Question: Which of the following statements is true?
A: ‘I can’t put weight on, I have a fast metabolism’
B: ‘I can’t lose weight, I have a slow metabolism‘
C: ‘I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure – my doctor says it’s metabolic syndrome’
Answer: All of them
Sure, metabolism is how fast your body burns calories, but when it’s out of control it can make you sick. This state, known as metabolic syndrome is on the rise, bringing with it an increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.
“The same dietary advice cannot be good for everyone, because we are all different”.
That’s the hard line from Dr. Eran Elinav – immunologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. His team studies nutritional genomics, a promising field of genetics that explains why you don’t lose weight on a given diet, even though your friend does.
A study published by the Journal of American College of Cardiology has found that just one or two sugary drinks per day, can increase your risk of a heart attack by a whopping 35%!
Just in time for summer, try these healthy and refreshing alternatives instead.
Marine phytoplankton is a microscopic marine algae that lives just below the surface of the ocean. Invisible to the human eye, it is now regarded by scientists at NASA as the most important plant on earth. Why? It’s responsible for 90% of the world’s oxygen and even our food supply.
As if that wasn’t enough, the potent detox and healing properties of phytoplankton, make it one of the most promising discoveries in the future of natural medicine.
Six pack abs are like the holy grail of fitness: good luck finding them.
Forget what you see on TV. No one ever got abs from a pill or a four-week workout plan. Nothing about a six pack is quick. It takes months, if not years, to fine tune this muscle group.
Do you have what it takes? Answer these questions to see if you’re cut out for the most coveted prize in fitness.READ MORE
- Water is the foundation of life
- When it comes to drinking water, the structure of your water is what counts
- Tap and most bottled waters are too processed to provide any health benefits
- Structured water, by contrast, can help us live longer and illness-free
The quality and quantity of light we consume can make us sick. Whether you’re a hard-charging athlete or a stay at home mom, light exposure should concern you, in a BIG WAY.READ MORE
Last year, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced that palm oil, the most utilized vegetable oil in the world, is potentially carcinogenic; meaning, it can cause cancer.
But avoiding it poses an incredible challenge. It’s found in roughly 50% of the packaged foods, personal care and cleaning products we use, due to its cheap production costs relative to other vegetable oils. Everything from Nutella, to laundry detergent, contains palm oil.
Surely, if we eat clean and buy green, we’re safe, right? Not quite.