Metabolism and Metabolic Rate

Do you know what your metabolism is? Many people think it’s just to do with weight gain or weight loss, but it is far more complex than that. The dictionary meaning is, “Your metabolism is the way that chemical processes in your body cause food to be used in an efficient way, for example to make new cells and to give you energy.” – Collins Dictionary What many people don’t realize is that the body … Read more

Is Type 2 Diabetes a Lifestyle Disease?

Some of your physical characteristics were inherited. If you are exceptionally taller or shorter than average, there’s a good chance this was dictated by your genes. People in your family tree were also taller or shorter than most, and this had a bearing on your height. The color of your eyes and hair can be influenced by your genetics. Unfortunately, some unwelcome physical and mental conditions can also be inherited. For instance, if both of … Read more

Walking for Weight Loss

When it comes to losing weight, a simple approach is going to help you yield results that you actually want. While it is easy to be led astray by promises from weight loss supplements, fancy gym equipment and more. All you really need to lose weight is to start walking. Combine this with a sensible eating plan and you will be well on your way to success. As with any exercise, when you first start … Read more

What Does Being Pre-Diabetic Mean?

Preschool prepares very young children for “big kids” school. The children get a taste of what a more structured school environment is like, and this prepares them for moving to that stage of their life. Receiving a pre-diabetic diagnosis is similar to preschool. Your body is slowly moving in the direction of diabetes, and is prepared to take that unhealthy step if you do not do something about it. Unlike the preschool/grade school relationship, prediabetes … Read more

Whole Food Vs. Processed

Quality rather than quantity. Heh? That’s a cliché. But oh, so true! You have probably heard that processed foods are bad for you and whole foods are good for you. This article explores the difference between them, and also has suggestions on how to include the healthy whole foods in your diet and maximise your nutrient intake. There are two types of foods, nutrient dense foods and energy dense foods, and that is the quintessential … Read more

Training Your Body To Eat Clean Foods

Taking the plunge is always hard. Are you going to change your diet so drastically that you can no longer eat the foods that are familiar to you? Chances are, if you are reading this, you are either seriously considering a BIG change or you’ve begun to change and got a little stuck along the way. Here are some evidence-based tips, which have been found to be helpful in training people just like you, eat … Read more

Super Herbs for Super Health

Herbs have been used for centuries to aid in health and wellness and as a cure for a variety of ailments. Our evolving modern world relies heavily on medications but let us not forget nature’s most powerful medicines. One of the key differences between medication and herbs is their number of actions in the body. Most medications have one or perhaps two actions in our bodies and that’s why there are thousands of medications out … Read more

Stop Eating Fake Food and Get Real!

Are you a victim of fake food? You think that you are pretty good at spotting empty calorie or processed foods, but there are a few fake foods possibly hiding in your pantry or fridge. According to Larry Olmstead, the author of Real Food Fake Food, what you are purchasing at the grocery store or in restaurants may not fall under the category of real food. What is Real Food? Real food is the food … Read more

What in the Heck Are Nootropics?

If you’ve been curious about brain supplements, nootropics might interest you. Not only are these brain supplements good for you, but they actually work. Nootropics are brain supplements designed to improve a different, specific mental function. Those that take them regularly, vouch for their authenticity and highly beneficial effects. There are quite a few different types of nootropic supplements available that are all designed to achieve a specific desired effect. In this beginner’s’ guide, we’ll … Read more

Low Fat Clean Eating

If you’re trying to improve your eating habits and make a positive, healthful change in your life, you may be in for a rough road ahead, but we can help. Changing lifelong habits can be difficult; you have to learn what foods are good for you and what aren’t, how to cook healthier foods, and get used to new, healthier habits and behaviors. Through this article, we’ll help you find some clever ways to change … Read more