Secrets to Joining the A-List

(DGIwire) – Do we really need another diet book? YES, says ReviewLoft…if Dr. Fred Pescatore, decides to share the diet secrets he’s been using to keep his celebrity clientele lean and healthy. Within the pages of The A-List Diet, Dr. Pescatore, also known as “The Doctor to the Stars,” explains step-by-step exactly how his readers […]

Why Are Healthcare Costs Out of Control?

(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 […]

What is a VLCD?

(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 […]

Microbes and Mood: A Gut Feeling?

(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

(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

(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

(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 […]

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

(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?

(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. […]

Coffee Lovers Rejoice!!!

(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 […]

Biggest Loser Weight Regain

(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

(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 […]

Why Plants Grow Healthier Bodies

(DGIwire) — There is now an abundance of research showing an association between the consumption of plant foods, especially fruits, vegetables, legumes and nuts, with increased health and longevity. Most of these studies have been based on dietary questionnaires of study participants over a period of time and are prone to some inaccuracies and interpretation.  […]

Water: A Free Fat Loss Supplement?

(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 […]

Mediterranean Diet Revisited

(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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