracted to foods that taste good.  I am sure you have felt intense desire to consume certain foods and drinks after smelling such as…
Categories: Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Peppermint, Research, Satiety, Spice, Weight Loss

Visitor Question: Can chili powder assists with weight loss?

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Chili powder may help you lose weight.   A visitor to the site asked for chili powder can help with weight loss.  The answer, without a doubt, is: YES. Chili powder is a traditional smoky and spicy flavored spice that is used in Latin American and Tex-Mex cooking.  The…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Chili Powder, Spice, Visitor Question, Weight Loss

Research: Cardamom may help you lose weight

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Cardamom could assist with your weight loss plans Cardamon is one of the more expensive spices in your spice cabinet.  As an Osteopathic physician, I am trained to investigate and approach suggested from my patients with an open mind.  We are trained to take a holistic approach to any treatments we…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Research, Spice, Weight Lsos

Research: Ginseng and weight loss.

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Ginseng may improve insulin sensitivity and assist with weight loss.   Back home in West Virginia, ginseng is found growing in the mountains.  It is a native plant that is has been a part of the mountain culture.  For generations, they have traded it and used in traditional recipes and…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Ginseng, Insulin Resistance, Weight Loss

Editorial: Alkaline Water: Hype, Hoax, or Healthy?

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Is alkaline water a healthy option or are the claims fraudulent?   My grandmother would have laughed at the idea of spending $2-5 for a bottle of water.  To her, the idea of wasting money on a plastic bottle of water was a waste of hard earned cash.  In…
Categories: Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Alkaline Water, Editorial, Hoax

Myth: Starches make you fat

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Starches and carbohydrates do not make you fat.   There are only four common macronutrients used for energy: alcohol, carbohydrates, fats, and protein.  Of these, carbohydrates instill fear in all that think of them.  They are vilified for being the cause of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.  The fear is…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Carbohydrate, Myth, Starch
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