5 Reasons Why Most Diets Fail
Have you ever wondered why most diets fail? Perhaps you’ve tried every diet out there, only to be disappointed over and over again. You work so hard, you’re so hungry, and you spend hours in the gym, all for just a few lost pounds. Or, maybe you’ve even gained weight despite a lot of effort. It just doesn’t seem fair, but you’re definitely not alone. Here are five reasons why most diets fail:
Reason #1: Bio-individuality
It’s true that dieting works for some people. Many times, those people a…
Wine's Affect on Your Gut
Right now, as you're reading this, trillions of bacteria are thriving in your gut. These little companions outnumber your own cells-you're actually more bacteria than you are human. Feeding the good bacteria in your gut can give you some glorious health benefits: staying lean, feeling happy and even being more social. For example:
- Mycobacterium Vaccae, a bacterium that's naturally in the soil around you, significantly increased happiness in lung cancer patients who took it as a probiotic.
- A …
Combating Seasonal Allergies
If you have seasonal allergies spring time can be very difficult. It's estimated that 25% of all humans deal with seasonal allergies. Besides relying on standard over the counter approaches like antihistamines and steroid nasal sprays, there's a lot you can do to find relief.
Although seasonal allergies are triggered by exposure to airborne substances, especially pollens, the underlying cause is likely a mix of genetics and environmental exposure. Filter your indo…
How Alcohol Affects Body Composition
Is it really possible to enjoy your social drinking and maintain a healthy body composition? The answer may surprise you. We know many use alcohol as a way to relax at night or loosen up at parties, events and especially after a long week at work. But how much of an effect does it really have on your waist line? Several studies have shown that there is a connection to weight gain and alcohol consumption due to the amount of calories in alcoholic beverages, but how much alcohol one is consuming, …
5 Secrets to Aging Well
How to stay active and energized by understanding the aging process
It’s a fact of life that everyone gets older – no matter who you are, where you live or how much money you earn, it happens to all of us. But while many people dread getting older, aging doesn’t have to be a slow, gradual decline toward the end. In fact, studies of ‘Blue Zones’ – places where residents live longer than anywhere else in the world – have shown that people can live full, rich and healthy lives well into their 90s …
6 Tips to Improve Your Metabolic Health
As Americans become more engaged in taking control of their health, we see more awareness around subjects such as metabolic health. New research has recently been published showing that an “alarmingly low” number of American adults have optimal metabolic health, leaving the majority of Americans at a higher risk of many harmful diseases.
What is Metabolic Health?
Metabolic health is sometimes misunderstood to mean the rate and process of burning calories from food and transforming it into ener…
The Magic of CBD Oil
Every once in a while something comes along that seems too good to be true. While the remarkable benefits of CBD may seem too good to be true, many will tell you it's the real thing. In a world of so many supplement options and gimmicky marketing, CBD is rapidly making a name and for good reason-it works.
What is CBD Oil?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound that comes from the hemp plant. It is one of more than 85 unique compounds found in hemp, known as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are known to pr…
The Gut Microbiome and Dysbiosis
It's hard to believe but you have an estimated 3 trillion bacteria in your gut microbiome. Research is now showing this bacteria have a major influence on brain function, immunity, energy and more. The gut microbiome is a delicate balance of beneficial and non-beneficial bacteria, plus viruses and fungi. Even the bad microbes are part of a healthy microbiome. The only harm comes when your gut flora gets out of balance. That's when non-beneficial bacteria can wreak havoc. This is what is called d…
4 Reasons not to Weigh Yourself Everyday
When people go on a diet they typically want to see results right away. Seeing results helps you feel empowered and motivated to continue on your diet plan. But, seeing results every time you jump on the scale isn't always the case. You may notice after you weigh yourself, your weight doesn't change or you may gain a couple pounds. This could hinder or prevent you from continuing your diet. This is one of the reasons why weighing yourself everyday is not recommended.