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Is Coffee A Health Food?


Written by: Caroline MacDougall

These days, there are lots of articles in the media on yet another disease that drinking coffee is supposed to protect you from.  The coffee industry has funded many analyses of the diet of large groups of people, called “epidemiological” studies, to show that people who drink lots of coffee have lower incidence of various diseases. This type of study doesn’t prove that coffee drinking is the cause of the lower incidence of disease, it just shows an association. Read More

4 Tips to Create Satiety For Appetite Control


Written by: Caroline MacDougall

My previous post on “satiety” or as I define it, satisfied fullness, explained the two theories behind what creates satiety and why I find them most unsatisfying!

If you’re going to stick with a low calorie diet to lose weight, achieving satiety has to be both delicious and satisfying or you’ll quit. My own experience has shown that eating soluble fiber is the best way to create satiety while keeping your calorie count low.

To follow up, I thought I should suggest different ways to create satiety throughout the day. Read More

Dr. Hyman’s The Blood Sugar Solution


Written by: Caroline MacDougall

If there is one thing you’ve heard me say time and again in my newsletters, it is that stable blood sugar is key to optimal health. I was browsing books at Costco – both our Border’s and Barnes & Noble stores shut down here in Santa Barbara! – when my attention was caught by the title, The Blood Sugar Solution. Not thinking I had much to learn about my favorite subject, I bought Dr. Mark Hyman’s book anyway to see what his advice would be. Read More