Tag: carbohydrates

Skinny Gut Your Holidays – Today!

Skinny Gut Your Holidays – Today!

As summer fades to fall, I can’t help but notice Christmas decorations already on the shelves in stores. The holidays approach! Here come the festivities, each offering a variety of tasty temptations. With that in mind, I thought now would be a great time to revisit some favorite healthy eating tenets from my recent book, Skinny Gut Diet. Once your…

How to Get Healthy When Your Cravings Control You

How to Get Healthy When Your Cravings Control You

We’re long past the New Year by now, and your resolutions to get healthy, eat well, and exercise might have faded into the past. The allure of sweets, the aroma of fresh-baked bread, and the taste of a hearty pasta dish are often too much to overcome. Despite everything you KNOW to be true—that a high-carbohydrate diet is one of…

High-Carbohydrate Diet Triggers Colon Cancer

Studies have linked the high-carbohydrate Western diet to colorectal cancer, but scientists have been unsure of just how carbs may trigger the development of the disease. In a recent study published in the journal Cell, researchers discovered that microbes inside the gut are able to metabolize carbohydrates from food in such a way that causes intestinal cells to form tumors.…

Dietary Recommendations Have It All Wrong

You have long heard that fat is the enemy. Dietary recommendations over the past few decades have stated that fat should be greatly minimized—saturated fat in particular. Fat raises cholesterol, you’ve been told. A high-fat diet leads to heart disease, you’ve been led to believe. The low-fat diet craze began in the late seventies with the recommendation to decrease saturated…

Sodas Linked to Aggressive Behavior in Children

Americans purchase more soft drinks than any other country in the world. A typical 20-ounce soda contains 15 to 18 teaspoons of sugar. That’s 5 to 8 teaspoons more than your body needs from all the carbohydrates you eat in a day! In other words—soda contains way too much sugar. And it shows. Increased consumption of sugary drinks is a…

High Carb Intake during Infancy

The Standard American Diet (SAD) is notably a high-carbohydrate diet (among its many other unhealthy features), which is a big reason why I advocate against this diet. Many people are reducing carbohydrate intake from sugars and starchy foods such as breads, pastas, and cereals. But are we taking a close enough look at infant diets? A recent study published in…

Diet High in Carbs Increased Risk of Cognitive Impairment

For years I have been recommending to people with intestinal imbalance—especially Candida overgrowth—a diet that avoids sugar and starchy carbohydrates. As it turns out, this diet is beneficial for much more than intestinal imbalance. A diet low in starchy carbohydrates and sugars has been found to be protective against certain conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and, according…

Grilled Meats May be AGE-ing You

Have you heard of AGEs? AGEs are compounds that do just that—they age you. The acronym AGEs is short for advanced glycation end products. AGEs are compounds produced in the body, and obtained from certain foods, that wreak havoc in the body, leading to conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, obesity, kidney disease, and even Alzheimer’s disease.…