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Newton, Nutrition, and the Tweets of Doom

For all his contributions to science, controversial and otherwise, in modern context Sir Isaac Newton is most indelibly associated with one rather succinct assertion of physical truth: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Were the governance of this third law of motion limited to the domain of physics, as was Newton’s […]

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How to Make Your Favorite Carbs More Diet-Friendly

Have you been passing on potatoes, skipping spaghetti, and banning bread in an effort to get leaner for summer? If so, your diet strategy may backfire because research suggests these favorite foods aren’t the diet disasters that they’ve been made out to be. A recent review of 19 studies with more than 3,000 subjects published […]

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Carbs Are Not the Enemy: Oversimplification Is

Can low-carb diets really help people lose weight? Of course they can. But that doesn’t necessarily make them your best choice. In fact, if you exercise regularly, reducing your carb intake too far can be a bad idea. Find out why. Let’s get one thing straight from the start. Low-carb diets can help many people […]

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5 Signs You Should Be Eating More Carbs

It’s unfortunate how we treat the poor carbohydrate. Mistakenly associated with weight gain and empty calories, carbs are actually an essential part of a balanced diet — especially if you want to do any sort of physical activity — and often a tasty one, at that. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that children and […]

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Paleo Diet Tops Most Googled Diets Of 2013

What diets most captured the attention of the pound-losing public this year? Google’s annual “Zeitgeist” list reveals the weight-loss schemes that most piqued our curiosity. And, in good news, this year’s most searched-for eating plans were more well-rounded than last year’s list, which included such ineffective and occasionally dangerous gimmicks as the raspberry ketone diet […]

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The K-E Diet: Weight Loss Lunacy

I have previously expressed my concerns that weight loss and common sense have trouble co-habitating, and might even be at war. The discord is understandable: Desperation breeds gullibility, and wishful thinking. People with more than ample common sense are lulled into a state of hypnotized bemusement by magical claims of effortless weight loss. Again, and […]

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