August 2019

Research: Garcinia cambogia use tied to liver damage.

Acute liver injury following Garcinia cambogia usage for weight-loss.

Many Americans see herbal supplements as a means to jump-start their weight loss. The number of articles in magazines and stars on TV spouting the benefits of one supplement or another is staggering. Garcinia cambogia extract and the products containing it are some of the most popular dietary supplements on the market thanks to telemarketers and TV stars. The problem is that there is limited to evidence to back up any of these products and many of the studies done have highlighted concerns about their safety.  

 


Research: Eating breakfast is not good for weight loss

Eating a breakfast every day may not be a good plan for weight loss.  

Eating breakfast may be a common practice to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight.  In fact, cereal companies have pushed this myth for decades to get you to include their products into your diet.  The problem with the first meal of the day is that research keeps debunking it.  I have written an article on the link between eating breakfast and a slim waistline.  This claim that breakfast is the key to losing weight is like poorly conceived and is only correlation and not causation.  

 



List: Ten reasons to eat more chocolate

Reasons to eat more dark chocolate.

Do you really need a reason to eat more chocolate?  Probably not!  Chocolate is the ultimate comfort food.  Chocolate is one of the simple pleasures in life that has been tied to just about any benefit you can imagine.  People claim it can reduce stress, protect your heart, and acts as an aphrodisiac.  

 

Research: Does wellness in the workplace work?

Employee health program can be an effective means to increase healthy habits.  

 


Research: Web Support for Weight-Loss

Web support is a useful option to assist with weight loss.   

Obesity is a massive epidemic worldwide, but it is notably worse in the United States.  The cost of therapy for treatment is often too high and too ineffective to justify funding by some insurance companies.   If researchers could find an effective mechanism for the treatment that could reach more and be more cost-effective, it could warrant funding insurance and reach more people.  

 

Editorial: No diet is superior!

Pick a diet that works for you and limits processed food!

Nutrition and medical experts have long debated what the most optimal diet is.  Some argue for moderation and portion control; others suggest that Keto or Adkin’s diets are superior, and a few even suggest that a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle for there is an optimal diet that humans evolved to eat. But a study published this month adds a twist. It found that there is likely no single natural diet that is best for human health.

 

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