Does eating red meat increase your likelihood of developing colon cancer? What is the relationship between processed meat and cancer risk? In 2007, the World Cancer Research Fund and American Institute of Cancer Research issued a report stating that there was strong evidence suggesting red and processed meat influences colorectal cancer. Since then, there have been ten additional high-quality prospective studies. What does the data show? How dangerous is red, processed meat for your gut?Read More
With artificial sweeteners working their way into products on nearly every aisle of the grocery store, it's becoming increasingly relevant to better understand how they can affect your gut physiology. Are artificial sweeteners bad for your gut? Do artificial sweeteners affect your microbiome? Can artificial sweeteners give you GI problems? While the data is controversial, there's increasing evidence that artificial sweeteners may not be as harmless as once thought.Read More
Are organic foods better for your gastrointestinal (GI) system than non-organics? Most published research at this time doesn't specifically look at GI outcomes, but let's start with the best quality data and go from there.Read More
All calories are not created equal - simply counting calories may not be the best way to predict weight loss. Let's break down the data.
Calorie counting has long been the focus of fad dieting. Fad diets started popping up in the early 1800s - in fact the low carb diet popularized by Dr. Atkin in the 1990's was actually first described in a cookbook written in 1825. Until recently, calorie counting seemed entirely logical. If you eat more calories than you burn, that net calorie increase results in weight gain.Read More