Fad Diets

What works, what doesnt? Is the HCG diet safe and effective?

14

Feb

The Keto Diet

Posted In: Fad Diets, Nutrition By Dr. Lazarus

I attended the Obesity Medicine Association medical conference in Washington, D.C., and had the pleasure of listening to Andreas Eenfeldt, MD, present on the Keto diet. This article represents a summary of his comments on Ketogenic Diets (a.k.a. “The Keto Diet.”) in addition to my own analysis. While ketogenic diets are nothing new, lately there […]

06

Feb

I recently had the pleasure of teaching at a medical weight loss conference alongside Dr. Jason Fung, author of “The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss.” Although fasting is not a new concept, Dr. Fung’s book promotes intermittent fasting as a tool to help with weight loss. Instead of focusing on what  you […]

It’s everywhere. The “gluten-free” label is now on foods that haven’t ever even shared a shelf with bread or barley. The term is so pervasive that we could be forgiven for thinking that EVERYONE should avoid gluten. Is this true? Are gluten-containing foods bad for human beings? Who actually should avoid gluten? What is gluten, […]

06

Dec

HCG To Be Removed From Market?

Posted In: Fad Diets By Dr. Lazarus

Is HCG being taken off the market? Today the FDA sent initial warning letters to 7 companies to stop selling HCG. HCG has been shown not to cause weight loss, and the accompanying 500 cal/d “Simeons” diet is thought by Bariatric Physicians to be inadequate to support lean body weight, leading to excess muscle loss […]

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