What is a VLCD and Why Should You Care?

VLCD is a term used to describe a very low calorie diet.  Calories on a VLCD are usually limited to somewhere between 300 and 800 per day.  Most commercially available or medically supervised VLCD’s are built around formulations (liquids or powders) which contain proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals. A VLCD formula is intended to […]

It’s a SAD Situation

Today we’re going to take a look at the Standard American Diet, aka “SAD”.  This is basically what the average American eats and is built around what the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recommended over the years. To begin with, it is a diet which calls for moderation in all food choices.  Food […]

Four Month Cure For Type 2 Diabetes?

Is it possible to cure Type 2 diabetes in only four months? Yes, it now appears very possible.  A study presented at Chicago’s Radiological Society of North America suggests that an extreme, low-calorie diet could cure Type 2 diabetes in just four months. Researchers from Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands found that following […]

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Little girl in an apple garden

If you have heard the expression, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and wondered if there was any truth to it, today we will address this thought with a little Q&A. How many apples would a person have to eat to experience any sort of health benefit? One apple would be a minimum […]

Study Shows Positive Effect of Fruits and Veggies on Gene Expression

Canadian researchers have announced the results of a study which looked at whether it was genes or environment (diet) that had the greater effect on risk of heart disease.  They studied data on more than 27,000 people who had a genetic predisposition for an increased risk of heart disease.  What they found was that the […]