Phillip Minton M.D.

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Health Chocolate versus Chocolate Candybars

In anti-aging, cardiovascular, chocolate, diabetes, diet, health food, low carb diet, prevention diet on May 4, 2012 at 4:37 pm

It may be apt to say that for many people, perhaps even most, who do not have a major health problem such as diabetes, chocolate itself is so healthful that even consuming chocolate in the form of candy may be better than eating none at all. The reason is that cocoa solids, the raw material from which all chocolate confections must, at least in part, be made is so very healthful.

Let’s think about it. What are the main differences between the common chocolate candy bar and health chocolate? Keep reading…

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Make A Delicious New Year’s Resolution

In anti-aging, cardiovascular, dementia, diabetes, diet, health food, immune system, low carb diet, prevention diet on December 31, 2011 at 11:15 am

At this time of year we often determine to do better in life. We determine that this new year will be a better year. We will end it looking better, feeling better and having improved our life over the course of the year. These aspirations are laudable, but are they realistic? Are they achievable?

Let me tell you about one resolution that you will love to keep, and that will truly be likely to improve your quality of life and well-being. Keep reading

A Remedy for the Junkfood – Obesity Connection

In chocolate, diet, low carb diet, prevention diet on August 31, 2011 at 9:15 am

Studies show conclusively that junkfood marketing and consumption are major factors leading to childhood and adult obesity. Excessive amounts of sugar, salt and fat are the headline components of what we term “junkfood” because these are overabundant in our diet, crowd out other beneficial and less abundant nutrients, and are craved by most of us. They are therefore easy for food marketers to sell.

Perhaps a remedy for the junkfood-obesity problem is to encourage food marketers to sell us healthy versions of “junkfood” instead. For example, low-carb dark chocolate treats rather than the junkfood versions of the confection. Even though we consumers would be receiving far less unhealthy fats, sugar and salt, the chocolate is still satisfying.

Chocolate, Healthfood of the Gods, a new book by Phillip Minton, M.D.

In cardiovascular, dementia, diabetes, food and sex, low carb diet on May 25, 2011 at 7:00 pm

I’m very excited to announce that my new book Chocolate, Healthfood of the Gods is going to be released early June, 2011. Let me introduce this labor of love.

The title of my book, Chocolate, Health Food of the Gods is taken from the Greek name for chocolate which can roughly be translated as “God’s food”, “the divine food”, “food for the gods”, or “food of the gods”. Any way you translate it, the meaning is clear: this foodstuff chocolate is special. Really special and valuable to our health and our taste buds. Keep reading…