Nutrition

Wine, Weight Loss and Low Carbs

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Another study came out this week illustrating the powerful health benefits of restricting carbohydrates. While this study was not a randomized trial comparing a low and high-fat diet (we already have dozens of those showing the superiority of a higher-fat…
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Booze and Health: Everything You Need to Know

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My articles here at Health Wire have recently been touching on the potential health benefits of alcohol, and specifically wine, quite a bit. I am not sure if it is my cabin fever while being stuck inside during these bitter…
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Ensure, Boost and Powersauce Bars

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In a classic Simpsons episode, Homer decides to climb the “Murderhorn,” the tallest mountain in Springfield. This occurs after homer joins a 24-hour gym (that he pronounces “gyme”) and meets Rainier Wolfcastle, the show’s equivalent of Arnold Schwarzenegger.   After…
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Fasting, the Ketogenic Diet and AMP-K: The New Kid on the Block

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When I was growing up in the 80s, New Kids on the Block were a massive hit. Yet, I never understood why, nor was I interested in their music. With behemoths like Michael Jackson and Milli Vanilli, who had time…
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Ketogenic Diet and Vegetarianism: Can They Coexist?

Ketogenic Diet and Vegetarianism

The interest in the hot, but controversial ketogenic diet has been growing on a daily basis. The diet consists of mostly fat (generally 70% of the diet or more), with generally lesser amounts of protein and a minimal amount of…
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Fasting and Cancer: Has Nature Provided a Treatment All Along?

Fasting and Cancer

As a radiation oncologist, my research generally involves studying ways to make radiation therapy work better to kill cancer cells with fewer side effects. Oftentimes, this includes reducing the dose or potentially eliminating radiation therapy or other treatments altogether. However,…
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Eat Your Heart Out: The Health Benefits of Organ Meats

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When I give presentations on diet and cancer, I often reference an encounter several of my friends had with the Maasai during a trip to Africa. They spent a day at a Maasai village soaking in their culture and observing…
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A Glass a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: Five Benefits of Red Wine You Never Knew

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Time to pass on the holiday sweets, and go for the healthier, more rewarding option – a savory glass of red wine. I hit an epic writer’s block this week. Oftentimes I have trouble deciding which topic to write about…
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The Holiday Hard Stop

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When my editor read this article, she said overall it was “good, but rather cranky.” I decided to keep most of it as is, so I hope you enjoy it…   Over the holidays, the wheels come off for many…
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Cleaning out Your Closet

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Many carnivorous animals eat their prey while it is still moving — heart beating and all — as seen on nature channels when lions overtake zebras, and cheetahs feast on gazelles. Other prey eat their victims shortly after death. Vultures…
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