Skip Water: Eat Fruit to Hydrate

(DGIwire) — Have you ever noticed feeling refreshed and more hydrated following times when you consumed fruits and vegetables or wonder why this might happen even when you were regularly drinking adequate quantities of pure water? For a very long period of time during our evolution almost everything we ate contained a very high percentage of […]

Obesity is Becoming Normal

 (DGIwire) — Europe is following a trend which started here in the United States. The World Health Organization (WHO), issued an obesity report for Europe. They looked at obesity levels in the 53 countries that comprise the European Region and found the results very disturbing, saying that up to 27 percent of 13-year-olds and 33 […]

Are We Poisoning Our Children?

(DGIwire) — Today, nearly one in three children is overweight or obese.  Children are now developing obesity-related diseases, previously considered primarily adult conditions, at an alarming rate.  These lifestyle related diseases such as type-2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, poor glucose and insulin metabolism, asthma, allergies and the collection known as metabolic […]

This Week’s Grocery List

(DGIwire) — Eating foods that are loaded with the nutrients your body needs can go a long way in improving your health and longevity.  The foods you eat along with adequate hydration are of utmost importance. Here’s a list of a few staples to include on your next trip to the grocery store.  They are […]

What Your Diet is Probably Missing

(DGIwire) — Most health gurus will say that you need variety in your diet and the greater the variety the better.  However, from a nutrition standpoint, all foods are not created equal and you need to focus on the most nutrient-dense choices possible. This means that processed man-made junk food is totally out. “It has been […]

Travel Tips for Diabetics

(DGIwire) –Planning ahead when you travel is always a smart move to reduce stress. If you are diabetic or traveling with one, planning becomes extra important. These 5 diabetes travel tips are easy and may prove crucial to not only your diabetic management, but to a more enjoyable—whether an outing for the day or a […]

Food Choices and Fat Loss

(DGIwire) – There are many ways to approach weight-loss and the loss of excess body fat.  There are good ways and bad ways.  Food choices will often influence both the rate of fat loss and your overall experience while you are improving your body composition. It is important to recognize that weight loss is not […]

Body Mass Index vs. Body Fat Percentage

 (DGIwire) — Body Mass Index (BMI) and Body Fat Percentage (BF%) are often confused and even used interchangeably. However, they are not the same, and people need to understand the difference in their usefulness for health assessment. There is a health correlation between height and weight in the general population. BMI is a number that is based on […]

The Link Between Wealth, Fast Food & Obesity

(DGIwire) — Researchers from the University of Michigan collected data suggesting a correlation between the number of fast food restaurants and obesity rates.  This may sound like old news but scope of the data they analyzed is impressive and their conclusions compelling. In the study, they looked at 26 wealthy nations.  It is the wealthy […]

Do Carbs Really Make Us Fat?

(DGIwire) –People often wonder if carbohydrates really make us fat.  It is important to know that not all carbohydrates are created equal when it comes to how our bodies are able to process them. All carbohydrates, complex or simple are digested and converted to blood sugar. The greater the amount consumed the higher blood sugar […]

Avoid Refined Sugar And Fructose But Not Fruit

(DGIwire) — The evidence appears to be building a case that refined sugars and fructose, like high fructose corn syrup, in commonly consumed quantities, may be harmful and should be eliminated or severely restricted in our diets.  This looks like sound advice.  However, a problem arises when health or weight-loss “experts” start telling people that […]

Can Man Live on Coffee Alone?

(DGIwire) — A study done in 2005 by researchers at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania concluded that the top source of antioxidants in the average American diet comes from coffee.  In fact, there was really no runner-up as nothing else even comes close.  Black tea came in second place but it was beaten by […]

Boomers Waking Up to the Realities of Obesity

(DGIwire) — According to statistics, baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 are more overweight and obese than current or previous generations.  Around 70% are either overweight or obese and this number has been increasing.  This is very bad news.  As this wave of 77 million Americans reach retirement age, it is setting the stage […]

Who Says You Need To Reduce Your Sugar Consumption?

(DGIwire) — The World Health Organization (WHO) has just released a new recommendation regarding sugar consumption which is sure to get some deserved attention.  They reduced their previous recommendation by half saying that sugar in its various forms should be no more than 5% of your total caloric intake. WHO reviewed around 9000 studies and […]

Protein Confusion: How Much Should Your Diet Include?

(DGIwire) — A new article in the journal Cell Metabolism, cited research around protein consumption by adults aged 50 years and older which was specifically designed to determine how different levels of protein intake might affect health. So, do we now finally know how much protein we need?  Absolutely not!  In fact, the results appear […]

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