Tag: diet

Is there an optimal diet for human beings?

Is there an optimal diet for human beings? Whole grains, ancient grains, meat, no meat, vegetarian, vegan, Mediterranean; is there an optimal diet for human beings?  The NY Times recently explored this idea based on a recent study of hunter gatherer groups that are in excellent health. The journal Obesity Reviews, reviewed the diets, habits and physical activity levels of hundreds of modern hunter-gatherer groups and small-scale societies.  Their lifestyles are similar to those of ancient populations and they found them to have excellent metabolic health, while consuming a wide array of dietary habits. Their regional diets could be heavy Read More »

Diet and weight loss; its the quality of the diet that counts according to the NY Times.

Diet and weight loss; its the quality of the diet that counts according to the NY Times. Diet and weight loss plans don’t always work. To keep the weight off, it takes a change in our lifestyle and how we eat.  This sensible wisdom is often not followed, as many of us yo yo up and down the scale. Selling diets and diet books is a great business because people rarely change the way they eat afterword.  The problem is that according to the JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association}, most diets do not work because they contain sugar, Read More »

Obesity rates in America are at epidemic numbers; and so is the amount it costs our healthcare system.

Obesity rates in America are at epidemic numbers; and so is the amount it costs our healthcare system. Healthcare costs in the USA as many of us have experienced are out of control.   So are obesity rates in America according to the NY Daily News. The Daily News recently reported that Obesity has increased healthcare costs by 29%.   Obesity rates run from 22% to 38% depending on the state you live in. American eating habits are improving slowly, however Obesity is hard to turn around, since the condition can involve the flora in the gut, hormone levels, genetics and overall conditioning that Read More »

A feast at the beginning of the day may be the way to keep the weight off according to the NY Times.

A feast at the beginning of the day may be the way to keep the weight off according to the NY Times. Much has been printed about the importance of having a good meal at the beginning of the day.   How and when we have our meals may be more important than we ever believed and may be responsible for many of us who are obese.   The constant meal or the constant habit of snacking may also be one of the main reasons we experience obesity. The calories, and fat content of a hearty breakfast may not have an affect Read More »

A new study suggests a healthier weight may result in fewer migraines?

A new study suggests a healthier weight may result in fewer migraines? If you get migraine headaches and lose weight, you may experience fewer migraines as a result says a new study.  Also, underweight people may also experience more migraines as well. Migraine headaches affect 12 percent of us in the USA and for some of us, the problem can be incapacitating. Dr. B. Lee Peterlin, a director of headache research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine  did a meta analysis of studies with populations of in excess of 300,000 people and found that obese people had a 27 percent higher Read More »