Brown Rice versus White Rice:  Which One Is Really Healthier?

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by David Greenwalt Brown rice is a whole grain; white rice is not. Brown rice contains more fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients than white rice. Seems like brown rice is the clear winner in terms of health, right? Some have suggested that it may not be quite so clear. All those extra vitamins and minerals in brown rice are accompanied by phytates – molecules that can limit absorption of some nutrients. In recent years, there has also been concern over levels of arsenic ...

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My Certainty is Greater Than Your Doubt

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Hundreds of graduates have told me their thinking, prior to taking a deep breath and clicking the ENROLL NOW button, was “If I don’t start-I can’t fail again.” But over the decades I’ve been coaching weight loss literally hundreds of graduates have personally told me the “don’t start-can’t fail” statement is just a protective cover up and is not what they really feel inside. You know how the other diet-programs end. They end with you regaining some, all, or more than all the weight you ...

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The Program You Recommend to the Ones You Love

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We're all wired pretty much the same in that we're not going to share something with a loved one unless we really like it and believe in it. The last thing any of us wants to do is steer our loved ones the wrong way. Over the 17 years I've been conducting my classes something I've notice over and over is Lifestyle 180 is something my students are proud of. They tell their doctor about it, their friends, and most impressively for me, they tell their most beloved family. Lifestyle 180 is ...

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New Year – Got Resolutions?

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Happy New Year! I'm not a big fan of resolutions but I am a big fan of goals. As I discussed this issue recently with a client she phrased it perfectly when she said the end of year, beginning of the new is a chronological marker of an ending and a beginning. While there is objectively no difference between December 31st and March 15th as one of 365 days in a year I'm very much okay with going with the flow and using the end of year and beginning of the next as a "marker" to reflect a bit ...

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What Are Nightshades? Good or Bad?

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by David Greenwalt What are nightshades? Despite their rather mysterious-sounding name, “nightshades” are simply a family of plants. Their scientific name is Solanaceae. The family includes over 2,000 species, ranging from vines and herbs to shrubs and trees. Most nightshades are inedible, but a few are commonly eaten: potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, chili peppers, and eggplant. Less common foods from the nightshade family are ground cherries, tomatilloes, and red goji ...

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