You’ve Got to Move It, Move It!

(DGIwire) — Lately studies and articles about the health problems associated with sitting and prolonged periods of inactivity have been getting some headlines. It’s definitely worth everyone’s attention because it appears the problems can be easily counteracted, but not in the way one might think. “The typical activity of remaining hunter-gatherers in the world today would be […]

Building A Better Salad

(DGIwire) — An Iowa State University study determined that carotenoids, the yellow-to-red pigments found in vegetables, were more bioavailable, meaning that they are better absorbed, when eaten with a full-fat dressing as opposed to a low-fat or fat-free version. It is now widely accepted that fat-soluble vitamins and other compounds are best absorbed when accompanied […]

Plants and Your Health

(DGIwire) — Today the healthiest dietary guidelines are built around a wide variety of nutrient-dense whole food choices.  A predominately plant-based diet that focuses on fresh leafy greens, non-starchy vegetables and fruits is now commonly recommended. When you include an appropriate amount of animal based proteins, including some red meat, the combination provides a myriad array […]

Easy Ways To TurboCharge Your Diet

(DGIwire) — Want to feel better, improve your health and in the process get lean quickly? Tom Griesel, co-author of TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust  offers the following simple tips to painlessly improve your diet. Out of sight, out of mind If […]

The Yo-Yo Dieting Dilemma

(DGIwire) — Not too long ago, a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina reinforced the idea that dieting makes you fatter, particularly yo-yo dieting. The researchers looked at overweight postmenopausal women who had lost an average of 12 percent of their initial starting weight.  When analyzing their change in body […]

Living a Long Unhealthy Life?

(DGIwire)  —  Why would anyone want to live longer but not healthier?  A study from West Virginia University School of Medicine and the Medical University of South Carolina revealed that this is now the case for American baby boomers.  More interesting is that other studies have indicated this is mostly the result of conscious and […]

10 Roadblocks Preventing Ideal Health

(DGIwire) — If ideal health which includes maintaining your optimum weight has been frustrating, Dian Griesel, Ph.D. and Tom Griesel, co-authors of TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust  offer the following ten important areas that need to be addressed to accelerate the journey towards […]

Diet or Exercise: Which Works Best for Weightloss?

(DGIwire) — What is the best way to lose excess fat? A calorie or energy deficit is definitely required but what is the best way to achieve it?  Not all diet plans are created equal. The traditional weight loss mantra is:  Reduce calories, increase aerobic activity and eat a balanced diet with plenty of complex […]

Benefits of Going Nuts

(DGIwire) — Eating nuts has been consistently associated with better health. Nuts are an essential component of the Mediterranean and Asian diets. Studies of Seventh-day Adventists in California have found that nut consumption had a significant inverse association with heart disease. This effect has been found in both men and women including the elderly. These […]

Can Supplements Substitute for Food?

(DGIwire) — Can supplements replace real whole food and are they necessary for good health? Anytime a whole food is associated with health benefits, there is a race to isolate the potential beneficial substances. The purpose is to create a new supplement or drug.  The driving factor behind this effort is money.  The marketing rationale […]

Where Do You Get Your Antioxidants?

(DGIwire) —  A study done back 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 came close.  Black tea came in second place but it was beaten […]

Does Calorie Restriction Boost Longevity?

(DGIwire)   You may have heard in the past that restricting calories increases lifespan.  Previous research has shown that caloric restriction extended the lifespan of yeast, flies, worms and some strains of mice.  You may also have heard that scientists from the National Institute on Aging found that calorie restriction did not extend lifespan for rhesus […]

Easiest Way to Improve Your Diet

(DGIwire) People often wonder how they can improve their diet without totally changing what they currently eat or eliminating their favorite foods.  Sometimes a major change is just too much of a psychological or even physical hurdle to making a big commitment.  The good news is that it is possible to ease into a better […]

Memory: Walk or Lose It

(DGIwire)   One of the biggest age related health concerns today is the loss of memory.  The National Institute on Aging estimates that between 2.4 to 5.1 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.  Alzheimer’s slowly destroys memory and cognitive skills and is considered irreversible.  Although experts are unsure about the cause(s), there are now several […]

What & When to Eat: That is the Question

(DGIwire) Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies found that limiting regular eating times and extending the daily fasting period may override the adverse health effects of a high-fat diet and prevent obesity, diabetes and liver disease in mice.  It seems that when we eat may be as important as what we eat.  They […]

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