Most Effective Weight Loss Strategy May be the Easiest

If you want lose weight, research shows, the single best predictor of success is monitoring and recording calorie and fat intake throughout the day — to “write it when you bite it.” But dietary self-monitoring is widely viewed as so unpleasant and time-consuming, many would-be weight-losers can’t muster the will power to do it. New… Continue reading Most Effective Weight Loss Strategy May be the Easiest

Depression, Anxiety as Bad For Your Health as Smoking and Obesity: Study

An annual physical typically involves a weight check and questions about unhealthy habits like smoking, but a new study from UC San Francisco suggests health care providers may be overlooking a critical question: Are you depressed or anxious? Anxiety and depression may be leading predictors of conditions ranging from heart disease and high blood pressure… Continue reading Depression, Anxiety as Bad For Your Health as Smoking and Obesity: Study

Nutrition, Lifestyle, Disease and Wealth: Is There a Connection?

Is it possible that better nutrition could solve two critical problems that have persisted worldwide? According to one food industry expert, it’s our own wealth that is driving obesity levels. He says our economy is thriving because we’re NOT as active as we once were, especially at work. Combined with dramatically cheaper calories, this creates… Continue reading Nutrition, Lifestyle, Disease and Wealth: Is There a Connection?

Artificial Sweeteners Are Toxic to Gut Bacteria

FDA-approved artificial sweeteners and sport supplements were found to be toxic to digestive gut microbes, according to a new paper published in Molecules by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The collaborative study indicated relative toxicity of six artificial sweeteners (aspartame, sucralose, saccharine, neotame, advantame,… Continue reading Artificial Sweeteners Are Toxic to Gut Bacteria

Want to Slow Aging? Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables!

Research done on mice may well be providing a clue to accessing a proverbial Fountain of Youth. And it might be right in the grocery aisle! Previous research published earlier this year in Nature Medicine involving University of Minnesota Medical School faculty Paul D. Robbins and Laura J. Niedernhofer and Mayo Clinic investigators James L.… Continue reading Want to Slow Aging? Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables!

Camu Camu: The Next Weight Loss “Miracle” Fad

Have you heard of Myciaria dubia yet? Well, that’s the formal name for the adorable little Amazonian berry. You might be more familiar with it as camu camu, or maybe even cacari. It’s a berry that grows in trees on the riverbanks of South American countries, most notably Peru and Brazil. The trees, in the… Continue reading Camu Camu: The Next Weight Loss “Miracle” Fad

Weight Loss: Biggest Losers Are Big Gainers

Apparently, when it comes to weight loss, those with much to lose should think big! The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) just finished a study in collaboration with the American Cancer Society that showed that obese and overweight people who lost more than 20% of their body weight scored big, at… Continue reading Weight Loss: Biggest Losers Are Big Gainers