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10 Common Nutrition And Beauty Myths -- Busted

10 Common Nutrition And Beauty Myths -- Busted

Commented Sep 22, 2011 at 09:06:37 in Healthy Living

“i thought this was to bust myths not propagate them?

salt =/= not evil unless you already suffer from hypertension

you don't need to eat breakfast, metabolic slow down occurs somewhere in the 48-72 hr range of complete fasting

"The problem with the "everything in moderation" myth is that thanks to out-of-control portion sizes and the implied free pass to "treat ourselves" a few times a week, this guideline has spiraled out of control into a feeding frenzy. "

this is stupid, moderation doesn't mean a free pass it means moderation”
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5 Nutrition Tips To Break Through A Plateau

Commented Sep 15, 2011 at 10:39:21 in Healthy Living

“none that relate to nutrition, i just happen to keep up on a lot of nutrition trends/studies etc”
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5 Nutrition Tips To Break Through A Plateau

Commented Sep 14, 2011 at 15:05:59 in Healthy Living

“wow lots of nutritional myths packed into one slideshow

first why would she link to a study on the GI index when the GI index is largely irrelevant to people in real world situations and it certainly isn't applicable in the situation the author was talking about.

Can the author please clarify if she is trying to tell people that carbs at night while still in a caloric deficit will result in DNL?

"1,500 calories of processed food has a completely different effect on your body than 1,500 calories of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean cuts of meat and whole grains.

The fiber and most of the nutrients are removed from most processed foods like snack bars, crackers, bagels, chips, bread, muffins and cereal, so when you eat these foods your body recognizes them as sugar, spiking your insulin and causing you to crave more food.
"

why recommend lean meats but demonize processed foods for "spiking your insulin" when protein is highly insulingenic and spikes your insulin as well?

all in all this so called expert doesn't seem to know exactly what she is talking about”

liberalsrheros on Sep 15, 2011 at 01:25:05

“what are your credentials?”
GIVEAWAY: Win An X1 Elliptical Trainer From Life Fitness

GIVEAWAY: Win An X1 Elliptical Trainer From Life Fitness

Commented Sep 13, 2011 at 09:13:11 in Healthy Living

“Free Weights”

Darian Williams on Sep 13, 2011 at 11:20:47

“My LIFECYCLE is the truth,that has been me "go to" piece for a long time.The hill profile ives you an awesome workout,and it makes the most out of the least amount of time”
Can We Say What Diet Is

Can We Say What Diet Is "Best"?

Commented Sep 7, 2011 at 09:27:24 in Healthy Living

“the best diet is a flexible diet that you can adhere to”
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Sugary Drink Consumption Out: How Do You Stack Up?

Commented Sep 1, 2011 at 08:48:30 in Healthy Living

“wrong, calories matter, food choices do not in terms of bodyweight composition”
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Is Heart-Attack Proof Possible? Dr. Sanjay Gupta Talks To Preventive Medicine Pioneers

Commented Sep 1, 2011 at 08:42:44 in Healthy Living

“the only 75% statistic i can find in relation to insulin resistance, is that in 1 meta analysis found it in 75% of obese patients. 75% of obese patients =/= 75% of the population

and since you are against uncontrolled experiments, you should also not recommend either Taubes or the art and science of low carb living, the phinney/volek book relies a lot on their own observations and clinical experience, those are not controlled experiements”
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Is Heart-Attack Proof Possible? Dr. Sanjay Gupta Talks To Preventive Medicine Pioneers

Commented Aug 31, 2011 at 08:43:52 in Healthy Living

“"For comparison­, I recommendi­ng reading Gary Taubes "Good Calories, Bad Calories," which also examines years and years of research and Phinney and Volek's "The Art and Science of Low-Carboh­ydrate Living" which examines years of studies as well, including many impressive and scientific­ally valid laboratory experiment­s "

