Category Archives: health

Liquids & Weight Loss: Controversy Finally Put to Rest

A famous Y2K study created quite a stir when it suggested that drink calories may have a higher chance of contributing to weight gain than calories from solid foods. The researchers added 28 spoons of sugar to the daily diets of two groups of participants for one month, spooning it out in the form of jelly beans for one group… Read More

Can Your Gut Bacteria Make You Eat Ice Cream

Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? WHO STOLE THE COOKIES FROM THE COOKIE JAR? Not Me. Yes You. Couldn’t be. Than Who? Gastrointestinal microorganisms stole the cookies from the cookie jar. Gastrointestinal microorganisms stole the cookies from the cookie jar…no seriously, they inhabited my body, took over my brain and forced me to do it… Lame “invasion of… Read More

Top 10 Probiotic Foods You Should Start Eating Right Now

Health and weight loss experts are all very pro probiotics these days, and for very good reason. The World Health Organization defines probiotics as “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit for the host.” New research continues to pour in about how critical these microorganisms are to maintaining good health, when living in a healthy… Read More

Top 6 Best Carbs for Breakfast

Many dieters have had a fear of carbs shoved down their throats. But while breakfast bagels, donuts and frosted flakes definitely won’t do a body good when trying to lose weight and improve your daily health and energy levels, here’s a delicious little secret you can savor: the best time to consume carbs is in the morning. Carbohydrates are an… Read More

The Weight Loss Secrets of the Mediterranean & Japanese Diets

Japan and the Mediterranean regions are both widely known for having populations that are both leaner, live longer and have less disease than most other places in the world. Amazingly, both populations have demonstrated reduced risks of obesity by an average of 25 percent, stroke by an average of 25 percent, cancer by an average of 31 percent, and Parkinson’s… Read More

Post-Party Green Detox Smoothie (& Other Ways to Forget Last Night Ever Happened)

With a month full of festive dinners, cocktails and parties on the roster, you may fall prey to some unintentional late-night calorie binging. But the worst part is when the magic of the evening completely vanishes the morning after, and all that’s left is the unpleasantly heavy, sluggish, lethargic and bloated reminders of your holiday eating spree that somehow feels… Read More

5 Reasons You’re Addicted to Salty Snacks

Why does the house always win at the “betchya can’t eat just one” betting table? Because they’re banking on you being part of the human race. So you keep losing all your chips down your face hole in every hand full. Darn it. Humans are hard-wired to love salt, a craving that hails back to ancient times when salt was… Read More

Final Verdict: Paleo Diet & Weight Loss

The Paleo diet is all the rage, based on the idea that we too can achieve the well-sculpted, lean, toned, toga-wearing physique of our hunter-gatherer ancestors if we ditch the diet of modern Western culture (think: processed foods, refined grains, sugar-and-salt heavy packaged products, etc.) in favor for caveman cuisine (think: wild game, greens, berries, nuts, seeds, roots, etc.). Certainly,… Read More

The Food that Ruins Your Love Life

We’ve accepted that what you put into your mouth will eventually come to affect your waistline. But we don’t often think about what it could be doing beneath it. The hormones in your body are all interconnected, working in harmony and interdependently to regulate every single process and function that takes place in there. The status of your insulin hormone,… Read More

How Eating 3 X More Food Led to Healthy Weight Loss

Harvard anthropologist Richard Wrangham theorized that our ancient hunter-gatherer ancestors may have been eating about 12 pounds of food each and every day! What would likely happen to us, in today’s times, if we each ate 12 pounds of food every day? Weight gain, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer. So what gives? Why can’t we get away with it anymore?… Read More