With the New Year upon us we look back to view important events. Diet related health is a number one concern worldwide. Below I've posted a screen shot taken today of Google's top diet trends for 2014. I am gratified to see people motivated to avoid processed and inflammatory foods (Paleo), markedly reduce refined carbohydrates (Atkins) and avoid gluten (Gluten Free Diet).
In the spirit of a healthy 2015 I propose a New Year's Challenge: For a period of 30 days, eat a balanced diet but avoid all grains and added sugars/sweeteners. At the end of 30 days write me a note to tell me how you feel and what you noticed.
For guidelines to this approach I recommend http://www.dietdoctor.com/lchf
Wishing you health and prosperity in 2015,
Ann Marie Childers, MD