A Calorie is a Calorie…. Or is it?

We have long thought that obesity can simply be blamed on a caloric imbalance. We’ve all heard it, “Eat less, move more”.  For over 30 years a low fat diet high in carbohydrates has been touted as the way to health. Yet, as Jason Fung MD notes in his book The Obesity Code, from 1985-2001 obesity in Canada has tripled and type 2 diabetes continues to rise. It seems we persist in treating the problems caused by obesity, like diabetes and high blood pressure, rather than correcting the root cause. Calories have different metabolic responses in the body; a calorie of olive oil will … Continue reading A Calorie is a Calorie…. Or is it?