Is U.S. Nutrition Policy Making the Military (and Recruits) too Fat to Fight?

Is U.S. Nutrition Policy Making the Military (and Recruits) too Fat to Fight?

The U.S. military has a crisis on its hands, as obesity rates continue to rise, both among existing troops and potential recruits who are too fat to serve. Let’s hope our military leaders will take a hard look at its nutritional advice and explore all possible options to improve the health of the men and women who serve in uniform and protect our nation.

Report to Congress: Low-Carb Diet Yields Groundbreaking Results for T2 Diabetes

Report to Congress: Low-Carb Diet Yields Groundbreaking Results for T2 Diabetes

Sarah Hallberg, chair of the Nutrition Coalition’s Scientific Council, took her breakthrough research on reversing type 2 diabetes to Congress last month. In a briefing to the bipartisan “Food As Medicine” group in the House, Dr. Hallberg detailed results from the large, university-based controlled clinical trial she leads, which reversed T2 diabetes in 60% of participants after just one year on a very low-carb diet.

Why are hospitals serving soda?

Why are hospitals serving soda?

Guest post by Mark Cucuzzella, MD

Last month, I wrote an article which was featured in Salon about the growing epidemic of sugary drinks in hospitals. While experts generally agree that sugary drinks like soda, sport drinks, and punches contribute to chronic illnesses and obesity, these beverages remain prevalent in most healthcare facilities…