Light Bulbs…and Your Health?

(DGIwire) — There have been several studies concluding there is a link between modern technology and obesity.  Research from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland looks at this modern technology conundrum from a different angle, bringing us all the way back to the invention and adoption of the electric light bulb. Electric light makes it possible […]

Massachusetts Town Reforms Its Approach to Helping Opioid Abusers

(DGIwire) — If you walked into a police station in Gloucester, MA holding opioids any time after June 1, 2015, you wouldn’t be charged with a crime, according to The Christian Science Monitor. That’s because Police Chief Leonard Campanello is making a concerted effort to change how the town deals with drug addiction. Instead of being […]

What Your Waist Says About Your Health

(DGIwire) — Is your weight causing problems for your life…or lifestyle?  Some people aren’t sure.  Do scales tell the whole story?  Although widely used as a calculator for idea weight, BMI or a measure of your body mass index is not a definitive measure, either.  Perhaps your family and friends tell you that you look […]

Healthy Habits: Each Change Can Help

(DGIwire)   Chronic ailments such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer are the world’s top killers, causing 35 million deaths a year and 60 percent of all deaths worldwide. There are at least 1 billion people who are overweight or obese in the world today, according to the World Health Organization. WHO is now focusing […]

Is a Way ‘In Reach’ to Guide Opioid Users to Recovery?

(DGIwire)   Try as some people might to turn a blind eye to the problem, fatal drug overdoses—especially from opioids and heroin—continue to rise. According to a recent release from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 8,257 people died of heroin-related causes in the U.S. in 2013, a significant increase from the previous year. […]

For Those with Opioid Dependence, Help Is Now ‘In Reach’

(DGIwire) – People experiencing opioid dependence may understandably be confused about where to turn for help. According to a World Health Organization document titled “Guidelines for the Psychosocially Assisted Treatment of Opioid Dependence,” this complex health condition often requires long-term treatment and care. The ultimate achievement of a drug-free state is the ideal and ultimate […]

How Strong Are Your Bones?

(DGIwire)  Osteoporosis affects more than 200 million people worldwide.  Because there are no symptoms associated with bone loss, it is often only discovered after a fracture. People are rightfully concerned about age related bone loss and often ask what they can do about it.  Although there are many supplements and drugs which are touted as […]

Is a “Stiff Upper Lip” Seriously the Only Option When in Pain?

(DGIwire) — Chronic lower back pain has become a common complaint. Does this mean we should just resign ourselves to a stiff lower dorsum and keep a stiff upper lip? The answer is no, because when back pain becomes constant, it can lead to serious consequences. Since chronic lower back pain is difficult to diagnose and […]

Do You Have Any Idea What You Just Ate?

(DGIwire)  Do you have any idea what is in the food you are eating?  Unless you are buying whole, fresh, natural foods and preparing them yourself, the answer is most likely, no. Modern food products are the result of combining and balancing science, technology, engineering, shelf-life, costs and profits.  Early examples of food innovation are pasteurization […]

Pain, Pleasure & Opioid Addiction Next Door

(DGIwire) — In many movies involving drug-addicted characters, the dramatic scenes often take place in back alleys with sketchy drug dealers in long coats, or in rundown drug dens. In real life, drug dependence—particularly dependence on opioids—can arise in a middle class or upper class home with a doctor’s prescription. The addict could be one’s next-door […]

Easiest Ways to Tell if a Diet Will Work

(DGIwire)   Why do many dieters reach their weight goal, only to find that the pounds eventually return? Research done by some scientists at Penn State University provided insights into the conundrum.  Apparently, they found that the behaviors that help people lose weight aren’t the same as those that help them maintain their new body. Huh? […]

Get in Shape: Eat Like This

(DGIwire)  Did you ever wonder what you should eat to be healthy or to lose weight or to improve their body composition? Betcha have.  The answer is exactly the same for all three questions: Only difference is that the quantities change.  Eat the right foods and your diet will deliver health, fat loss and ideal body composition. There are […]

Effective Self-Talk for Weight Loss

(DGIwire)  Do you ever talk to yourself?  Of course you do!  Everyone does. We’re often told to “think positive”. However, when it comes to effective self-talk, what you say is critical in determining your degree of success at any endeavor.  This includes your fat-loss and health goals and any other objectives. An interesting study which […]

Slowing Down the Fastest-Growing Addiction in America

(DGIwire) — When we think of addiction, especially life-threatening addiction, alcohol or stimulants may be the first things that come to mind. We probably all know at least one person, either a family member or friend, who has struggled with the demon of alcohol addiction. Not everyone can think of a friend who has tried […]

Diet, Health, Sex and Performance

(DGIwire)  People are always asking about which diet and foods are best for them.  Some want to lose weight, others want to increase athletic performance and many just want to be healthier or just feel better.  Some just want more energy for better sex. They usually expect the recommendations to depend on the question or […]