- 5 Superfoods That Do Gross Things to Your Body 5 Superfoods That Do Gross Things to Your Body
Nothing's perfect, right? That includes things that are good for you, like superfoods. I've written a few articles (and even a book) on superfoods; mostly glowing accounts of their nutritional ...Read Full Post
- New Dietary Supplement Label Database New Dietary Supplement Label Database
The National Institutes of Health recently put together a database of dietary supplement labels. It's free -- anyone can look up specific products to see what the labels say. Right ...Read Full Post
- Is Venison Better Than Beef? Is Venison Better Than Beef?
The meat that comes from deer is called venison and it's a nice alternative to regular beef, since it has less fat and fewer calories. Venison has a wonderful ...Read Full Post
- New Articles This Week New Articles This Week
This week I wrote about the Okinawan diet. Okinawa is a region of Japan well known for longevity. No doubt there are many reasons why the Okinawans live longer than ...Read Full Post
- 3 Things That Don't Mean What You Might Think They Mean 3 Things That Don't Mean What You Might Think They Mean
Remember the movie, The Princess Bride? At one point, Inigo Montoya says, "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." I love ...Read Full Post
- Try This One Exercise Smart People Are Doing (and a Giveaway!) Try This One Exercise Smart People Are Doing (and a Giveaway!)
Most of us don’t have the time or inclination to workout for an hour at a time. In fact, research proves you don’t even need to. Studies actually show you can achieve better results in a mere 15 minutes doing the right exercises [...]
- Is This Healthy Food Making You Fat? Is This Healthy Food Making You Fat?
Everyone knows an apple a day keeps the doctor away, so the fruit bowl seems an unlikely battleground in the world of healthy eating and weight loss. But, there are certainly two schools of thought regarding fruit. Some people undoubtedly b [...]
- It’s Time This Healthy Alternative Got Down Off Its Pedestal It’s Time This Healthy Alternative Got Down Off Its Pedestal
Rice has taken a bashing in recent years with the whole low carb mantra. So you may be wondering if it’s ever okay to eat, and specifically if brown rice is any better than white. In some circles, the belief that all grains are to be [...]
- Is This Common Practice Encouraging Obsessions With Food? Is This Common Practice Encouraging Obsessions With Food?
Ever been guilty of prolonging that moment before you dig into a scrumptious meal, so you can snap a photo for Instagram or Facebook? You wouldn’t want your friends to miss out on what you’ve been nomming on now, would you? :-) [...]
- 11 Things We Learned From Our 30 Day Challenge 11 Things We Learned From Our 30 Day Challenge
It’s scary how fast time flies, isn’t it? April 15th marked the beginning of the first ever Dietriffic 30 day challenge. I wanted each of us to challenge ourselves, push past barriers, and change the mindset that says “I c [...]
Dr. Sharma's Obesity Notes
- Is Childhood Obesity Largely Driven by Maternal BMI and Smoking Behaviour? Is Childhood Obesity Largely Driven by Maternal BMI and Smoking Behaviour?
Countless factors have been implicated in the increase in childhood obesity that has occurred in the past decades. These include increasing sedentariness and overconsumption of calories. However, data on this is far less consistent or conv [...]
- Maternal High-Fat Diet Programs Fetal Adipose Tissue Renin-Angiotensin System? Maternal High-Fat Diet Programs Fetal Adipose Tissue Renin-Angiotensin System?
OK, this is a “rat” study – but given my past interest in the renin-angiontensin system (a key system in blood regulation – we were the first to describe the presence of this system in human adipose tissue), I read t [...]
- What You Believe About Obesity May Affect Your Weight What You Believe About Obesity May Affect Your Weight
One of my standard questions to patients is, “What do you think has contributed to your weight gain?” Broadly speaking, the majority of my patients fall in two categories – those who think that they eat too much and those [...]
- Obesity Weekend Roundup, June 14, 2013 Obesity Weekend Roundup, June 14, 2013
As not everyone may have a chance during the week to read every post, here’s a roundup of last week’s posts: How BMI Obfuscates Public Health and Clinical Approaches to Obesity Effect of Ketosis on Appetite Hormones Early Glycem [...]
- Obesity and Energetic Offerings, June 14, 2013 Obesity and Energetic Offerings, June 14, 2013
For several months now, my colleagues at the University of Alabama have been compiling a weekly list of selected obesity related articles in a list they call Obesity and Energetic Offerings. The list is compiled by David B. Allison, Michell [...]
- MIni book review: specialized but worth reading MIni book review: specialized but worth reading
Policy wonk types: try this one! Melvin Delgado. Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis: Implications for Social Work. Columbia University Press, 2013. This is an academic’s analysis of the social causes of obesity, especially [...]
- The Farm Bill farce: 227 amendments The Farm Bill farce: 227 amendments
The House of Representatives Rules Committee is dealing with the Farm Bill. The Committee has posted the relevant documents on its website, so you can judge for yourself how our political system works these days. It’s hard to know wh [...]
- Mini book review: Foodist Mini book review: Foodist
I’m on the road this week and getting caught up on reading. I”m not usually interested in diet books but this one is more about healthy eating than losing weight. Darya Pino Rose. Foodist: Using Real Food and Real Science to L [...]
