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 […]

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 […]

Do You Really Want To Lose Weight?

  (DGIwire) If you are reading this, then the answer is most likely yes.  Most people take a look in the mirror or step on the bathroom scale and know the answer.  Perhaps even your doctor or some other health professional has recommended that you should lose some weight.  But is that really what you […]

Add A Health Habit Today

(DGIwire) Most people are stuck when it comes to their diet, lifestyle and health.  This is because they have conflicts.  Not from the outside, but from within themselves.  They want to lose weight, get in shape or be healthier but they don’t want to give up their current diet and lifestyle habits.  They are afraid […]

A New Medical Thriller Is a Health Book in Disguise

(DGIwire) — When respected surgeon and faculty member of the University of California San Diego Medical School, Dr. Kelly Parsons, penned his first novel Doing Harm, Stephen King tweeted that it was “the best damn medical thriller” he’d read in 25 years.   Surprisingly though, for those who’ve read it, many actually call it the “best […]

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 […]

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