Friday, April 18, 2014

The HealthGal's Posts

The Dangers of Juicing

The sudden death of 25-year-old Peaches Geldorf, daughter of famed musician Bob Geldof, has everyone asking: was this death by juicing?  While news outlets covering her death call it sudden and unexplained, she had a past history drug abuse and anorexia.  She has been quoted as saying that she could easily stay on a vegetable juice fast... Read moreChevron

The Butter Debate

This is the second part of "Is butter suddenly better?"   Dr. David Katz M.D. MPH has been quite vocal and negative with regards to the conclusions made by some high profile individuals (NOT all health experts) who now suggest eating more butter and other high-saturated fat foods.  But as David Katz points out, people who eat a diet high... Read moreChevron

Is Butter Suddenly Better?

I am so lucky.  I happen to dislike the taste of butter and cheese….really dislike it.  Putting aside the rather heated and current health discussion surrounding a new study and high-saturated fat foods, like butter, these foods also happen to be high in calories.  Despite their rich texture and satiating flavor,... Read moreChevron

Sneaking in Healthy Movie Theater Snacks

If you walk into a typical movie theatre, the first thing that assails your nostrils is the smell of buttered popcorn.  Then you see the soda dispensers and the candy counter, where you can buy large-size sugary drinks, candies, ice cream, and, yes, popcorn.  Many moviegoers ignore the high price tag, after all, how can one enjoy a movie... Read moreChevron

Are you “fried-sensitive?”

You must know some individuals who are seriously overweight or obese, but who seem to defy traditional health expectations, in terms of developing diabetes or frank heart disease.  You may also know smokers who live till their late eighties and do not develop lung cancer.  Obviously these individuals are not part of the mainstream, and... Read moreChevron