Masters of Health Magazine January 2017 - Page 15

#9 Almonds for Osteoporosis

My favorite videos are the less academic ones that offer real-world, day-to-day dietary advice. Others this year in this category included Fennel Seeds for Menstrual Cramps & PMS, Club Soda for Stomach Pain and Constipation, and Ginger for Osteoarthritis, where a quarter- to a half-teaspoon a day of ground ginger was found to be as pain-relieving as ibuprofen, without the risk of damage to the intestinal lining.

#8 Egg Industry Response to Choline and TMAO

Egg industry shenanigan videos are a perennial favorite and 2016 was no exception. This one details how they funded a study designed to cover up the toxic trimethylamine oxide reaction. For a blast from the past, the original doozy was back in 2014: Who Says Eggs Aren't Healthy or Safe?

#7 Animal Protein Compared to Cigarette Smoking

Only about one in 10,000 people make it to be 100 years old. What’s their secret? That's the question I took on in this firecracker. Protein videos were popular in general this year, including The Protein Combining Myth (yes, plant proteins are complete proteins) and The Great Protein Fiasco (we don't need as much protein as we thought).

#6 Is it Worth Switching from White Rice to Brown?

I think this one was popular because it drew lots of people asking that question on Google. Or maybe people like grain videos? Gut Microbiome: Strike it Rich with Whole Grains was also at hit this year. And speaking of our good gut bacteria, Effect of Sucralose (Splenda) on the Microbiome was a runner-up.

#5 Eating More to Weigh Less

I introduce the concept of energy density to explain how a study can show participants lose an average of 17 pounds within 21 days while eating a greater quantity of food. My kind of diet! Another popular 2016 weight loss video, Can Morbid Obesity Be Reversed through Diet?, asked if there was a safe way to lose hundreds of pounds.

#4 How Not to Die from Cancer

I'm excited one of my "on camera" experiments made the list. The second most popular was How Not to Die from Diabetes.

#3 Who Shouldn't Consume Curcumin or Turmeric?

This may have been another inadvertent Google coup, similar to another popular recent one Who Shouldn't Eat Soy?

#2 Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help with Weight Loss?

CT scans confirm daily vinegar consumption can lead to a significant loss of abdominal fat. It has other benefits too, which is why my family now incorporates various vinegars into our daily diet. How much are we talking about? Check out my follow-up video Optimal Vinegar Dose.