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The Nerd News Parade

Pharmaceuticals: The Elvis Presley Weight Loss Solution

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | November 15, 2013

For years, the pharmaceutical industry has scrambled to be relevant when it comes to addressing the obesity epidemic. Let’s take orlistat, a pill that inhibits lipase, the digestive enzymes that breakdown fat, so that when y

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Trans fat to be banned! (But not really.)

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | November 8, 2013

Oh, the joy I felt this morning when I unfurled my morning Los Angeles Times (I read the print edition–I’m old school) to see this headline: “FDA moves to bar trans fat.“ ¬† Booyah! It was great when they f

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New Research: Junk food is depressing, literally

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | November 7, 2013

We all know that a rotten diet leads to a plethora of physiological problems, including diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, ADHD, Alzheimer’s, and obesity.¬†According to new research out of Harvard, there’s now a new a

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Culinary Medicine: An RX that all doctors should prescribe

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | September 19, 2013

One of my favorite parts of being a Nutrition Nerd is helping facilitate culinary lightbulb moments, those instances when someone struggling with a wellness issue makes a relatively minor shift to their diet and BAM! Everything ch

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My Personal Vuelta: You’re only as old as you decide to be

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | September 3, 2013

About five years ago, I filed my papers to officially become an old guy. I was married with a kid. My back kinda bugged me all the time. I considered myself lucky to get a surf in bi-monthly. And while I wasn’t fat, I certai

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Putting the Hurt on Whole Grains

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | July 30, 2013

Scientific American took a swipe at whole grains this month in “Whole-Grain Foods Not Always Healthful.” While the article is chockfull o’ important facts, it suffers from that nasty disease that seems to infect

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Mindful Eating Goes Mainstream

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | May 27, 2013

I’m super stoked to see that mindful eating is finally making it into the conventional nutrition world. It’s a simple concept–if you eat slowly and really enjoy what you’re eating, you benefit more from you

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Drink your juice and get big as a moose

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | November 9, 2009

One of the worst recurring fights I have with my 5-year-old is the Battle of the Juice. She wants the stuff all the time. I perpetually try to regulate it. A little juice is okay, but gallons of the stuff? I think not. Of course,

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