Health: Failing To Do Minimum

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(DGIwire) – Ever wonder why we have so many health challenges and healthcare is so expensive? The answer seems so simple. Eat a healthy diet, exercise moderately, maintain a normal body composition and not smoking are all it takes. Following these suggestions is associated with lower cardiovascular risk, cancer, type 2 diabetes and many other […]

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 […]

Why Are Healthcare Costs Out of Control?

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(DGIwire) – People who pay for their health insurance and other healthcare related costs are well aware that they continue to rise sharply. Reasons for these costs are often discussed with blame widespread. The underlying reason however falls squarely on us as individuals. Did you know that just twenty conditions are responsible for more than […]

Drinking More Water Has Health Benefits

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(DGIwire) – Common recommendations for better health include maintaining an ideal weight, along with reducing intakes of sodium, sugar and saturated fat. For people looking to accomplish these goals, increasing water intake can be very helpful. Earlier this year, a study by the University of Illinois examined the dietary habits of over 18,300 American adults […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coffee Lovers Rejoice!!!

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(DGIwire) – Both the benefits and adverse health effects of coffee consumption have been the subject of study in recent years. Coffee has a long history of being blamed for many ills from stunting your growth to claims that it causes heart disease and cancer. But the latest run of studies has indicated that in […]

Understanding Salt Guidelines

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(DGIwire) – Salt consumption has increased during modern times. Researchers have been looking at the effects of this increased intake for a long time. Generally most people eat more than the recommended amounts but some studies have found evidence that you can also eat too little. It seems people have different reactions to sodium intake. […]

Biggest Loser Weight Regain

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(DGIwire) – This month a 6-year follow-up study of the contestants on Season 8 of the Biggest Loser was making headlines. It seems that only one was able to maintain a weight even close to their contest end weight, regaining a significant amount. Scientists conducting the study were eager to closely interview and examine the […]

Health & Failing to Do the Minimum

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(DGIwire) – Ever wonder why so many people have health challenges and healthcare is so expensive? The answer seems so simple: Eat a healthy diet, exercise moderately, maintain a normal body composition and don’t smoke or over indulge on alcohol. Following these suggestions is associated with lower cardiovascular risk, less likelihood of cancer, reduced odds […]

Water: A Free Fat Loss Supplement?

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(DGIwire) – It may be the ultimate fat loss supplement and it comes with no known side effects and it’s free. What is this miracle product and where can it be found? A new study by the University of Illinois published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, found that people who increased their […]

How Even A Small Weight Reduction Can Yield Big Health Benefits

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(DGIwire) – According to the Endocrine Society, over 75% of American adults are overweight, obese or extremely obese. In addition, almost 23% of adults are considered to have metabolic syndrome. Overweight is defined as having a BMI of 25-30, obese as a BMI of 30-40 and extremely obese as a BMI of 40 or higher. […]

Preventing Heart Disease

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(DGIwire) – Heart disease is still the number one cause of death in the United States as well as most other developed countries. Although declining slightly in recent years for various reasons, heart disease is associated with over 700,000 deaths each year in the U.S. and over 7 million hospitalizations every year. The numbers are […]

Mediterranean Diet Revisited

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(DGIwire) – You will often hear that the Mediterranean diet is a healthy diet.  Studies consistently find it healthier than the typical western style or standard American diet (SAD).  This is mainly because it contains more fresh whole foods and fewer processed and refined foods. The Mediterranean diet, which is characterized by the consumption of […]

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