The Mediterranean Diet: Fixing Your Health With Food

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Why You Should Try The Mediterranean Diet

In a large study of over 22,000 Greek participants research showed huge benefits to those who followed the Mediterranean diet. In fact, they have come up with a score for this diet, and the more you follow it there is a large reduction in risk. For each of the nine categories there is a score of 0 or 1. If you improve your lifestyle score by just two points, say from 5 to 7, you have a 25% reduction in death from all causes. (NEJM 348;26: 2599-2608. Adherence to a Mediterranean Diet and Survival in a Greek Population, Trichopoulou, et al.)
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Buying Diet Meals: Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig, and Etc.

nutrisystem meals reviewed

You’ve seen the advertisements:

Check the video to see how appetizing these are

Check the video to see how appetizing these are

Old Sports stars and TV talent talking about losing weight the “mans” way with “man” meals.  Did you see those beautiful photographs of hte food?  Well when I checked out the food I found they didn’t quite look as they appeared on television (check out the video).

Then, back from the 1970’s – Marie Osmond – rocking the diet. She gained weight after all those children, and now years later she has kept it off – but how is the food she is eating?
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Butter in Your Coffee – Bio-Hack or Bio-Hawk?

Which would you prefer in your coffee? Butter or Cream?

The idea of “Bulletproof Coffee” came as a marketing scheme for David Aspery – who says he “biohacked” his biology. He weighed more than 300 pounds and decided to get healthy. He did it by changing his diet from the Standard American Diet (SAD) to a version of the Paleo diet, but now he markets his own diet because the Paleo diet “has toxins.” Simple rule: unless a toxicologist is talking about toxins, you are probably being fed a bunch of bullshit.   Along the way he was in the Himalayas and drank tea called po cha. Or maybe he wasn’t there and just got the idea about butter tea.

Since I love coffee I had to try this. But first a bit about the medicine and biology of bulletproof coffee.
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