Personal Experience

Ain’t That Nutritional Ketosis Thing Just Another Way Of Saying Atkins?

Dr. Robert Atkins Low-Carb Nutrition

Isn't Nutritional Ketosis Just Another Way Of Saying Atkins? Nutritional Ketosis is the idea of putting your body in a keto-adapted or fat-adapted state through the use of a well-formulated high-fat, adequate (moderate) protein, low-carb diet. Until you get the macronutrient mix that is right for YOU, the health benefits of nutritional ketosis will continue to elude you. This article explains the concept and how adapting it has put him back on the road of low carb success.

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When Good Foods Go Bad

I can remember when cookies were healthy. No. Seriously! They were only 100 calories, fat-free, and claimed to be good for me. Come to think of it, there were several other healthy foods I enjoyed regularly, some of them even branded with the heart-check logo from the American Heart Association. Cheerios, SnackWells, Baked Lays, granola bars, fat free bagels - all that healthy processed goodness, wrapped in fancy packaging, promising health benefits that range from weight control to lower cholesterol.

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Gayelord Hauser: Wisdom From The Man Who Led Me To Low-Carb

New Treasury of Secrets

Gayelord Hauser, one of the first “health food” advocates, is considered by many to be the father of the modern nutrition movement. Hauser counseled movie stars, including Marlene Dietrich, Gloria Swanson, Grace Kelly, and Paulette Goddard.  He convinced Greta Garbo to give up vegetarianism, insisting on quality protein at every meal.  He wrote many books, and lectured extensively.  He introduced yogurt, wheat germ, brewer’s yeast, blackstrap molasses, and other health food store staples to a white-bread-Coca-Cola-and-Crisco America.

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The Carbiest Generation: Paying the price for an ill-conceived experiment

bad carbs ice cream sandwich

Until our generation, no human society has ever lived on a high carbohydrate diet. We are paying the price for this ill-conceived experiment on humanity with higher and higher rates of obesity - including childhood obesity - and rapidly growing rates of type 2 diabetes. In her first column for, Rebecca Latham chronicles the decline in the health of our generation and why it happened.

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My Friend Abby Normal – Learning to Walk Before You Can Zumba

Do you feel Abby Normal?

It seems I'm doomed to repeat the same mistakes over and over. Maybe I'm being a bit melodramatic. I do usually learn from my mistakes. But sometimes I try something, look back to analyze it, and realize it's really not that different from the other things I've tried. “Hello Abby. Will you be staying long?” There are lots of reasons why I believe I'm abnormal, but today I'll just highlight one of them. We can save my various other flaws for analysis at a later date.

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Low Carb Success Story Susan W. by Amy Dungan

This success story starts with Susan being 380 pounds on her 40th birthday. Like many of us who have struggled with weight, she didn’t like being in photos and avoided them when possible. So when she got her photos back from the celebration, she didn’t recognize herself. “I not only looked bad, I felt horrible” says Susan.

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