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The Natural Nurse And Dr. Z – The Obesity Code – 01.17.16

Host Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, www.naturalnurse.com, interviews Jason Fung, MD. Dr. Jason Fung earned his medical degree at the University of Toronto, where he also completed his internal medicine residency before heading to the University of California, Los Angeles, for his fellowship in nephrology. He currently practices as a kidney specialist in Toronto. He is the chief of the department of medicine at Scarborough General Hospital. In addition to clinical medicine, he is also on the board of directors of Low Carb Diabetes Association and the scientific editor of the Journal of Insulin Resistance. DR. JASON FUNG is the founder of the Intensive Dietary Management Program, which provides a unique treatment focus for type 2 diabetes and obesity. In his book, The Obesity Code, Dr. Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps, a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels, Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight—for good. Contact: www.intensivedietarymanagement.com

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Alexandra Jacobo – New study confirms findings of faster global warming, despite what the GOP claims

A new study has confirmed what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration originally found in 2015 – the oceans are warming at nearly twice the rate we originally thought. After publishing their findings in 2015, the NOAA was immediately attacked by members of the GOP. GOP members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, headed by Rep. Lamar Smith, opened …

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Live long and … Facebook?

Is social media good for you, or bad? Well, it’s complicated. A study of 12 million Facebook users suggests that using Facebook is associated with living longer — when it serves to maintain and enhance your real-world social ties. Oh and you can relax and stop watching how many “likes” you get: That doesn’t seem to correlate at all. The …

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The current state of psychobiotics

Now that we know that gut bacteria can speak to the brain—in ways that affect our mood, our appetite, and even our circadian rhythms—the next challenge for scientists is to control this communication. The science of psychobiotics, reviewed October 25 in Trends in Neurosciences, explores emerging strategies for planting brain-altering bacteria in the gut to provide mental benefits and the …

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Are Organic Farms Really Worse When It Comes to Greenhouse Gases?

Organic farming earned some negative press recently with the publication of a paper that linked it to higher greenhouse emissions, but the truth is a little more complex. The paper, by University of Oregon Ph.D. student Julius McGee and published in the journal Agriculture and Human Values, found what appears to be a shocking bit of information: “Organic farming,” McGee …

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Sierra Bright – Why Aren’t My Vegetables Growing? 10 Mistakes You Are Making In The Vegetable Garden

Many of us set out to grow vegetables with visions of gathering ruby red tomatoes and plump capsicums by the basketful and the choicest cucumbers and crunchy carrots going straight from the garden into the salad bowl. Growing food is a worthy goal by any measure, but disappointments are all too common. Check out whether your vegetable garden is failing …

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This is the worst news for life on Earth

It’s officially the beginning of the end for life on Earth, researchers say. Earth’s atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have passed 400 parts per million — long regarded as the point of no return in the battle against climate change. Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography said the CO2 levels for September will definitely be above 400 ppm — a …

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Beth Mole – Sugar industry bought off scientists, skewed dietary guidelines for decades

Back in the 1960s, a sugar industry executive wrote fat checks to a group of Harvard researchers so that they’d downplay the links between sugar and heart disease in a prominent medical journal—and the researchers did it, according to historical documents reported Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. One of those Harvard researchers went on to become the head of nutrition at …