Susan Levin Assesses Fad Diets At Plant-based Nutrition Conference

Also, DNA tests of teeth reveal that some Paleo folks ate grains and legumes, foods eschewed by modern followers of the Paleo diet. Scientists have also found plaque in the arteries of about a third of mummies theyve examined. Levin also looked at studies of a modern hunter-gatherer group, the Hiwis of Venezuela and Colombia. This group hunts and collects 95 percent of their food. Theyre short, lethargic and unhealthy.

Some diets are doomed to fail

The reason has to do with the way the stomach detects and tells our brain how full we are. The results, published in the International Journal of Obesity, show that the nerves in the stomach that transmit signals of fullness to the brain seem to become desensitized after long-term consumption of a high-fat diet. September 22, 2013 1 Photo Why we need to be role models There arent enough of us living normal, stable lives. A couple of years ago, I attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Glen Kleine, my college journalism professor, and his wife Joan. I got married at age 52. Unless I live to be over 100, I am never going to have the type of unique celebration that the Kleines had. September 21, 2013 1 Photo The Madison County Historical Society will hear a presentation on Elmwood: The Lives Behind the Mystery at its quarterly meeting Thursday night. September 19, 2013 Honey comes in different colors, tastes In the U.S. there are over 300 different kinds of honey, each developing from a different floral source.

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