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Research with NMN Demonstrates Age Reversal in Mice That May Apply to Humans

Life-extension biohacks are on the rise. There have been many stories recently about radical techniques to stop aging such as blood transfusions from young to old animals, genetic tinkering, severe dietary restriction and other extreme methods that show some promise. But most are a long way from being useful for most people. The exception is […]

SUBLINGUAL NMN – INCREASED BIOAVAILABILITY

2013 STUDY SHOWS NMN INJECTIONS RESULT IN AGE REVERSAL IN MUSCLES OF MICE In 2013, Dr David Sinclair published stunning research that showed administration of Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN) not only reversed some aspects of aging, but resulted in the muscles of 2 year old mice being indistinguishable from those of 6 month old mice (r). […]

Whats the TRUTH about Nicotinamide Riboside (NIAGEN)

NAD+ is the key for Healthy Aging As we age, our levels of the Co-enzyme Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide NAD+ drop significantly in multiple organs in mice and humans (5, 8, 10). NAD+ is a key Co-enzyme used by our mitochondria for energy production in all our cells. Higher NAD+ levels are needed for our cells […]

Don’t believe the LIES about Garcinia Cambogia

Popular, but… For more than a decade Garcinia Cambogia has been included in various weight loss products, but exploded in popularity in 2012 when Dr Julie Chen talked about it on the Dr Oz TV show. Unfortunately, there is an avalanche of faulty information about Garcinia Cambogia on the web that we attempt to clean […]

Low-Fat Foods Are Higher in Sugar

Many people believe that low-fat foods are generally higher in added sugar than the original full-fat versions. Although this is highly plausible, it has never been scientifically confirmed. For this reason, a group of Californian scientists decided to systematically compare the sugar content of several common full-fat foods with their lower-fat alternatives. Below is a […]

Alternate-Day Fasting Increases Fullness After Meals

Alternate-day fasting is a version of intermittent fasting, which is currently one of the world’s most popular weight loss trends. Recently, a group of scientists examined the effects of 8-week alternate-day fasting on appetite ratings, appetite hormones and body weight. Here is a detailed summary of their results. Background Alternate-day fasting (ADF) is a weight […]

Alternate-Day Fasting Increases Fullness After Meals

Alternate-day fasting is a version of intermittent fasting, which is currently one of the world’s most popular weight loss trends. Recently, a group of scientists examined the effects of 8-week alternate-day fasting on appetite ratings, appetite hormones and body weight. Here is a detailed summary of their results. Background Alternate-day fasting (ADF) is a weight […]

Some People May Be Genetically Adapted to Vegetarian Diets

Scientists have hypothesized that people who follow plant-based diets for many generations are better adapted to vegan or vegetarian diets. In other words, some populations may be better at getting the nutrients they need from these diets. Recently, a group of researchers tested this hypothesis. Here is a summary of their results. Background Arachidonic acid is […]

Can Yogurt Help You Lose Weight? The Surprising Truth

Yogurt is a popular dairy product made by adding live bacteria to milk. Without added sugar, it is generally considered to be very healthy. Some studies even link yogurt to a reduced risk of weight gain and obesity. Recently, a team of scientist decided to do a thorough review of all the evidence on yogurt […]

Artificial Sweeteners in Pregnancy and Obesity in The Child

The use of artificial sweeteners has increased dramatically in recent decades. At the same time, obesity rates have skyrocketed. However, the link between artificial sweetener use and obesity is controversial. A new study was just done that examines the use of artificial sweeteners in pregnancy and the risk of obesity in child. The findings were […]

Fatty Acids Produced by Gut Bacteria Reduce Appetite

The most important health function of prebiotic fiber is to increase the formation of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) in the colon. Not only do these fatty acids benefit colon health, but they also play a role in regulating appetite. Recently, a team of researchers examined the effects of elevated propionate, which is one of the […]

Thriftiness: Another Piece of the Obesity Puzzle

Not everyone is equal when it comes to losing weight. Multiple factors determine whether people are successful or not. Growing evidence suggests that one of them is thriftiness. Recently, a group of researchers examined the association of thriftiness with body fat and body temperature. Today’s research review provides a detailed summary of their findings. Background […]

Protein and Exercise May Prevent Muscle Loss While Dieting

Dieting often results in the loss of both fat and muscle mass. Strength exercises and protein can help prevent the loss of muscle mass, yet studies disagree on how much you need. A recent study examined these effects. Below is a detailed summary of their results, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Background When […]

Khorasan Wheat is Healthier Than Modern Wheat

Modern wheat has been criticized for being less nutritious than older varieties. In fact, emerging evidence indicates that ancient Khorasan wheat is healthier than modern wheat (1, 2, 3). To expand the evidence base, a group of scientists examined the health effects of Khorasan wheat on people with type 2 diabetes. Their results were recently published in […]

Organic Meat is Higher in Omega-3 and Polyunsaturated Fat

There are many reasons why people choose to eat organic food. Some people believe that organic food is more nutritious than non-organic food. Numerous studies have looked into this, but their results are mixed. An international team of scientists reviewed the results of 67 studies on conventional vs organic meat. Their results were published in […]

Weight Loss Changes the Gut Microbiota

The gut microbiota is one of the most highly active areas of research in nutrition. Recently, a team of researchers examined the effects of a weight-loss program on the gut microbiota of obese individuals. Here we discuss their main results, recently published in PLOS ONE. Background The gut microbiota appears to play a role in obesity and metabolic […]

