26 April 2013

Weight Loss Camp

What I Eat - Peter Menzel, Faith D'Aluisio

Yesterday, I was reading this book with my children, and I was saddened by the ordeal teenagers have to go through in order to lose weight.

17 April 2013

About Protein...

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Vegetarians and vegans are often asked where they get their protein from. For vegetarians the answer is a bit easier as they consume dairy products and eggs. In vegans case, it is a bit harder to understand that even vegetable sources contain proteins, and here is an example from Young and Raw: Everything you need to know about protein.

09 April 2013

08 April 2013

Cancer and Low-Fat Diets

In the early 1970s, tests were performed on laboratory animals. These tests were not meant to compare low-fat versus high-fat diet, but rather to verify the beneficial effect of vegetable oils. So, saturated fat was replaced by polyunsaturates. The outcome was quite surprising, it suggested that vegetable oils can cause cancer.

03 April 2013

Hungry Planet - Kuwait

The Al Haggan family (and 2 servants from Nepal, on the left) living in Kuwait City, Kuwait, and their one week's worth of food (from the book Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio).

Weight Loss - 2 Videos

Here are two videos by Dr Dan Pompa, giving a very clear explanation about the hormonal implications of obesity. Worth watching!