‘Dr. Gluten’ of NZ to Speak in Tucsonabout New Theory on Gluten Sensitivity

by Melissa Diane Smith

Dr. Rodney Ford, who is known as “Dr. Gluten” because of his expertise in gluten sensitivity, will present evidence to support his breakthrough idea that gluten sensitivity is caused by neurological harm, not gut damage as is commonly thought, at the Southern Arizona Celiac Support Group meeting in Tucson, Arizona, at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2009. The event will take place at the Pima Community College District Office Campus, 4905 E. Broadway, Building C, and it is free and open to the public. To view a map of the location, click here.

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Think You Need to Exercise Harderto Lose Weight? Think Again

by Melissa Diane Smith

Are you exercising like crazy and still not losing excess weight? That may be because you’re following a strategy that doesn’t work.

Contrary to what we’ve been told the past few decades, exercise doesn’t help people lose weight. In fact, it can lead to weight gain. What we eat matters much more in shedding unwanted pounds than exercise, according to the August 17th TIME magazine cover story, “The Myth About Exercise.”

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Reminder about Coaching Special,Food Slide Show, Other Odds & Ends

A reminder: My Coaching Program Special continues through October 31, 2009. When you purchase any nutrition coaching program on or before that date, you will get an extra 45-minute coaching session over the phone (a $100 value) absolutely free. That is in addition to a free online Going Against the Grain Group membership (a $24.99 value) and a free Healthier Holidays Going Against the Grain E-book (a $15.95 value). The E-book is perfect for getting you prepared for the upcoming holiday season.

Still wondering about nutrition coaching? Here is a testimonial from one of my new coaching clients who has recently taken advantage of the Coaching Program Special:

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SPECIAL REPORT: Nutrition Missingfrom the Health Care Debate;Make Your Own Health Insurance

by Melissa Diane Smith

(Opinion) – Confused about the health care debate? Or have a strong viewpoint on one side or another? Either way, consider this: The health care debate really is a disease care debate because nutrition, the key factor that affects our health and prevents disease, isn’t part of anything that is being discussed.

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Paleolithic Diet Improves Glycemic Control, Cardiac Risk Factors Better Than Standard Diabetes Diet

by Melissa Diane Smith

In the first study to compare the Paleolithic hunter-gatherer diet and the conventionally recommended diabetes diet in people who have type 2 diabetes, the Paleolithic diet improved glycemic control and HDL-cholesterol and lowered blood pressure, weight, and waist circumference better than the diabetes diet over a three-month study period.

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