19 Articles by Will Clower, PhD

Will Clower, PhD

Train Your Palate To Love Healthy Food In 3 Steps

Learn how to love your food and change your palate.

Will Clower, PhD
December 4 2016

The Surprising Thing That The World's Heaviest Countries Have In Common

If you look at the obesity rates of all the countries around the world, you'll see that six of the top eight most overweight countries speak English....

Will Clower, PhD
March 26 2016

Is Fasting Actually Healthy? What Science Can Tell Us

Whether it's part of an ancient religious tradition or a popular new diet, many people are turning to fasting to improve their health. But what does...

Will Clower, PhD
March 7 2016

How Dark Chocolate Could Actually Help You Curb Your Sugar Cravings

Concerned about your sugar consumption? Here's how dark chocolate (yes, chocolate!) can actually help you control your hunger and curb your cravings.

Will Clower, PhD
February 13 2016

What Your Type-A Personality Really Means For Your Health

The overachievers who just cannot get themselves to sit down and chill out for a second.

Will Clower, PhD
January 21 2016

What The News Media Got Wrong About 'The Chocolate Hoax'

Earlier this spring, science journalist John Bohannon set out to show how easily shoddy nutritional studies can make their way into the media.

Dr. Will Clower
July 2 2015

Why The American Diet Needs To Go Even More Mediterranean

Every five years, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) update the Dietary Guidelines for...

Will Clower, PhD
March 20 2015

How To Eat A Cheeseburger & Wind Up Healthy (Funny)

Americans face every January with renewed resolutions to fight the fat, battle the bulge, handle the love handles. And yet, every year the Centers for...

Will Clower, PhD
January 12 2015

Don't Blame Big Food For Our Health Problems, Just Stop Buying Crap

The obesity epidemic is so profound that over 65% of Americans now range from overweight to morbidly obese. As a result, weight problems threaten to...

Will Clower, PhD
September 24 2014

Sad, But True: Some Doctors Still Recommend Processed Food

The American Society for Nutrition has a stated mission, which includes the following: “… to support the dissemination and application of nutrition...

Will Clower, PhD
September 5 2014

Wine With Lunch? Why Not?

When I lived in France, doing research on the brain, I ate in the neurological hospital every afternoon. When you eat in the neurological hospital,...

Will Clower, PhD
July 18 2014

Here's How To Avoid Carcinogens When You're Grilling

After our wicked cold winter this year, we’re oh-so-ready to just get outside. One of the iconic outdoor summer activities is grilling: Let The Flames...

Will Clower, PhD
May 21 2014

Why You Should Have A Little Dark Chocolate Every Day

Do you ever feel like health advice has bipolar disorder or at the very least, mood swings? One day margarine is going to save your heart and then we...

Will Clower, PhD
February 28 2014

What I Wish Everyone Knew About Chocolate & Weight Loss

I give “chocolate eating lessons” all over the country. It’s fun. I put chocolate out there as a solution to our weight and health problems—as a...

Will Clower, PhD
February 19 2014

Want To Lose Weight? Eat Chocolate

I love being the bearer of good news. In this case, it's that chocolate, arguably the most beloved food on Earth, should be eaten to help control...

Will Clower, PhD
February 4 2014