Having read those books, they rely on uncontrolled observational studies as well. there is no no evidence CHO is uniquely fattening or low CHO diets are better for weight loss in controlled studies. When you start allowing ad libitum eating and self reported data then you will start finding some studies backing up Taubes et al point of iew”
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Is Heart-Attack Proof Possible? Dr. Sanjay Gupta Talks To Preventive Medicine Pioneers

Commented Aug 31, 2011 at 08:38:24 in Healthy Living

“GI index is irrelevant in real world application, unless you eat said foods isocalorically and after a long fast, which is how the index was created”
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Is Heart-Attack Proof Possible? Dr. Sanjay Gupta Talks To Preventive Medicine Pioneers

Commented Aug 31, 2011 at 08:37:32 in Healthy Living

“"It is a high fat diet that does not require insulin to metabolize and is the optimal diet for those of us (75% of the population­) with some degree of insulin resistance­. "

you've continued to cite the 75% statistic, yet i've found 0 backing of such a number

"High protein is also not advisable"

so moderate protein is ok but moderate CHO is not? how does that make any sense?”

BoFo on Sep 3, 2011 at 00:22:35

“Don't try to reason with Dr Pee -- it's like trying to reason with a religious fundamentalist. She has been using that bogus 75% statistic for a long time now because she can't accept the idea that anyone would choose not to adopt her "religion".”

DrP on Aug 31, 2011 at 20:50:29

“I recommend reading the excellent book "The Art and Science of Low-Carbohydrate Living" by Phinney and Volek, two distinguished scientists who answer your questions much better than I can within the word limits on Huffpo. I got the 75% statistic from them. I can't metabolize glucose, so there is not such thing a moderate CHO for me.”
Study Reveals Best Exercise To Lose Belly Fat

Study Reveals Best Exercise To Lose Belly Fat

Commented Aug 31, 2011 at 08:30:50 in Healthy Living

“Really 12 miles a week vs 3 sets of 8-12 3 times a week? you could realistically bust out 3 sets in 5-10min

And the title is misleading since there never has been a way to spot reduce without surgery”
Your A To Z Guide To A Healthy Ticker

Your A To Z Guide To A Healthy Ticker

Commented Aug 30, 2011 at 09:32:22 in Healthy Living

“"As far as your heart is concerned, it's best to consume a balanced diet that follows a few key principles. First, it should replace saturated fats, trans fats and cholesterol with healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. "

um actually there has been no link between increased CVD risk and sat fat intake, in fact it may improve things”
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Is Heart-Attack Proof Possible? Dr. Sanjay Gupta Talks To Preventive Medicine Pioneers

Commented Aug 30, 2011 at 08:37:23 in Healthy Living

“"Since it is carbohydra­tes that require insulin to metabolize­, and "type II diabetes" is a condition of high blood sugar/insu­lin levels due to excess carbohydra­te consumptio­n in the presence of insulin-re­sistance, it seems scientific­ally impossible for a carbohydra­te-based diet to reverse "type II diabetes.""

what you are leaving out is that a plant based diet is high in fiber, which actual limits both the spike in blood glucose levels and insulin responses. and once again unless you also cut out protein as well as CHO you are doing nothing to prevent spikes in insulin”

Terry Case on Sep 1, 2011 at 22:43:13

“No it doesn't....... Meat based diet is the best diet for health.”

henriette and hube on Aug 30, 2011 at 23:58:12

“Thank you for clarifying this information. People go on the PBD purposefully to cure themselves of diabetes and it works. DrP is highly misinformed.”

DrP on Aug 30, 2011 at 17:24:56

“"It doesn't matter what disease you are talking about, whether you are talking about a common cold or cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis or cancer, the root is always going to be at the molecular and cellular level, and I will tell you that insulin is going to have its hand in it, if not totally control it." Ron Rosedale
It is true that fibre does not raise insulin levels. I highly recommend fibre, but not as something you get by eating foods that are otherwise high in digestible carbohydrate that will raise blood sugar/insulin levels. High protein is also not advisable. It is a high fat diet that does not require insulin to metabolize and is the optimal diet for those of us (75% of the population) with some degree of insulin resistance.”
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How Did Our Food Get So Crazy?

