THE PUZZLE OF PLATEAUS

Hitting a slump can happen but there are things you can do to get back on track You’ve started a new healthy eating plan to attain your optimal weight but at some point, you find you just can’t lose more weight.  Though common to happen it is unnecessary.  Before you get so frustrated you want […]

HEART DISEASE ROARS BACK

Younger people and women are more often stricken: obesity and diabetes stall the decline One of America’s greatest achievements over the past century has been a huge decline in death rates from heart disease and strokes. However, progress has stalled which is helping to drive down life expectancy. The death rate for CVD has fallen […]

THE SKINNY ON FATS: How Dietary Fats Influence Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Poor diets are a key risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading cause of death among adults in developed countries.  While there is no doubt that poor diets contribute to CVD, precisely what constitutes a poor diet in terms of cardiovascular risk is still a matter of debate.     The dietary fats at […]

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  • HABITS – A key to weight loss success

    For successful weight loss, Interventions that exclusively focus on changing behaviors will be more successful if they incorporate changing habits.  Strategies are required to break the unhealthy habits and/or to form new healthy habits. These new habits are generally formed by repeating a behavior until it becomes more or less automatic, forging a direct link […]

  • Chronic Liver Disease – dietary patterns and lifestyle habit

    If you have prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome or are obese, you are at an increased risk of nonalcoholic kidney disease. While symptoms can include fatigue and pain in the upper right abdomen, NAFLD is usually asymptomatic While genetics play a small role in the condition, prevention is essential and includes management of a […]

  • Fake Fiber

    Fiber if a group of nondigestible carbohydrates that are not broken down in your digestive track. They can be broken down into: Intact fiber (in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other plants or a mix of plants) Processed fiber (extracted from plants or made in a lab) The problem is that they don’t all do […]

  • Micro Biome in Your Gut

    The Human Microbiome

    Each human body has a unique array of microorganisms, collectively called the “microbiota”. There may be 1000 different species and over 100-fold more genes that are in the human genome.  Studies have demonstrated a symbiotic relationship between the human host and the bacterial microbiota of the gut.  The education and maturation of the intestinal immune […]

  • Cardiovascular Health

    Cardiovascular Disease – What YOU Can Do

    Cardiovascular disease encompasses a broad spectrum including stroke, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and cardiac arrest.  The majority of cardiovascular-related disease is not restricted to the heart, but rather is of the vascular system. This ultimately leads to the development of clinical cardiovascular disease. Several dietary patterns, foods, bioactive food components, nutraceuticals, and dietary supplements […]

  • Cancer Risk Factors

    Cancer Risks

    Excess body weight may be as dangerous as smoking when it comes to cancer.   Recently published reviews report that excess body fatness raises the risk of at least 14 kinds of cancer: Brain/Meningioma Breast Blood/Multiple Myeloma Colon and Rectum Esophagus Gallbladder Kidney/Renal Cell Liver Ovaries Pancreas Prostate Stomach/Gastric Cardia Thyroid Uterus Maintaining a healthy […]

  • The Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Your Diet

    You may have heard that omega-3 fatty acids are good for your health, but did you know that they can actually help you lower your risk of death? According to a study that was recently featured in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, women between the ages of 65 and 80 who have the highest omega-3 […]