What you need to know about sugar alcohols: Not so sweet

You're following a low-carb diet and you've seen them before: those low-carb, sugar free products in the stores or sold online that promise to assuage your sweet tooth without packing on the pounds. But what do we really know about sugar … [Read more...]

Jennifer Aniston and Madonna among many celebrity low-carb fans

It's no surprise to anyone that low-carb eating is pretty healthy and delicious. Add that celebrities also follow some of the regimens available, and you have a recipe for change. Following plans like the Zone Diet and Sugar Busters, the A-listers … [Read more...]

Is the Food Pyramid a Scam?

Granted, I am not not a fan of the food pyramid; I just think people tend to abuse some of the notions while fully ignoring the rest.It's a little bit like the Constitution and how people tend to interpret what they want from it while eschewing the … [Read more...]

New weight loss surgery option requires no cutting. Meet TOGA

Can a new weight loss surgery be a palpable tool in health? sourceDr. Sayeed Ikramuddin is more than a surgeon: he's part of the University of Michigan team who are ready to begin performing weight loss surgery without a scalpel.The catch? You may … [Read more...]

A low-carber asks: What can I eat when I’m sick with the flu?

It's Thursday morning and you're praying to the porcelain princess. You've been passed out on the cold tile floor since three a.m. mumbling something about Smurfs and squirrels. What are some stomach soothers acceptable for low-carbers? Put down the … [Read more...]

Best reasons to consider low-carb

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Oh, you fresh! You've read the claims. You may have thought it was all about meat. And bacon. And butter. Or thoughts of dog-paddling in gravies and shaving with whole whipped cream have even your cholesterol quivering. Fear not. Low-carb (and … [Read more...]

Surviving Office Parties

Low-carb options from acauliflower base The boss brought you pizza to celebrate the impending weekend. Now, everyone noshes and looks at you out of the corner of your eye as ooey gooey cheese snaps from saucy crusts. It's hard to feel like an … [Read more...]

Earthquake and emergency preparedness

California's earthquakes and the hurricanes threatening the east coast may have been seemingly non-shattering at a 4.6 (earthquake), or a category 1 (hurricane), but for friends of mine standing on floors high above the ground, or who had to quickly … [Read more...]

A low-carber asks: What can I eat when I’m sick with the flu?

It's Thursday morning and you're praying to the porcelain princess. You've been passed out on the cold tile floor since three a.m. mumbling something about Smurfs and squirrels. What are some stomach soothers acceptable for low-carbers? Put down the … [Read more...]

Conventional Eating Tips

While constituents pour into Denver in a matter of weeks for the Democratic National Convention's festivities, long lines of Prius hybrids on I-25 and crocs with peace sign divets won't be the only thing about which to be asquee. Where there are … [Read more...]

Much achoo about something: Wheat allergies

If you've ever eaten an off-plan meal and indulged in a calzone, cake or pie (or all three), you may have noticed some discouraging symptoms erupting as a result within minutes, and some within hours. You may have developed a runny nose, bloating, … [Read more...]

Just the Flax, Ma’am

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Start a regimen without carbohydrates and with lower carbohydrates on Monday, and by Tuesday (or Friday or the next Monday) you're not necessarily going to jump for joy at the prospect of never having something 'crackery' again. People still miss … [Read more...]

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With apologies to Boy George, one of the most exciting things about eating whole, healthful foods is the ability to try new things for old experiences. Do you miss hashed browns? Bristle at the lack of potato in your current regimen? Are you … [Read more...]

Easy low-carb snacks for travel

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Pictured (starting at top right): Flax cracker with cream cheese and fresh dill, Swiss /pastrami rolls-ups, cherry tomatoes, green olives, fresh parsley, Havarti cheese, kosher baby dill, String cheese. It is summer. You're traveling. Most … [Read more...]

Diabetic Debate: A Reader Asks…

Jamie, Any advice or articles you can point me to regarding diabetes and low-carb? My dad was diagnosed with diabetes last summer and is still having a tough time regulating his blood sugar. I have tried to talk to him about keeping his carb count … [Read more...]