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  • What is Intermittent Fasting?

    There are various types of intermittent fasting and proponents claim that it can speed weight loss and reduce risk of certain diseases.

  • Staying Away from Fad Diets

    Conflicting claims, testimonials and hype by so-called "experts" can confuse even the most informed consumers when it comes to nutrition and body weight. The bottom line is simple: If a diet or product sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

  • Should We Eat Like Our Caveman Ancestors?

    The Paleolithic (Paleo) diet, also called the "Caveman" or "Stone Age" diet, centers around the idea that if we eat like our ancestors did 10,000 years ago, we'll be healthier, lose weight and curb disease.

  • What Is Disordered Eating?

    Yo-yo dieting and a pre-occupation with food are nothing new in our culture. But when does a focus on food, calories and weight become a health concern?

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