Dr. Hector Cajigas discusses proper nutrition and lifestyle for Pulmonary Hypertension patients.
This year’s answer to the question I get asked all the time: “What do YOU eat?” Please SUBSCRIBE and LIKE Facebook.com/AndyMcDermottFitness for more info.
(NaturalNews) A low-carb vegan diet leads to more weight loss and a better cholesterol profile than a high-carb vegetarian diet, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Toronto, St. Michael’s St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto), Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, New York Medical College and Solae LLC, and published in the journal BMJ Open in February 2014.
“A self-selected low-carbohydrate vegan diet, containing increased protein and fat from gluten and soy products, nuts and vegetable oils, had lipid lowering advantages over a high-carbohydrate, low-fat weight loss diet, thus improving heart disease risk factors,” the researchers wrote.
Prior studies have shown that certain low-carbohydrate diets may assist in weight loss, while others have shown that protein and fat from vegetable sources may lower the risk of heart disease. The current study sought to examine both of these factors together, in the form of a low-carb vegan diet.
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If you are a baby boomer, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you be tested for infection with the hepatitis C virus. The virus can live in the liver for decades, often causing silent damage that leads to liver failure or liver cancer.
But wide-scale testing has proved to be a hard sell. One reason is that treatments to eliminate HCV infection have required weekly injections of one drug and oral doses of others. Treatment could take up to a year. Typical side effects of the injected drug required to clear the virus, called peginterferon, include depression, anxiety, irritability, anemia, and fatigue.
Video: New drugs offer easier, more effective hepatitis C treatment
But after looking beyond the so-called promises of energy drinks, Schaub discovered the real culprit: added sugars. To get her family on the fast-track to better heath, they decided to omit added sugars from their diet for an …
When Eve could barely get through a day without lacking energy, she chalked it up as typically normal thing, nodding her head in confirmation over the hype on the tv commercials that constantly market energy-boosting items. Yet after looking beyond the supposed pledges of energy drinks could possible offer, Eve Schaub uncovered the genuine offender was their sugar intake.
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A new UCLA psychology study provides evidence
Being overweight makes people tired and sedentary — not the other way around.
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how to lose 20 lbs of fat in 30 days without doing anything?
Fat Loss via Better Science and Simplicity It is possible to lose 20 lbs. of bodyfat in 30 days by optimizing any of three factors: exercise, diet, or drug/supplement regimen. I’ve seen the elite implementation of all three in working …
It is possible to lose 20 lbs. of bodyfat in 30 days by optimizing any of three factors: exercise, diet, or drug/supplement regimen. I’ve seen the elite implementation of all three in working with professional athletes. In this post, we’ll explore what I refer to as the “slow-carb diet”.
Video: IS It Possible to Lose 20 lbs. of Fat in 30 Days
Serena Williams talks diet and body image for Fitness
Serena Williams graces the cover of this month’s issue of Fitness, in which she discusses her split personality and body image issues, and talks about hopefully adding to her Olympic pin collection in 2016. Hard-core tennis …
Serena Williams graces the cover of this month’s issue of Fitness, in which she discusses her split personality and body image issues, and talks about hopefully adding to her Olympic pin collection in 2016. Hard-core tennis fans won’t learn anything particularly new from the interview, but it’s always great to see Serena get an opportunity to tell her story to a broader audience.
Video: Serena Williams On Diet: Anyone For Tennis
The Healthy Runner’s Diet Plan
Follow these six rules for a healthy, whole-foods eating plan designed just for a runner like you.
“Where’s the food?” that’s the question I ask many runners when I review their food diaries. It’s not that they’re starving. Most are taking in lots of calories and nutrients–but it’s in the form of energy bars, nutrient-enhanced drinks, and fortified packaged foods. The problem is, “real” foods–fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats–are better for you than fortified products.
That’s because there’s more to a carrot or a sweet potato than just vitamin A. Within the body, vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients work together with literally thousands of other compounds, such as color components in fruits and vegetables, special starches and fibers in whole grains, and unique fats in seeds, nuts, and dairy. And it’s the whole package that promotes good health and peak athletic performance.
Of course, protein bars and calcium-fortified juices seem like a convenient way to take in all of the 50-plus nutrients every runner needs daily. But getting them–and more–from real food is easy. Follow these six rules every day, and your body will get everything it needs for better health and better running.
Two reports released this week shed light on the current state of type 2 diabetes in this country, and their conclusions are both promising and sobering. First, the good news: An article in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that rates of diabetes-related problems like heart attack, stroke, and lower-limb amputation are down by more than 50% over the last two decades.
