Timing is Everything When it Comes to Health

(DGIwire) — Since the beginning of time, life on Earth has been influenced by the daily rotation of our planet and to a lesser extent, its seasonal orbit around the sun. The influence of these changes has been imprinted in our DNA. This programming is known as circadian rhythm. A circadian rhythm is a roughly […]

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 […]

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 […]

From Slime to Humans: Nutritional Geometry & Protein

(DGIwire) — Ever wonder why health and weight-loss gurus are always talking about protein? Protein is the building block of our bodies. The average human body is made up of 60% water, 17% protein, 17% fat and only 5% carbohydrate. All essential components of body tissues such as cell membranes and genetic material are composed […]

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 […]

Understanding Salt Guidelines

(DGIwire) — Salt consumption has increased during modern times. Researchers have been looking at the effects of this increased intake for a long time. Generally most people eat more than the recommended amounts but some studies have found evidence that you can also eat too little. It seems people have different reactions to sodium intake. […]

The Genetics and Health Equation

(DGIwire)  — Most people believe that their future health is dependent largely on their genetics.  Our genetic predispositions are indeed inherited from our parents and their parents and so on.  This is the reason that doctors ask for family medical history.  As such, many people believe that if their parents were overweight, obese or had […]

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 […]

Ideal Health: Simplified

(DGIwire)  It may seem too good to be true but achieving optimal health is really very simple according to health expert Tom Griesel, co-author of  Turbocharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust. He offers the following insights for those who want to get on […]

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 […]

5 Reasons Your Diet Isn’t Working

(DGIwire)  — The main reason people quit their diets is the lack of progress.  We all want to see results in the fastest time possible.  If your body isn’t responding the way you expect, your motivation to continue is going to fade away eventually. “Fat loss is not difficult if you get a few critical steps […]

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 […]

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