Protein Reduces Appetite More Than Carbs and Fat

Eating protein leads to a greater reduction in appetite, compared to fat or carbs. However, no previous studies have looked into the effects of specific proportions of protein, carbs and fat in a systematic, dose-response manner. For this reason, scientists examined the effects of five drinks containing different proportions of these nutrients. Background Protein is […]

Low-Calorie Sweeteners May Help You Lose Weight

Replacing sugar with low-calorie sweeteners can reduce your calorie intake, and may lead to weight loss. However, some people claim that low-calorie sweeteners promote weight gain. For this reason, a group of scientists assessed the overall evidence in a systematic review and meta-analyses of studies in both animals and humans. Background Low-calorie sweeteners are widely […]

Matured Hop Extract May Reduce Belly Fat

For those trying to lose weight, weight loss supplements are a popular choice. When combined with dieting and exercise, supplementing may be useful, but the weight loss benefits are usually modest. Recently, hops have been studied for their potential weight loss benefits. This randomized controlled trial examined the effects of matured hop extract on weight […]

Are Energy Drinks Bad for Your Heart?

Energy drinks are very popular, especially among young people. These beverages contain stimulants, such as caffeine, which are supposed to provide a physical and mental boost. However, drinking too many energy drinks may have serious effects on heart function and other aspects of health (1, 2, 3, 4). Today’s study takes a look at how energy drinks affect […]

Eating Garlic Makes Men Smell More Attractive

Garlic is known for causing bad breath (1, 2). This is because it contains a gas called allyl methyl sulfide, which can also affect the smell of breast milk (3, 4). A team of researchers looked into the effects of garlic on sweat, particularly armpit odor. Here is a detailed summary of the results, recently published in Appetite. Article […]

Sugary Drinks Make You Eat More

People who drink sugar-sweetened beverages tend to gain more weight over time. However, it is not known whether all types of sugar are equally fattening. For this reason, a team of scientists recently examined how different forms of sugar affect calorie intake. Here is a detailed summary of their results, published in the American Journal of […]

Eating Late at Night Burns Fewer Calories

Eating food causes a temporary increase in metabolic rate, or calories burned. This is known as diet-induced thermogenesis, or the thermic effect of food (TEF). Some studies indicate that TEF may be higher in the morning. Therefore, a team of researchers set out to examine how meal timing affects TEF. Here is a detailed summary of their […]

Probiotics May Lower Blood Sugar in Diabetics

Imbalanced gut microbiota may be one of the underlying causes of type 2 diabetes, and changing this environment may help improve symptoms. Recently, a team of scientists examined the effects of beneficial, probiotic bacteria on blood sugar control in type 2 diabetics. Here is a detailed summary of their findings, published in Clinical Nutrition. Background Type […]

Carbs Have No Effect on The Starvation Response

Sustained, long-term weight loss is difficult for many people. One reason is because the body adapts to weight loss, which is known as starvation response. During starvation response, metabolic rate (or calories burned) is reduced. Dietary factors may also play a part, but studies debate this (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). Recently, a team of scientists looked into how carbs […]

A Healthy Body Clock May Reduce The Risk of Weight Gain

Many metabolic functions fluctuate throughout the day. These changes are regulated by your body’s internal clock, also known as the circadian rhythm. Disrupting this system may contribute to weight gain and obesity. Recently, a review article discussing the role of the body clock on weight maintenance was published in Obesity Reviews. Article Reviewed Researchers at the University […]

The Mineral Phosphorus May Help You Lose Weight

Observational studies suggest that people who eat more phosphorus gain less weight. However, the effects of phosphorus supplementation on weight loss have never been studied in humans. For this reason, a team of scientists recently conducted a study. Below is a detailed summary of their results, published in Nutrition & Diabetes. Background Phosphorus is a dietary mineral that […]

Early Life Gut Microbiota is Affected by Maternal Weight Status

The bacteria that live in our digestive system significantly influence our health in a number of ways. Commonly known as the gut microbiota, these bacteria can be either beneficial or harmful, all depending on what types of bacteria are present and their relative amounts. A recent review discussed the development of the gut microbiota early […]

Glycotoxins May Impair Insulin Sensitivity

Glycotoxins are a group of compounds that have been associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and several other chronic diseases. Recently, a team of scientists investigated the effects of a diet low in glycotoxins on insulin sensitivity in healthy, overweight people. Background Glycotoxins, also known as advanced glycation end products (AGEs), are a group […]

Water vs Diet Soda: Which is Better for Weight Loss?

Many people think drinking diet beverages is a great way to lose weight. However, most dietary recommendations say pure water is best. Recently, a team of scientists from Iran and the UK delved into this issue. Here is a detailed summary of the results, recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Background Sugar-sweetened beverages have long […]

Everything in Moderation: Helpful or Harmful Advice?

Most dietary guidelines recommend dietary diversity. In other words, they say that people should eat lots of different kinds of food in moderation. “Everything in moderation” is a popular phrase. However, it is unclear whether following this recommendation has any effects on people’s health. A group of scientists tried to answer this question by examining the association […]

Slow Down! Eating Too Fast May Cause Weight Gain

Eating too fast has often been linked to weight gain, yet the available evidence is inconclusive. For this reason, a team of Japanese researchers conducted a meta-analysis that combined the results of several previous studies. Here is a detailed summary of their findings, recently published in the International Journal of Obesity. Background How eating behavior affects […]

Low-Fat vs. Higher Fat Diets: What’s Best for Weight Loss?

