Book Review. Fat Planet: The Obesity Trap and How We Can Escape It

We thought it’d be fun to review a book (in this case Fat Planet) and highlight the kinds of things we noticed that perhaps most readers are not aware of. Before we get started, just bear in mind that this is not a full, exhaustive, comprehensive analysis. Instead, we’d like to share some pointers so…

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Science Catch-up. High-Fructose Diet Harms 940 Brain Genes

Welcome to our Thursday’s Science Catch-up: curated links by The Health Sciences Academy. Get our email updates every other Thursday here (it’s free). Let’s catch you up with studies and news that recently made the headlines! Click on your favourite topics to read our summary: 1. High-fructose diet harms 940 brain genes 2. What foods…

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Veganism 101: Which Nutrients Might Vegans Lack?

Conveniently download this 38-page Science Report. Contains links to extra reading materials and scientific references. Is it unsafe to stop eating all animal-derived foods? More and more people, worldwide, are converting to veganism. However, most of them are unaware of certain deficiency risks. Or how to mitigate them. When you turn vegan, there are 12…

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Avocado Pits: Start or Stop Eating?

Have you heard? There’s this viral craze going on, encouraging people to eat avocado pits. But the problem is that there is no “new” study showing that eating avocado pits is safe or beneficial. In fact, there is no study at all showing the benefits (or risks) of eating avocado pits. So where does this…

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Chronobesity 101: Is Your Chronotype Making You Fat?

Conveniently download this 47-page Science Report. Contains links to extra reading materials and scientific references. Just like the clock on your wall, your in-built body clock runs for 24 hours and then starts all over again each day. But, not everyone’s body clock is set to the same time. Yours could be several hours ahead…

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Science Catch-up. Sugar Bingeing Like Drug Abuse

Welcome to our Thursday’s Science Catch-up: curated links by The Health Sciences Academy. Get our email updates every other Thursday here (it’s free). Let’s catch you up with studies and news that recently made the headlines! Click on your favourite topics to read our summary: 1. Sugar bingeing like drug abuse 2. Children of late…

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Does Excluding Gluten Make You Gain Weight? (Part 2)

Conveniently download this 52-page Science Report. Contains links to extra reading materials and scientific references. Contrary to popular belief, in Part 1 we saw plenty of scientific evidence suggesting that switching to a gluten-free practice is more likely to lead to weight gain than weight loss. But, how can going gluten-free lead to weight gain?…

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Science Catch-up. Beans and Lentils to Lose Weight

Welcome to our Thursday’s Science Catch-up: curated links by The Health Sciences Academy. Get our email updates every other Thursday here (it’s free). Let’s catch you up with studies and news that recently made the headlines! Click on your favourite topics to read our summary: 1. Beans and lentils to lose weight 2. Music influences…

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Does Dairy Cause Cancer?

Conveniently download this 57-page Science Report. Contains links to extra reading materials and scientific references. People around the world are reaching for the dairy and, since 1990, global consumption has risen more than 34%. We all know that milk is a good source of important nutrients, including protein, calcium, and vitamin B12. Then eating more…

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Book Review. Grain Brain – by David Perlmutter

Grain Brain Book Review. With wheat, carbs and sugar in the spotlight, we thought it’d be fun to review the book “Grain Brain” by Dr David Perlmutter. Here’s what we think about it.

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