Bread and Other Edible Agents of Mental Disease

Perhaps because gastroenterology, immunology, toxicology, and the nutrition and agricultural sciences are outside of their competence and responsibility, psychologists and psychiatrists typically fail to appreciate the impact that food can have on their patients’ condition. Here we attempt to help correct this situation by reviewing, in non-technical, plain English, how cereal grains—the world’s most abundant […]

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Quick n Easy Frittata

Sauté in cast iron skillet garlic, onions, asparagus, throw in handful organic spinach and whatever veggies you have on hand.  Add cooked bacon, sausage or ham.Sprinkle cheese on top of veggies, if you do dairy. Season up veggies with good quality salt, fresh cracked pepper and seasoning blend like TJ 21 seasoning saluteWhisk 5 eggs […]

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Ultra-Processed Diets Cause Excess Calorie Intake and Weight Gain

We investigated whether ultra-processed foods affect energy intake in 20 weight-stable adults, aged (mean ± SE) 31.2 ± 1.6 years and BMI = 27 ± 1.5 kg/m2. Subjects were admitted to the NIH Clinical Center and randomized to receive either ultra-processed or unprocessed diets for 2 weeks immediately followed by the alternate diet for 2 weeks. Meals were designed to be matched […]

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Evaluation of Chemical and Physical Changes in Different Commercial Oils during Heating

When cooking oils are exposed to heat, oil degradation occurs, and by-products are produced (free fatty acids, secondary products of oxidation, polar compounds). Some by-products of oil degradation have adverse effects on health. The smoke point of an oil is believed to be correlated with the safety and stability under heat, although technical evidence to […]

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“A calorie is a calorie” violates the second law of thermodynamics

The principle of “a calorie is a calorie,” that weight change in hypocaloric diets is independent of macronutrient composition, is widely held in the popular and technical literature, and is frequently justified by appeal to the laws of thermodynamics. We review here some aspects of thermodynamics that bear on weight loss and the effect of […]

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Keto Cookies With A Twist

We tried for you the Magic Keto Cookies recipe from Wholly Cupcake but replaced unsweetened shredded coconut with slivered almonds and added unsweetened cocoa powder and cinnamon Ingredients 1/4 cup coconut oil Solid(do not melt) 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened 3 Tbsp Sweetener I used Swerve 1 cup sugar free chocolate chips I used Lily’s 1 cup coconut flakes Unsweetened 1/2 cup pecans chopped 1/2 cup walnuts chopped 1 tsp vanilla extract 4 egg yolks sea salt flakes […]

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The Ketogenic Diet: Adolescents Can Do It, Too

The purpose of the study is to determine both the efficacy of and compliance with the ketogenic diet in the adolescent population. A retrospective study of 45 patients, aged 12–19 years, consecutively enrolled in a ketogenic diet program from 1994 to 2002, was performed. Thirty‐seven patients were from The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions; eight were […]

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Added Sugars Drive Nutrient and Energy Deficit in Obesity

Obesity has traditionally been thought of as a state of caloric imbalance, where the intake of calories exceeds the expenditure or ‘burning’ of calories. However, a more nuanced appreciation for the complex biochemistry and physiology of cellular energy generation suggests that obesity is a state of hormonal imbalance causing increased shunting of food energy into […]

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Ultra-Processed Foods and Added Sugars in the US Diet

The purpose of the study is to investigate the contribution of ultra-processed foods to the intake of added sugars in the USA. Ultra-processed foods were defined as industrial formulations which, besides salt, sugar, oils and fats, include substances not used in culinary preparations, in particular additives used to imitate sensorial qualities of minimally processed foods […]

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What is a correct food portion?

Nutrition scientists have devised a new way of measuring out food portions – using your hands, thumbs and fists rather than a set of scales. The new guide from the British Nutrition Foundation has been created after studying portion sizes around the world and what is available in UK supermarkets. It is thought that better portion control […]

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