Diet ScienceAuthor: Dee and Michael McCaffrey
21 Feb 2019

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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    Can Your Instant Pot Improve Your Nutrition?

    There's a lot of heat used in pressure cooking, so is there a nutritional difference between steaming food, boiling food or cooking it under pressure?  Listen in this week as Dee lays out the science behind what pressure cooking does to starch, vitamins, and antioxidants in foods. Link to Instant Pot:

  • Posted on 18 Feb 2019

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    Food Allergy, Sensitivity, Intolerance--What's the Difference?

    Although they can have similar symptoms, food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances are very different conditions.  Listen in this week as Dee discusses each of these reactions to foods, and what it ultimately means for your health.

  • Posted on 28 Jan 2019

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    Thanksgiving Edition - Pumpkin Pie Makeover and More!

    Listen in this week as Dee talks about how to makeover pumpkin pie, whipped cream, and cranberry sauce into processed-free holiday fare.  She also talks about the strategies you can take to keep from overindulging during the holiday.

    Link to Dee's Whole Wheat Pie Crust

    Link to Dee's Organic Pumpkin Pie

    Link to How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree Article

    Link to Dee's Real Deal Whipped Cream

    Link to Dee's Sugar-Free Blood Orange Cranberry Sauce


  • Posted on 13 Nov 2018

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    Red Foods for Your Immune System

    Get prepared for cold and flu season by loading up your plate with red-colored foods. Listen in this week as Dee discusses how the nutrients in red-colored foods support immune health.

    Link to Dee's special sugar-free cranberry sauce

  • Posted on 22 Oct 2018

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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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