Tips for Coping with Life Transitions

(DGIwire) — You get a new job or find yourself unemployed, find a new girlfriend or boyfriend, get married or divorced, have a child, retire…  All of these life transitions have one thing in common; they can all totally disrupt your regular routine, especially when it comes to diet and exercise if you’re not prepared.  […]

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

(DGIwire) — Sleep apnea, narcolepsy and insomnia are just a few of the disorders that keep people from getting enough sleep. Nearly half of all Americans reported having difficulty sleeping.  According to The National Commission on Sleep Disorders, lack of sleep can be expensive.  They estimate that sleep deprivation costs 150 billion a year in […]

Obesity is Becoming Normal

 (DGIwire) — Europe is following a trend which started here in the United States. The World Health Organization (WHO), issued an obesity report for Europe. They looked at obesity levels in the 53 countries that comprise the European Region and found the results very disturbing, saying that up to 27 percent of 13-year-olds and 33 […]

Uncomfortable: Comfort Food Explained

 (DGIwire) — Well the news is out! The whole “comfort food” myth was just that…a myth. This according to the results of a recent study conducted by the University of Minnesota. The long and short of the study’s results were that when you are totally stressed and looking for relief in a bowl of ice […]

Are All Calories the Same?

 (DGIwire) — Many people believe that when it comes to diet and weight-loss is that a calorie is a calorie.  This theory states that it is not the source of our calories, but the number of calories that is the deciding factor in our health and weight management.  As an example, 100 calories of white […]

Busting The Breakfast Myth

(DGIwire)  We have all been told many times that skipping breakfast might have a negative impact on your weight management efforts. Many people automatically assume that this commonly touted dietary advice is correct. However, researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have found no difference between eating and not eating breakfast when it […]

What Your Diet is Probably Missing

(DGIwire) — Most health gurus will say that you need variety in your diet and the greater the variety the better.  However, from a nutrition standpoint, all foods are not created equal and you need to focus on the most nutrient-dense choices possible. This means that processed man-made junk food is totally out. “It has been […]

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 […]

Do Carbs Really Make Us Fat?

(DGIwire) –People often wonder if carbohydrates really make us fat.  It is important to know that not all carbohydrates are created equal when it comes to how our bodies are able to process them. All carbohydrates, complex or simple are digested and converted to blood sugar. The greater the amount consumed the higher blood sugar […]

Avoid Refined Sugar And Fructose But Not Fruit

(DGIwire) — The evidence appears to be building a case that refined sugars and fructose, like high fructose corn syrup, in commonly consumed quantities, may be harmful and should be eliminated or severely restricted in our diets.  This looks like sound advice.  However, a problem arises when health or weight-loss “experts” start telling people that […]

May Is National Bike Month—Time to Cycle Toward Health

(DGIwire) — Bikeway networks are emerging along urban, low-traffic streets as residents employ increasing pedal power in cities like Cambridge, MA; New York City; Portland, OR; and San Francisco. Tourism and transportation trend watchers note that the amount of on-street bicycle parking provides a ready gauge to how rider-friendly a city is. Still, according to […]

Who Says You Need To Reduce Your Sugar Consumption?

(DGIwire) — The World Health Organization (WHO) has just released a new recommendation regarding sugar consumption which is sure to get some deserved attention.  They reduced their previous recommendation by half saying that sugar in its various forms should be no more than 5% of your total caloric intake. WHO reviewed around 9000 studies and […]

Protein Confusion: How Much Should Your Diet Include?

(DGIwire) — A new article in the journal Cell Metabolism, cited research around protein consumption by adults aged 50 years and older which was specifically designed to determine how different levels of protein intake might affect health. So, do we now finally know how much protein we need?  Absolutely not!  In fact, the results appear […]

America Needs a National Health Policy Overhaul

 (DGIwire) — With the World Health Organization (WHO) report on rising obesity rates in Europe making headlines this week, people might miss the fact that Europeans are following a well established American trend. Experts predict obesity in America is only going to get worse.  With 33% of Americans now classified as obese, it is estimated […]

The Skinny on Calories and Dieting

(DGIwire) — Many people try to lose weight or get rid of excess fat that never seems to disappear. Some have tried all the latest diets and failed; others have successfully lost weight, only to gain it back. These people may be looking for a “secret” to lose their excess fat and finally have and maintain […]

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