Is weight loss as simple as going on a diet?

25% Of People Have Metabolic Syndrome. Are You At Risk?

Metabolic syndrome is an umbrella term used to describe a group of factors that raise the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. It’s estimated that almost a quarter of adult Americans have metabolic syndrome. It’s linked to unhealthy lifestyle choices and certain genetic factors. But here’s the good news: you can bring metabolic syndrome under control by making certain lifestyle adjustments. In some cases, if lifestyle changes alone aren’t enough, medicines are used to treat the condition.

How Being Overweight Impacts your Immune System

If you are overweight or obese, you are not alone. But what you might not know is just how bad being overweight is for the immune system. The first reason is that the fat we hate on our belly, butt, and thighs is not just ugly flab. Scientists believe that excess fat in the body also releases a range of potentially toxic substances which can leave you open to illness, or even trigger it.

Research: Want to Live Longer? Start Fasting.

Intermittent fasting is a diet cycling between regular periods of eating and fasting, and has been linked to lower risks of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and aging. People have been fasting for years to lose weight, but what if we told you that the longer you fast, the longer you can live?

The Connection Between Gluten, Weight Loss And Weight Gain

With all the news about gluten and gluten-free diets, you may be wondering if gluten intolerance might be behind your weight gain.The answer is that, yes, if your body can’t process gluten, you may have many problems with weight gain, among others. However, weight gain isn’t as common as weight loss.

Paleo vs Keto: Similarities, Differences + Which Is Best For You

The Paleo diet and the Ketogenic diet have both gained extreme popularity in recent years for their acclaimed ability to promote weight loss, fat reduction, improved metabolism, and numerous other benefits. While there are a lot of overlapping similarities between the two, Paleo and Keto each have their own unique purpose that, at times, can be combined into a Paleo-keto diet. So, what is the difference and how do you know which angle is best for you?

The Keto Diet: Does it work? What is Keto?

Many different versions of low-carb diets have come and gone over the past several decades, but one carb-restrictive diet that’s been around for generations and is garnering significant attention today is the ketogenic diet. Far from a fad diet, the keto diet has actually been practiced safely since the 1920s, when it was first used by clinicians treating ill, obese, and epileptic patients.

Why Fasting Makes You Live Longer and Stay Younger

For the past year and a half, Keith Taylor and his wife have adopted a lifestyle that includes fasting on a regular basis. “For six days per week we don’t eat until around 5 pm, but eat as much as we want and whatever we want from 5 pm until we go to bed. It is not a diet in the classic sense — we do not restrict WHAT we eat or HOW MUCH we eat, but rather just WHEN we eat,” Taylor said in an email.

What Happens When You Go Gluten-Free

While people who have celiac disease and gluten allergies most often eliminate gluten from their diet, there are other health conditions that can benefit from a gluten-free diet. In fact, you may find that eating gluten-free is the answer for what’s ailing you.

The Relationship Between Anxiety And Insomnia

Anxiety and insomnia are often related. Each can be the cause of the other, which can lead to a vicious cycle that may seem impossible to break. A study conducted by Dag Neckelmann, MD, Ph.D., of the Department of Psychiatry at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway, shows that chronic insomnia increases your odds of having anxiety disorders. So, treating chronic insomnia may be one way to alleviate feelings of anxiety.

Why Women Are More Likely to be Depressed (Hormones)

Your sex is a factor in determining whether or not you’re more at risk of developing depression. Women are twice as likely as their male counterparts to suffer from this form of mental illness, according to the figures, though the numbers may also reflect the fact that men don’t feel as comfortable asking for help.

How Depression and Diet are Linked

If you’ve been trying to have a baby, celiac disease and fertility problems may be standing in your way. It may be hard to believe but celiac disease, which causes an allergy to gluten, can actually lead to fertility problems in both men and women.