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27 Aug

Fox News and Low-Carb Diet Talk

I was featured on Fox News 11 Los Angeles this morning as a health expert discussing the benefits of a low carb lifestyle. I’ve gotta say it was pretty fun. Any chance I can get to spread the word about living a healthy life is (almost) always a blast. After the interview I stuck around to answer viewer questions for an exclusive web cast. Links to the videos, and a preview of the questions I answered, are below. I’d love to hear what you think, so pop back on over with some comments after you’ve viewed the videos. Thanks, everyone!

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27 Aug

Pregorexia: Fetus, We’re Hungry

pregnantSpinning nausea, wrenching vomiting and relentless exhaustion. No, we’re not talking morning sickness here (although we hope we didn’t give anyone traumatic flashbacks). This is just the everyday reaction to our media’s barrage of celebrity pregnancies. Sure, we wish all the best to anyone celebrating a new child, but the “baby bump” blitz (Did we really just say those words??), let’s face it, has nothing to do with babies themselves and everything to do with the starlets: how they look, how big they’ve gotten, who they’re wearing. (Please, please, make it stop….)

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26 Aug

Stop the Insanity! – Top 10 Craziest Diet Fads

Desperate to lose weight for your upcoming wedding, high school reunion, or beach vacation? Then you might just be desperate enough to try (or have tried) a fad diet.

Although they promise quick results, these diets are virtually impossible to follow (unless you actually enjoy lemonade mixed with maple syrup and cayenne pepper) and often have highly unpleasant side effects (we’re looking at you cabbage soup diet!). Stick to a Primal eating plan and you’ll never be tempted into an unhealthy and unproductive extreme fad diet.

Read on to learn about our picks for the top 10 diet fads of all time:

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25 Aug

Dear Mark: Healthy Body Weight?

body weight scaleDear Mark,

What do you think about the claim that being heavier doesn’t necessarily mean you’re less healthy than someone who’s thin?

Thanks to reader Corey for his question and for sending the New York Times article that highlights recent research.

The article references a study published in this month’s Archives of Internal Medicine.

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24 Aug

Weekend Link Love – Edition 12

Link LoveZen to Fitness (a great new blog by the way) gives us (like we needed any more 😉 ) reasons to start sprinting today.

Eye on FDA examines whether its morally fair for pharmacists and physicians to object to certain treatments or procedures.

Something biting you? HealthBolt compiles a list of various online sources that will help you track down the culprit (and creep you out in the process).

With news reports suggesting that more Americans are turning to the Web for more info, Junkfood Science discusses a recent Journal of Internal Medicine paper suggesting that blogs written by medical professionals could threaten the integrity of the medical field.

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