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.  

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Guidelines for food intake are not evidence based. I am confident that nearly 100% of the public has seen the food pyramid and the new nutrition plate guideline.  We have been brainwashed in school that these tools were the key to being healthy…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Obesity, Research

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Reader Question: Does White Kidney Bean Extract work for Weight Loss?   This question came to me from a reader who is struggling with weight loss.  He has been on a diet for three months and has plateaued and wants to know if this supplement might help.  He…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Myth, Research, Supplements, User Question

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Eating Breakfast Every Day Will Not Protect Against Obesity Breakfast Many of us have heard this whopper, and I am not referring to that fatty charbroiled cheeseburger from a fast-food chain.  American children have long been indoctrinated by our family members, teachers, and just about any authority figure that routinely eating breakfast is a simple…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Breakfast, Myth

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Mechanism found to indicate why the Western diet leads to obesity.   America is in the state of an epidemic.  At least two-thirds of the adults in the United States are considered overweight or obese and the global cost could be as high as 2 trillion dollars per…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Obesity, Research, Weight Loss

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The sweetener and creamer in your coffee and tea can sabotage you weight loss plans. We all like to have a Cup of Joe in the morning and I am not referring to that for that terrible copy of Fox and Friend on CNN.  I am referring to…
Categories: Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Coffee, Research, Sugar, Tea, Weight Loss

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Would a tax reduce sugar usage and obesity or is sugar not the bitter poison as portrayed.   For years, public health experts and politicians have argued that adding a tax on sugar would lead to reductions in poor health outcomes.  Sugar consumption is at higher levels…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Research, Sugar Taxes

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Hot Peppers and Spicy Food May Increase Longevity.   Red hot peppers on the table Spicy, hot foods are adored by many.  Although this has nothing to do with weight loss, it clearly indicated a positive benefit for eating spicy foods.  I have published another article on the benefits of hot peppers in weight loss.  Recent…
Categories: Nutrition, Research
Tags: Hot Peppers, Research, Spicy Foods

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Fruits and vegetables lower risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer deaths.   Most of the world, including the United States, eats too few fruits and vegetables.  I can remember trying to get my son to eat more vegetables during his elementary school carnivore stage.  Adults are equally…
Categories: Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Diet, Food, Healthy, Nutrition, Research

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“Diet” is a four-letter word.  Instead, let’s start eating and living healthily. There are so many diets out there and each one has its own book.  You could literally read a new diet book every day of your life and still have a few more to read.  Most…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Research, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance

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  A spouse's weight loss can "spread" to the other spouse. I often find interesting research when I am studying for my job.  I receive emails every day highlighting new research studies.  One from MedPageToday caught my eye [1]. We all know that the benefit of…
Categories: Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Research, Weight Loss
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