Category Archives: eating

Over Half Asian-Americans with Diabetes Undiagnosed

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Diabetes has become an epidemic.

New study found rising prevalence of diabetes among all Americans,  from nearly 10 percent to over 12 percent between 1988 and 2012.  Diabetes figures also went up in every age, sex, level of education, income and racial/ethnic subgroup.

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The Importance of Iron in Your Diet

n-DRGALLAND-large (1)Dr. Leo Galland, world leader in integrated medicine and creator of PillAdvised, stopped by Mondays with Marlo to discuss important topics trending today in health, including the importance of iron in your diet.

Dr. Galland suggest only supplementing iron if you suffer from iron deficiency and a great way to supplement iron sufficiently and healthily is by intaking high iron foods like meat.

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High-Protein Breakfast Prevents Body Fat Gain in Obese Teens

strawberry1Go for high-protein breakfast!

Some 60 percent of young people habitually skip breakfast up to four times a week.

Although health experts recommend breakfast as a strategy to reduce the chance of obesity, little research has examined if the actual type of breakfast consumed plays a Continue reading


Obesity, Microbiome and “Alexander Microbes”

What do microbiomes have to do with Alexander the Great?

In May, Functional Medicine pioneer Dr Leo Galland presented “Our Internal Community” for a Functional Forum audience, discussing the human microbiome, and the importance of “Alexander Microbes” in combating obesity.

Watch the seven-minute clip below of Dr. Galland’s talk to learn more about the concept of Alexander organisms, as well as the twin studies that suggest that genes are not destiny when it comes to the gut microbiome:







Tomatoes for Weight Loss

Photo Credit: Christina Galland

Photo Credit: Christina Galland

By Dr. Leo Galland

Tomatoes are one of my favorite fat-burning, inflammation-fighting foods.

When you reduce inflammation, you can make your weight loss hormones such as leptin, work properly, allowing you to lose weight. Continue reading


Dietary Fat or Carbs, Which is Key to Weight Loss?

hamburg1Dietary fat or carbs,  which is key in losing your body weight?

In a recent study, restricting dietary fat led to body fat loss at a rate 68 percent higher than cutting the same number of carbohydrate calories when adults with obesity ate strictly controlled diets.

Carb restriction lowered production of the fat-regulating hormone insulin and increased fat burning as expected, whereas fat restriction Continue reading