Where did calorie labels come from and are they wrong?

Studies suggest that calorie counts are inaccurate, especially for raw and unprocessed foods. To understand the modern calorie counting system, we have to go back to the late 19th century, when Wilbur Atwater sat in his Connecticut lab and burned a bunch of food. Then he weighed some human feces and urine. The burning told him the…

Why skipping breakfast will make you fatter and less healthy

by: Ethan A. Huff Remembering to eat a hearty, healthy breakfast every morning before starting your day just might make all the difference in determining your likelihood of becoming overweight, ill, or both. A recent study out of Imperial College London (ICL) found that breakfast really does seem to be the most important meal of the day,…

Weight loss surgery tied to increase in drinking

Well I have posted on here about weight loss surgery increases your risk of suicide (read here http://wp.me/p1PS9A-fA) and my thoughts on how this surgery is just to put money in the pocket of doctors and hospitals because they do not do anything to help or show people how to lose weight long term and not get the surgery.  …

How Big is Your Pet’s Food Bowl?

By Dr. Becker If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you know that the size of the plates, bowls and utensils you use has a significant impact on how much food you serve yourself and consume. This is a known psychological phenomenon related to optical and size-contrast illusions. It has led to advice to dieters…

Everything you need to know about protein

by: Aurora Geib For certain people, getting protein is serious business. Bodybuilders wanting that perfect Arnold Schwarzenegger build, vegetarians looking for that perfect source of protein or health buffs searching for the best kind of protein to ensure their health. Chemically speaking, a protein is composed of amino acids covalently bonded through peptide bonds to…

The evolutionary approach to weight loss and good health

by: Eric Hunter Studies show that people eating “ancestral diets” maintain excellent health and low body fat. Some of these healthy societies have a high carbohydrate intake while others get the majority of their calories from fat. Typically, people living closer to equator have usually gotten more of their energy from carbohydrates, while fat is…