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The ‘Lose Weight By Breastfeeding’ Message Is Hurting Postpartum Moms

Lose weight while breastfeeding? Breastfeed to lose weight? For years, women have been indoctrinated to believe the most effective way to lose weight postpartum is to breastfeed. Or that the best reason to breastfeed is for weight loss. It’s high time to call out this crap for what it is: an instrument of diet culture to manipulate women during one of the most vulnerable times of their lives — physically, mentally, and emotionally. The truth is, this message is destructive and harming new mothers in alarming ways.  Rather than focusing…

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The Case Against Processed Vegetable Oils

Dr. Paul Saladino is the author of “The Carnivore Code.” I’ve previously interviewed him about the carnivore diet and the impact of metabolic health on COVID-19 outcomes. The video1 above features Saladino on a recent episode of the Joe Rogan podcast. It’s a three-hour conversation, but my focus here is on Saladino’s viewpoints on omega-6 seed oils, and the surprising fact that conventional chicken and pork are significant stealth sources of oxidized omega-6 fats that can contribute to ill health by impairing vital mitochondrial signaling. Vegetable Oils Are Responsible for…

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Is An Alkaline Diet Really Healthier?

Of all the ways you can easily become confused by what foods are “healthy,” the most common is the cruelest. The diet industry loves to take a concept that you understand on a basic level, and then twist science to make it seem that certain foods are dangerous to your health. The manipulation of fear pushes you towards more restrictive diets, “requires” you to waste money on tests that only heighten your fear (unnecessary), and this forces behavioral changes that are unnatural to your preferences and, oftentimes, just lead to…

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Ketones Combat Inflammation and Improve Metabolic Function

In this interview, Dr. William Seeds, an orthopedic surgeon, reviews how to optimize your metabolic function, improve cellular efficiency and make you more resilient against respiratory viruses using ketones — a topic previously discussed in my recent interview with Travis Christofferson, who wrote the book “Ketones: The Fourth Fuel.” “My science background has been cellular molecular biology and biochemistry, so that’s something I’ve been deeply involved with for the last 35 years,” Seeds says. “It’s parlayed into orthopedics, my specialty, because of tissue healing and optimizing cell efficiency and the…

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My GERD Diagnosis — My Food Journey

I feel like I want to add a bit of information here in case it helps someone who is experiencing similar issues. First, if you are unsure what exactly GERD is, it stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease and is when acid from the stomach comes up into the esophagus. It is a chronic condition, though […] via My GERD Diagnosis — My Food Journey

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10 Tips to Boost Your Immune System

Your immune system is your defense against unwanted invaders, including viruses. It’s made up of organs, cells and proteins, all of which work in harmony to keep you healthy, says Medical News Today. With the increasing concern of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you might be more concerned than ever before in how your immune system is functioning. We’re here to help you ensure that it’s in top-working order. Our health and wellness experts here at The Leaf Weight Loss Blog have gathered some tips to help you boost your immune…

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Should We Increase Our Protein Intake After Age 65?

A study that purported to show that diets high in meat, eggs, and dairy could be as harmful to health as smoking supposedly suggested that “[p]eople under 65 who eat a lot of meat, eggs, and dairy are four times as likely to die from cancer or diabetes.” But if you look at the actual study, you’ll see that’s simply not true: Those eating a lot of animal protein didn’t have four times more risk of dying from diabetes—they had 73 times the risk. Even those in the moderate protein…

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Facebook Bans Millions of Keto Followers [INTERVIEW – Rita Venter of “Banting 7-Day Meal Plans”]

On May 14th, 2019, nearly two million people on the ketogenic diet found themselves without a support system, no new meal recipes to add to their week, and really…no home. Banting 7-Day Meal Plans, a popular Facebook low-carb group with over 1.6 million members, was banned by the platform without warning. Many were in uproar and disbelief. Heated discussions around censorship, targeted attacks, and even anti-low-carb conspiracies ran amuck. Notable figures such as Professor Tim Noakes, Dr. Shawn Baker, Marika Sboros, and Crossfit founder Greg Glassman chimed in with their…

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