In my last post we discussed the exciting new field of research: the microbiome, aka our gut health. The microbiome and the friendly bacteria living there are the subject of a new book in the UK, which suggests that there’s more to weight gain than simply eating too many calories. According to British scientist (and author) … Continue reading Weight Loss and Gut Bacteria
If you are like many other people, you’ve made some new year’s resolutions that include healthy eating, exercise, and weight loss. The motivation to succeed is high today, but for most people it evaporates faster than steam from a kettle. Here are 5 tips you can incorporate into your life immediately. 1. Mentally prepare for … Continue reading Simple Weight Loss Tips You Can Use Today!
From our wonderful friends at Fooducate: “Gluten free”: A favorite claim in the food packaging world.Gluten free bread, gluten free cookies, gluten free pasta, gluten free water, gluten free gluten. The whole world’s gone gaga for gluten free. It seems every man and his dog are preaching the benefits of gluten free diets. What does … Continue reading Why People Lose Weight When They Go Gluten Free
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese and more than one third of children and adolescents are overweight or obese. Overweight is defined as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water, or a combination of these factors. Obesity is defined as … Continue reading Lose weight by eating fruits and vegetables
What’s the best diet for maintaining a healthy weight and warding off chronic diseases? Is it a low-carb diet, a high-carb diet, an all-vegetable diet, a no-vegetable diet? Researchers say you’d be better off just forgetting the word diet, according to an editorial published August 20 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Two researchers, Sherry … Continue reading Losing weight: Lifestyle changes trump any diet
We’ve been talking about weight and gut health, so let’s stay on that theme for one more post, with excerpts from a recent article by Fooducate. A recent article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association presents stark figures regarding America’s obesity challenges. Despite heightened awareness in the last few decades, overweight and … Continue reading Obesity in America is on the rise; what can we do?
During the last year or so we have started to use Coconut oil – not to be confused with coconut water or milk, which we also use sometimes. We also love fresh coconuts down in our beloved Belize! So when I saw this article by fooducate … well, I just had to share it! Coconut … Continue reading Coconut Oil – Yes or No?
This is a guest post by Bethanie Allanson, Sports Dietitian, Australian Institute of Sport & Benita Lalor, Sports Dietitian, Australian Institute of Sport Issue: Volume 29 Number 3 The importance of fruit and vegetables in the diet is generally promoted with a public health focus, with an increased intake being associated to a decreased risk … Continue reading Fruit and Veg: The Winning Edge
Have you been in a health food store recently? Standing in line you can see people with shopping carts filled to the brim with no less than 30 boxes of different herbs, vitamins, and supplements of all kinds. B-complexes, glucosamine, licorice, vitamin E, vitamin C, ginko, garlic, and St. John’s Wort, just to name a … Continue reading How To Avoid Becoming A Supplement Junkie
Sugar or fat, which is worse? That’s the question in a recent BBC documentary.. It’s an interesting setup. Two identical twin brothers – both of them doctors – go on a diet for a month. One on an extreme low fat diet, one on an extreme low carb diet (not even vegetables are allowed!). One … Continue reading Sugar vs Fat: Which is Worse?