Category Archives: News and Articles

Latest research headlines, links to articles I’ve found informative and that have been a part of my weight loss journey decisions.

Interesting article about the benefits of eating cheese

I found this very interesting.  Particularly the comment that all too often a decision is made about the potential harm of a food by simply looking at the “stats” – how much fat, sodium etc.

Do give this a read: The Case for Eating Cheese a Time article by Mandy Oaklander.

Thought provoking article

No better way to  jump-start my blog this year, than to post this link to a must read (in my opinion) article about Diabetes and the recommendations frequently made.

I have become inured to the puzzling advice and ads I often see for what diabetics should eat, but not being a Registered dietician, why would I comment except to share my personal experience as a pre-diabetic?  This article’s author has that training, and makes good points about what she is observing.  Hope you will give the article a look.

Maybe moving us further down the path to figuring out why such an increase in diabetes?

Artificial Sweeteners may leave their uses glucose intolerant? by John Timmer, published on on Sept. 17th, 2014.

Dr. Richard and Dr. Rachel Heller warned of potential issues with artificial sweeteners in the plan I follow – Carbohydrate Addicts Lifespan Program.  I am so glad I listened!

Though clearly more studies are needed, I thought this article provided a lot of ‘food for thought’.

No one can dispute that there has been a large and alarming increase in diabetes in the US.  Perhaps, this is yet another reason why.  It surely is why you will see me only using real sugar, honey, maple syrup when I do use a sweetener.

Real food, cooked from scratch.  I believe from the bottom of my heart, this is the only way to go.


Am I Proof of This?

Interesting article, summarizing results of recent studies – A Call for a Low-Carb Diet That Embraces Fat by Anahad O’Connor was posted at on September 1st.

I think I am proof of this approach working.  Certainly my cardiac risk factor score improved, my triglycerides dove, and my HDL is a thing of beauty!  I encourage you to go read the article.

Article on Liver Disease Epidemic

America’s Liver Disease Epidemic – Are You at Risk?  by Charlotte Lebov, published at on June 17th, 2014.

I was diagnosed with a fatty liver about 4 years ago. Until then, I’d never heard of NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis), and had no clue that my poor eating habits, besides giving me increased risk of diabetes, joint damage, heart disease related to high cholesterol and more, could cause this.

I strongly encourage you to read the article and do further research.  I strongly encourage you to READ YOUR LABELS – every new product, every time.

Always Hungry? You need to read this article!

I am hopeful that the more articles such as this hit major journals and are mentioned in major newspapers and magazines, that some changes will occur.

Changes in how people approach their food, and in how the food industry approaches the prepared foods it develops for the public.

I also hope that the medical profession will finally change from the low fat mantra that just isn’t solving *any* problems.

The article is “Always Hungry? Here’s Why” in the New York Times by  David S. Ludwig and Mark I. Friedman.

One of the most important articles you should read

I can’t recommend this article strongly enough.  Please go read “The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease” by Nina Teicholz.

Published in the Wall Street Journal on May 2nd, 2014, it concerns a study published in March 2014 in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, not an insubstantial publication.

I know I will be sharing this article with my cardiologist, and am glad that my one foray into the world of low fat was many years ago, and not that long lived!