Health - Diet and Healthy Eating


Health - Diet and Healthy Eating

The Fight With Body Weight

July 1, 2013

 

Interview with James Colquhoun, author of the book Hungry for Change: Ditch the Diets, Conquer the Cravings, and Eat Your Way to Lifelong Health

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Americans are fatter than ever before in part because of all the processed foods we eat.

 

James Colquhoun:
In conjunction with that it’s really looking at sugar consumption as well which has gone up 10 fold for some teenagers since 1910 – that is causing huge issues with how blood sugar is regulated in the body.
 


James Colquhoun

How Much Do You Eat?

June 28, 2013

 

Interview with Dr. Brian Wansink, author of the book Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You'd probably like to think that you watch what you eat, however…

 

Brian Wansink:
We've done over 200 studies over the last twenty years. We find that no matter how tuned in a person is to what they think to eat, and how much they eat we are really just nations of mindless eaters.
 


Dr. Brian Wansink

Which Organic Foods Are A Waste Of Money?

May 9, 2013

 

Interview with Mira Calton, co-author of the book Rich Food Poor Food: The Ultimate Grocery Purchasing System (GPS)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Buying organic what could be healthier? But of course organic food is more expensive than conventionally grown food so here’s some good news…

 

Mira Calton:
There’s actually 14 different vegetables and fruits that you don’t have to buy organically. That’s a great place where people can really start to save some money.
 


Mira Calton

Food Ingredients To Avoid

March 25, 2013

 

Interview with Mira Calton, co-author of the book Rich Food Poor Food: The Ultimate Grocery Purchasing System (GPS)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
While they’re legal there are some ingredients in the foods you eat you may want to think twice about. For example…

 

Mira Calton:
Azodicarbonamide one of the longest words you’ll see on a label they use it to make flour whiter. Whereas in other countries they just let it turn white in about a week.
 

 
Mira Calton

Foods That Protect Your Brain

March 7, 2013

 

Interview with Dr. Neal Barnard, author of the book Power Foods for the Brain: An Effective 3-Step Plan to Protect Your Mind and Strengthen Your Memory

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Almost every family today has or will have to deal with a member who has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

 

Dr. Neal Barnard:
And my estimate is that if everyone really put into practice the kinds of steps I’m going to suggest we could prevent 70-80% of Alzheimer’s cases.
 


Dr. Neal Barnard

The Healthiest Foods You Can Eat - Part 2

February 20, 2013

 

Interview with David Grotto R.D., author of the book The Best Things You Can Eat: For Everything from Aches to Zzzz, the Definitive Guide to the Nutrition-Packed Foods that Energize, Heal, and Help You Look Great

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Incorporating certain foods can make your diet much healthier. In particular…

 

David Grotto R.D.:
Anything that ends in “erry” whether that be; blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, cherry, pomegranate “erry” anything that’s kind of blue, purple, red in color.
 


David Grotto R.D.

The Healthiest Foods You Can Eat

February 19, 2013

 

Interview with David Grotto R.D., author of the book The Best Things You Can Eat: For Everything from Aches to Zzzz, the Definitive Guide to the Nutrition-Packed Foods that Energize, Heal, and Help You Look Great

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We now know that certain foods we eat can be extremely beneficial to our health and yet…

 

David Grotto R.D.:
They happen to be the foods that we’re not eating that much. And so I find that there is an inverse relationship that if we ate more of these foods we would probably have less problems with obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and the list goes on.
 


David Grotto R.D.

Simple Ways To Fight Aging

January 28, 2013

 

Interview with Margaret Pressler, author of the book Cheat The Clock: How New Science Can Help You Look and Feel Younger

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What do you have to do to stay young and fight the effects of aging? Well apparently not much.

 

Margaret Pressler:
I don’t think I spoke to a single aging researcher who didn’t say with some sense of frustration if people only knew how little they have to do to affect major change in the way they’re going to age.
 


Margaret Pressler

Why We Are Fatter Than Our Ancestors - Part 2

January 16, 2013

 

Interview with Dr. Robert Lustig, author of the book Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Americans are heavier than ever before and you probably believe it’s because we eat too much fat and too many calories in our diet.

 

Dr. Robert Lustig:
Fat is not the issue. We were told that for years but fat is not the issue. 
 


Dr. Robert Lustig

Why We Are Fatter Than Our Ancestors

January 15, 2013

 

Interview with Dr. Robert Lustig, author of the book Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease

 

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Mike Carruthers:
This time of year many people vow to lose weight - but why are we so heavy in the first place?

 

Dr. Robert Lustig:
There are a lot of different reasons why people gain weight but I can pretty much sum it up in one word insulin.
 


Dr. Robert Lustig

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