Depression is epidemic, right along with diabetes type 2. We can make educated guesses as to why, but that’s not the point of this post. My oldest son (16 years old) was diagnosed with depressive disorder this past year. First thing the doctor did was put him on daily medication. He also had us consult a dietitian who wanted him to eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. My son took the meds for aContinue Reading

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My favorite nutrition authority is Dr Georgia Ede. She’s a psychiatrist and much of her analysis and recommendations focus on the mental health effects of foods. The really interesting thing is how her focus leads to the same diet choices as those of us simply seeking weight loss and optimum health. In other words, ditch the carbs. If you would like good analysis of current research, not to mention old research, visit her blog atContinue Reading

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Only 12% of US adults are metabolically healthy. This is what a 2018 study out of Chapel Hill tells us. Researchers used the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to calculate this number based on metabolic health, which is defined by the researchers as “having optimal levels of five factors: blood glucose, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, blood pressure and waist circumference, without the need for medications.” The NHANES includes personal interviews, physical examinations, laboratoryContinue Reading