Many Americans have discovered the Paleo Diet, named after Bud Paleo, a prehistoric entrepreneur who started a chain of fast food mammoth burger restaurants back when all food was not only pure, but a lot of it could run really fast and then kill you.
Oops. Fifty years of doctors' advice and government eating guidelines have been wrong. We've been told to swap eggs for cereal. But that recommendation is dead wrong. In fact, it's very likely that this bad advice has killed millions of Americans.
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By providing a nutrient-rich environment via our food and supplements and incorporating rest, relaxation, and exercise into our daily life, our body's ability to fight the negative genes in their expression are improved.
While complex sugars are a necessary part of a balanced diet, the key is moderation and I was far from that.
Indeed it is often the world's poor -- those with few alternative food sources, with less public infrastructure, with limited health care and insurance -- who feel the most immediate brunt of environmental losses. But is money a panacea?
Fortified junk food is still junk food. It isn't only what a food doesn't contain (i.e., those nutrients) that makes it dubious. It's what it does contain. The addition of vitamins and minerals does nothing to exonerate junk foods of their standard provisions of added sugars, added salt, artificial flavorings, artificial colorings, inflammatory fats, high glycemic starches, and willfully irresistible calories.
As part of an ongoing fundraiser with TerraCycle, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank's staff have been collecting yogurt containers and shampoo bottles in the break room. Three months in, we'd managed to fill up a couple of copy paper boxes. Then Whitehall Middle School got a hold of the idea.
The science is now beyond doubt: better nourished, physically active kids learn more and perform better at test time and beyond
The world requires profound and urgent changes in energy and education and food and healthcare. And whether chicken eggs or cars or cookies, it requires all of us to toss stale, incremental thinking back on the shelf.
Medical schools almost completely ignore the topic. Biomedical funding agencies mostly give it a pass, at best dedicating only a small percentage of their funding for nutrition research. The public therefore must fend for itself when trying to understand which nutrition information is correct and which is not.
Lifestyle changes aren't easy, and this isn't to say that I don't occasionally have moments of weakness where I feel like I could devour a 10-piece bucket of chicken from KFC on my own, but I've learned, slowly but surely, a few key lessons that I hope will make this lifestyle change a permanent one.
All of this wonderfully empowering information about diet came along AFTER we already knew how to prevent 80 percent of all chronic disease and obesity with a short list of lifestyle factors, including diet.
We know how to prevent the 900,000 maternal deaths that occur every year in the world. And one million babies could be saved each year if they had better nutrition and health care.
While there's more research that needs to be done to pinpoint a clear connection, for now scientists speculate that the pro-inflammatory nature of these foods are what's triggering depressive symptoms.
Just when you thought you finally got a hold of this whole "diet" and working out thing after all of the holiday madness, it's time for the Big Game. Since some of these football games turn into day-long affairs, if you cannot make it to the gym or outside for a good sweat, get in a fun workout with your friends while you enjoy the game.
Plowing through the salty, crunchy, carb-heavy snacks that Super Bowl parties are notorious for will leave you feeling like a linebacker come Monday morning. Not awesome. So, let's talk game day strategy:
Have you ever carefully prepared a home-cooked meal (like roasted chicken with root vegetables and fresh herbs on top) only to have your kids refuse to take so much as a bite, insisting, instead, on eating those same nuked frozen chicken nuggets (again)?
Everyone thought the raw diet was a fad soon to pass, but it's alive and well. The concept is that cooking obliterates nutrients in food. Award-win...
I am a recovering food addict. I don't go looking for sugar, and my body is leaner and fitter than ever with the same amount of exercise or less. I walk right by the bakery, the candy aisle, and even the Häagen-Dazs stores, which I could never do before.