The effects of low-fat diets on weight loss have been debated for many years. Even though a lot of researchers have studied this, the evidence is still inconclusive. For this reason, a team of US scientists analyzed trials comparing the effectiveness of low-fat diets to other types of diets. Background Many studies have examined how […]

Eating Less May Prevent Disease and Help You Live Longer

In many animal species, such as monkeys, eating less has been linked to longer lifespans. However, this is much harder to measure in humans, since we live longer. Therefore, a team of scientists decided to study how reducing calorie intake affects predictors of longevity. Their results were published in Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences. Background Calorie […]

The DASH Diet Lowers Blood Pressure, Even With More Fat

The DASH diet is designed to reduce blood pressure and improve blood lipids. It’s typically low in fat and relatively high in carbs, but it’s not clear what role these macronutrients play in the diet’s effectiveness. For this reason, a group of researchers compared the effects of a higher-fat, lower-carb DASH diet to the conventional […]

Isolated Trans Fats are Unhealthy, Regardless of the Source

Industrially produced trans fats are known to be bad for heart health. Yet the effects of natural trans fats, found in dairy products and meat, are less clear. For this reason, a team of scientists compared the effects of these two groups of trans fats on the blood lipid profile. Below is a detailed overview […]

Chitosan Supplements May Cause Weight Loss

Chitosan is a dietary fiber sold as a weight loss supplement. However, studies have provided inconsistent results about its effectiveness. Recently, a team of researchers from India evaluated the effects of one weight loss supplement containing chitosan. Below is a detailed summary of their findings, published in Nutrition Journal. Background Chitosan is a synthetic dietary fiber made […]

Very High Amounts of Fat May Reduce Insulin Sensitivity

Studies show that calorie-reduced diets improve insulin sensitivity, regardless of their fat content (1, 2, 3). However, it’s unclear if this is due to the composition of the diet or weight loss. For this reason, a group of scientists compared the effects of high- and low-fat diets, while maintaining stable weight. Below is a review of their […]

Gluten Sensitivity – Is it All in Your Mind?

Gluten is a protein found in certain grains, especially wheat. There are some people who react negatively when they eat gluten and experience adverse symptoms. There is one well-defined disease called celiac disease, and then another more controversial condition called gluten sensitivity. Celiac disease affects about 0.7-1% of people (1), but the numbers for gluten […]

New Study Shows That Reducing Saturated Fat is (Almost) Useless

For decades, saturated fat has been believed to be harmful. This is claimed to be because saturated fat raises blood levels of cholesterol inside LDL lipoproteins, which is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (heart disease and strokes). This is often referred to as the diet-heart hypothesis. However, several major studies in recent years have […]

Review: Health Benefits of Sustained Weight Loss

There is much more to weight loss than meets the eye. In fact, weight loss is associated with multiple health benefits, and may be the single most important thing you can do to improve your health (if you are overweight). Article Reviewed A recent review article in the magazine Annual Review of Nutrition provided a […]

7 Days of Overeating and Inactivity Causes Insulin Resistance

Obesity is one of the most common consequences of the Western lifestyle. Unsurprisingly, obesity is not only a matter of weight. It is also associated with a variety of health problems. The most common health problems associated with obesity are collectively known as metabolic syndrome. Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes are among the main components […]

Does Eating or Skipping Breakfast Affect Weight Loss?

The importance of eating breakfast is frequently highlighted in public health recommendations. However, the supporting evidence is limited and mainly based on observational studies and short-term clinical trials (1, 2). Study Reviewed A recent study investigated whether dietary recommendations were more effective at promoting weight loss when coupled with the advice to either eat or skip […]

Mediterranean Diet With Olive Oil Slashes Breast Cancer Risk by 62%

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. About 12.3% of women will experience breast cancer at some point in their life (1). Even though modern medical treatments work well in many cases, it still causes about half a million deaths per year. Breast cancer has become increasingly more common in the past few […]

Do All Fruits and Vegetables Help You Lose Weight?

Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables has been associated with improved health and a reduced risk of chronic disease. The current Dietary Guidelines for Americans even recommend them for weight loss. However, not all fruits and vegetables are equal when it comes to weight loss or maintenance. They may have different metabolic effects, depending […]

Starvation Mode: When You Eat Less, Your Body Burns Less

Besides storing fat, the body has several methods to survive periods of food shortage and starvation. One of them is called adaptive thermogenesis, sometimes referred to as “starvation mode.” It involves a reduction in the amount of calories your body burns, resulting in slower weight loss and faster weight regain. It is defined as a […]

The Paleo Diet May Help Fight Metabolic Syndrome

In the past decade, the Paleolithic diet (or paleo diet) has gained considerable popularity due to its claimed health benefits. However, it differs from official dietary recommendations in many ways. For example, it excludes all grains, dairy products and industrially processed food. Several studies have investigated the health effects of the paleo diet. This meta-analysis examined its […]

Probiotics May Help Prevent Weight Gain

Probiotics are bacteria that have health benefits when consumed. They are found in probiotic supplements and some fermented foods. Several studies indicate that probiotics can be useful in the battle against weight gain and obesity (1). This study examined the effects of a broad-spectrum probiotic supplement on weight gain during a high-fat, high-calorie diet. Background People […]

