MSN / Dr. Nancy Rahnama The Pros And Cons Of The Keto Diet, According To Doctors And Nutritionists July 11, 2018

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No doubt you’ve already heard about the ketogenic diet, also known as keto. Whole Pinterest boards and Instagram accounts are dedicated to the trend, and it has some pretty famous followers, including Halle Berry and Kourtney Kardashian.

Before you give it a go, you’ll want to know what it involves, how it works and, most importantly, what nutritionists and doctors think about the keto diet.

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Readers Digest / Dr. Nancy Rahnama 8 Dangerous Detoxes That Could Send You to the Hospital July 3, 2018

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Detoxes and cleanses are having their moment in the spotlight–but are they safe? Top doctors weigh in on why you should think twice before hopping on this bandwagon.

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First for Women / Dr. Nancy Rahnama Dieting for Dummies: 3 Weight-Loss Tips All Doctors Support June 29, 2018

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Trying to find good weight-loss advice can seem nearly impossible. One minute, researchers claim they’ve discovered a new superfood — and the next minute, a study comes out that asserts the exact opposite. As if losing weight wasn’t hard enough! But don’t despair — there are some pieces of solid advice that most, if not all, doctors tell their patients to follow when it comes to shedding pounds.

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Stylecaster.com / Dr. Nancy Rahnama Everything You Need to Know About ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ Sugars June 28, 2018

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It’s no secret that Americans consume way too much sugar. With the obesity epidemic at an all-time high, a lot of people are pointing to sugar as the main culprit. But is all sugar to blame? Contrary to what you might think, not all types of sugar make it onto the naughty list. (more…)

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Insider.com / Dr. Nancy Rahnama 5 scary things that could happen to your body on the keto diet June 28, 2018

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The ketogenic diet is seeing wild popularity for its positive weight loss effects. However, its potential negative, and even harmful, effects are seeing less attention. The keto diet is an extreme one that can bring on many complications, and you should be aware of them if you’re considering trying it out. (more…)

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EatThis.com / Dr. Nancy Rahnama 30 Ordering Hacks to Cut Calories When Dining Out June 28, 2018

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Finding healthier alternatives to your favorite dishes will help you save calories, fat, and sodium.

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Sheknows.com / Dr. Nancy Rahnama Yes, There’s Such a Thing as ‘Good Sugars’ — Here’s How to Find Them June 21, 2018

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It’s no secret that Americans consume way too much sugar. With the obesity epidemic at an all-time high, a lot of people are pointing to sugar as the main culprit. But is all sugar to blame? Contrary to what you might think, not all types of sugar make it onto the naughty list.

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Sheknows.com / Dr. Nancy Rahnama 5 Beverages That Count Toward Your Daily Water Intake June 21, 2018

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If you’d normally reach for a soda to quench your thirst, we have a better (but still fizzy) option for you.

Suzanne Dixon, a registered dietitian with The Mesothelioma Center, tells SheKnows that she recommends squeezing lemon or lime into sparkling water.

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healthline / Dr. Nancy Rahnama Sick of the Mediterranean Diet? Consider the Nordic Diet June 18, 2018

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You may have noticed there’s a new diet creating a lot of noise in the health and wellness scene.

It’s the Nordic diet, and some nutritionists think it may be one of the healthiest ways to eat.

The diet was constructed when health experts set out to find why, exactly, Northern Europe had lower obesity rates than the United States. The Nordic diet was developed based on the traditional cuisine found in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

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Healthyway.com / Dr. Nancy Rahnama Potential Causes Of Sudden Weight Gain According To Weight Management Experts June 14, 2018

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Sudden weight gain. Three words few people want to hear. And yet, there you are. You’ve stepped on the scale, and seemingly out of nowhere, your weight has skyrocketed.

If you haven’t eaten a Thanksgiving-sized meal or recently found out you’re pregnant, a sudden weight gain can send you into a tailspin, wondering exactly what the heck is going on with your body. Are you getting sick? Is your thyroid acting up? Is it cancer? Or are you absolutely fine and just need to refocus on your fitness?

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Reader's Digest / Dr. Nancy Rahnama 11 Hidden Dangers of the Keto Diet June 14, 2018

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The keto diet promises quick weight loss and more. But there can be negative side effects and even serious health consequences for those who are unaware.

Here, experts give the scoop on this nutrient-dense little powerhouse. Read on for all the pros and cons of pea protein and why it’s worth your attention–even if you’re not vegan or plant-based.

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Shape / Dr. Nancy Rahnama What’s the Deal with Pea Protein and Should You Give It a Try? June 14, 2018

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As plant-based eating becomes more and more popular, alternative protein sources have been flooding the food market. From quinoa and hemp to sacha inchi and chlorella, there are almost too many to count. You may have seen pea protein amongst these popular plant-based protein alternatives, but still be a bit confused about how on Earth peas could ever be an adequate source of protein.

Here, experts give the scoop on this nutrient-dense little powerhouse. Read on for all the pros and cons of pea protein and why it’s worth your attention–even if you’re not vegan or plant-based.

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Aaptiv / Dr. Nancy Rahnama Is Kombucha Actually Healthy? June 14, 2018

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You’ve likely heard of kombucha. It’s a trendy, fermented fizzy drink said to promote gut health, help with digestion, support weight loss, and strengthen your immune system. Researchers continue to explore the health benefits of the bubbly beverage. Evidence suggests that because it’s rich in probiotics–which increases the number of good bacteria in your gut–it’s a welcome addition to your diet. But it’s still up for debate. Our experts discuss whether or not kombucha is healthy, what to avoid when drinking it, and how often to pour yourself a glass.

