Diet ScienceAuthor: Dee and Michael McCaffrey
21 May 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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    Ketogenic Diets: Healthy Long Term Lifestyle or Short Term Biochemical Back-up System?

    ​People who follow ketogenic diets initially lose weight rapidly, but are there unidentified long-term health issues resulting from the low intake of plant foods on this diet?
    Listen in this week as Dee ​explains the ketogenic diet from a biochemical and nutritional standpoint.

  • Posted on 14 May 2018

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    ​The 2018 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce is Here!

    Every year the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit advocacy group, publishes a list of 48 common produce items and ranks them according to how contaminated they are with pesticide residues that you many potentially be eating!    Listen in this week as Dee discusses what's new this year and which foods you should always eat organically grown, and which are safe to eat non-organic.

    Download a pocket size copy of the  2018 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce at or download the "Dirty Dozen" mobile app.


  • Posted on 07 May 2018

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    Move over Chia---Here Comes Sacha Inchi​

    If you're looking to upgrade your intake of omega-3's, give sacha inchi a try.  ​Listen in this week as Dee t​alks about this crisp little seed with a nutty flavor and an impressive nutrient profile.

    Link to ​Sacha Inchi

  • Posted on 23 Apr 2018

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    Has Coffee Reached Health Food Status?

    The studies continue to mount in favor of the morning cup of joe. So, can coffee join the ranks of green tea and dark chocolate as super health foods? ​Listen in this week as Dee ​explains the studies, and why not everyone can benefit from drinking coffee.

  • Posted on 16 Apr 2018

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    ​Why is a Strain of Yeast More Effective at Lowering Cholesterol than Statin Drugs?

    ​​In 1979 a Japanese biochemist discovered that a strain of yeast naturally produced a substance that lowers the production of cholesterol in the body. ​Listen in this week as Dee ​explains how this substance works, and why it's more safe and effective than statin drugs.

    ​Link to ​Red Yeast Rice

    Link to Co-Q10

  • Posted on 09 Apr 2018


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