Type of Dietary Fat May Affect Body Composition

The role of dietary fat in body fat distribution is not well known. However, some interesting results from the LIPOGAIN study were published in the July, 2014 issue of Diabetes. This study compared the effects of overfeeding saturated and polyunsaturated fat on fat accumulation and body composition. Here is a detailed summary of the findings. Background […]

Eating Less Sugar Has Multiple Health Benefits

Excessive fructose consumption is believed to be one of the main causes of metabolic syndrome. Fructose makes up 50% of table sugar, which is the most commonly consumed sweetener in the world. A recent study, published in Pediatric Obesity, investigated whether replacing sugar with starch would improve markers of metabolic syndrome in children. Here is a […]

Diet and Gut Microbiota in Inflammation and Disease

Emerging evidence links chronic intestinal inflammation with obesity and metabolic disorders like insulin resistance. What’s more, this association seems to be affected by changes in the gut microbiota caused by diet. Recently, a group of researchers summarized the available evidence in a review published in Cell Metabolism. Below is an overview of the review’s main points. […]

DASH Diet Lowers Inflammation and blood pressure

DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. The DASH diet is designed to reduce blood pressure and improve blood lipids. It’s typically low in fat and relatively high in carbs, but it’s not clear what role these macronutrients play in the diet’s effectiveness. For this reason, a group of researchers compared the effects of a higher-fat, lower-carb DASH […]

Dieting Increases Appetite More than Exercising

There are two basic weight loss methods: diet and exercise. When used separately, it’s unclear how these methods affect appetite. For this reason, a team of scientists examined how diet and exercise affect appetite. Their results were recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Background Losing weight is hard. This is because your body […]

Biggest Review Ever on Whole Grains and Blood Lipids

Whole grains have been considered to be healthy for a very long time. Some of the health benefits of whole grains may be due to their effects on blood fats (cholesterol, triglycerides, etc). However, the results of randomized controlled trials on the effect of whole grains on blood fats have been mixed (1). Study Reviewed […]

High Intensity Interval Training may reverse aging

It’s long been known that physical activity can reduce inflammation in your body and improve heart health. This study recently published in cell.com shows that High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is more effective than weight training or cardio for improving metabolic health, is superior for fighting age related decline, and may yield anti-aging benefits down to the […]

Effects of Saturated Fat From Meat and Cheese on Blood Lipids

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in many countries, and high saturated fat intake has long been thought to be a major risk factor. For this reason, health authorities have recommended limiting the intake of foods rich in saturated fat, such as meat and high-fat cheese. Alli (Orlistat) blocks fat absorption in the […]

Low-Carb vs High-Carb For Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a common condition characterized by high levels of blood sugar, usually due to insulin resistance. The treatment of type 2 diabetes involves medication, but lifestyle strategies to lower blood sugar levels are very important as well. These include increased exercise, weight loss and diet management (1). Although low-carb diets have become popular for managing […]

Butter vs Cream – Not All Dairy Fat is Equal

Not all dairy fat is equal. Sometimes the fat is enclosed in a layer called the milk fat globule membrane (MFGM), composed of phospholipids and protein. The presence of MFGM may be the reason that the various dairy products have different effects on health. Cream contains twice as much MFGM as butter, so researchers set […]

The Benefits of Vitamin D May Depend on Your Genes

Even though obesity has been associated with poor vitamin D status, the evidence that vitamin D affects obesity is not entirely conclusive (1). For this reason, researchers set out to examine the effects of vitamin D supplements on body fat levels, insulin sensitivity and circulating vitamin D levels. They also looked at the effects of genetics on […]

Low-Fat vs Low-Carb Diet: Which is More Effective?

A low-calorie, low-fat diet is frequently recommended for weight loss. However, strong evidence suggests that low-carb diets may be more effective (1, 2). Recently, scientists set out to examine this issue further. They conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that compared low-fat diets to low-carb diets. Here, we provide a detailed summary of the main results. Background […]

Do Red Meat and Processed Meat Really Cause Cancer?

Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a summary saying red and processed meat cause cancer. The media went ablaze, with headlines such as “Processed meat ranks alongside smoking as major cause of cancer, World Health Organisation says.” However, this is an oversimplification of the results. In this review, we will explain the WHO’s findings in […]

The Bioavailability of Vitamin E is Lower in Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome affects 34.7% of Americans (1). It is a collective term for several adverse health conditions commonly associated with abdominal obesity. Studies suggest that people with metabolic syndrome have lower levels of antioxidants, such as vitamin E, but the reason is not entirely clear. A recent study examined vitamin E bioavailability in people with metabolic syndrome. Today’s review […]

Does Night-Time Light Make People Fat?

A large number of things contribute to weight gain. Too many carbs, not enough protein or fiber, poor gut microbiota, not enough exercise – the list is very long indeed. Some scientists even believe that night-time light, as insignificant as it may seem, could contribute to obesity over time. Recently, an observational study examined the […]

Do Recommendations Underestimate People’s Protein Requirements?

