What’s in your supplements?

snake-oilIt all started back in the early 1990s.  Actually, it probably started long before that.  It probably started the first time someone decided to sell a substance on the claim that it improved health.  Fast forward a few millenia with some advances in chemistry and much better marketing techniques and you get the multibillion dollar nutritional supplement industry. Continue reading

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Maybe a Calorie Isn’t Just a Calorie?!?

Nutrition facts, the key to understanding your intake

Source: Forbes.com

Like many of my physician colleagues, I have been accused of harping on a single weight loss message.  Weight loss is merely a question of calories in and calories out we usually say.  Just make your calorie balance negative and all will be well.  You keep on arguing with us.  ‘I swear I don’t eat that much, I watch my calories but I’m not losing weight,’ you respond.  We then roll our eyes and complain about you in the doctor’s lounge (just kidding).

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