Video: The Great Cholesterol Myth

There’s Much More Where This Came From Get all the nitty gritty details in my book The Great Cholesterol Myth » The Supplements Mentioned in this Video Omega-3s » Magnesium » CoQ10 » Citrus bergamont » D-ribose » Curcumin » Resvertarol » Vitamin D » Vitamin C...

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The Dirty Little Secret About Diet Research
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The Dirty Little Secret About Diet Research

Let’s face it: most diet research sucks. There, I’ve said it. Now I’ll show you why. To do so, we have to briefly—and, I promise, painlessly- discuss one or two fundamentals of research design. Only then can you truly know how misleading, inadequate, often irrelevant and sometimes dangerous much of the nutrition research you hear about in the news truly is. How to Do a Randomized, Controlled Study Let’s say I’m a drug company and I...

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Diabetes: Prevention and Cure

It’s almost impossible to talk about diabetes these days without also mentioning its constant companion: obesity. In fact, the two have become so linked that health practitioners have come up with their own nickname for the pair, a kind of medical version of “Brangelina”-they call it Diabesity. According to Linda Geiss, a statistician with the Center for Disease Control, obesity is a major factor in the increase in...

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The Five “Must Read” Nutrition Books of 2012

This is the time of year where book and movie critics come up with their “Best of the Year” lists, so I thought it a perfect time to do my own version of same. These five books—only three of which actually came out this year—are must reading for anyone interested in health, nutrition and diet. Now before you read ahead, let me make a couple of disclaimers: There were plenty of great books that came out this year that didn’t make this...

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“Low Fat” Comes in Last Place… Again

So three penguins walk into a bar, get to talking, and decide to enroll in a diet study. I’m kidding of course, but I thought it might be a novel way to introduce the new diet study that was just published in the august Journal of the American Medical Association, and has got the media all a dither. It’s actually a pretty good study, and there’s even been some truthful and accurate reporting on it, a rarity in an age when simplistic...

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