The methods used to assess people’s nutrient requirements are not perfect, and newer and potentially better techniques may change recommendations over time. For example, new techniques suggest that official recommendations for protein intake may be too low, especially for older people. Recently, a team of researchers evaluated the protein requirements for older men using the […]

Changes in Gut Bacteria Are Linked to Diet and Disease

The human digestive system is home to trillions of bacteria and other microbes (1). Collectively known as the gut microbiota or gut flora, this is one of the most active areas of research in nutrition, obesity and human physiology. Recently, a review article discussing the role of the microbiota in the development of obesity and […]

Fast Weight Loss Does Not Promote Weight Regain

To successfully lose weight and keep it off, you usually need to change your lifestyle. Short-term dieting or pills like Garcinia Cambogia don’t work in the long-term, since most people just gradually gain the weight back again. What’s more, some people have suggested that fast weight loss may cause even greater weight regain. For this […]

Eating Dairy May Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Many studies indicate that dairy products may protect against heart disease (1). To expand and update the evidence base, a team of researchers conducted a meta-analysis, combining the results of 31 previous observational studies. Below is a detailed overview of their results, recently published in the British Journal of Nutrition. Background Many studies suggest that dairy […]

Pulses May Cause Modest Weight Loss

To lose weight fast, the importance of real food should not be disregarded. Pulses, the seeds of legumes, may be one of those foods that help you lose weight. Recently, a team of researchers reviewed and analyzed the available data. Here is a detailed summary of their findings. Background The seeds of legumes are collectively […]

Eating Salty, High-Fat Food May Promote Weight Gain

Regular overeating leads to weight gain, especially when high-fat food is involved. On its own, fat tastes rather bland and people are unlikely to binge on it. However, mixing it with savory flavors, sugar or salt can make it very tasty. Recently, a team of scientists examined how fat and salt affect calorie and food […]

Low-Fiber Diets Harm the Good Bacteria in Your Gut

A lack of fiber is one of the main flaws of the modern diet. Whole plant foods have largely given way to heavily processed products that have lost most of their fiber. Growing evidence suggests that low-fiber diets may adversely affect the gut microbiota, contributing to the development of many chronic lifestyle diseases. A recent […]

Nicotinamide Riboside Optimum Dosage

Nicotinamide Riboside (NR) is a form of vitamin B3 closely related to Niacin that is showing great promise for it’s ability to raise  NAD+ levels in older humans, back to the levels normally found in youth to prevent and repair damage to various organs in the body. NAD+   is a key co-enzyme that enables the mitochondria to […]

Lycopene a great natural sunscreen

Sunscreen is not only applied to your skin, your body also makes its own. It’s called melanin. But that’s not all. Growing evidence indicates that carotenoids, the antioxidants responsible for the vivid colors of many fruits and vegetables, may provide added protection from the sun. A recent study investigated the effects of taking carotenoid supplements […]

Keto diet proven effective for diabetics

Many nutritionalists and dietitians are joining the chorus of fans of ketogenic diet. And certainly it is more effective that even the best diet pills like Garcinia Cambodia. However, there are some health professionals concerned about the use of ketogenic diets for diabetics. Addressing this concern, a recent randomized controlled trial investigated the safety, tolerability […]

No, Butter is NOT bad for your heart health

For the past decades, butter has been implicated as a significant cause of heart disease. However, studies provide mixed results and whether butter truly increases the risk of chronic disease is hotly debated. A recent meta-analysis examined how eating butter affects heart disease, type 2 diabetes and mortality risk. Here is a detailed summary of […]

Does Frequent Snacking affect Weight Loss

Many snack foods are unhealthy and easy to overeat. In many cases, snack foods may contribute to the development of obesity. But does snacking itself affect body weight? A recent review shows that cutting down on snacks may be as effective as popular weight loss supplements like Garcinia Cambodia. Below is an overview of its […]

Asthma relief yet another reason to take Vitamin D

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes breathing difficulties. The underlying cause is incompletely understood. A recent meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials examined the effects of vitamin D supplements on asthma symptoms. Here is a summary its conclusions.   Background Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition of the lung airways. It is characterized by […]

Alternate day fasting is effective weight loss plan

Following a standard weight loss diet is difficult for most people who too often depend on the fad weight loss pills like Garcinia Cambogia extract. Recently different methods such as intermittent fasting are gaining popularity. A randomized controlled trial compared the safety and effectiveness of alternate-day fasting to a traditional, calorie-reduced diet. Here is a […]

Health risks of excessive Red meat consumption

Numerous observational studies have associated a high intake of red meat with an increased risk of heart disease and cancer. In contrast, a high intake of fruits and vegetables is linked with a reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. A recent observational study investigated whether high intakes of fruits and vegetables would counterbalance the […]

Try Magnesium to help lower blood sugar levels

Supplementing with magnesium has been popular in recent years and is claimed to improve health in many ways. Not all of these claims are backed by science, but there is convincing evidence linking magnesium supplementation to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. A recent meta-analysis examined the effects of magnesium supplementation in diabetics or […]

Heart Attack risk cut by Omega 3 fats

The health benefits of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids — docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) – are well known. One large trial in patients with heart disease showe d that supplementing with 1 gram of omega-3 per day reduced their risk of death by 20%. However, not all studies agree (1, 2). Recently, a large […]

How Coconut Oil and other MCT’s aid weight loss

How quickly you become hungry after eating not only depends on how much you ate, it also depends on what you ate. Diet pills like Garcinia Cambogia can help, but its also important to know that some foods are more filling or satiating than others. A recent study compared the effects of two types of […]

