Fasting Diets versus Counting Calories to Lose Weight Which One is Best?

Fasting and diets need a bit of clarification before considering fasting as a method of weight loss. I do extended fasts monthly – 72 hours minimally up to and occasionally exceeding 150 hours. I do not fast to lose weight. … Continue reading

Weight Loss as Easy as Taking a Pill – Maybe?

Many of us have tried to lose weight by starving, taking pills, eating less, and end up without success. There are many reasons why. What works for one person probably does not work for everyone. However, scientists have discovered that … Continue reading

Are Carbohydrates Really Responsible for Obesity?

Scientists have argued over the years about what causes people to gain weight. The simplistic theory is that if you burn more calories (exercise) than you take in (eat foods), you will lose weight and vice versa. Others argue that … Continue reading

Is a Ketogenic Diet Safe for Healthy Longevity?

Keto diets seem to be the rage nowadays. Some people have transition issues from a blood glucose-based energy system to relying on fat for energy. Regardless, some things about this type of diet – low carb and high fat/protein – … Continue reading

Can This Simple Supplement Help You Lose Weight?

If you have a deficiency in serotonin, weight loss can be achieved by increasing your serotonin levels. Serotonin is produced in your brain by tryptophan, an amino acid. Tryptophan comes from food. Many forms of depression and anxiety are associated … Continue reading

Coffee, Tea, or Me for Great Health!

The title should have said, ‘Coffee, tea, or water,’ but I could not resist using the 1973 movie title starring Karen Valentine to start this article. All three drinks have excellent health value. Tea https://www.heart.org/en/news/eat-it-or-leave-it Tea is the most popular … Continue reading

Is there truth to losing weight by eating more?

Atkins, Keto, South Beach, and more diets have popped up over the years. Some work for some people. However, is your goal wrong? If your goal is to lose weight, then a diet might be the answer. How many people … Continue reading

Is Losing Weight Only for Those Under 50?

Remember when we could exercise a little more than normal, or go on a diet for a few days and lose a couple or more pounds? I always seemed to fluctuate around my maximum allowed weight limit for flying when … Continue reading

New Surgery May End Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes (diabetes mellitus) is a disease that impairs the insulin response. Our bodies normally use glucose for an energy source. Insulin responds to the levels of blood glucose. When insulin levels are not controlled, levels of glucose increase in the … Continue reading

How To Win the Internal Battle of Hormones to Lose Weight

Ghrelin is a hormone, secreted in your belly and intestines. When your stomach is empty, ghrelin makes you want to eat. And if you ignore the signals, which typically come every half hour or so, then your belly sends out … Continue reading