Nutrition & Wellness

Beans and Legumes: Are They Paleo?

Beans and Legumes: Are They Paleo?

A few days ago I was delighted to learn that Dr. Oz was going to again feature The Paleo Diet . . .  I . . . was happy about most of what I saw except for Chris Kresser, expounding upon the health virtues of  . . . beans and legumes, that definitely are not Paleo.

[S]ince I wrote The Paleo Diet, a question that comes up time and again is, “Why can’t I eat beans?”  I briefly touched . . .

Bad News for Your Brain: Artificially Sweetened Drinks Increase Risk of Stroke and Dementia

Bad News for Your Brain: Artificially Sweetened Drinks Increase Risk of Stroke and Dementia

Ever find yourself wondering, “Is diet soda bad for you?” It may seem like a better option compared to sugary soda, but the science shows that viewpoint falls flat. And now, we have even more reason to avoid soda at all costs. Artificially sweetened drinks increase risk of stroke and dementia. In other words, it’s hammering your brain.

Is Wine and/or Other Alcohol Good for You or Not?

Is Wine and/or Other Alcohol Good for You or Not?

You’ve probably heard friends tout the benefits of wine and beer . . . After all, moderate wine consumption has been shown to have health benefits like reducing the risk for heart disease and cancer.

But . . . we don’t recommend drinking alcohol to improve your health. Here’s why . . .

. . .[B]eer and wine are made using a process called wild fermentation. Wild fermentation uses . . .

Stop Settling for Pseudo Health and Say No to Pseudograins

Stop Settling for Pseudo Health and Say No to Pseudograins

The negative health repercussions of consuming grains has been covered to death, over the years. I will not delve into the many issues with grains . . .

However, we are often asked about pseudograins, and if these might somehow be better to consume on a regular basis. The short answer is no.  . . . But before we get to the why . . .

Is Butter Really Back?

Is Butter Really Back?

“Dr. Hyman, I have been so confused about saturated fat,” writes this week’s house call. “The government still says to limit saturated fat, yet I read in the news how maybe it’s not really connected to heart disease? Is butter really back?”

I understand why there is so much confusion around butter and saturated fat. The diet debates have America spinning. Some advocate for putting dollops of . . .

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