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How to Prevent Gaining Weight After Low-Carb Dieting

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 355 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. If you found this article because you reached your goal weight, congratulations! That is no easy feat! Following a low-carb or ketogenic diet over the long-term can be quite...

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A Lesson in Self-Worth

This is a guest post by Allie Worsdale, who submitted the following essay as an assignment in Dr. Chris Patti's course at Appalachian State University. This essay has been featured on the Optimal Living Daily podcast - Episode 708. I think everyone has a moment in...

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Problems with the Whole 30 Diet

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 350 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. The Whole 30 diet is a version of an elimination diet that is gaining steam. Described by its co-author, Melissa Hartwig, as a “short-term reset,” the philosophy behind this diet...

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White Rice vs. Brown Rice – Nutrition

White Rice vs. Brown Rice – Nutrition

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 330 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. At my previous job, where I was a wellness specialist for a university, someone asked me about brown vs. white rice. At the time, a well-publicized article mentioned the higher...

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How Common Are Milk Allergies and What Should I Do About It?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 325 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. Food allergies seem to be much more common nowadays. Once, we thought of food allergies as really only affecting kids, and is something most eventually grow out of, but now it...

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How to Fix Your Gut Microbiome After Antibiotics and More

How to Fix Your Gut Microbiome After Antibiotics and More

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 320 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. Lately, researchers have been spending a lot of time researching this thing called the microbiome. One of the biggest challenges when studying the microbiome is actually trying...

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Are Protein Bars and Energy Bars Good For You?

Are Protein Bars and Energy Bars Good For You?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 315 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. At this time, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t have any rules on what constitutes a “protein bar.” This means that the food could have 1 gram of protein or 20 and...

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What Are Branched Chain Amino Acids?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 310 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. In typical Dr. Neal fashion, I will start from the beginning just to make sure we all understand what branched chain amino acids are. Then I will get into whether they are useful...

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Will Eating Too Much Fruit Cause Weight Gain?

Will Eating Too Much Fruit Cause Weight Gain?

Listen to Dr. Neal address this topic on Episode 305 of the podcast Optimal Health Daily. I will quote Cosmo Kramer from Seinfeld here, after a modeling agent told him that he looks very lean: You know I try to take care of myself. I watch what I eat. Ah, just...

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