Tag Archives: A Word from Dr. Kirby

Fast Food Shown to cause weight gain

This recently published article (newtlas.com) makes a clear connection between weight gain and the consumption of “ultra -processed” food which had previously only been considered probable. The new research was published in the journal Cell Metabolism. In a fascinating first-of-its-kind study, researchers have discovered diets composed of ultra-processed foods lead to overeating and weight gain when compared to diets composed of ...

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A Word from Dr. Kirby – Consumption of Saturated Fats Still Not Healthy

I am putting this article forward because of the impression many people now have that research has recently exonerated the consumption of saturated fats as a major factor in the development of heart disease and strokes. By saturated fats I am referring to those present in meats (especially beef and pork), dairy products, and many snack foods. They are also ...

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A Word from Dr. Kirby – The Problem of Soda Pop in the Home

Soda pop (sweetened beverages like coke and ginger ale and Fanta etc.) have been shown to be the biggest overall contributor to the present epidemic of obesity and diabetes. This study considers whether children in homes where soda pop drinks are regularly available actually drink more of these sweetened beverages than children in homes where these beverages are not regularly ...

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A Word from Dr. Kirby – Good Fats and Bad Fats

This week I have an article that disputes the recent proposals that it is now considered okay to consume any amount of saturated fats- ie the fat from animal meat, dairy products, butter, and many baked goods and fried foods. Here is an edited version of the article. The media love contrarian man-bites-dog stories that purport to debunk long-established beliefs ...

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A word from Dr. Kirby – Another Benefit of Moderate Exercise

Jul 9, 2015 @ 12:04 Here is another article from the New York Times reporting on two recent studies investigating the harmful effects of sugar and the way moderate amounts of exercise seem to prevent this damage. From the NY Times Oct 9, 2014. People who consume the sweetener, fructose – which is most people nowadays — risk developing a ...

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A Word from Dr. Kirby – A Big Salad Could Help You Live Longer

May 27, 2014 @ 12:02 This article recently showed up in my email supporting the common belief that fruits and vegetables are necessary components of a healthy diet. There is not a lot of definitive research indicating how many fruits and vegetables are necessary on a daily basis to promote optimum health so this piece of research helps to fill ...

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