Sleep important for Weight and Fat Loss

Most people know that adequate sleep is one of the cornerstones of good health. But is poor sleep bad for your waistline? It’s not as flashy as diet products like Garcinia Cambogia, but adequate sleep is important for weight loss. A recent meta-analysis examined the association of sleep quality and overweight and obesity in young […]

Obese People’s Brains Respond Differently to Sugar

Many people believe that excessive sugar intake is one of the main reasons for the “obesity epidemic.” This is not because sugar is high in calories. Instead, evidence suggests that sugar may increase cravings and promote higher overall calorie intake. Recently, a team of researchers examined the effects of sugar — glucose and fructose — […]

High-Protein Breakfasts Burn Calories and Reduce Hunger

Obesity is a serious health concern. In both children and adults, it may increase the risk of several chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. For successful weight loss, multiple strategies are usually required. One effective approach may be to eat more protein  (1). For this reason, researchers set out to see if […]

Is Basis by Elysium Health a Hoax?

The main ingredient in Elysium Health’s Basis is Nicotinamide Riboside. Elysium Health is only one several companies selling Nicotinamide Riboside. Their main selling point is the 6 Nobel Prize winning scientists they have signed up as advisors to their company. However, these scientists have had no significant role in researching or creating the Nicotinamide Riboside […]

High Fat Diet Lowers Risk for Diabetes

Despite having been considered harmful in the past, new studies have failed to find a link between saturated animal fat and heart disease. Additionally, not all saturated fats are created equal, and some of them may even be beneficial. This may be particularly true of dairy fat, which contains fatty acids that can have biological […]

14 Best Foods for Weight Loss

We chose 14 fairly common foods that research proves can be helpful for weight loss. Some, like Eggs, Greens, Salmon and Almonds are recommended for nearly all diets. Others like Oats, Apples, or Chia seeds are great choices for many people, but are fairly high in carbs so don’t fit well in Low Carb, Paleo, Mediterranean, Nordic, Atkins, or Keto diets. Anyways, here’s our list and some of the […]

9 biggest lies mainstream media tells about nutrition

When it comes to nutrition, I believe our mainstream media to be infested with a lot of corruption and misinformation. New research is coming out all the time that overturns much of what we “knew” in the past, but many nutritionists and dieticians are wedded to the old information they learned 10-20 years ago In […]

The Super Fiber For Weight Loss is Konjac Root (Glucomannan)

Most of the weight loss supplements we review work for a small percentage of the people that use them. But the one I am going to talk about today really stands out for the wide range of people it helps. It is called Glucomannan, or Konjac Root, and is a type of soluble fiber. What […]

Long term human study proves Nicotinamide Riboside safely elevates NAD+

Preliminary results are in for this clinical study of 120 elderly subjects taking Elysium Health’s BASIS that was completed July 28. Although the full results are not yet published, Elysium Health just issued this press release stating that primary and secondary endpoints were met. Healthy patients between 60 and 80 years of age were given […]

Are Artificial Sweeteners good for weight loss?

Excessive sugar consumption is now recognized as being a major contributor to increasing rates of obesity (1), metabolic syndrome (2), diabetes(3), high cholesterol, heart disease (4, 5, 6), and even cancer (7, 8, 9,10). In response, many people turn to artificial sweeteners  for use in soft drinks, candies, baked goods, ice cream and other sweet foods. Since artificial sweeteners are near […]

Is Green Tea an effective diet aid ?

Green tea is one of the healthiest drinks known to man. It is jam-packed with  antioxidants that have been proven to be  beneficial to the body in preventing skin damage, improving brain function, lower risk of cancer, type 2 diabetes and more (1,2,3,4) The benefits of green tea are not dependent on drinking it in tea. It […]

Is Fruit Juice good for weight loss?

There are many  popular detox, cleanse, and other liquid diets that utilize  fruit juices as a primary source of calories The lemon cleanse diet is typical.  For 10 days you have a lemonade drink, saltwater, and an herbal tea laxative.  Participants do lose weight as they are taking in very few calories, but also lose muscle. It […]

Protein at breakfast increases Weight Loss

Protein is a crucial part of a weight-loss plan. In fact, increasing your protein intake is more effective than taking Garcinia Cambogia for weight loss. Research demonstrates that eating protein keeps you feeling fuller for a longer period of time, preventing you from consuming extra calories (1, 2, 3). Because of that, adding protein to the first […]

Nordic Diet Review

The Nordic diet is one of the latest weight loss trends to hit the market. The diet gets its name from its focus on cuisine customarily eaten in Nordic countries like Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland. These areas generally have lower obesity rates than the US (1). Studies have shown that this diet can […]

Why Eggs are GREAT weight loss food

You may have heard that researchers and  nutritionists have admitted they were wrong about Eggs and now say that Eggs do NOT contribute to Cardiovascular Disease and are in fact good for your health. In fact Eggs are one of the best choices for a healthy weight loss. They are rich in healthy fats, muscle-building protein, and are chock-full of […]

Do Detox Diets and Cleanses Really Work?

Detoxification (detox) diets are extremely popular among celebrities, natural food enthusiasts, and everyday dieters. They claim to be able to eliminate harmful toxins while cleaning the blood in the body. The problem is, this is a very vague claim and studies generally find no proof they are effective (1). Also, there is a great variety of ingredients in detox […]

10 ways to control your cravings for junk foods

When we are trying to lose weight, our worst enemy can be food cravings. Cravings are different than normal hunger. They are uncontrollable and intense desires for certain foods and very hard to resist. While cravings for certain foods can vary person to person, they are usually highly processed “junk foods” that contain a lot […]

Benefits of Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss

There are many different diets and plans that are popular for weight loss. One that has recently been getting a lot of attention and I am personally using is called intermittent fasting When you fast for short periods of time, it helps you to cut down the total calories you eat in a day. And […]

Can NMN really reverse aging?

