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  • Man Who Gave Up Beer For Food During Lent Loses Over 40 Pounds

    04/21/2019 8:32:03 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 22 replies
    LAD Bible ^ | April 19, 2019 | Rebecca Sepherd
    Remember Del Hall...the guy who gave up food for Lent and chose to adopt a beer-only diet? Ringing a bell now? Well, we're back with an update because his boozey mission is done and he didn't crumble once - and he's 44 pounds lighter for it. Del, who works at Fifty West Brewing Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, has drank exclusively from an assortment of beers for 46 days - a plan which was inspired by the fasting rituals of 18th century Bavarian monks...
  • Skipping breakfast and eating late significantly increases risk of death after heart attack

    04/20/2019 8:58:24 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 18, 2019 | Nicole Lyn Pesce, Marketwatch
    Rise and dine — and give yourself time to digest before bed. That’s the bottom line from a new study published Thursday in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, which found that people who skip breakfast and eat a late dinner have much worse health outcomes after surviving a heart attack. In fact, people who did both of these (common) eating habits were four to five times more likely to die, have another heart attack or suffer chest pain within 30 days after leaving the hospital. “Our research shows that the two eating behaviors are independently linked with poorer outcomes...
  • Can the science of autophagy boost your health? (fasting - good short video link included)

    04/09/2019 4:16:25 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies ^ | Laurel Ives
    A little-known scientific process is being hailed as the new way to lose weight, look younger and prolong life. Autophagy is a natural regeneration process that occurs at a cellular level in the body, reducing the likelihood of contracting some diseases as well as prolonging lifespan. In 2016, Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi won the Nobel Prize for his discoveries into the mechanisms of autophagy. These have led to a better understanding of diseases such as Parkinson's and dementia. ... What is autophagy? The word autophagy comes from the Greek for "self" and "phagein", which means "to eat" It is the...
  • What we aren't eating is killing us, global study finds

    04/05/2019 3:21:39 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | April 5, 2019 | Sandee LaMotte
    Which risk factor is responsible for more deaths around the world than any other? Not smoking. Not even high blood pressure. It's a poor diet. "In many countries, poor diet now causes more deaths than tobacco smoking and high blood pressure," said Ashkan Afshin, an assistant professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. Drinking two or more diet beverages a day linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks Drinking two or more diet beverages a day linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks And it's not just that people are choosing...
  • Can Cutting Carbs Actually Throw Your Heart Out of Whack?

    03/23/2019 9:03:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 135 replies
    Runner's World ^ | March 22, 2019 | Selene Yaeger, Bicycling US
    Cutting carbs has become a go-to strategy for runners and cyclists looking to cut weight. Now, research suggests it might be wise to cut that out, or at least approach cutting carbs with caution. That’s because people consuming a low proportion of their daily calories from carbohydrates like grains, fruits, and starchy vegetables appear to be significantly more likely to develop atrial fibrillation (AFib)—an irregular heart rhythm that can raise your risk of blood clots or stroke, according to preliminary research set to be presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual meeting. The study analyzed the health records and...
  • Study: High-carb, low-protein diets may extend lifespan

    02/24/2019 9:06:24 AM PST · by fireman15 · 216 replies
    UPI ^ | February 19, 2019 | Tauren Dyson
    Feb. 19 (UPI) -- A nutrient once thought to be healthy if eaten in abundance may actually cut life short, a new study says. A low-protein, high-carbohydrate diet has been linked to living longer and maintaining brain health, according to a study published this month in Current Biology. Eating too much protein, Proud says, can speed up protein synthesis, which quickly causes a build-up of "faulty protein" -- leading to a likelihood of early death. The researchers tested this theory by feeding high protein diets to fruit flies and worms. "Since this link also operates in humans, our findings show...
  • The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all?

