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

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Mustard 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 your plan is, weight loss is best achieved through…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Mustard, Research, Spice, Weight Loss

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Is alkaline water a healthy option, or are the claims fraudulent?   Essentia Water 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 the United States, we have…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Alkaline Water, Editorial, Hoax

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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 has been a part of the mountain culture.  For generations, they have traded it and used it in traditional recipes to…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Ginseng, Insulin Resistance, Weight Loss

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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 suggestions 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

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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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Part of the cure for obesity includes mobile applications.   In recent years, the number of mobile weight loss and health-related applications has grown faster than the waistline of the average American.   We all know that the average Unites States resident could use some help with coming to grips with their unhealthy lifestyle.  The…
Categories: Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Mobile Applications, Research, Weight Loss

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Your motivation may help your spouse lose weight.   I have long felt that my wife did not help my weight loss.  Over the years, I have tried to lose weight to meet the standards required for my work, and my family seems to lack the diligence to back…
Categories: Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Research, Weight Loss

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Increased alcohol sales: an undesired outcome of soda taxes.   Beer belly, gut Taxing sodas is not a new idea.  It has been mentioned every several years for as long as I have been alive.  The idea is that if you tax it enough, it will reduce consumption.  Well, it worked for tobacco, so it…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Obesity, Research, Soda, Sugar, Weight Loss

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Turmeric may assist in weight loss.   Chicken Curry Turmeric has long been used as a spice in our foods.  Turmeric is a spice or perennial herb that has traditional usage worldwide but is most commonly used in Indian dishes.  It is a close relative of ginger.  It is a yellow-orange spice that is a…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Research, Spices, Weight Loss
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