A Day with Rachel

Have you tried Intermittent Fasting? So many benefits for your health and not difficult to implement.  Most days of the week I practice 16/8 Method. I skip breakfast (No, it’s not the most important meal and love the feeling of not “having” to eat if I’m not 😋 !) and then eat during an 8hr […]

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Hidden in Plain Sight

Added sugar is hiding in 74% of packaged foods. We tend to think that added sugar is mainly found in desserts like cookies and cakes, but it’s also found in many savory foods, such as bread and pasta sauce. And some foods promoted as “natural” or “healthy” are laden with added sugars, compounding the confusion. In […]

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Evidence for sugar addiction

    The experimental question is whether or not sugar can be a substance of abuse and lead to a natural form of addiction. “Food addiction” seems plausible because brain pathways that evolved to respond to natural rewards are also activated by addictive drugs. Sugar is noteworthy as a substance that releases opioids and dopamine […]

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The Mediterranean Diet and ADHD in Children and Adolescents

Although attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been related to nutrient deficiencies and “unhealthy” diets, to date there are no studies that examined the relationship between the Mediterranean diet and ADHD. We hypothesized that a low adherence to a Mediterranean diet would be positively associated with an increase in ADHD diagnosis. American Academy of Pediatrics: The Mediterranean […]

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Ambition Nutrition

Harvard Medical School Professor David Ludwig, M.D., PhD explores the elements of our food environment that keep us hungry for more. He walks us through the research from his New York Times bestselling book, Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently, and dives into the policies that shape our nation’s […]

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Diabetes Can Be Prevented and Reversed with Carbohydrate Restricted Diet, Says UAB Expert

According to a new comprehensive financial analysis reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association and The Washington Post diabetes leads a list of just 20 diseases and conditions that account for more than half of all spending on healthcare in the United States. News Medical Life Sciences: Diabetes can be prevented and reversed […]

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