Tag: diet

Exercise for weight loss; which one is more important to your longevity?

Exercise for weight loss; which one is more important to your longevity? Your visit to the doctor often includes blood tests, your blood pressure, listening to your heart and lungs, and recording your weight. Doctors and their patients obsess over their A1C, cholesterol, and a whole lot of numbers.   Their recommendations often revolve around controlling those numbers to reduce your risk of a health problem, but does that actually make you live healthier and longer? If you are overweight or obese, your doctor has discussed this with you as well and suggested a diet that can make many of the Read More »

Eating a diet high in sugar and processed foods may make working out more difficult according to the NY Times.

Eating a diet high in sugar and processed foods may make working out more difficult according to the NY Times. It’s no secret that too much sugar in our diets is not good for us.  It is also well known that highly processed foods are also not good for us.  The combination of a diet high in sugar and processed foods can result in metabolic syndrome and leave us with insulin resistance, higher than normal blood sugar levels also known as pre-diabetes. A recent study in mice suggests that high blood sugar levels can make exercise more difficult and that Read More »

What we aren’t eating may actually be bad for our health according to CNN.

What we aren’t eating may actually be bad for our health according to CNN. You have heard that too much red meat, sugars, salt and trans fats were making us ill, but according to CNN, these are minor risks. CNN reviewed a multi country study by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation which looked at 15 dietary risk factors and their effect on death or disability. They found that as far as risk factors go, other than salt, red meat and trans fats were actually at the low end of the spectrum of foods that adversely affect our health.  What Read More »

Eating habits are responsible for 1 in 5 deaths globally according to USA Today.

Eating habits are responsible for 1 in 5 deaths globally according to USA Today. The old saying, you are what you eat has a lot of truth to it when it comes to longevity. According to USA Today, internationally, 1 in 5 deaths are caused by eating habits. The state that “People didn’t consume enough nuts, seeds, milk and whole grains, according to data from 2017. Instead, they consumed too much processed meat, sodium and sugary drinks. ”  This was recently published in the medical Journal, The Lancet in an article entitled Global Burden of Disease analysis. For many years, Read More »

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 »