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January 3, 2020

Best Overall Diet? Mediterranean – Again (Still)

Easiest to follow. Best diet for Diabetes. Best Plant-Based Diet. Best Diet for Healthy Eating. Only the Ornish Diet beat it out for Best Heart-Healthy Diet. (This has “Blue Zones” written all over it!)

And, as far as weight loss goes, the number one diet involved meal replacement shakes – compatible with the Mediterranean Diet (and often discussed both around here (the office) and on this Blog. (If you are going to replace a meal with a shake, you might as well make it healthy shake!)

Also note that while the Keto Diet was tied for third place in weight loss, it was 34th place in best overall.

Happy New Year!

DrD

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/923311?nlid=133291_5322&src=WNL_mdplsnews_200103_mscpedit_wir&uac=254030MJ&spon=17&impID=2232272&faf=1#vp_2

January 2, 2020

How Not to Lose Weight

https://www.worldhealth.net/news/more-americans-are-trying-failing-lose-weight/

I recommend Jason Fung, MD – see all the links on this Blog – if you do want to lose weight and keep it off. (There are 40-50 other Posts on the subject too, if you want to use the search box.)

December 27, 2019

CAUSE AND EFFECT

From the Longevity Magazine Journal: https://www.worldhealth.net/news/2030-half-american-adults-will-be-obese/

For more on the CAUSE read “Hacking the American Mind”.

June 26, 2019

If you want to lose weight…

Masticate…

I first learned it as Fletcherizing… chewing eat bite 21 times before swallowing. It is big. It is easy. It is free. And it will help.

March 18, 2019

Jason Fung, M.D., Excerpts from “The Diabetes Code”

page xiv

FACT: TYPE 2 DIABETES IT FULLY REVERSIBLE AND PREVENTABLE

“MOST HEALTH PROFESSIONALS consider type 2 diabetes to be a chronic and progressive disease. This promotes the idea that type 2 diabetes is a one-way street, a life sentence with no possibility of parole: the disease continues to get worse until you eventually require insulin injections.”

“But this is actually a great big lie.”

“…: type 2 diabetes is a reversible disease.

“But only diet and lifestyle changes – not medications – will reverse this disease, simply because type 2 diabetes is largely a dietary disease. The most important determinant, of course, is weight loss. Most of the medications used to treat type 2 diabetes do not cause weight loss. Quite the contrary. Insulin, for example, is notorious for causing weight gain. Once patients start on insulin injections for type 2 diabetes, they often sense they are heading down the wrong path.”

“Since weight loss is the key to reversing type 2 diabetes, medications don’t help. We only precent they do, which is the reason most doctors think type 2 diabetes is chronic and progressive. We’ve avoided facing an inconvenient truth: drugs won’t cure a dietary disease. They are about as useful as bringing a snorkel to a bicycle race. The problem is not the disease; the problem is the way we treat the disease.

The same principles used for reversing type 2 diabetes also apply to preventing it. Obesity and type 2 diabetes are closely related, and generally, increased weight increases the risk of disease. The correlation is not perfect, but nevertheless, maintaining and ideal weight is a first step to prevention.”

February 27, 2019

Interval Training May Be Best for Weight Loss

Aside from the fact that exercise alone will never provide the long-term results in weight loss that most people would like (for that you would search this Blog for Jason Fung, MD) , this research is still useful.

January 2, 2019

The Immune System’s Fountain of Youth

These folks are really talking about FASTING… see all the Posts re: “Jason Fung, M.D.” for detailed discussion of why you might care. Use the search box to the right…

June 19, 2018

An Anti-Biotic Against Obesity?

Clearing the way…

April 28, 2018

Eat Like a Greek and Lose Weight- Science Says So. 3 Strategies That Work

I follow this Blog for recipes and great information on The Mediterranean Diet, especially the Greek part of the Mediterranean Diet.

April 20, 2018

The Juice Lady: Not Just a Pretty Face

Here is a great example of one of her Posts. It is timely, well done and for almost every one, safe. (Some people are just too sick for the cure – and a juice fast would be too extreme… so talk with your doc if you think that might be you!)

I have Blogged before on juicing (which I do not favor) verses blending (which I do favor) and all of the reasons why. Use the search box to find all related Posts. Start with ‘green drinks’:-)

DrD

 

 

March 8, 2018

Heavy, and don’t want to be…

These links may be of help…

Medscape article…

And the Study it refers to: http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/10/2/189

 

July 22, 2017

WHEN You Eat Matters

This research (on mice) reinforces old advice and other human research on the value of eating schemes, such as the “after 8 and before 8” routines. Whether restricted calories will result in weight loss may be tied to whether or not you eat at reasonable times.

This is something I have talked about with patients for thirty years, and Blogged about off and on for the past ten years. Most recently the research on fasting revealed critically important relationships between eating the last meal early and eating the first meal a little later: almost magical improvements in all the numbers that mark the progress from slightly sick to obese and on to metabolic syndrome and the deadly diseases that follow.

It is ironic that doing almost nothing (actually nothing – that is what fasting is) can be so profoundly healthy.

For more information on all of these words, try typing them into the search box on the right – there are probably a dozen or so Posts on each subject:-)

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