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Resting metabolic rates in obesity susceptible people measure much lower than predicted.

Prediction equations overestimate the energy requirements of obesity susceptible individuals We often hear overweight people say they put on weight easily even though they don’t eat that much. When they are given a diet to lose weight,  with the calorie amounts worked out based on their resting metabolic rate, they complain they don’t lose weight, […]

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Diet changes highly effective in reducing clinical depression

The world’s first dietary intervention study for severe to moderate clinical depression showed diet has a powerful impact on mood. We have known from epidemiological studies that poor diet is associated with depression, however, this does not prove diet causes it, or a good diet treats it. To prove that diet is an effective treatment […]

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Ice baths after intense exercise do NOT reduce inflammation or speed recovery

Optimal muscle care after intensive exercise I was always under the impression that those icy dips the New Zealand All Blacks are known for are necessary, i.e. proven, to reduce inflammation and speed muscle recovery after their intense training sessions. Not so according to research carried out in several countries. Ice baths look to be […]

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Examine Research Digest (ERD) Julianne Taylor interview

The ERD (Examine.com Research Digest) is a must have for anyone who takes their nutrition seriously. Every month, they tackle 6-8 recent nutrition/supplement studies. Their team of qualified (e.g. they might have a PhD in Nutrition Science) analyzes them. This from Examine.com: The Research Digest is a peer reviewed monthly report of the most important […]

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Your carbohydrate tolerance – is it written in your genes? AMY1 copy numbers

Low carb or high carb – what diet is right for you? The AMY1 gene test. Before I knew anything about the effect of diet on my health and hunger, I did notice that an hour or 2 after eating refined starch foods I suffered low blood sugar and was ravenously hungry. Back in the […]

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Eating habits in France, what we should copy

Rates of obesity in France are a lot lower than in New Zealand or USA. A week ago I was enjoying the balmy summer weather in Collioure, a gorgeous but somewhat touristy small town on the coast in the south of France. Whilst there I couldn’t help but notice the difference in the sizes of […]

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