Commented Aug 29, 2011 at 15:10:39 in Healthy Living

“First, what's with the demonizing of fat in this article? we all know by now eating fat doesn't make you fat, right?

Second, besides seeing multiple articles and posts about going vegetarian and vegan here at the HuffPo Nutrition section, I see a lot of this, oh people are fat because of evil marketers, instead of putting the blame squarely on the people doing the overeating. No one is forcing food down people's throats they are making a conscious decision to eat and in many cases over eat.”
Mayor Bloomberg on the Right Track With Food Stamp Soda Ban

Mayor Bloomberg on the Right Track With Food Stamp Soda Ban

Commented Aug 29, 2011 at 14:57:40 in New York

“"What if we just got rid of the food stamp program altogether­? "

if the gov really wanted to control what people were able to buy without monster enforcement costs, they could just open up dispensaries that doled out veggies, meat, eggs, milk, juice etc and if the people wanted other stuff they can use their own money for it”

cyril10 on Aug 31, 2011 at 15:37:44

“Exactly. That is what they did in the 1960s: needy people got peanut butter, corn meal, powdered milk and flour. Staples. Food that was basic and nutritious. It was also government surplus, so the cost was a fraction of the food stamp program costs, and carried much less bureaucracy.”

Medicine13ear on Aug 30, 2011 at 13:52:52

“Milk is not healthy. Neither is juice. I know! Why don't we let food stamps cover whatever the grocery stores are selling as FOOD and stay out of these people's lives! (I don't want to look in your medicine cabinet just because your drugs are regulated by a government agency!)”
Mayor Bloomberg on the Right Track With Food Stamp Soda Ban

Mayor Bloomberg on the Right Track With Food Stamp Soda Ban

Commented Aug 29, 2011 at 14:53:02 in New York

“"I would think it is hard enough for someone to be using food stamps in the first place. How dare the government tell me what I can and cannot buy!"

then it's simple don't accept the money from the government”

HerrMonk on Aug 30, 2011 at 15:43:45

“No kidding.”
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Is Heart-Attack Proof Possible? Dr. Sanjay Gupta Talks To Preventive Medicine Pioneers

Commented Aug 29, 2011 at 14:50:13 in Healthy Living

“How did the doctors determine that it was a plant based diet and not a reduction in calories that lead to improved health outcomes? how did the doctors control for other confounding factors? oh yeah they didn't. correlation =/= causation

Dr. Esselstyn rails against saturated fat, however the link between saturated fat intake and CVD has been disproven. Here's a more recent meta analysis and while i'm not a huge fan of epidemiologic studies, how does Esselstyn et al dismiss these results?

Siri-Tarino, PW; Sun Q, Hu FB, Krauss RM (2010). "Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease.". The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

"CONCLUSIONS:

A meta-analysis of prospective epidemiologic studies showed that there is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of CHD or CVD. "”
Half Of Americans To Be Obese By 2030: Report

Half Of Americans To Be Obese By 2030: Report

Commented Aug 29, 2011 at 11:44:51 in Healthy Living

“"If you want to mix it up and eat junk food here and there you can and you can follow the old school moderation is the key mantra. However, you will only ever be moderately healthy. Now, that said, being moderately healthy is certainly better than being morbidly obese. "

so even a little junk food will have that much of an effect on your health? Seeing as weight has a huge impact on blood markers of health and other things, couldn't one be quite healthy if they dropped and maintained a healthy weight even if they ate junk food here and there but overall their diet was comprised of mostly whole foods?

"BTW...eati­ng fresh fruits and veggies and turning your back on sugar is not a highly restrictiv­e diet."

i am mistaken then since i thought you were promoting a totally vegan/vegetarian diet which would be pretty restrictive to most people

"I never worry about the food I eat. I just have good choices all around me all the time. "

which is a smart way to go about things, I on the other hand, buy things i like to eat and eat them in moderation, I particularly enjoy Ben and Jerry's so eat a pint every week or two, to no ill effects on my health or weight”
Half Of Americans To Be Obese By 2030: Report

Half Of Americans To Be Obese By 2030: Report

Commented Aug 29, 2011 at 08:47:37 in Healthy Living

“"Fresh organic fruits and vegetables­. Half of which should be raw. The only supplement necessary is a good fiber to help you start flushing all the sludge built up in your intestines from the fatty toxic processed foods you've been eating for years not knowing it was destroying you.

