That Sugar Film – Learn The Truth About So-Called “Healthy Food”

One man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar… Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar […]

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Body Weight Regulation and the Effects of Diet Composition

Weight changes are accompanied by imbalances between calorie intake and expenditure. This fact is often misinterpreted to suggest that obesity is caused by gluttony and sloth and can be treated by simply advising people to eat less and move more. Gastroenterology: Obesity Energetics: Body Weight Regulation and the Effects of Diet Composition However, various components […]

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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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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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Review of the Therapeutic Uses of Very-Low-Carbohydrate (Ketogenic) Diets

Very-low-carbohydrate diets or ketogenic diets have been in use since the 1920s as a therapy for epilepsy and can, in some cases, completely remove the need for medication. From the 1960s onwards they have become widely known as one of the most common methods for obesity treatment. PMC: Beyond weight loss: a review of the […]

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