All of your body's processes, voluntary or not, contribute to your metabolism—everything from digesting food to breathing to punching out a text message on your phone. Sometimes we get curious about new methods or claims to help in solving a health issue. Here Sarah Bradley, WomensHealthMag.com, reflects on the merits of sipping aloe vera juice or aloe water to lose weight: "Aloe vera is most commonly known for its ability to stop a burn from hurting so damn much.But now, the plant's … [Read more...] about Does Drinking Aloe Vera Juice Or Aloe Water Measure Up To A Weight-Loss Fix?
When you exercise—you burn calories every minute as your body keeps you alive, as mentioned previously, however, "love handles" are difficult to remove, and may not respond to exercise and diet as quickly as you would like. If you consider this a health problem with your metabolism and hormones being out of balance continue reading. Here Dr. Melanie Jampolis, CNN.com, reflects on losing those "love handles:""If you ask almost any fitness professional how to lose your love handles, they will tell … [Read more...] about Does Losing Your ‘Love Handles’, Require Finding A Diet Plan That Works?
As mentioned in a previous post, generally, recognized as safe, ginger can cause heartburn and other side effects, usually in powdered form. It may interfere with the effects of anticoagulants and adversely affect individuals with gallstones. However, there are many health benefits associated with the use of ginger, and getting more ginger in your diet could add years to your life. Here Dr. Joseph Mercola, Mercola.com, reflects on ginger as a viable antidote and protective agent:"After getting … [Read more...] about Ginger Use In Your Diet Could Have Astonishing Health Benefits, Says Study
In a recent post whole grains were selected as one of the foods, that you can add to your diet, to help control or manage your blood sugar. However, whole grains are high in carbohydrates, but also rich in fiber, which digest at a slower rate. Here Charlene Fang, ChannelNewsAsia.com, reflects on wholegrain foods and nutrition: "You are eating your vegetables, consuming a healthy amount of fruit and choosing lean proteins. What is missing? Wholegrain foods, which are key to a healthy, balanced … [Read more...] about 8 Surprising Array Of Wholegrain Foods That Will Help You Eat Healthier
In previous posts exercise has been described as a necessity in maintaining good health. Perhaps the benefits of exercise are best summed up in a single word: longevity. With a regular, preferably daily regimen of at least 30 minutes of exercise, you're automatically addressing each of the five points outlined above. Start when you're in your youth and stick with it throughout your life. After all one of the best ways to improve the quality of our lives is exercise. A lack of exercise does have … [Read more...] about Surprisingly, Sore Muscles Are Not Always A Reason To Skip Your Workout
In a previous post related to consuming alcohol, in summary stated; the more people drank across the globe, the more their risk of dying and their risk of cancer rose, the study authors found. As a result of these findings, they concluded that there was no “safe” level of alcohol consumption. However, there are times when in celebration alcohol is consumed; especially during the holiday season, which is near. Here Lisa Drayer, CNN.com, reflects on diet, weight loss and alcohol … [Read more...] about Surprising Challenge For Alcohol Drinkers With A Weight Loss Goal
Any of a group of closely related compounds which include cannabinol and the active constituents of cannabis is referred to as cannabinoid. Basically, a class of diverse chemical compounds that act on cannabinoid receptors in cells that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain. There are two known types of cannabinoid receptors, at present, CB1 and CB2, with growing evidence of more. Cannabinoid receptor type 1, found primarily in the brain and Cannabinoid receptor type 2, is found in the … [Read more...] about 9 Other Plant Sources That Contain Cannabinoids, To Ease Anxiety And Relieve Pain
Many suggestions are abound indicating that our lifestyles need to seriously change, if we plan to keep a youthful look well into our golden years. However, aging is simply a process of growing old. Nutrition is a major part of longevity, and the need to maintain a healthy diet is substantial. Here Joy Bauer, Today.com, reflects on lifestyle healthy food for longevity:"Food knowledge is power and what you put on your plate can have a huge impact on your life, whether it's helping to boost … [Read more...] about 6 Foods To Eat For A Longer, Healthier Life
Any substance that promotes diuresis, the increased production of urine, is considered a diuretic. We find diuretics come in several categories and they all increase the excretion of water from the body, but each has its own distinct way. Sometimes diuretics are abused by people with eating disorders, with the goal of of losing weight. However, diuretics are used in medicine to treat heart failure, influenza, water poisoning, liver cirrhosis, hypertension, and some kidney diseases. Here … [Read more...] about 9 Natural Diuretics That Offer Relief From Water Retention And Bloating
In a previous post, major points indicated that eating a very early dinner, or skipping it entirely, alters the way the body burns fat and carbohydrates, resulting in reduced hunger and improved fat burning. The timing of meals remain significant in keeping healthy, in many ways. Here Maggie Fox, Today.com, reflects on important strategy to reduce the risk of heart disease:"Eating a big dinner at night can lead to high blood pressure and diabetes, the American Heart Association said … [Read more...] about Eating Earlier In The Day May Lower Risk For Heart Disease, Says Study