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Broccoli controls blood sugar

December 26, 2008

An article at RealAge.com argues that greens, including broccoli, helps control blood sugar thanks to a compound calls sulforaphane. The article explains how chornically high blood sugar can damage [Read more]

New site makes Indian cooking easy

December 14, 2008

One of many dishes you can make with a packet of spices. (credit Waverley Kitchens) by Patti Regehr and Larry Magid The San Francisco Bay Area where we live has plenty of Indian restaurants and many [Read more]

Include fiber in any fitness plan

December 11, 2008

by Patti Regehr There is a great deal of debate over what’s best for you — a diet that is high in carbohydrates and low in fat or one that is rich in fat yet low in carbs. I’ll [Read more]

Trim down before the holidays

December 8, 2008

by Larry Magid Most people put weight on during the holidays but I have a better idea. If you’re overweight, why not use the next 12 weeks to lose a few pounds and then try to keep your weight [Read more]

Watch what your kids eat

July 8, 2008

Patti Regehr and Larry Magid School is out and, if you have kids at home, routines are changing. If yours is like most families, you’re no longer having those hurried breakfasts and brown bag [Read more]

Yogurt linked to weight loss

July 8, 2008

My late mother may have been right.  Long before it was fashionable and long before companies started doctoring it with sugar and fruit flavors, mom fed us yogurt. She wasn’t exactly sure why it [Read more]

Structure helps weight control

July 8, 2008

Americans spend billions of dollars a year on weight loss programs and, after years of pain staking research, I figured out why many of them actually help you lose weight but often fail to help you [Read more]

Easy to overeat on weekends

July 8, 2008

Here’s a newsflash for you.  A study conducted at the University of North Carolina concludes that we eat more on weekends than we do during the week. The study, published in the journal Obesity [Read more]

Prevent injuries

July 8, 2008

Just about everyone I know who exercises regularly has been sidelined for a time because of an injury.  Some injuries result from dumb luck accidents but others can be prevented by proper warm ups, [Read more]

Atkins may have been right — sort of

July 8, 2008

Atkins may have been right all along.  A number of recent studies have suggested that a high-fat, low carbohydrate diet may be more effective at taking off weight than a high-carb diet. Some argue [Read more]
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