    01/16/2019 6:41:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 73 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/16/19 | James Gallagher
    A diet has been developed that promises to save lives, feed 10 billion people and all without causing catastrophic damage to the planet. Scientists have been trying to figure out how we are going to feed billions more people in the decades to come. Their answer - "the planetary health diet" - does not completely banish meat and dairy. But it requires a ginormous shift in what we pile onto our plates and turning to foods that we barely eat. What changes am I going to have to make? If you eat meat every day then this is the first...
  • Blow to low carb diet as landmark study finds high fibre cuts heart disease risk

    01/11/2019 1:55:14 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 80 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sarah Boseley
    Eating more fibre, found in wholegrain cereals, pasta and bread as well as nuts and pulses, will cut people’s chances of heart disease and early death, according to a landmark review commissioned by the World Health Organization. The authors of the review, which will inform forthcoming WHO guidelines, say their findings are good news – but incompatible with fashionable low-carb diets. The research is led by Prof Jim Mann’s team at the University of Otago in New Zealand, who also carried out the major review that informed WHO guidance on curbing sugar in the diet, leading to sugar taxes around...
  • Millions could face severe cuts to food stamps due to government shutdown

    01/06/2019 7:29:17 AM PST · by Mariner · 143 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 6th, 2019 | By Grace Segers
    The partial government shutdown glided into its third week Saturday with no end in sight. If the government is not reopened before February, millions of Americans who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) -- the nation's food stamp program -- could have their assistance disrupted. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees SNAP at the federal level, is one of the agencies unfunded during the partial government shutdown. Although SNAP is automatically renewed, it has not been allocated funding from Congress beyond January. Congress has appropriated $3 billion in emergency funds for SNAP distribution, but that would...
  • A 1,500-Calorie Diet: Food Lists, Meal Plan and More

    01/03/2019 7:29:42 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    While 1,500 calories may be a good guideline for many people, be sure to calculate your exact needs to optimize your weight loss journey The number of calories you need depends on many factors, including physical activity, gender, age, weight loss goals and overall health. It’s important to estimate how many calories your body requires to both maintain and lose weight when determining your needs. To calculate your overall calories needs, it’s necessary to calculate the total number of calories you typically burn in a day, which is known as your total daily energy expenditure. While weight loss is much...
  • The Keto Diet Can Have Some Surprising Side Effects—Including a Funky Rash

    12/28/2018 6:53:52 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    Runner's World ^ | Decembere 27, 2018 | Kate Bratskeir
    While the keto diet can help you lose weight, it also has a ton of weird side effects, like the keto flu, diarrhea, and keto breath. Now, there’s apparently another one to add to that list: keto rash—and it sounds even worse than walking around with breath that smells like acetone. What is the keto rash? The keto rash—a.k.a. prurigo pigmentosa—is an uncommon inflammatory disease that’s often characterized by red, itchy bumps on the neck, back, and stomach, according to a literature review on the condition in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. While the rash’s exact cause is unknown,...
  • These 10 Clean Eats Will Unclog and Protect Your Arteries

    12/18/2018 11:02:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 178 replies ^ | December 17, 2018 Updated: December 17, 2018 | By Tiffany La Forge, Healthline
    Avocados are a delicious, rich fruit and a great way to treat your heart—and your taste buds. (Lisa Fotios/Pexels) ========================================================= Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. An estimated 44 million U.S. women are affected by cardiovascular disease, causing 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year. One of the most common forms of heart disease is coronary artery disease which occurs when a buildup of plaque narrows artery walls and restricts proper blood flow to the heart and can lead to a heart attack. Coronary artery disease can be treated or prevented through...
  • Dallas Marathon Heart Attack Survivor to Run This Year’s Race With Surgeon Who Saved Him

    12/08/2018 7:20:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 8, 2018 | Elizabeth Millard
    During last year’s Dallas Marathon relay, Dwayne Pickens had only 5.2 miles for his segment, and he was confident that he’d breeze through it, considering he’d run eight miles the weekend before. About two miles in, the breathing issues started. He told Runner’s World that it was a cold morning, so he thought the cool air was affecting his lungs and making it more challenging to breathe. The next thing he remembers is waking up in the emergency room, where he found out that, technically, he’d been dead on the course for about two minutes. Although he’d never had any...
  • Without changing human diets, it's impossible to halt global warming

