Red Couch Conversations, Episode 9 – Why Fit Doesn’t Always Equal Healthy

This is a very interesting dogma that we see going around in the health & fitness industry. Ultimately, losing weight and/or getting "abs" doesn't always equal becoming healthier. As a matter of fact, more often than not, people end up changing their physical look and still having health issues (most times having even more health issues because of the added stress load exercise, dieting & NOT changing your mindset can be!).

The Minnesota Semi-Starvation Experiment (1944-1945)

The Minnesota Starvation Experiment, also known as the Minnesota Semi-Starvation Experiment, the Minnesota Starvation-Recovery Experiment and the Starvation Study, was a clinical study performed at the University of Minnesota between November 19, 1944 and December 20, 1945. The investigation was designed to determine the physiological and psychological effects of severe and prolonged dietary restriction and the effectiveness of dietary rehabilitation strategies.

The Shocking Origin of Vegetable Oil — Garbage!

Looking back over the last 40 years, it’s hard to understand how we could have been so gullible. We believed that fat, and more specifically saturated fat (found primarily in animal foods), was thought to increase cholesterol and cause heart disease. Instead, we should switch to ‘heart healthy’ vegetable oils, like cottonseed, corn, safflower and soy oils. But recent evidence suggests this was a Faustian bargain. The industrially processed seed oils were much, much worse. It was all a terrible mistake that began with Crisco.