Evidence for Health

These days it is common to hear and read about “evidence based” medicine and recommendations. What does it mean in your life? How do you use the evidence to improve your health and well-being?

I’ll sort through the evidence available to provide a comprehensive look at how your lifestyle, eating habits, stress and activity level all impact your health and well-being and how you can control your weight and health in the long-term!

Let me clearly state my bias….I believe that a carbohydrate restricted dietary approach offers your best option for nutrient-density, weight management and energy level. This is not to say it is right for everyone, but it is an option that is supported by the scientific evidence and can be used by many people quite successfully.

My objective here is to provide my readers with timely evidence from scientific studies that supports healthy habits along with musings, thoughts and other things from various sources!


15 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Chris Scalise  |  August 15, 2008 at 9:20 pm


    I came across your site today and thought it would be worthwhile to introduce ourselves.

    Opposing Views (www.opposingviews.com) is a new site that features experts debating real-life issues head-to-head. Our experts range from the NRA to the Obama Campaign to the Sierra Club and many more.

    We thought your readers might be interested in our low carb debate:


    If you think you would indeed be interested, we would appreciate a link or mention on your blog. In exchange we would create a profile for you on the site where you can link to your site.

    In addition, we’re always working on new questions and finding new experts to contribute. Do you have recommendations for questions or experts (individuals and organizations) that you think your readers would be interested in seeing?

    Thank you for your time.

    Chris Scalise
    Editorial Assistant
    Opposing Views
    (909) 561-1793

  • 2. markus  |  August 29, 2008 at 10:49 am

    your new url has gone nuts
    whenever i link from you new main page to another in your site, the url remains the same. (I’m using firefox BTW)
    if i access a link “in a separate page” the url changes as it should.
    the RSS url doesn’t work when i set it up in pageflakes – the resulting pageflake always reverts to your old site



  • 3. Blogs I’m Reading « Life Without Donuts  |  October 20, 2008 at 10:11 am

    […] Weight of the Evidence — Regina Wilshire is an outstanding blogger who provides her readers with “timely evidence from scientifice studies that supports healthy habits, along with musings, thoughts and other things from various sources.” […]

  • 4. Holly  |  November 3, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Hi, I looked for an email to reach you at, however I haven’t found one yet. I doing a group project with MU’s School of Journalism and thought you would be an interesting person to speak with for our childhood obesity project, especially since you mentioned Columbia public schools, which is our focus. Thank you.

  • 5. Constance Burkholder  |  November 21, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    Hi Regina! I just came across your information today on the internet and would love an opportunity to share some information with you . My interests are very much like yours in regards to healthy habits. Thank you, Constance Burkholder Canada

  • 6. Happy Housewife  |  January 4, 2009 at 4:19 am

    If you have not viewed it, I think you would appreciate the podcast: TED Talks – Reinventing the school lunch – Ann Cooper 2007 Released 9-16-2008

  • 7. Mike Burlingame  |  January 13, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Feedback on Weight of the Evidence

    I visited your blog, Weight of the Evidence located athttps://weightoftheevidence.wordpress.com/ recently. I must say, I’m quite impressed by the blog’s content. In particular, I really liked https://weightoftheevidence.wordpress.com/2008/12/26/new-yorkers-brace-for-double-tax-on-sugared-beverages/.

    Good job!

    I’d like to know if you’d be interested in having me as a guest writer for your blog. I am a features writer working with MiracleFruitPlus.com. I’d like to write a free 300 to 400 word blog entry for you. I have a few years experience and would really enjoy writing one or two guest blog entries for your blog.

    If you’d like to take me up on my offer, please send me a topic and a quick outline of what you’d like the article to say. Please give me as much detail as possible so I can make the blog entry meet your specifications as much as possible.

    In exchange for this free blog entry, I would like to request a linkback to MiracleFruitPlus in the body of the blog entry somewhere using the title tag “miracle fruit.”

    I look forward to your response

    Best Regards,

    Mike Burlingame

  • 8. JDM  |  February 24, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Love the website. Very informative.
    Will you be posting new material this year?

    Be Blessed

  • 9. Kiwihelen  |  April 6, 2009 at 1:03 pm


    I am looking at starting a PhD from a slightly different angle to yours but found your site after googling (malnutrition) and (obesity).

    A lot of my dietary successes (I am a clinical dietitian) are from people where I have modified what carbs they are taking…


  • 10. Robert A. Rodriguez  |  April 29, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Will you be addressing this article at the New York Times.
    “Paying a Price for Loving Red Meat” I have provided the link.

    Love all your articles.

  • 11. XRumerTest  |  May 3, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Hello. And Bye.

  • 12. EnvizNini  |  May 11, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    I have just found this great forum with the subject on the organic farming . http://www.organic-farming.org
    Great ways to eat only good and healthy food. To prepere yourself for upcoming years of hunger.

    There are arround 1000 members and 10000 of threads for you to read and participate in most likely
    one of the biggest problems on earth!

  • 13. tina  |  May 27, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    intresting…blogs….what was the one test that answered why your crp was climbing?….i too have a high crp and have been going muliple rounds for multiple years, test, and …i need knowledge….? share? THANKS tina

    REGINA: I had a carboxyhemoglobin test; exposure to carbon monoxide, even at low levels (above what is in ambient air), over time can cause inflammation and raise CRP.

  • 14. Jimmy Moore  |  June 26, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    I included your blog among my Top 30 low-carb blogs today:


  • 15. Cindy C.  |  July 29, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Hi. I would like to talk to you. I’ve also been exposed to low levels of carbon dioxide on a long-term basis. I have a few questions for you regarding current symptoms that you are experiencing and compare them to what I am currently experiencing. Thanks in advance!


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