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Cleaning Up the Yard: Why Weight Loss Itself is Meaningless by Dr. Barbara Berkeley Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training by Barbara Berkeley, MD Imagine that you lived next door to a factory that was working on an automatic program and was spewing out toxic garbage.   Over t ... Read on »
Look Too Closely And Maybe You Can't Listen Anymore by Dr. Barbara Berkeley Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training by Barbara Berkeley, MD We hear a lot these days about listening to our bodies.  The body is presumed to speak the truth.  The problem, we are told, is not that the ... Read on »
Keep Your Internal Thermostat Guessing: The Winter Weight Stall by Dr. Barbara Berkeley Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training by Barbara Berkeley, MD During the spring, summer and fall in our Cleveland practice I can generally predict that 80% of the patients we see will be losing we ... Read on »
Obesity and the Brain: Let's Talk by Dr. Barbara Berkeley Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training by Barbara Berkeley MD An email from a friend of mine started me thinking about this topic again and it's a fascinating one. I am interested in the fact that we spen ... Read on »
CVS Gets Rid of Tobacco, but What About the Other Stuff? by Dr. Barbara Berkeley Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training by Barbara Berkeley, I'm certainly not the only one who used to note the irony of cartons of cigarettes stacked semi-furtively behind the check-out counter at d ... Read on »
More on Irisin and Brown Fat: Still Mysterious, Still Intriguing by Dr. Barbara Berkeley Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training This winter’s frigid temperatures could be having one desirable side effect. They may be revving up your metabolism. This winter’s frigid tem ... Read on »
Simple Closet, Simple Menu by Dr. Barbara Berkeley Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training by Barbara Berkeley, MD It's been just two weeks since I resolved to do  one new thing each day , in search for an answer to the following question:  can daily micro ... Read on »
Won't You Be My Neighbor? More on the Microbiome by Dr. Barbara Berkeley Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training by Barbara Berkeley Are you as fascinated by the microbiome as I am?   It seems simply amazing to me that, until just recently, we've completely missed the fact ... Read on »
Sandra Aamodt: Why dieting doesn't usually work | Video on TED.com by Dr. Barbara Berkeley Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training Three and a half years ago, I made one of the best decisions of my life. As my New Year's resolution, I gave up dieting, stopped worrying about my weight, and lea ... Read on »
Why They Call It NEW Year: My Resolution for 2014 by Dr. Barbara Berkeley Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training by Barbara Berkeley, MD So, I woke up on January 1 feeling a little restless. I'm about to turn 66 this year and while I feel completely unchanged physically (an ... Read on »
Happy New Year from Me by Dr. Barbara Berkeley Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training by Barbara Berkeley, MD Dear Readers, The New Year reminds us that life is cyclical and that the earth is constantly turning a page.  With each year, we advance ... Read on »
In response to my rant on ... by Dr. Barbara Berkeley Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training In response to my rant on diet books, reader, blogger and ace maintainer DebraSY sent her own guide to vetting books on weight loss. It's classic DSY, so I loved it! H ... Read on »
Diet Books of 2014: "What Are You Hungry For?" Disappoints Me by Dr. Barbara Berkeley Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training by Barbara Berkeley, MD The beginning of each year brings a new crop of diet books.  Publishers aren't stupid.  They know that the most common New Year's resolution ... Read on »
Medical Contrarian: A Most Interesting Story About Fats and Science by Dr. Barbara Berkeley Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training by Barbara Berkeley, MD I couldn't get enough of  this article  on Dr. Fred Kummerow, 99 year old researcher who has spent his life studying dietary fats.   ... Read on »
Foie Gras---Human Style by Dr. Barbara Berkeley Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training by Barbara Berkeley, MD It's an expensive delicacy that appears on the menus of fine restaurants world-wide.  Foie Gras is goose liver, but not just any old liver.   ... Read on »
In Food Cravings, Sugar Trumps Fat - NYTimes.com by Dr. Barbara Berkeley Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training An intriguing new study suggests that what really draws people to rich desserts and prompts them to eat much more than perhaps they know they should ... Read on »
Falling Off the Various Wagons: A Holiday Peril by Dr. Barbara Berkeley Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training by Barbara Berkeley, MD Some years ago I wrote about the fact that weight maintainers have to live on a sort-of island.  While everyone around them is splashing in a ... Read on »
Once Again Into the Fray: Avoiding the Holiday Five by Dr. Barbara Berkeley Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training by Barbara Berkeley, MD What's the most common (and least kept) New Year's resolution?   You guessed it. If you are hanging around this site, chances are you al ... Read on »
Banning Trans-Fats: A Lesson in Questioning the "Common Wisdom" by Dr. Barbara Berkeley Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training by Barbara Berkeley, MD On Thursday, the FDA announced that it will move to ban trans-fats from the food supply .  Trans-fats, which as you know by now are fats that ... Read on »
What's Your 'Fitness Age'? - NYTimes.com by Dr. Barbara Berkeley Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Endurance Training This article appears in the Nov. 3, 2013 issue of The New York Times Magazine. Trying to quantify your aerobic fitness is a daunting task. It usually ... Read on »