Does Obesity Begin In Kindergarten?

Fat Child

Is Obesity Caused By Bad Genes Or Bad Lifestyle?  Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney In past issues of “Health Tips From the Professor” I have shared some common sense weight loss tips. But what if it is all for naught. What if there is nothing you can do about your weight! You may have seen the […]

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Is Fish Oil Really Snake Oil?

Fish Oil

Does Fish Oil Reduce Heart Disease Risk? Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney One of my readers recently sent me a video titled “Is Fish Oil Just Snake Oil?” and asked me to comment on it. The doctor who made the video claimed that the most recent studies had definitively shown that omega-3 fatty acids, whether from […]

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Does An Apple A Day Keep Statins Away?


The Latest On Diet And Heart Health Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney In a previous “Health Tips From the Professor” I talked about how difficult it has been to prove that statins significantly reduce the risk of heart attack or cardiovascular deaths in a low risk population group. Now let’s look at the other side of […]

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Does Leucine Trigger Muscle Growth?

post-Workout Protein Shake

What Does The Perfect Post-Workout Protein Shake Look Like? Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney If you work out on a regular basis and read any of the “muscle magazines”, you’ve seen the ads. “Explode Your Muscles.” “Double Your Gains.” They all claim to have the perfect post-workout protein shake, backed by science. They all sound so […]

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Could Omega-3s Improve Reading Skills?


Can DHA Help Johnny Read? Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney If you are like most parents, you want to do everything you can to assure that your kids have the skills they need to succeed in school, and reading probably tops the list of necessary skills. If your child is reading below their age level, could […]

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7 Easy Ways To Spot Fad Diets

Fad Diets

The FTC Finally Targets Deceptive Advertising Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney I think it was P. T. Barnum who said “There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute”. That’s particularly true in the diet world where hucksters seem to be all around us – especially this time of year. You’ve seen the weight loss ads touting: Pills or […]

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Are Diet Pills Safe?

New Year Diet

Another Diet Pill Bites The Dust Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney The New Year is upon us, and everyone is looking for an easy way to lose weight. Let’s face it. Losing weight is difficult. You have to give up your favorite foods. You’re often hungry and cranky. You have to change your lifestyle. And did […]

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The Two Biggest Misconceptions About Supplementation

Nutrition Myths

Secrets You Need To Know Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney In last week’s “Health Tips From The Professor” I told you the truth behind the headlines that vitamins are a waste of money. This week I’m going to be talking about the two biggest misconceptions that people have about supplementation. These are two secrets you need […]

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Are Multivitamins A Waste Of Money?


Don’t Throw Your Vitamins Away Yet Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney Are Multivitamins A Waste Of Money? You’ve seen the headlines telling you that “the experts” have concluded that multivitamins are a waste of money. You might be wondering “What’s behind these headlines? Who are these experts, and what is their evidence?” Let’s start at the […]

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Belly Fat Increases Your Risk Of Dementia


Does Belly Fat Make You Dumb? Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney In last week’s “Healh Tips From the Professor” I told you that abdominal obesity (otherwise known as “belly fat“) increases your risk of dying from both heart disease and cancer. But you probably knew that already. This week I’m going to tell you about a […]

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