Moisture Content of Food and Hydration

For a very long period of time during our evolution almost everything we ate contained a very high percentage of water.  Fruits, vegetables, eggs and raw animal protein are somewhere between 70% to 96% water.  The ramifications of this fact are worth examining further. Early on, we often noticed our personal hydration levels increased following […]

Regular Soda and Diabetes

Need another reason to avoid regular soda and other sweetened drinks? A study by Harvard researchers published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consumption of regular soda is associated with a 24% higher risk of type-2 diabetes than that of those who never drank regular soda. This higher risk was observed with […]

Importance of Sleep

There is an established connection between sleeping and hunger. This is because there is a connection between sleep and the levels of leptin and ghrelin in the body. Ghrelin is a hormone that is released when we are hungry. It increases our appetite. Leptin has the opposite effect and is released to signal that we’re […]

Alcohol and Your Health

Spanish researchers that found drinking alcohol was associated with a poor diet.  The study looked at the drinking and eating habits of over 12,000 adults age 18- 64.  They found that binge drinking, heavy drinking, hard liquor and even drinking during meals were all associated with poor diet. According to the study author, “Drinking alcohol may […]

All Calories Are Not The Same

A commonly accepted principle in diet and weight-loss is that a calorie is a calorie.  This theory states that it is not the source of our calories, but the number of calories that is the deciding factor in our health and weight management.  As an example, 100 calories of white bread is no different than […]