Diet ScienceAuthor: Dee and Michael McCaffrey
16 Oct 2018

Diet Science

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Diet Science is a fun 7 to 8 minute weekly program with insights and straight scoops on today's health and diet issues from Dee McCaffrey, CDC. Dee is an Organic Chemist who lost 100 pounds, nearly half her body weight, and has kept it off for 20 years by staying away from processed foods. She's the author of The Science of Skinny, released by Perseus June 2012, and The Science of Skinny Cookbook, which was released December 2014.

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    New research shows Ketogenic Diets May Increase Your Diabetes Risk and Shorten Your Life Span

    A study published in the Journal of Physiology found that animals fed a ketogenic diet were at a much greater risk of becoming insulin resistant than animals who ate a standard American high fat, high carb diet.

    Listen in this week as Dee discusses this and other studies showing how the trend toward ketogenic diets may pose previously unknown health risks.


  • Posted on 01 Oct 2018

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    What is Powdered Oil?

    Have you seen something called powdered olive oil or powdered sunflower oil on an ingredient list lately?  How does an oil become a powder?  Listen in this week as Dee explains how oils are transformed into powders, and why the chemistry of oils dictates this may not be the best way to consume them.


  • Posted on 24 Sep 2018

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    Lots to Love About Lupin

    Over the last 20 years, scientists have been studying the nutrient content and health benefits of an ancient legume called lupin.  Listen in this week as Dee discusses how this amazing little bean can revolutionize your health in surprising ways.

    Link to Lupin beans

    Link to Lupini Beans Snack Starter Pack


  • Posted on 17 Sep 2018

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    Can Your Saliva Help Change the Taste of Bitter Leafy Greens?

    Why do humans instinctively dislike bitter foods?  How can we learn to love them?  Listen in this week as Dee discusses a new study showing how proteins in your saliva can take the bitter edge off eating leafy greens and other bitter foods.


  • Posted on 03 Sep 2018

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    Water Kefir: A Sweet Fizzy Probiotic Drink

    Water kefir is a non-dairy, caffeine-free sparkling probiotic beverage that's a great alternative to soda.  Listen in this week as Dee explains the differences between water kefir, dairy kefir, and kombucha tea, and why this fizzy drink is great for your gut.

    Link to KEVITA Tangerine Sparkling Probiotic Drink


  • Posted on 27 Aug 2018

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