Category: Learning Curve

March 11, 2020

(Learning Curve) Is Sugar Addictive?

Let’s face it: sugary foods are delicious. And as a society, we do eat too much of them. But is sugar really addictive?  I’m wading into the fray and taking a look at the science – or not – of sugar addiction. The entire ‘sugar is as addictive as cocaine’
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February 21, 2020

Learning Curve: Do 95% of People Who Lose Weight Really Gain It Back?

It’s a statistic you’ve probably heard a lot over the years: 95% of people who lose weight on a diet will gain it back. Nobody is saying that losing weight is easy, but is that really true that most people don’t keep it off? Why, or why not? Where did
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February 20, 2020

Learning Curve: What You Need to Know About Omega-3 Fats.

This Learning Curve on Omega-3 fats is sponsored by Burnbrae Farms. Omega-3s are something I get asked about a lot. A while back, we used to recommend that people consume omega-3s for everything from cardiac health to mood disorders, but what does the research say? Do we still need omega-3s?
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January 23, 2020

Learning Curve: Are Collagen Supplements The Fountain Of Wellness?

I was recently at the store when something caught my eye: collagen popcorn. As in, popcorn with collagen sprinkled all over it. Considering that most commercially sold collagen comes from animal skins, hooves, tendons, and other gross parts, the thought of anyone wanting to eat it on their popcorn for
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March 29, 2019

Cooking Oils: Which Ones Should You Be Using? Your Questions Answered.

I grew up in a foodie household, and my mom always used Mazola vegetable oil to cook with. At the time (the 70s and 80s, if you must know), there wasn’t a huge variety of oils in the supermarket, and nobody really cared about nutrition all that much. People were more
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