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Research  has confirmed what many people have long known: Gluten sensitivity is a real thing. A Columbia University Medical Center study found gluten sensitivity is not an imagined condition, as many seem to think these days, and that celiac disease or a wheat allergy are not required to react to gluten. Although people with gluten sensitivity [...]

It’s a common argument: “You don’t need to take supplements if you eat a good diet.” Although a good diet is foundational to good health, supplements play an instrumental role in various health conditions. People who don’t understand the value of supplements think they exist only to profit off of “suckers for snake oil.” To [...]

Want to get fat? Go on a diet

It’s an addiction to insanity in our culture, one of the most overfed populations in human history — the weight loss diet. Despite plenty of scientific evidence that diets don’t produce lasting results for most people and despite countless numbers of dieters, most of them women, thrown into a lifetime of damaging despair, low self-esteem, [...]

If recovering from exercise is so difficult it feels like it's ruining your days and sapping your motivation, you may be suffering from loss of exercise tolerance. Exercise is supposed to make you feel better and give you more energy, not make you feel worse. The occasional off day is nothing to worry about, but [...]

We've long been told if we want to be healthier and live longer we need to drop the pounds, but turns out being fit is the best predictor for longevity, even if you're overweight. A team of  researchers  examined a collection of studies that together looked at thousands of people for as long as 16 years. They [...]

After studying dieting for 20 years, a  researcher  concluded diets simply don't work, a fact countless Americans have spent 20-plus years of their own lives validating. Why? Dieting is constructed around faulty principles that defy human biology and psychology. The "calories in versus calories out" model fails to account for hormonal shifts during weight loss, the psychological [...]

In the 1800s the average girl didn't hit puberty until she was 15. Today the average age of  puberty  is 12, while the numbers of children showing signs of puberty before age 10 is at all time high and rising. We have seen the age at which children, primarily girls, hit puberty drop in just the last [...]

Diet sodas can make you fat and pre-diabetic

If you regularly drink diet soda and use artificial sweeteners because you think it will help you lose weight, you're unwittingly sabotaging your efforts. Sure, artificial sweeteners like sucralose, saccharine, and aspartame save on calories, but a recent Israeli study shows they can skew the composition of gut bacteria, or our  microbiome   in a way that [...]

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