Living the healthy way doesn’t really equate to living without food that delights our taste buds as it’s not the sweet or delicious taste that we’re trying to avoid. Bad cholesterol and unhealthy saturated fats are really what we’re trying to avoid. In fact, desserts help us keep our cravings under control.
Weight loss supplements have long been popular in the world of dieting and health. There are those who don’t believe in them, and those who swear by them. It’s often difficult to get a straight answer to the question with these personal prejudices. This article aims to address the issue.
As a child, I couldn’t wait until I was old enough to try the coveted fizzy drink known as soda. And when I was finally given a taste of the sugary liquid, I gagged. Soda was not what I thought it was going to be and studies are proving that it is definitely not what its manufacturers and advertisers make it out to be.
Did you know that some 7 million Americans suffer from Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), the most common form of heart disease? Although medical treatments for heart disease have come a long way, controlling risk factors remains the key to preventing illness and death from CHD that is said to be the diseases of kings and the king of diseases.
When I screen them for Diabetes and when the test results are positive for high blood sugars, patients greet me with a plethora of emotions. As a physician, it is obvious to me that there are many myths about diabetes. I would like to dispel some common myths on Diabetes.
One thing that the Atkins Diet has consistently failed to do is reduce levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol – (LDL-C, that is, the “bad” cholesterol). This is because of the high levels of meat and dairy that the Atkins diet requires in order to be effective. Now, Dr. David J. A. Jenkins has made news by coming up with a potential alternative – the “Eco-Atkins” diet – a low-carb, high-protein, entirely vegan regimen.
In recent years, there’s been an increase in media coverage of periodic fasts – how they can increase your life span, help you lose weight, give you more energy, and offer other health benefits. When done right, fasting is a clarifying, interesting journey – but the process can seem intimidating, overwhelming, and downright torturous if you don’t do it correctly and safely.
Thanks to America’s obsession with its ever-fluctuating percentages of body fat, Hoodia, specifically hoodia gordonii, hit the market running when it was introduced several years ago. But few stopped to consider: what does hoodia actually do? Where does it come from, and what is its history?
Many people have discovered that the low-calorie, low-in-fat fad that has made its way to every aisle in the supermarket has one major caveat: these foods don’t leave you feeling full for long. Here are some great naturally filling food and drink options that can be found in any grocery store.
The fact of the matter is, obesity and its related conditions cause approximately 1,000 deaths in the U.S. everyday, and the number of people afflicted with the condition continues to grow – the rate of obesity within the U.S. population today has increased by a staggering 75% in the last 20 years.