|First, before we embark on the subject of diet, let's first define what we mean. Diets are more or less a dirty word in American culture. Just saying the word conjures ups a distressing and difficult regimen of eating foods that are considered awful. That's not the scope of our diet section. |
Merriam Webster's medical dictionary defines diet as:
a : food and drink regularly provided or consumed b: the kind and amount of food prescribed for a person or animal for a special reason.
We'll cover both of these definitions with the various articles that follow, but trust me, we're not going to cover the ridiculous thousands of diets that don't work. This is common sense information that anyone can use.
submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 6/2/2003
When we eat what we eat has a lot to do with how much good we get from it. The proper combination of foods has had much said on it and there has been some controversy.
Obesity Tied to Steady Dose of Hunger Hormone
submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 6/30/2004
In thin people, levels of the hormone that makes you hungry -- ghrelin -- vary wildly throughout the day and peak at night. But overweight people maintain more constant levels of the hormone throughout the day and don't experience a nighttime spike.
The Comprehensive Thyroid Assessment
submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 6/24/2004
The Comprehensive Thyroid Assessment is a thorough analysis of thyroid hormone metabolism, including central thyroid gland regulation and activity, thyroid production and secretion, peripheral thyroid conversion, and thyroid autoimmunity. This test allows the practitioner to pinpoint common imbalances that underlie a broad spectrum of chronic illness.
The Low Stress Diet
submitted by Dr. Gary Farr 6/27/2003
I'm not big on diets, when it meant in the sense that you've got to be on a weird eating plan. They don't work in the long term. But, the Free Stress Diet uses common sense. You should read this.