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Eating Right

Eating right should not be complicated. You don’t need to count calories, “net carbs,” glycemic loads, or “points” all day long. With the Pritikin Program, you’ll simply eat and enjoy good food. Learn how easy healthy eating can be.

Why You Crave Unhealthy Food

Junk Food Cravings and Addiction to Unhealthy Food

Why Do I Crave Junk Food? Melt in your mouth, drool-worthy, highly-processed junk food feels good to eat. You can thank sugar, salt and fat. This dynamic trio lures you in, bathing your tongue blissful sensation that triggers the sensation of pleasure. Indulging in pleasurable things makes one happy. It’s no wonder unhealthy food is…

How to Get More Energy Naturally

How to Get More Energy

You are unique. From the way you sleep to the food you eat, there are a vast array of factors that affect whether you feel weary. Energy isn’t just a simple light switch that can be turned on and off. It’s more comparable to a circuit board that is influenced by hundreds of wires bringing…

Is Pasta Healthy, or Not?

Can Pasta be Part of a Healthy Diet?

Can Pasta be Part of a Healthy Diet? Refined pasta isn’t good for anyone, according to expert Kimberly Gomer, Director of Nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center and Spa. “We all need to recognize that pasta is a processed product – it is not a whole food,” notes Gomer. The healthiest foods are whole foods:…

Foods That Promote Liver Health

Best Foods to Combat Fatty Liver Disease

Just as high blood pressure can be a hidden risk factor for heart disease, NAFLD is the silent precursor to serious liver complications, including a form of hepatitis called NASH, and inflammation and liver injury that can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Learn about foods and other lifestyle measures that promote liver health.

Fruits and Veggies For Weight Loss

The Best Foods for Weight Loss are Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and Veggies For Weight Loss At the Pritikin Longevity Center, fruits and veggies are rock stars. From fresh mango to roasted Brussels sprouts, they’re bountiful at the health resort, and delicious. For 40-plus years, Pritikin’s faculty has been praising them for their health and weight-control benefits. Now more evidence, presented at the European Congress…

Foods That Fight Depression

Best Foods That Fight Depression

The more we rely on food as our “medicine,” the less we need actual medicine. That may be especially important for conditions, like depression, in which the pharmaceuticals prescribed often come with the possibility of many negative side effects, such as increased appetite and weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, loss of sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, constipation, dry mouth, blurred vision, nausea, and even increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Is acrylamide bad for you?

Is coffee with acrylamide bad for you?

In the United States, fried potato products like French fries and potato chips are the greatest source of acrylamide in many peoples’ diets (38%), followed by crackers, cookies and cakes (17%), bread (14%), snacks such as roasted nuts, and popcorn (14%), cereal products (9%), and lastly, coffee (8%).

Are nightshade vegetables bad for you?

Are nightshade vegetables bad for you?

“There is no evidence I am aware of that supports any claims that dietary lectins are bad for you, or that they somehow promote obesity,” sums up Kimberly Gomer, MS, RD, Director of Nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center.

Do PFAS cause weight gain?

Do PFASs cause weight gain

Concentrations of PFAS tend to higher in processed, high-calorie-dense foods – in containers for fast foods, for example, in cans of soda pop, and in the packaging used in super-processed, ready-made foods, from pies to frozen pizzas.

Does Intermittent Fasting Work?

Does intermittent fasting work? Does time-restricted eating?

“I find that most of my clients who try the intermittent fasting protocol end up bingeing during their feeding window, and it turns into a disaster,” observes Kimberly Gomer, MS, RD, Director of Nutrition at the Pritikin Longevity Center.

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