Do YOU watch The Biggest Loser? If you were a contestant on The Biggest Loser, would you want Jillian or Bob as your trainer? I am a HUGE Biggest Loser fan! I can't wait to see the season 8 premiere tonight! Last's season was a complete shock when Jerry and Stella whooped the competition despite ... Read More about The Biggest Loser
I’ve heard two diabetes-related “rumors” recently, so I had to research into their origins and truthfulness. The first rumor: a hypoglycemic effect of aloe vera in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. An October 1999 study performed by the British Journal of General Practice disputed the use of aloe ... Read More about Aloe Vera and Yukon Golds
It was a busy weekend with my mom in town, so I have a brief, random post before work this morning. First, a must-try sack lunch idea: almond butter and apple sandwich! It's a favorite! Almond butter -- similar to peanut butter, just made with almonds -- is a creamy, rich flavor offering your ... Read More about lunch suggestion and peanut butter delight
A 14-year nationwide study shows the U.S. Food Stamp Program may help contribute to obesity among its users. The average BMI of a Food Stamp participant was found to be 1.15 points higher than nonusers. Specifically, women's BMI rose with food stamp usage, while men's did not . People's BMI's ... Read More about Food Stamps for Pounds!
Eat late, weigh more? Maybe so. Recent animal research shows dramatic weight gain among mice who are "allowed to eat during the light phase -- their 'wrong' time of the day." The research was recently published online in the journal Obesity. Until I read this article, I never really thought the ... Read More about Late —> Weight
Well, I would first like to announce my initiation into the Foodie Blog Roll - yay! I hope to draw in more randos to my blog and continue the flow of comments, feedback, opposition, and support of my thoughts, ideas, and interests. And for all you lurkers, help me out and click "follow blog" up ... Read More about 20 years of nutrition headliners
Tonight I watched President Obama's health care reform speech. I have to say, I was moved. For those who did not or will not get the chance to see the speech, here's a brief recap. Obama began by explaining the massive expense of US health care at 150% more than any other country in the world. Yet, ... Read More about Health care reform: are you blue or red?
First, let's set the record straight. Foods that are "enriched" have nutrients added back which were lost in the refining process. Foods that are "fortified" have nutrients added which weren't originally present in the food item. So, with all the fortified omega-3 products out there, you can get in ... Read More about Omega-3 "Fortification"