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.
Green vegetables need to be part of your everyday diet. Some say they should be the biggest part. Other, the only part! Lots to learn about the benefits of micronutrients in green vegetables.
From Popsugar –
If you would have told me 10 years ago that one of my favorite foods would one day be brussels sprouts, I would have laughed at you. But now that I’ve figured out the most delicious way to prepare them, I eat them all the time.
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.
Obesity is a complex, multifactorial, chronic disease developing from interactive influences of numerous factors – social, psychological, behavioural, genetic and metabolic.
For some children, obesity risk may begin at birth, if not in utero, a longitudinal cohort study suggests.Children with higher-than-average weight at birth had greater odds of being obese in kindergarten through second grade, compared with children of normal birthweight, said Mark DeBoer, MD, of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and colleagues
Be advised, it is a suggestion. There is no hard evidence that okra, or okra water is beneficial in the treatment of diabetes. There is one suggestion that has been proven to be the best solution for a diabetic condition. See your doctor.
From Healthline –
Okra has long been favored as a food for the health-conscious. It contains potassium, vitamin B, vitamin C, folic acid, and calcium. It’s low in calories and has a high dietary fiber content. Recently, a new benefit of including okra in your diet is being considered. Okra has been suggested to help manage blood sugar in cases of type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.
Source: Benefits of Okra for Diabetes