Timing is Everything When it Comes to Health

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(DGIwire) – Since the beginning of time, life on Earth has been influenced by the daily rotation of our planet and to a lesser extent, its seasonal orbit around the sun. The influence of these changes has been imprinted in our DNA. This programming is known as circadian rhythm. A circadian rhythm is a roughly […]

Love Online: One Woman’s Swashbuckling & Cautionary Tale

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(DGIwire) – What does it mean when your blind date is missing a top incisor? How can avoiding a suitor’s kiss cause trouble with police? Do only bad girls wear stilettos? Find the answers in Miss Matched at Midlife: Dating Episodes of a Middle-Aged Woman (North Loop Books, 2016) Rebecca Brockway’s poignant, funny, and fascinating […]

What is a VLCD?

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(DGIwire) – VLCD is a term used to describe a very low calorie diet.  Calories on a VLCD are usually limited to somewhere between 300 and 800 per day.  Most commercially available or medically supervised VLCD’s are built around formulations (liquids or powders) which contain proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals. A VLCD formula is […]

Enjoy Laughs? Don’t Miss This Book!

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(DGIwire) – Is laughter truly the best medicine? While the jury is out; there is at least one undeniable comedic truth: everyone enjoys a funny joke. Whether for pure laughter’s sake or as an icebreaker, if you simply enjoy a good laugh or seek an endless supply of jokes for your personal arsenal, ReviewLoft has […]

Indigo Children

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(DGIwire) – Are you the parent of an overly sensitive child? A child who is hypersensitive to food, light, touch, sounds, and just about everything you can think of? A child who is hyperactive, labeled as learning disabled or perhaps autistic? Does your child talk to invisible friends or have intuitive insights that are characteristic […]

Eat More Raw Foods: Here’s Why!

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(DGIwire) – For most of human evolution our diet has consisted of raw foods.  Before our ancestors mastered fire, plant and animal based food choices were almost always eaten in their raw state.  Although a totally raw food diet is not practical or recommended, being sure to include plenty of tasty raw foods in your […]

Microbes and Mood: A Gut Feeling?

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(DGIwire) —  The National Microbiome Initiative was started by the U.S. Government this year with a budget of five-hundred million dollars. Microbiomes are not a common dinner table subject but perhaps that will soon be changing. According to Wikipedia, microbiota, microbiome and microbe are largely synonymous and are used to describe “the ecological community of […]

An Instructional Manual for People’s Health: Practical Paleo

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(DGIwire) — Life doesn’t come with an instruction manual. But with the staggering statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese, maybe a NUTRITIONAL instructional manual is what is needed? Diane Sanfilippo to the rescue. Sanfilippo is the best-selling author of Practical Paleo, which spent […]

Why Activity Is Essential

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(DGIwire) – More and more studies are providing evidence that we were made to move. Activity is not an option for good health it is an essential. Over the last few years sitting for long periods has been shown to be an independent risk factor for several common chronic diseases. This means that lack of […]

Eliminating Diabetes

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(DGIwire) – In 2015, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimated the number of people with diabetes was 415 million. The actual number however, may be as high as 520 million, according to researchers from Monash University with partners in the UK and US. They say that the incidence of global diabetes has been grossly underestimated […]

How Hard Should We Exercise?

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(DGIwire) – People exercise for many different reasons. If the objective is to encourage fat burning and optimal health, intensity is an important consideration. Is there such a thing as a fat burning heart rate or intensity? That depends on whom you ask. Some say yes, while others say no, while others say maybe or […]

From Slime to Humans: Nutritional Geometry & Protein

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(DGIwire) – Ever wonder why health and weight-loss gurus are always talking about protein? Protein is the building block of our bodies. The average human body is made up of 60% water, 17% protein, 17% fat and only 5% carbohydrate. All essential components of body tissues such as cell membranes and genetic material are composed […]

Engaging the Media: Use Email Effectively

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(DGIwire) – Human communication is in dire straits. Texting, commenting on someone’s Facebook status and “liking” Instagram posts is not truly communicating—it’s more like an electronic game of tag. When was the last time you spoke to someone on the phone or sent an email that resembled an actual letter instead of a collection of fragments? […]

Good Fat, Bad Fat: What’s the Difference?

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(DGIwire) – The age of low-fat diet recommendations may be coming to a close. Is it time to break out the bacon and butter? According to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, consuming higher amounts of unsaturated fats was associated with lower mortality. However, higher consumption of saturated and trans […]

What to Eat or When To Eat?

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(DGIwire) – There seems to be no shortage of information about what to eat. Virtually all diets revolve around food choices and caloric intake.   Still obesity rates and other health problems continue to increase. According to scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, when we eat may be as important as what we eat. […]

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