Diet and health
It is widely known that diet can influence our health, both positively and negatively. Read my blog to get updated about the latest news in diet and health.
It is often said that being overweight results from an imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure. When more food energy is consumed than is needed, excess fat accumulates in the fat cells in the adipose tissue. Scientists define this situation as an imbalance in the energy balance. But what is energy balance? And what happens in
by Gianluca Tognon There are several reasons why implementing a system to improve health and lifestyle at the workplace is a wise thing to do. As an example, a healthy lifestyle is often associated with a healthy weight. The more people who are normal weight at a workplace, the less sick leave there will be.
How can we have more healthy children? Education in healthy nutrition starts at home well before school age. To cook, to grow vegetables and herbs, to learn how to eat healthy foods, are all home activities. It is important to help your children discover different types of food and, particularly, how to eat them in
by Gianluca Tognon Nickel is an omnipresent oligoelement and it is the most widespread cause of allergies to metal. Allergy to nickel is a recurrent problem that can develop at any age, and affects more women than men. Food is considered as one of the main source of exposure to nickel for the populations, and
By Thiyagarajan Sivapriya, M.Sc, M. Phil Drugs used to treat anxiety have many negative side effects including addiction, depression, suicide, seizures, sexual dysfunction, headaches and more. Anxiolytic medications do not restore normal levels of neurotransmitters but instead manipulate the brain chemistry. Often, the brain becomes accustomed to these medications and they often lose their effectiveness,
By Deborah Jones People are eating out more and more often these days with our busy lifestyles and out of convenience. Going out to eat does not mean it’s time to cave in to decadent cravings and set aside the practice of healthful living. Instead, try some of these tricks to help make better choices
by Maribeth Evezich What do raw broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, radishes arugula and bok choy have in common? They are all members of the cruciferous family of vegetables and are the produce aisle’s most potent prescription for protecting the brain, eye-sight, reducing free radicals, eliminating toxins and preventing cancer . Unfortunately, most individual’s intake
By Thiyagarajan Sivapriya, M.Sc, M. Phil According to an old phrase, breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, although it is the meal which is most often missed and the most underestimated. This saying has recently acquired scientific support. The reported health benefits from regular breakfast consumption include a better nutritional profile
Brown Adipose Tissue By Thiyagarajan Sivapriya, M.Sc, M. Phil The looming pandemic of obesity and overweight, driven by ready access to high-calorie food and an increasingly sedentary way of life, poses a severe threat to global public health. The pathological accumulation of excess dysfunctional adipose tissue that characterizes obesity is a major risk factor for
By Thiyagarajan Sivapriya, M.Sc, M. Phil Many religions incorporate fasting for both spiritual and physical benefits  Fasting is defined as a partial or total abstention from all foods, or a selected abstention from prohibited foods. As a potential non-pharmacological intervention for improving health and increasing longevity, fasting has been the subject of numerous scientific