Health, with a Grain of Salt

Explaining the science and debunking the myths of nutrition, metabolism, and health.

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The Complexity of Obesity

Here is a fantastic infographic, depicting how different facets of our lives (both internal and external) contribute to energy storage, and ultimately, body weight.  This is an excellent way to visualize the complexity of the disease of obesity and underscores the importance of recognizing it as so much more than just an issue of willpower. Infographic…

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Breakfast Consumption and Weight Loss*

Breakfast is often considered the “most important meal of the day,” and if you are looking to lose weight, you mustn’t skip breakfast… or so the story goes. This idea is widely believed in popular culture as well as by many nutrition scientists and government bodies and is repeated so often that many in the…

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