24 September 2013 Enjoy Potatoes and Control Calories

Potatoes have a bad rap: supposedly high calorie, causing weight gain or blood sugar spikes. Are they really that terrible? How can you enjoy potatoes but avoid excess calories?

12 July 2012 National French Fry Day on July 13

National French Fry Day on July 13 Did you know this "Fryday" July 13 is also National French Fry Day? Why we need a day to celebrate a food that Americans eat, on average, four times a week, equal to nearly 30 pounds a year, is not clear. Perhaps it's just another misnomer that this particular food...

9 February 2012 Six Scientifically Validated Nutritional Tips for Heart Health: with Dr. Eric Ding

Six Scientifically Validated Nutritional Tips for Heart Health: with Dr. Eric Ding Guest post for MyNetDiary by Dr. Eric Ding February is National Heart Month I believe in the importance of evidence-based translational medicine. There is so much fluff and false claims in the nutrition world that I want...

13 October 2011 Can Specific Foods & Drinks Make Us Gain Weight?

Can Specific Foods & Drinks Make Us Gain Weight? In June of 2011, The New England Journal of Medicine published a very interesting article on dietary and lifestyle factors associated with long term weight gain in men and women living in the United States.

27 September 2011 White Fruits & Veggies – Don't Knock ‘Em!

White Fruits & Veggies – Don't Knock ‘Em! If I had a nickel for every time a patient told me that they were told not to eat "white vegetables" I'd be rich. And to boot, I do not agree with that overly simplistic approach to picking fruits and vegetables.

31 May 2011 Why We Crave

Why We Crave We've all had those undeniably strong "urges" for foods - especially chocolate, french fries and pizza - but why do we and what does that say about us? Reports have suggested that up to 97 percent of Americans experience strong and specific urges to indulge in foods, and for women, chocolate...

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