WHAT IS NAD+ NAD+ is a key co-enzyme that the mitochondria in every cell of our bodies depend on to fuel all basic functions. (3,4) NAD+ play a key role in communicating between our cells nucleus and the Mitochondria that power all activity in our cells (5,6,7) Scientists have now confirmed a direct link between falling […]

How many Carbs should YOU eat for Weight Loss

Cutting down on carbohydrates can help you lose weight fast. It can be easier than the strict portion control and counting calories, which many people find hard to maintain. Reducing the amount of carbs in your diet can reduce your cravings for food and automatically help you lose weight. What is a Low-Carb Diet? There […]

Releasing The Lycopene Infuriates Raw Foodies

My Raw Foodie friends will hate me for this article. Because I proved them WRONG! It’s first time I’ve ever been able to win an argument with them. The problem being is they’re usually right. You know the enthusiasts that believe it’s “Raw Or Nothing”. It’s Hard To Argue With Raw Foodies! The raw food […]

7 Reasons To Drink Green Tea Lemonade Daily

What Is Green Tea Lemonade? It’s just green tea with the juice of fresh lemons squeezed into the tea. The term “Green Arnold Palmer” is getting popular not just because it is basically and Arnold Palmer made with Green Tea, but its also good for you  which we all associate with the term “green”. It’s […]

Younger, Beautiful Skin with Life Extension Phytoceramides (with Lipowheat)

Life Extension Phytoceramides with Lipowheat is being called the new Botox alternative. Phytoceramides, recently approved by the FDA as a dietary supplement, is shocking dermatologists all around the world and for good reason. The studies on this supplement done at Osaka City University, which requires no prescription, have shown how easily you can turn back […]

Apples vs Applesauce for weight loss?

Have you ever wondered if applesauce is as good for you as apples since, well, it seems to be pretty much just made up of apples right? Sure, the primary ingredient is you guessed it… apples, but that doesn’t mean that they’re equal in regards to nutrition. They look completely different and that difference leads […]

The Impact of Diet on Inflammation, Disease, and Aging

Inflammation is a natural process that helps your body heal and defend itself from harm. Unfortunately, it can sometimes run wild and become chronic. Chronic inflammation can last for a long time — weeks, months or years — and may lead to various health problems. On the bright side, there are many things you can […]

Paleo diet and Garcinia Cambogia a winning combination

I’ve been a fan of high protein, whole food type diets for decades, starting with the old Atkins diet, the Zone diet, and too many others to count. So naturally I’ve researched the Paleo diet and find it a good fit for many of the clients I advise. I’ve also seen good success with my […]

Best BCAA for Women; Pros and Cons of BCAA

Are you looking out to build lean muscle and recover faster after exercising? Are you trying to lose weight and still minimize muscle loss? If you answered yes, then Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCCAs) may be the best option for you. Diet and nutritional supplements have been around for a long time, and many athletes […]

Amazing Benefits of Chlorophyll, Improves Digestion and Weight Control and Much More

Most people have definitely heard about chlorophyll and also know how crucial it is for plants. Science class teaches the essential role that chlorophyll plays in absorption of light to aid in photosynthesis which is how plants create energy. That is all a majority knows about chlorophyll. This article delves deeper and attempts to illustrate […]

Replacing Interesterified Fat With Trans Fats; Is it a Healthy Replacement?

Most people with a basic knowledge of nutrition have heard about trans fat. For decades, trans fat has been added to processed food products to replace saturated fat, decrease cost and improve shelf life. However, the consumption of trans fat has consistently been associated with an increased risk of heart disease. As a result, the […]

Optimize Your Thyroid Function?

THYROID FUNCTION The reasons women are so prone to this condition are complex, though one important factor is simply the delicate nature of a woman’s hormonal system. The thyroid gland belongs to a group of glands in the HPAT axis. This stands for “hypothalamus, thyroid axis, pituitary, adrenal.” The HPAT axis is the locus of all hormonal direction and instruction […]

Diets Low in Glycotoxins and Pulses

GLYCOTOXINS AND PULSES RESEARCH REVIEWS This week we reviewed two research articles, both published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Article: Diet low in advanced glycation end products increases insulin sensitivity in healthy overweight individuals: a double-blind, randomized, crossover trial. Summary: This was a randomized controlled trial examining the effects of a diet low in glycotoxins (advanced glycation […]

Chromadex Tru Niagen vs Elysium Health Basis

Illustration by Andrea Chronopoulos Nobel laureates and billionaires fight to sell you what they hope is a longevity pill. “Live healthier for longer through extraordinary science.” That’s the promise offered by a supplement company called Elysium Health, whose advertisements commonly pop up in social media feeds and in science-related publications. Its founder is an MIT […]

New Research About Measuring aging with Physiological Cartography

Among the many techniques used today to measure aging, physiological cartography allows to estimate a person’s physiological age. It was developed by the de Jaeger Institute, a private association founded by Dr. de Jaeger. The functional aptitudes of the human body deteriorate with time. This can be associated with the aging process. As time goes […]

