Omega 3 fats obesity cure? Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:29 — 3.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAre omega-3 fats the solution to obesity? That’s the gist of an editorial published in a recent edition of Open Heart/British Medical Journal.  The authors, Artemis Simopoulos MD and James DiNicolantonio, PharmD argue that processed food and industrial agriculture […]

Vegetarian diet raises cancer risk? Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:20 — 2.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS The media manages to misinterpret research yet again. So you’ve been eating a more plant-based diet thinking it was healthy? And along comes the onslaught of scary headlines in recent days.  Vegetarian diets cause cancer!  Really?  I had […]

What is an anti-inflammatory diet? Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:36 — 2.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSInflammation is a hot topic, which makes sense: it even sounds hot.   These days, it’s blamed for every medical problem under the sun, from obesity to Type 2 diabetes to cancer to arthritis to headaches.  The do-it-yourself solution? […]

Omega-3 home test kit – I took the test

      I’ve written a lot about omega-3 fats over the past few years, and I’ve been taking supplements myself for much longer than that.  So when I had the chance to get tested for my omega-3 blood levels, I was excited to finally learn where I stood compared to average levels in this […]

Fat news

We’ve all heard that omega-3 fats are healthy, associated with all manner of better health outcomes.  What we didn’t really know was why.  What is it about omega-3 fats that’s beneficial?  Now we have some evidence.  Using living mouse cells, a team of scientists discovered that omega-3 fats block a particular enzyme – cyclooxygenase – […]

Weight loss and obesity news round-up

There’s been a lot of random news about weight loss, obesity and health effects in the past few weeks.  Here are some of the more interesting headlines: Weight management is more complex than just cutting out bad foods.  In other worse, that simplified “Eat this, not that” idea isn’t likely to help you lose weight […]

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