New Diet Cures Obesity

That would be amazing! Unfortunately, life doesn’t work like that. There is a new study though that tested out the alternate day fasting strategy compared to a more typical calorie-restricted diet. They took 100 men and woman and assigned them to a fasting group, a calorie restriction group, or a group that didn’t change their eating habits. Fasting – 25% daily calorie needs followed by … Continue reading New Diet Cures Obesity

Carbs vs. Calories: Choose Wisely

What’s something that everyone loves? I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love carbs. They’re just so darn yummy. If you’re trying to lose weight or control diabetes, what should you do? Are carbs or calories your worst enemy? Without getting into how each diet you see out there works and why it’s good or bad for certain people, here are some general facts about carbohydrates … Continue reading Carbs vs. Calories: Choose Wisely

Weekend Warriors: Fighting the Good Fight

Ever heard of weekend warriors? No, they’re not the back-up team for Captain Planet. They’re people who don’t exercise all the time, but when they do, they go all out. The question that one group of researchers asked is whether that style of exercise is the same as regular exercise and if it’s better than no exercise at all. Before we jump into their findings, … Continue reading Weekend Warriors: Fighting the Good Fight

“Been Smoking Too Long”

By Shiwani Mahajan History has seen smoking transform from a symbol of wealth, to a fashion statement, and finally to a killer. The harmful effects of smoking are well known and the campaign against it is strong now. It’s true that smoking causes lung cancer, but did you know that smoking is one of the most important modifiable risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD), … Continue reading “Been Smoking Too Long”