Past Week in Nutrition Science Research (Jan 8th–Jan 15th)

Past Week in Nutrition Science: This is an overview of interesting nutrition research published from Friday, Jan 8th, to Friday, Jan 15th, 2016. Past Week in Nutrition Science (Jan 8th–Jan 15th) Research Reviews Two articles were reviewed in the past week: one from Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, and the other from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. […]

Previous Week in Nutrition Science (Jan 29th–Feb 5th)

Past Week in Nutrition Science: This is an overview of interesting nutrition research published from Friday, January 29th, to Friday, February 5th, 2016. Past Week in Nutrition Science (Jan 29th–Feb 5th) Research Review This week, we reviewed two articles. One was published in Obesity, while the other appeared in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Article: The Effect of […]

Link Between Mood And Attention to Junk Food

Background Certain types of food can be difficult or impossible to resist. These are usually high in sugar and fat. For people with a food addiction, these foods are believed to act in a similar way to recreational drugs, activating the same brain centers. In animals, studies have shown that eating a calorie-rich meal high in both […]

Wanna Try PALEO DIET?

Whether you are a athletes looking to improve performance or Mother looking to lose stubborn fat. How you eat is part of that equation. CrossFitters are no exception. The Paleo (Paleolithic) diet is one that has been adopted by many for that reason.The Paleo diet involves eating all natural foods and avoiding processed ones. Let’s look at what the […]

Post-Meal Blood Sugar Levels Depends on the Individual

It has long been known that foods affect blood sugar levels differently. However, individual factors may also play a role. People respond differently to foods, even when eating the exact same thing. For this reason, a team of scientists studied these individual factors. Then, they developed an algorithm to predict blood sugar responses to meals. Here is […]

Consume Fewer Calories By Adding Food Additive MSG Into Your Diet

Studies have shown that the food additive monosodium glutamate (MSG) may reduce appetite. However, this has only been examined in normal-weight adults, and the results have been inconsistent. For this reason, a group of researchers decided to research MSG consumption in overweight and obese women. Here is a detailed summary of their findings, recently published in the British […]

Sugary Drinks Affect Your Appetite

People who drink sugar-sweetened beverages tend to gain more weight over time. However, it is not known whether all types of sugar are equally fattening. For this reason, a team of scientists recently examined how different forms of sugar affect calorie intake. Here is a detailed summary of their results, published in the American Journal of […]

Diet and Nutrition impact on Longevity

Aging has always been considered an inevitable process. But the discovery that the aging process itself could be ‘hacked’ has led to the concept of ‘health span’ as opposed to merely ‘lifespan’. A long life is not necessarily marred by disability and death and specific dietary interventions in particular may promote healthy long life. However, […]

Only These Fruits and Vegetables Help You Lose Weight

Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables has been associated with improved health and a reduced risk of chronic disease. The current Dietary Guidelines for Americans even recommend them for weight loss. However, not all fruits and vegetables are equal when it comes to weight loss or maintenance. They may have different metabolic effects, depending […]

The Truth About Starvation And Fat Loss

Besides storing fat, the body has several methods to survive periods of food shortage and starvation. One of them is called adaptive thermogenesis, sometimes referred to as “starvation mode”. It involves a reduction in the amount of calories your body burns, resulting in slower weight loss and faster weight regain. It is defined as a decrease […]

Researchers Found Breakthrough Cures for Respiratory Diseases and COPD

All of us – both smokers and non-smokers alike – will lose significant lung capacity as we age. Scientists at the Mayo Clinic have developed a promising treatment that rejuvenates the damaged lungs of mice using anti-aging compounds called senolytics. A chest x-ray of a patient with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Credit Wikipedia CC BY-SA 3.0. The […]

New Research Claims To Find Breakthrough Cures For Diabetes

The CDC recently shocked the public when they reported that 40% of Americans walking around today would develop type 2 diabetes. Many people develop type 2 diabetes as they age because their body’s response to insulin – the hormone that controls sugar levels – gets weaker. Fortunately, scientists have discovered new treatments for the disease and […]

A New Research Report Finds The Drugs That Could Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

FDA-approved drugs called geroprotectors may be a simple and inexpensive way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease say an international team of researchers in a review published late last month. Led by Professor Arif Tasleem Jan, the team from Yeungnam University in South Korea presented a thorough review of potential Alzheimer’s treatments and published their results in […]

New Research Discovers Key to Diseases in Mitochondrial DNA Mutations

DNA sequences between mitochondria inside a single cell are vastly different, reported scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. This discovery will help to illuminate the underlying mechanisms of diseases that start with mutations in mitochondrial DNA and provide clues about how patients might respond to specific treatments. The researchers published […]

Groundbreaking Gene Therapy Trial Aims to Cure Hemophilia

Summary: British doctors say they have achieved “mind-blowing” results using gene therapy to rid people of hemophilia A. This article first appeared on LongevityFacts.  We are one step closer to a cure for hemophilia according to the results of a groundbreaking gene therapy trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Clinical researchers at the Queen […]

Amazing Health Benefits Of Wine

  Health Benefits of Wine Wine is heralded as the sophisticated drink of the ages. Drinking wine has been associated with people considered cultured and research shows that wine drinkers have higher IQs than that of people who drink different alcoholic beverages. The reason for this association with elegance stems back to the days when […]

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