Modern Western medicine has gotten very good at treatments that are reactive. Dealing with broken bones, the flu and other viruses and even asthma and heart attacks is the basis of that practice. But what do we really know about chronic illnesses like heart disease, cancer and diabetes?
Many American states, along with countries around the world, chose to shut down their economies and ask their citizens to stay at home to fight COVID-19. This social distancing and isolation may have led to the “perfect storm” of conditions to create another, longer-lasting health crisis.
Obesity – especially childhood obesity – is a hot topic in America. For many parents, it is a horrifying specter haunting their children as they grow. While many dietary plans may help them grow healthy, lean and strong, there’s one surefire way to make sure they become obese.
Your guacamole may hold the key to managing obesity and helping delay or prevent diabetes, according to a new study by a University of Guelph research team. For the first time, researchers led by Prof. Paul Spagnuolo have shown how a compound found only in avocados can inhibit cellular processes that normally lead to diabetes.… Continue reading Beat Obesity and Diabetes With Avocados: Study
TRIGGER ALERT! Just a warning to all my readers who are plant-based dieters, vegans, vegetarians and avoiders of red meat. If you’re trying to save the world or those of us who live in it by promoting plant-based eating or you just like crusading against meat for whatever reason, this article may not be for… Continue reading New Research Says Red, Processed Meat Poses No Health Threat
In a fascinating study by researchers at Pennsylvania State University, sleep restriction was once again shown to have remarkably negative affect on humans. In this case, only a few days of sleep restriction affected how full participants felt after eating, along with altering fat metabolism. A full night of recovery sleep wasn’t enough to reverse… Continue reading Want To Screw Up Your Fat Metabolism? Sleep Like An American
The ketogenic diet is both popular and controversial. It’s proponents and those following it swear it provides a myriad of benefits. The claims include easy weight loss, improved joint health, better energy, better mood and even improved brain function and cognition. Detractors point to the very high levels of fat intake required to pursue the… Continue reading Keto Dieters Should Skip the Cheat Day
New research from the University of Copenhagen has shown that the conventional wisdom around nutritional therapies for type 2 diabetics may not be so wise after all. The study, part of CutDM, funded in part by a DKK 4 million grant from Arla Food for Health, involved 28 patients who were studied over 12 weeks.… Continue reading Type 2 Diabetics Regulate Blood Sugar Better On a Low Carbohydrate Diet
Has science found a way to overcome one of the most mysterious – and frustrating – challenges facing those seeking weight loss? It’s a frustration expressed by millions of “losers” around the world. After losing weight, why does it so often find its way back? Conventional wisdom says people often get less compliant with their… Continue reading Weight Loss Plateaus and Rebound Weight Gain Solved by Science?
Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate ‘brown fat’, the body’s own fat-fighting defenses, which could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes. The pioneering study, published today in the journal Scientific Reports, is one of the first to be carried out in humans to… Continue reading Is Coffee an Obesity-Fighter?