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Chew on This with Kim Barnouin

Dr. Friedman and Kim chew on a study from the Clinical Nutrition Research Center at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, that suggests your air conditioner may be making you fat.

One theory is that the cooler the temperature, the more fat gets stored to keep you warmer. Also, your appetite increases when exposed to colder temperatures and you crave less food when it’s warm.

Then, the duo discusses research coming out of New Zealand which has found that children who suck their thumbs or bite their nails have a stronger immune system and are less likely to develop allergies later in life. Another study from Canada found that kids who pick their nose and eat their boogers also have a stronger immune system.

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Chew on This with Kim Barnouin
Kim Barnouin
Kim BarnouinBefore she was a Skinny Bitch, Kim Barnouin was a high school drop-out turned model who only crossed paths with a vegetable on her pizza. Today she is the co-author of the New York Times Bestseller, Skinny Bitch, with its sequels Skinny Bitch in the Kitch, Skinny Bitch: Bun in the Oven, Skinny Bitch: Just Bitchin, and a line of fitness DVDs.

As a kid, Kim used to spit veggies into her napkin. As a young adult, she couldn't get enough of earth's treats. It was during this transition that Kim became obsessed with nutrition. She got her hands on every book and enrolled in a Bachelor's program in Natural Health. 

She wouldn't stop there. 

This retired beach bum went on to receive a Master's in Holistic Nutrition and is currently working on her PhD. Learning about how food affects and heals many diseases and illnesses was something she wanted to share with everyone.