Weight Loss

Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD): A New Fad or Really Beneficial

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I am sure you’ve heard about multiple fad diets that seem to sweep our information channels every 3-6 months and promise a cure for all. Let’s talk about scientifically based approaches. One of these is the Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD). Intermittent fasting has been used for centuries to “purify our body and soul” and it’s …

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Say Cheeese!

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Cheese! Tastes great. Smells good. Could be eaten alone or as a snack or an appetizer. Can be added to sauces, soups, pastries, and many other dishes. There are thousands of varieties of cheese, ranging from mild to mature in flavor, and low-to-high in fat composition. It can be made from the milk of cows, …

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The Benefits Of Coconut Oil

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Recently I’ve been asked by my patients about coconut oil. Is it beneficial to our health or detrimental, because it is a saturated fat? First, FAT has been redeemed recently in the largest epidemiological PURE study. It was an 18-country study that followed 135,335 individuals for 7 years to examine associations between diet and total …

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The Benefits Of Legumes

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Legume is basically a family of vegetables or plants that feature a pod with seeds inside it. There are many types: adzuki beans, black beans, black-eyed peas, broad beans (fava beans), calico beans, cannellini beans, garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas), kidney beans, lentils, lima beans, mung beans, navy beans, peanuts, peas, pinto beans, soybeans (also …

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Nordic Diet As An Alternative Healthy Diet

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Most of us have heard of the Mediterranean diet, and probably have tried it. But what about for people who don’t like it or are not used to eating southern food, and prefer to try cuisine from the other regions of the world? There is recently published data on the Nordic Diet, a fairly simple …

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