What’s Healthier: High Carb-Low Fat or Low Carb-High Protein?

(DGIwire) — High-protein, low-carb diets are often used for weight loss. Proponents often claim a metabolic advantage over an equivalent high-carb, low fat diet. Others claim that Atkins-style diets contain excess protein and fat, which have an adverse effect on your health. Who is right? Two studies, which looked at high-protein, low-carb diets and compared […]

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 […]

Are You Ready Boots? Start Walking

(DGIwire) — Walking is a key ingredient for optimal health and a lean physique.  Walking is our most natural form of exercise and it can help you achieve a number of important health benefits. Benefits of walking: Lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the “bad” cholesterol) Raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol) Lower your […]

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 […]

Avocados: Eat ‘Em Up

(DGIwire)  A research team in Mexico has discovered promising health benefits of avocado oil. A number of environmental factors can turn the oxygen molecules found in mitochondria, the power plants of cells, into free radicals.  Free radicals are unstable molecules that can destroy virtually all the normal molecules responsible for forming cells.  They have an […]

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 […]

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 Fruit Killing You?

(DGIwire)  There are many diets and health advisors today who declare that we all must limit fruit consumption.  Too much can kill you and cause all kinds of imbalances and health issues, they say. Fruit is making you fat! Causing imbalances in your blood sugar. Maybe even triggering or accelerating your diabetic state.  Such claims are particularly […]

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 […]

Tips to Quit Mindless Eating

(DGIwire)  Most health advocates advise eating only when you are actually hungry. The trick is to recognize real hunger from unnecessary cravings and make meal choices based around appropriate natural and nutrient dense foods. We need to reduce the triggers that lead to overeating and fat storage while training our body to burn our excess […]

Exercise Alone Won’t Halt Weight Gain

(DGIwire) A recent study published recently in the British Journal of Sports Medicine looked at the exercise patterns and weight of more than 19,000 adults over a 22 year period. The researchers found that almost everyone gained weight during that time and that only those that exceeded all current recommendations were able to avoid significant […]

Stressed Out? Just Breathe!

(DGIwire)   Many specialists believe that breathing exercises are essential to relieve stress. Yet reaping their benefits requires actually incorporating such exercises into your daily life. Recognizing the true extent of stress in our lives can be difficult.  If you learn to identify the signs of stress, and nip it by taking a short relaxation […]

How to Reduce Eczema Flair Ups

(DGIwire) — It doesn’t matter who we are, what we do or where we’re from: stress is a part of our everyday lives. There is, of course, joyful stress such as trying to build a successful business in an endeavor we love. Or dealing with the details that go into planning a party for a […]

Getting in Shape Is Simple

(DGIwire) A study done at McMaster University showed that muscular development is not really the amount of weight you lift but the fact that you stress your muscles.  It is muscular fatigue that is the critical point in building muscle and heavy weights are not required. People often think they need to belong to a […]

Large Waistlines Are Hazardous to Our Health

(DGIwire) — The Mayo Clinic performed a large study involving almost 16,000 people from five countries around the world. It found that people with coronary artery disease who had large waistlines were at more than twice the risk of dying. Even those with a modestly enlarged belly showed the same risk, and some of these people had […]

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