Is Diet Soda Bad For You?

saccharin pellets

I have been asked questions about the safety of diet soda and artificial sweeteners on many occasions so I thought I’d do a little research to educate myself and others on the issue.  Before reading further you should read a prior post on my general approach to deciding whether something is ‘good for you’ or ‘bad for you’ (Click here).   What follows is a brief overview of what I learned about artificial sweeteners and how they may affect weight gain.

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The New Diet Pill Explained (Qsymia)

Qsymia, the new diet pill

I am often the victim of much lament from my patients, family, and friends after reading my book/blog or hearing another of my weight loss diatribes.  After I finally convince them that there is no magic weight loss pill, they often will look at me forlorn, shake their heads, and wish aloud – if only there was.  This sad song is sung by the medical community as well.   Continue reading