- Music for the weekend: Jen Chapin’s video “Feed Your Baby” Music for the weekend: Jen Chapin’s video “Feed Your Baby”
I was sent a press release this week: “Thought this evocative and provocative song/video “Feed Your Baby” about our broken food system by Jen Chapin (daughter of the late great Harry Chapin) might interest you.” It d [...]
- The endless debates about salt: Don’t worry. Eat (real) food The endless debates about salt: Don’t worry. Eat (real) food
Since 1980, U.S. dietary guidelines have advised eating less sodium (salt is 40% sodium, 60% chloride). Although sodium is an essential nutrient, most Americans consume way more than they need or is good for them—around 3,400 milligr [...]
- Get sandwich savvy with these tips Get sandwich savvy with these tips
The sandwich can be the foundation of the perfect meal — when you make it with these tips in mind.
- Restaurants get on board with gluten-free cooking Restaurants get on board with gluten-free cooking
More chefs are learning about celiac disease and adding gluten-free items to their menus.
- Juicing and blending with a focus on flavor Juicing and blending with a focus on flavor
Are you on a liquid diet? Check out these tips for making your diet as nourishing and tasty as possible.
- Blog - Nutrition-wise Blog - Nutrition-wise
Food fads. Diet fads. Good habits. Bad habits. Healthy eating and nutrition provide a bounty of topics for the food and nutrition blog. Join in.
- What’s Bleach Doing in My Fruit? What’s Bleach Doing in My Fruit?
This article was originally published on Food Product Design. Last month, I came across a blog post at Prevention magazine titled “What’s Anti-Freeze Doing in Fast Food?”, based on a blog post titled “6 Cosmetic Chemicals in Fast Food.” The
- Dr. Oz’s not-so-sweet artificial sweetener recommendations Dr. Oz’s not-so-sweet artificial sweetener recommendations
Dr. Oz writes today that artificial sweeteners are “linked to diabetes and some forms of cancers – including cancers of the colon, kidney, and esophagus.” The study he links is by Gallus and colleagues (2006), who actually found [...
- Lazy Scholar Chrome Extension Lazy Scholar Chrome Extension
I got tired of highlight title-> ctrl+c -> open Google Scholar -> ctrl+p -> search every time I want to check if Google Scholar has indexed the full text of a scientific abstract that interests me. So I wrote a Chrome Extens [...]
- Experimental Biology tweets #EB2013 Experimental Biology tweets #EB2013
As I’ve done for another conference, I collected tweets for this year’s Experimental Biology conference with a Python script that I wrote and played around with them in R. I could not attend but it was great to follow along thro [...]
- Naturopathic distraction Naturopathic distraction
This morning I saw a press release that said “Treatment by naturopathic doctors shows reduction in cardiovascular risk factors” based on a Canadian study. The skeptical bells went off in my head as I read it: this sure seems lik [...]
- Risk of thrombosis: Another reason to avoid sitting? Risk of thrombosis: Another reason to avoid sitting?
Today’s guest post comes from PhD student Bethany Howard. You can find out more about Bethany at the bottom of this post. The study that she is discussing was recently published in MSSE, and can be found here. We …
- Thesis update and tips on surviving grad school Thesis update and tips on surviving grad school
Over the past few years, I’ve given the odd update on how my thesis is progressing. Friend and colleague Atif Kukaswadia recently did a thesis update of his own, and given some recent developments I thought this would be …
- Does obesity impact folate metabolism? Does obesity impact folate metabolism?
Today’s guest post comes from Carolyn Crist. You can find more on Carolyn at the bottom of this post. At the University of Georgia, a group of nutrition professors are investigating how obesity may affect folate metabolism during p [...]
- Want to contribute to obesity research? Take these online surveys Want to contribute to obesity research? Take these online surveys
Here on Obesity Panacea we regularly discuss obesity-related research. If you are interested, today you have the opportunity to give back by responding to 2 online research studies about obesity-related issues. The first survey, available [...]
- Is obesity prevention as simple as turning off the television and having a nap? Is obesity prevention as simple as turning off the television and having a nap?
The title of this post is – obviously – a bit provocative. However, swapping your favorite TV show for a quick nap might be more useful than you’d think. Regular readers of Obesity Panacea will know that spending too muc [...]
- Nutritionism 101 Nutritionism 101
"Nutritionism" is the enemy of healthy eating.
- 10 Reasons You Aren’t Losing Weight When You Think You’re Doing Everything Right 10 Reasons You Aren’t Losing Weight When You Think You’re Doing Everything Right
There are several common (but easily overlooked) mistakes that may be holding you back.
- For the Love of Food For the Love of Food
This week a crash course in deceptive meat labels, fish eaters outlive vegetarians and Splenda impacts insulin responses.
- 11 Proven Ways To Get Kids To Eat More Vegetables 11 Proven Ways To Get Kids To Eat More Vegetables
I've been reading the scientific literature and talking to parents around the world to uncover the secrets of getting kids to eat their greens.
- Surviving the Apocalypse with Veronica Belmont (+ Recipe!) Surviving the Apocalypse with Veronica Belmont (+ Recipe!)
Last week the folks over at Fact or Fictional took the healthy eating questions to a whole new level by asking me to help them stay nourished in a post-apocalyptic world.