Is Whole Wheat Flour Made from Pure Whole Wheat? Surprise!

Here’s an easy question you’ll probably get wrong (I did): Is whole wheat flour made from pure whole wheat?  The answer, at least in the United States, is “Probably not.”  The problem is convoluted; the solution is straightforward. A rational person would assume that pure whole wheat flour is made by grinding unprocessed kernels of…

Who Should Take Probiotic Supplements? The Surprising Answer

Who should take probiotic supplements?  It’s an excellent question.  The answer is becoming clear – and disappointing. I get a lot of questions about probiotics: Q: “If I eat probiotic supplements, can I eat more carbs?“  A: Yes, but you will get fatter. Q: “Will probiotics help my diet?”  A: No. Dieting will help your…

Obesity & Diabetes: Caused by Bad Bacteria or Lack of Good Bacteria?

Obesity and diabetes have reached epic proportions, and everyone knows why.  At least, everyone thinks they know why.  Our diets have: too much fat, too much sugar, too much dairy, too much wheat, too much wheat, too much milk, too much processed food, or not enough fiber.  Alternatively, people blame: lack of exercise, not enough…

Why Fruit Is Safe on a Low-Carb Diet

Here’s a fact few diet ‘experts’ know: fruit is safe on a low-carb diet.  Two or three peices a day will not stop you from losing weight. I know – for years you’ve been told that to diet successfully, you must spend months eating nothing but protein and vegetables. Who invented that law? A fat…