Do that and your weight will slide off."

or you know eat less calories and the weight will slide off as well, no need to be super restrictive in your diet to lose weight. you can eat ice cream and pop tarts all day and lose weight. how is moderation the key not the right answer? studies done on diets found flexible diets had much greater adherence then strict and restrictive diets and the most important diet is one that you can adhere to”

SaveWillowpark on Aug 29, 2011 at 10:28:24

“Fantastic comment!

I guess I should have said healthy weight loss... you are right, you may lose weight just restricting your calories to 1500-2000 (or how ever many you eat) calories worth of pop tarts per day as long as you are exercising enough to burn more than you are taking in but the thing is that sugar ruins your blood and destroys your metabolism. (I played that game for years)

People who eat lots of sugar have wildly fluctuating blood sugar which not only causes food cravings and over eating but also causes decrease in energy levels.

Organic fruits and veggies will help you to be the healthiest you can be. If you want to mix it up and eat junk food here and there you can and you can follow the old school moderation is the key mantra. However, you will only ever be moderately healthy. Now, that said, being moderately healthy is certainly better than being morbidly obese.

BTW...eating fresh fruits and veggies and turning your back on sugar is not a highly restrictive diet. In fact you can eat as much as you want. Your metabolism starts working again and your energy levels sky rocket- no need for energy drinks or caffeine.

This is not a diet-its a lifestyle. I never worry about the food I eat. I just have good choices all around me all the time.”
The Real Skinny On Nutrition

The Real Skinny On Nutrition

Commented Aug 28, 2011 at 23:11:54 in Healthy Living

“"Most of that increase in calories comes from refined carbs (43%), fats from vegetable oils (24%) and sugars (23%). Vegetable consumptio­n is also up by 8%."

per Economic Research Service, USDA. Loss-Adjusted Food Availability Data. Updated Feb 27, 2009

Meats, eggs, and nut kcals decreased 4%.

Dairy kcals decreased 3%.

Percentage of fruit kcals stayed the same.

Percentage of vegetable kcals stayed the same.

Flour and cereal product kcals increased 3%.

Added fat kcals are up 7%,

Added sugars kcals decreased 1%

Total energy intake in 1970 averaged 2172 kcal. By 2007 this hiked up to 2775 kcal, a 603 kcal increase.

so where did you get your info?”
Can Adding THIS To Your Oatmeal Reduce Its Health Benefits?

Can Adding THIS To Your Oatmeal Reduce Its Health Benefits?

Commented Aug 28, 2011 at 17:50:34 in Healthy Living

“"It's a relatively high glycemic carbohydra­te, and always stimulates me to overeat it, so I avoid it. "

GI is largely irrelevant in the real world, the index was created by measuring the isocaloric effects of foods on fasted subjects, so if you are not consuming it after a long fast and isocaloricly, GI does not matter”
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Let's Tell Big Food to Stop Acting Like Spoiled Kids -- and Stop Inciting Real Kids to Nag for Junk Food

Commented Aug 25, 2011 at 08:25:58 in Healthy Living

“"I believe that the best way to curb any kind of marketing to kids -- including junk food marketing -- is regulation."

the best way is simply not allow your kid to watch too much tv. if a parent gives into "nagging" for a product, then that is on them

"hat's why the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood is joining public health and advocacy organizations in urging everyone to tell the food industry to stop behaving like spoiled kids and do what's best for real children -- stop sabotaging the government's food marketing guidelines."

instead of concentrating on marketers, shouldn't you go after the parents and tell them to do what's best for the kids, namely don't overfeed them and try and give them more whole, unprocessed foods?

