Part 1: What can genetic tests tell us about our nutritional needs?

DNA manA number of companies have begun offering DNA tests to inform how your genetic makeup influences how you metabolize and respond to food. This exciting field of personalized dietary recommendations offers great promise. Yet, the field is new, and it can be difficult to determine what type of testing should be performed, what exactly the results mean, and the real-world implication of those results. It’s my goal to help explain this complex field. Today, we’ll start by asking, “How do genetic tests work?”  Continue reading

Fasting between meals can burn fat and improve metabolic health

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Eating three meals per day- breakfast, lunch, and dinner- has become engrained in many cultures. Many hold the notion that regular and frequent eating is vital for health. Yet, new research suggests that eating the same total amount of food, but increasing the duration of fasting between meals may yield better health outcomes. Continue reading