Now the bad news: during the same time period, the number of people with diabetes has soared, according to a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine. In the early 1990s, 5.5% of adults had diabetes. By 2010, the number had nearly doubled, to 9.3%. That translates into about 21 million American adults living with diabetes.
Video: Diabetes complications are falling while number of cases continues to rise
If you want to lose fat in 2014, how about we do it together? I need to work off some Danish butter cookies. If you want to lose fat in 2014, how about we do it together? I need to work off some Danish butter cookies. Last year, the Lift team helped me test The Slow-Carb Diet® with 3,500 readers. The result: 84% of people lost weight and the average weight loss was 8.6 pounds over four weeks. Many people lost more than 20 pounds. This didn’t surprise me, given the case studies of people who’ve lost 100+ pounds.
Working alongside UC Berkeley, Lift is now launching the largest study of popular diets ever performed. You can choose from 10 different diets (Paleo, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.), and the study includes control groups and a randomized trial. The Slow-Carb Diet is one option. Read More…
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One year ago today, the detonation of two improvised bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed three people, injured more than 260 others, and shattered a day traditionally filled with joy and camaraderie. Although the bombing immediately extinguished the celebration, it sparked an outpouring of extraordinary work and compassion that continues to this day.
Residents of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and beyond rallied to help those injured by the bombs. It is a testament to the extraordinary care and preparation by first responders and staff members at all Boston-area hospitals that only three people died.
Many of the wounded were taken to teaching hospitals affiliated with Harvard Medical School: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Boston Children’s Hospital. Physicians at Mass Eye and Ear helped those suffering from serious blast injuries. During the following weeks and months, clinicians at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and McLean Hospital helped others recover. (Many of these institutions are marking the anniversary with a variety of events.)
He then coolly sipped on a can of Diet Coke and had a conversation with 20-year-old defenseman Connor Carrick. According to a Caps spokesman, McPhee met with majority owner Ted Leonsis and team president Dick …
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Did You Know That Added Sugar is The Single Worst Ingredient in The Diet
“Did all of a sudden the entire world just become a bunch of gluttons and sloths? All at the same time? I mean, get real.” – Dr. Robert H. Lustig. There are many things wrong with the modern diet… but the massive amounts of added sugar may just be the worst.
Numerous studies show that sugar, more than any other ingredient in the diet, may be driving some of the world’s leading killers… including heart disease, diabetes and even cancer.
Video: The Worst Ingredient in Your Diet
“Watch Out! There’s a new cheese on the block,” says the online description of Elli Quark.
Quark may be new to Americans (so new that Elli may not have reached your area yet), but Europeans and Canadians have been enjoying it for years. It’s a “fresh, smooth cheese,” as Elli’s label notes. But to most people, it will probably seem more like a greek yogurt or sour cream. In fact, it’s got live active cultures, just like yogurt.
Choose a 6 oz. Plain—a perfect companion for your fresh berries, peaches, or other fruit—and you pocket 17 grams of protein plus 15 percent of a day’s calcium for only 90 fat-free calories. And Quark has enough tang to stand in for sour cream on baked potatoes or other dishes.
Go with the Pineapple or Strawberry—or the (fruit-poor) Lemon or Red Velvet—and you walk away with nearly the same numbers. But unlike yogurts that are sweetened with sugar or with the questionable artificial sweeteners acesulfame potassium, aspartame, and/or sucralose, Elli uses only stevia (a plant extract) and the sugar alcohol erythritol.
Both are rated “safe” by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Nutrition Action’s publisher (see Chemical Cuisine.org). Some people detect a slightly bitter aftertaste when they eat stevia. If that’s you, switch to plain Elli and reach for some blueberries or banana.
“Crave What’s Simple,” says the label. “At Elli, we believe in using simple ingredients to create nutritious foods that fill you up without the empty calories of added sugars.”
The Paleo Diet was written by Dr. Loren Cordain Ph.D.
The main premise of this diet focuses on consuming foods that our hunter-gatherer ancestors would have consumed.
For this reason, the diet is devoid of any chemically processed foods … Read More…
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To listen to the ResVitále company describe its resveratrol supplement, you’d think that turning back the clock was just a matter of popping some pills.
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There are plenty of good reasons to be physically active. Big ones include reducing the odds of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Maybe you want to lose weight, lower your blood pressure, prevent depression, or just look better. Here’s another one, which especially applies to those of us (including me) experiencing the brain fog that comes with age: exercise changes the brain in ways that protect memory and thinking skills.