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myfitnesspal / Dr. Nancy Rahnama Can Dieting Damage Your Metabolism? June 5, 2018

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When it comes to losing weight and maintaining weight loss, diets are obviously a popular choice — but what kind of effect can loss (and, realistically, gaining some back) have on your metabolism?

Understanding how the metabolism works — and the changes that occur when weight fluctuates — can be useful for creating a diet that’s beneficial instead of damaging.
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Insider / Dr. Nancy Rahnama 8 simple ways to curb your sugar cravings May 22, 2018

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A year-round resolution that many people make is to have healthier eating habits. Whether that means eating more fruits and veggies or cutting down on portions, changing your eating habits is a good start to having a healthier lifestyle. One of the first steps you can take to help is to cut down the amount of sugar you intake on a daily.

Though it wasn’t easy at first, Paddy Spence, CEO of Zevia– a line of zero-calorie, naturally sweetened beverages — cut sugar out of his diet 18 years ago.

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Barber Surgeons Guild / Dr. Nancy Rahnama IS OUR DIET MAKING OUR SEASONAL ALLERGIES WORSE? May 22, 2018

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Allergies can be the worst, forcing us to wake up every morning for weeks at a time like we feel like we have the worst cold ever, except it never actually does away.

We keep on hoping that there’s something we can be doing to help the symptoms, and many believe the changing our diet can help to alleviate symptoms – or avoid them getting worse. But is that actually true?

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U.S. News & World Report / Dr. Nancy Rahnama The hCG Diet May Help You Lose Weight, But at What Cost? May 22, 2018

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IS THE HCG DIET A SAFE, healthy and effective way to drop pounds? Or is it a gimmicky, unhealthy and even unsafe regimen that doesn’t help its followers achieve long-term weight loss? Many experts think poorly of the hCG diet – which combines an extremely low daily calorie intake with ingestion of the hormone hCG – as an effective way to lose weight. “The hCG diet is almost the quintessential fad diet,” says Mike Israetel, chief sports scientist for Renaissance Periodization, which provides online dieting and training templates and coaching. There are no clinical studies suggesting using hCG helps with weight loss.
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brit + co / Dr. Nancy Rahnama These Are the Vitamin Supplements Worth Taking May 21, 2018

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Is it just us, or are supplements *everywhere* these days? There are magic pills to boost your brain power. You can find beauty-enhancing vitamins to make your skin glow, your hair grow, and your nails get strong. Or, if you’re feeling more high-tech, there’s even a fitness device that creates personalized health supplements based on your activity. But do we really need all of these boosters, or are we just paying for a quick infusion of hope? We checked with the pros to find out which vitamins and supplements are worth shelling out for — and when to save your money.
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Men's Health / Dr. Nancy Rahnama 4 Health Benefits of Low-Carb Diets May 21, 2018

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Low-carb diets tend to be pretty polarizing. Some people think they’re ineffective, while others believe that they encourage bad habits like eating fatty bacon cheeseburgers.

But low-carb, high-protein diets can yield real health benefits if you take the right approach to them. In fact, a study published this month in the journal Pediatrics found that low-carb diets could possibly help Type 1 diabetes patients control their blood sugar.
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Prevention / Dr. Nancy Rahnama Acupuncture for Weight Loss: Does It Work? May 8, 2018

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Acupuncture–the Eastern practice of using super-thin needles to stimulate strategic points on your body–has an interesting health reputation. Traditional practitioners believe the ancient alternative medicine can help re-balance your body’s energy (called “qi”) by directing its flow.

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Prevention / Dr. Nancy Rahnama The Blood Type Diet: Can Eating Based on Your Genetics Help You Lose Weight? May 2, 2018

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Diets have historically taken a one-size-fits-all approach, but lately, nutrition advice has been all about getting personal. Thanks to the rising popularity of nutrigenomics–decoding your nutrition needs based on your genes–and a focus on creating healthy eating habits based on your lifestyle and preferences, diets no longer exist as they once did.

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Newsweek / Dr. Nancy Rahnama MAN GOES TO EMERGENCY ROOM, TESTED FOR BRAIN DAMAGE AFTER EATING WORLD’S HOTTEST CHILI PEPPER April 11, 2018

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Eating extremely spicy food may cause much greater discomfort than a burning tongue or watery eyes. A man who decided to eat what’s known as the world’s hottest chili pepper, the Carolina Reaper, went to the emergency room after experiencing striking, severe head pain for days.
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U.S. News & World Report / Dr. Nancy Rahnama 8 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism April 9, 2018

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Do you know anyone who seems to be able to eat anything he or she wants, in any quantity, without gaining an ounce? Some people are fortunate enough to have been born with a high metabolism.

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Shape / Dr. Nancy Rahnama Should You Be Fasting When You Fly? April 5, 2018

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Fasting is definitely buzzy right now. Intermittent fasting is becoming increasingly popular in the fitness community as a way to lose weight, and now, influencers are talking about other ways they use fasting as a tool for better health. (FWIW, some experts say the potential benefits of intermittent fasting may not be worth the risks.)

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