fast food and so called junk food isn't terrible in moderation, the kids themselves aren't working, making money and going to the local mcdonalds or fast food joint and ordering themselves, it's the parents.

no one said parenting was easy, if a child gets fat, it's not the evil marketers, it's the parents fault”
The Real Skinny On Nutrition

The Real Skinny On Nutrition

Commented Aug 24, 2011 at 14:03:57 in Healthy Living

“"That's why it's amusing that vegans think obesity is caused solely by gorging on meat, because most of them don't. In reality, it's chemicals, preservati­ves, refined carbs, hygrogenat­ed corn syrup and and sugar that is contributi­ng to it."

actually the rise in obesity is because of increased caloric intake in general and society as a whole becoming more sedentary in their lifestyle. there is no single macronutrient or food choice that is the cause of obesity”

SW84 on Aug 28, 2011 at 23:11:54

“"Most of that increase in calories comes from refined carbs (43%), fats from vegetable oils (24%) and sugars (23%). Vegetable consumptio­n is also up by 8%."

per Economic Research Service, USDA. Loss-Adjusted Food Availability Data. Updated Feb 27, 2009

Meats, eggs, and nut kcals decreased 4%.

Dairy kcals decreased 3%.

Percentage of fruit kcals stayed the same.

Percentage of vegetable kcals stayed the same.

Flour and cereal product kcals increased 3%.

Added fat kcals are up 7%,

Added sugars kcals decreased 1%

Total energy intake in 1970 averaged 2172 kcal. By 2007 this hiked up to 2775 kcal, a 603 kcal increase.

so where did you get your info?”

FaunaAndFlora on Aug 27, 2011 at 01:22:42

“Most of that increase in calories comes from refined carbs (43%), fats from vegetable oils (24%) and sugars (23%). Vegetable consumption is also up by 8%. Meat consumption has only increased by 1% and most of that is chicken. Red meat consumption has actually dropped, as has dairy consumption.”
The Real Skinny On Nutrition

The Real Skinny On Nutrition

Commented Aug 24, 2011 at 14:01:58 in Healthy Living

“"But even a person eating what they might think is a balanced diet that contains corn fed beef and lots of cooked vegetables and exercising daily will have more cancer causing pollutants in their system and be basically nutritiona­lly starved and have worst health on average then a person who is on a mostly raw plant based diet. "

and do you have anything to actually back up that claim? vegans don't suffer from any mineral or nutrient deficiencies?”

Cuthbert on Aug 28, 2011 at 12:57:38

“You know, choosing to ignore something won't make it so. It is far easier to get complete nutrition from an Omnivore diet. So why fight nature? Eating food that comes from uncontaminated sources is far better than just limiting your diet to things that are not animal. Keep eating that soy and see how that works out for you! Asians only eat it as a condiment for a reason. It isn't really food, but it is now the #1 source of oil/fat in the worlds diet. Not to mention all the anti nutrient effects it has on humans. This stuff was only really used as a means to replete soil with nitrogen, but with the right ad campaign people eat the stuff by the bushel. Don't even get me started on B-12 or complete proteins in Vegans. All I have to say is stop trying to save the world by keeping the Omnivores from eating like Omnivores. We don't have enough top soil left to screw around with as it is!”
The Real Skinny On Nutrition

The Real Skinny On Nutrition

Commented Aug 24, 2011 at 08:38:21 in Healthy Living

“"Does it actually have zero? No, you're right, but 3 calories per tablespoon is considered such an insignific­ant amount "

you also specifically mention pomegranate vinegar which is much higher in kcal, about 14

"Given the effects on gastric emptying I talk about in the video one would expect a net decrease in caloric intake, which is what matters in the end (i.e. why we typically care about calories). "

yes, and that is one of the reasons why you state vinegar is good for you, however using the same logic we can say trans fat is good for you as some trans fat laden spread on the white bread would have the same effects.

Also you didn't address the real world relevance of the study as it was conducted on fasted subjects and the control was fed an isocaloric amount of white bread, when in the real world many people consume bread as part of a mixed meal”
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