As the low-carb diet came out of favor, the G.I. Diet came into favor.
What could be the hottest diet to hit the weight loss circuit in 2005, the G.I. Diet measures foods based on their Glycemic Index. This means the speed at which foods are broken down to form glucose. Saturated fat and processed... Read More
Who has not received the SPAM emails touting the benefits of Hoodia? This strange word is actually a South African succulent - one that looks like a cactus -- that's been exalted for its miraculous weight loss properties. The Cactus Diet is more of a cactus-esque munchie than a sound weight-loss program.... Read More
by Ysabel J. Doran
Before you throw that jar of fat-free mayo or those fat-free muffins in your shopping cart, thinking they'll help you lose weight, consider this -- fat does not make you fat.
It sounds like a paradox, but in fact, it makes perfect sense. Fat on your body does not come from the fat that you eat. It comes from calories you consume in excess of what you use... Read More
By Vedis Teh
When a person has been diagnosed with having extreme levels of blood sugar in the body they are challenged daily with having to manage type 2 diabetes and changing their traditional way of living.
Type II diabetes is an extremely volatile and serious condition and may lead to other bodily ailments... Read More
By Marci Sloane, Ms, Rd, Ld/n, Cde
An estimated 24 million Americans have diabetes and 1/3 of them don't even know it! Diabetes can lead to many complications -- since it is a disease of the vessels: heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, nerve damage and amputation are... Read More
Since ancient times tea has been considered a precious commodity and major influence on trade routes and expeditions.
Tea is more than a delicious pick-me-up. Both green and black teas contain catechins. Although more concentrated in green tea, these catechins promote a healthy brain as they protect against a buildup of amyloid deposits which are implicated in age related neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. ... Read More
There are those dieters who believe that skipping meals will actually kick start the weight loss process. But experts know better -- bypassing breakfast, lunch or dinner is actually the quickest way to derail your diet efforts. While it may help you lose weight in the short term, it's actually water weight. In addition, fasting can cause dizziness and fatigue. When your body goes into starvation mode and you can no longer tolerate... Read More
By Bob Held
There are 17 million diabetics in the United States and 80 million more who are in some stage of insulin resistance. A diet high in carbohydrates and lack of nutrition are the two main factors in creating insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is a "pre-diabetic" condition, which, when it gets extreme,... Read More
Putting anger in its place isn't always easy. We all deal with frustration in our lives - at work, home and in public. Whether it's over small irritations like traffic jams or big life-changing situations like a divorce, the anger and stress we feel inside sometimes can bubble up and come spilling out at the worst moments. So how do you stop feeling like the Hulk and get back to being yourself? Check out these seven techniques to put... Read More