A Modest Proposal Regarding the Obesity Epidemic

Since everyone is either obese, fat, getting fatter or going to be fat I have some suggestions as to how we can stave off and alleviate this catastrophic pandemic. This is Part 1...

Five Reasons New Year's Fitness Resolutions Don't Work

New Year's health and fitness related resolutions - the more involved the worse they are - are bad ideas, so don't make any. Especially bad are weight-loss based pledges and any kind of...

Holiday Eating Guide 2010

During this time of year ridiculous holiday eating guidelines are published in just about every magazine and newspaper in the land and are featured on web sites and television news and information shows. ...

Diets Suck

That's a harsh headline, but it does grab attention. And I think I've already used, "Diets Don't Work." But really, it's true, diets suck and they don't work. The problem is the Dieting Industrial...

The HCG Diet is Barbaric

I have seen a lot of bad diets over the years, but hCG Diet sets the new standard for irresponsibility. If you thought 1000-1200 calories a day was tough to handle, your head will...

Public Health Officials Will Lie to You "For Your Own Good"

According to a recent story, public health officials in New York City are willing to misrepresent the facts regarding sugary soft drinks in order to get people to stop drinking them. These self-important do-gooders...

Pomegranate Juice Doesn't Cure Anything

The makers of Pom brand pomegranate juice have been charged with making false and unsubstantiated claims by the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC says that there is no reliable data to support Pom's...

Do Multivitamins Work?

An eight-year study that looked at the effects of multivitamin use in older women found that the pills did nothing to prevent heart disease and cancer.  The collected data is of an observational nature...

There Are Only 15 Calories in a Teaspoon of Sugar

It kind of amazes me that some people get so freaked out by a tiny teaspoon of sugar. Fifteen calories have never gotten such a bad rap. In the rush to place blame for...

Eating Nuts is Good For Your Health

Unless you are one of the unfortunates who suffer from a peanut allergy, everyone should include nuts into their regular eating routine.  Nuts are not only a great source of protein and good fat,...