Thursday, July 31, 2008

Christin talks about Kimkins

Jimmy Mmore has a new podcast interview with former Kimkins covergirl Chrstin Sherburne.

It's really nice to hear from Christin herself how she's doing after a really difficult year, including recovery from harm the Kimkins diet did to her physcially and emotionally. It's also helpful to hear a little news about the pending Kimkins class action lawsuit, since the process is so v~e~r~y long!

You can read more about Christin and her Kimkins experience on her blog.

Thanks, Christin!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Big news day for lowcarb diets!

These are different interpretations of the same info. I think it's all good news! Will the world get it? I hope so!

OK, I think it'll take more than this, but still... I'll take good news where I can! Note that none of the articles says to starve yourself on a low-everything diet until you lose your menstrual cycle, muscle mass and hair.

Study: Low-carb diet best for weight, cholesterol
Low-carb and Mediterranean diets beat low-fat for weight-loss ...
Best Diet: Low-Fat, Low-Carb or Mediterranean?

Some Recent Health News

I found these articles interesting and thought I'd share them here.


This one supports the importance of essential fatty acids for mental health.

Eating Healthy Food Can Keep Mental Disorders At Bay!

The title on this one explains itself. Don't think that supplements can take the place of food.

Vitamin-rich foods always trump a bottle of supplements, nutrition experts say

This one talks about how extreme diets can damage fertility. Kimkins members, if you start missing periods, please stop the diet. You don't have to be down to skin & bones to be harmed this way. Sorry about that annoying Citibank ad - I can't figure out how to make it go away but if you copy the text of the story into notepad or something, you can read the words blocked by the ad.

Excessive weight loss can affect women’s ability to conceive

The title explains itself on this one, too.

Seek lifelong health over short-term weight loss

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Kimkins Deceptive Marketing - Food Pictures

This picture is part of a banner on the Kimkins site. Wouldn't you want to go on a diet where you could eat like this and still lose a ton of weight? (Actually you can, but not on Kimkins!) Those pictures stolen from other web sites to lure dieters into paying $80 just to find out that you don't really get to eat that way at all. Don't complain, though, because if you want to eat like the plan she advertised, you must not want to lose weight bad enough.

Now go back and look at Mariasol's previous brilliant posts about what the Kimkins diet really looks like:

Thursday, July 3, 2008

From Dr. Briffa: Omega-3 fat supplementation found to improve brain function

One of the nutrients Kimkins is most deficient in is essentail fatty acids. They're called essential for a reason! Here's a post from Dr. Briffa about the importance of Omega 3s for basic brain function, and potentially protecting you from dementia.

Regina Wilshire recently posted about Omega 3s and the brain, too. On her blog you'll find a wealth of easy to understand information about essential fatty acids and balance. You can also learn about ways to lose weight and improve your health, if you are looking for a way to get off the nutritionally bankrupt Kimkins diet but aren't sure where to start.