Protein has long been considered the go-to supplement by weightlifters and bodybuilders to increase muscle mass. But the more we learn about this macronutrient, the clearer it becomes that protein’s benefits extend far beyond sports nutrition. In fact, a growing body of research indicates that it can promote satiety (helping you feel full for longer […]
In the wild, wheat, corn, and rice plants used to be scattered across meadows and marshes, bearing varied, rich-colored seeds. Today, their domesticated versions are intensely cultivated cash crops that produce mountains of beige food. From the standpoint of economically filling bellies, they’re a success. But there can be unexpected consequences when dietary variety is […]
A few years ago, I stumbled into a virtual hornet’s nest. My laboratory collected 30 of the most commonly consumed farmed and wild fish from supermarkets and wholesalers throughout the United States. Now, we are experts in fatty acids, so we naturally analyzed the fatty acid content of the fish. What we found was very […]
Navigating the world of diets can make anyone’s head spin. Low-this, low-that, eat-this, but none-of-that. What works? What’s a gimmick? With this, my goal is to help answer questions and clear up the confusion surrounding some of the most popular diet trends of the last several decades. Low-Fat Diets I’ll start with low-fat, which started […]
Dr. Ski Chilton explains how the typical western diet is missing key nutritional elements. One of the best ways you can offset the those missing nutrients is by taking nutritional supplements. Dietary supplements containing omega-3 are increasingly necessary, because omega-3 fatty acids are becoming more and more scarce in out diet.
For years, fiber has been the “butt” of jokes due to its ability to keep you “regular.” But now, strong research shows that fiber has benefits well beyond the bathroom. In fact, studies indicate that fiber may be one of the most powerful protectors against type 2 diabetes, weight gain and obesity, and our #1 […]
Remember when you could go to the grocery store to buy cooking oil and only had to decide between two or three types? Today, the options are endless. In some respects, this is a good thing. Now that we know more about how oils affect our bodies and health, we can make smarter choices. At […]
Over the past several decades, dozens of diet trends and fads have come and gone (think: low-fat, low-carb, grapefruit diet!), yet none of them gained real traction in terms of long-term success. Until recently. Enter the Mediterranean diet. Now, I’m not a fan of fad diets. But the Mediterranean diet is neither a fad nor […]
If you’re concerned about healthy eating and keeping your weight in check and disease-promoting inflammation at bay, you might think that dining out is off the menu. After all, many restaurant meals (particularly fried foods) tend to be high in pro-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids, sugar, and trans fats, as well as salt. As much as […]
Nutrigenomics and precision personal nutrition are rapidly emerging as ways to prevent and manage disease based on your diet and genetics.