5 Nutrition and Health Myths

Nutrition

Over the years, old fashion myths or misconceptions about nutrition have been perpetuated by the media, magazines and even some health care professionals. Here are some examples. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day Previous studies have suggested that eating breakfast might be linked to maintaining good health and a healthy weight, but …

But Doctor, I don’t……

Food addiction

People tell me that they do not use add sugar to their drinks anymore, that they avoid juice and fizzy drinks …But where is all the sugar coming from? Most people eat sugar in the form of carbohydrate. This can lead to problems like gaining weight, poor diabetes control, overeating, sugar cravings, binge eating. Let’s …

What is an addictive personality?

Food addiction

An addictive personality can make addiction more likely. Addictions can come in a wide range of forms, including food, drugs, alcohol, gambling, exercise, pornography, shopping, internet and more. These substance or behaviours can give a ‘high’ or a ‘kick’ if repeated often enough. They turn into pleasurable activities that help the addict cope with stress, …

To Juice or Not to Juice, that is the question

Nutrition

Thankfully, the juicing obsession of the 80s disappeared a few years ago but there is still plenty of people that think that juicing fruit or vegetables is good for their health, in fact, some of them think it is extremely good for you. I can’t count the number of patients (most of them living with …

Food Addiction, Myth or Reality?

Food addiction

Does food addiction exist, or it is just an excuse for overeating and “always being on a diet”? How can we have an addiction to something as necessary as eating? In my 20 years of clinical experience, I have never seen so many people suffering from chronic illnesses, obesity and being overweight. I speak of …