    10/24/2018 6:41:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    GreenBiz ^ | October 24, 2018 | by Richard Waite and Daniel Vennard
    The global food system’s environmental impact is large and growing. Nearly a quarter of all planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions come from food production and associated land-use change. And as incomes rise and more people move to cities, consumption of meat and dairy - foods with outsized climate impacts - is on the rise. Limiting the global rise in meat consumption - in particular, beef, lamb and goat - is critical for reining in runaway warming. Ruminant meats have the highest resource requirements of any foods we eat. Producing beef, for example, uses 20 times the land and emits 20 times...
  • The CIA Gave U-2 Pilots a Special Diet So They Wouldn't Have To Poop

    10/19/2018 6:17:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 18, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    The U-2 spy plane was famous for pushing pilot endurance to the limit. The slow, high-flying aircraft flew for up to nine hours at a time, with a single pilot guiding the plane, taking pictures of the ground below, and occasionally dodging surface-to-air missiles. Nine hours is a long time to be cooped up in a plane without a real bathroom—or to be stuck in a small space with the smell of your own fart. So the CIA actually prescribed a proper diet for U-2 pilots to avoid the need to poop or pass gas.
  • Meat-heavy low-carb diets can 'shorten lifespan': study

    08/18/2018 11:03:44 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 177 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 16, 2018 | AFP
    Middle-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with meat-heavy low-carb diets, researchers reported Friday. The findings, published in The Lancet medical journal, challenge a trend in Europe and North America toward so-called Paleo diets that shun carbohydrates in favour of animal protein and fat. Proponents of these "Stone Age" diets argue that the rapid shift 10,000 years ago -- with the advent of agriculture -- to grains, dairy and legumes has not allowed the human body enough time to adapt to these high-carb foods. For the study, receiving...
  • Improve Your Digestive Health By Eating Crickets Every Day, Study Says

    08/08/2018 8:40:48 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 69 replies
    Study Finds ^ | 8/8/18 | Anonymous
    Looking for a more natural digestive system cleanse? You may be able to find the ingredients right in your own backyard. A new study finds that adding crickets to your daily diet regimen may be good for your gut and offers several health benefits. Valerie Stull, lead author of the study and recent doctoral graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Environmental Studies, started eating insects herself at age 12 during a family vacation to Central America. She recalls being “grossed out” when she found herself having to eat a plate of fried ants, but took a surprising liking...
  • A natural yellow chemical compound you can find in grocery stores could help fight cancer, diabetes

    08/06/2018 11:49:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/01/2018 | Hilary Brueck, Business Insider
    Many curries and stews around the world are made with turmeric, which gives them a yellowish hue and a peppery, ginger-like taste. Shutterstock Turmeric and the chemical compound derived from it, called curcumin, have some amazing health benefits. In addition to being an anti-inflammatory that helps boost circulation, turmeric may also be an anti-cancer, antioxidant therapy that can fight off brain plaques, possibly helping prevent diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and more. And unlike a lot of other vitamins and supplements, it's cheap. Doctors are increasingly embracing the idea that the food we eat may be as good as any disease-fighting,...
  • Is the Keto Diet Good For Diabetics? A Keto Expert Gives Us the Answer

    07/15/2018 10:08:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 127 replies
    MSN/Pop Sugar ^ | July 9, 2018 | Christina Stiehl
    The keto diet has been a proven tool to help people lose weight and even fight off inflammation. But there's another chronic condition that the keto diet can successfully treat: diabetes. Specifically, type 2 diabetes. We spoke to Steve Phinney, MD, PhD, chief medical officer at Virta Health, who explained which patients can benefit the most from the keto diet, and how to successfully use the diet to treat type 2 diabetes. He stressed that the treatment of type 2 diabetes with the keto diet should be done under close medical supervision, especially if the patient takes medication that lowers...
  • Don’t manage diabetes—reverse it

    06/22/2018 2:42:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The New York Amsterdam News ^ | June 21, 2018 | Sarah Hallberg, Special to AmNews
    Diabetes is reversible. That’s the exciting conclusion of a study I’m leading at Indiana University Health. Two hundred and sixty-two patients with type-2 diabetes recently completed one year of a clinical trial examining the impact of a low-carbohydrate diet, which limits foods such as grains and pasta while boosting consumption of healthy fats such as avocados and butter. The diet didn’t restrict calories. Using smartphone technology, health coaches worked with participants while physicians monitored and adjusted medications. A control group of 87 patients with diabetes received the American Diabetes Association standard nutritional treatment. A full 94 percent of patients on...