It’s more of a glimmer of hope on the horizon than it is an actual drug right now. But an Indiana University lab has synthesized and fused a trio of gut hormones into a single agent and shown that obese rodents treated with the resulting molecule experience dramatic weight loss and a reversal of obesity-related ills such as Type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease.
You’ve spent the last four decades of your life getting your metabolism and eating habits in the right shape. Now is the time to really tighten the belt (so to speak) and focus on managing a normal weight and developing a fierce disease reversal plan.
On the menu of this week’s healthy vegetarian meal plan: Vegan Zucchini Taco Boats, Roasted Zucchini and Quinoa Bowls, Black Bean and Baked Plantain Tacos, Enchilada Stuffed Peppers with Avocado Cream, and Mexican Street Corn Bowls with Basil-Lime Vinaigrette.
Uninsured Americans who are hoping the new health insurance law will give them access to weight loss treatments are likely to be disappointed.
People who engage in intermittent fasting say they feel better all around. They point to our history as foragers who ate what they found and what was in season. The miracle of our agriculture is that practically everything is in season all year long. But is that healthy?
So why is the wellness world so hung up on intermittent fasting? Such was the question on The Coveteur’s mind when they reached out to Keri Glassman, RD, MS, CDN, and founder of Nutrition Life. The verdict? It’s “not as crazy as it sounds,” as it’s “more about when you eat” rather than not eating at all. New research has found that it can be an effective tool for healthy weight management and can improve cardiovascular health and boost energy levels.
Strong studies point to carbohydrate restriction as a main treatment for type 2 diabetes, but it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Many of my patients on very low-carb diets can’t sustain them long term. Eventually, they re-gain their weight and their blood-sugar problems come back. Those angry months of deprivation weren’t worth it.
It’s official: We’re abusing our most precious organ. No, not your heart or brain, but your liver. We don’t think much about it and many of us don’t even know what it does (which is a lot). One-third of the nation has nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition caused mainly by obesity and poor lifestyle choices. It can worsen over time and eventually put you on a liver transplant list. Additionally, a new study shows rates of liver cancer have doubled since the 1980s, making it one of the fastest-growing cancers in the U.S.
Summertime means chowing down on hamburgers and pasta salad at cookouts and big bowls of ice cream to beat the heat. It’s all fantastic and delicious until you wake up Monday morning and realize you are actually craving lighter fare that won’t leave you feeling heavy and bloated. Enjoy these five easy-to-make weeknight dinners that won’t wreck your beach bod and, best of all, take less than an hour to get on the table.
While the evidence of a link between an unhealthful diet and colorectal cancer is robust, the underlying mechanisms for this association have been unclear. A new study, however, may have uncovered an explanation.