Wednesday, February 29, 2012

No Diet Day explores the dangers of fad diets

No Diet Day at SJSU explores the dangers of fad diets
Spartan Daily
Photo by Raphael Kluzniok / Spartan Daily “I pledge to treat my body and health with respect by not following any fad diets.” Students signed this promise at the No DietDay event put on yesterday by the student organization Nutritional Education ...

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Donohue: Is a vegetarian diet healthy for 9-year-old?
Alexandria Town Talk
However, I am concerned that there is not enough nutritional balance in her diet. Does she need vitamin and mineral supplements? -- ED Dr. Donohue: A vegetarian diet is a healthy diet, and most of the world is on such a diet. However, those people have ...

Dr Hilary Jones talks to us about diet, health and fitness
Let's get people to recognise that a healthy lifestyle doesn't mean deprivation and torture, it means being able to eat healthy food when you want to, being satisfied, it means enjoying exercise and not seeing it as a chore and having a healthier ...

Diet detective: Lose weight with friends
Mason City Globe Gazette
Researchers from The Miriam Hospital and Brown University, both in Providence, RI, found that teammates in weight-loss competitions influence each other. According to researchers, team members “not only achieved similar weight-loss outcomes, ...

Diet review: What is the fruit flush diet?
Times of India
Today, Dr. Simran Saini, Weight Loss Management Consultant at Fortis Hospital, tells us about the fruit flush diet and if it really is a healthy weight loss diet. The main point of consideration for the fruit flush diet is to eat natural and ...

Tomato Diet Helps In Weight Loss!
Tomatoes are healthy and effective for weight loss. Apart from having tomato soup to beat the chills, you can also enjoy the juicy vegetable in your diet to lose weight. Have you heard about tomato diet? Tomato diet is an easy plan to lose weight in a ...


Clamor for obesity pill may test FDA limits
Fox News
There is also plenty of history with diet drugs that makes the FDA cautious. The infamous diet drug "fen-phen" was pulled from the market in 1997 after reports of sometimes fatal heart-valve problems. Another diet pill, Meridia, was removed in 2010 ...

In diet, eat like a caveman
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Supporters believe this diet is rich with minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants. Critics, including some trained nutritionists, say the diet is too restrictive and excludes lots of healthy foods that the body needs. “Why is being like our ancestors the ...

FDA OKs diet drug - but will it work?
Dr. Gary Giovino is chairman of UB's Department of Community Health and Health Behavior. he says, "A lot of people lose weight, but they don't keep it off. Well, you maintain your weight loss if you keep eating healthy foods that are satisfying.

Study: Kids get more added sugar from foods than drinks
The data from the National Center for Health Statistics, released Wednesday, show 59% of added-sugar calories come from foods and 41% from beverages. But soft drinks are still the biggest single source of added sugars in children's diets.


Diet soda may up heart attack, stroke risk
28 (UPI) -- People who drink diet soft drinks daily might have increased risk of vascular events such as stroke, heart attack and vascular death, US researchers said. Study leader Hannah Gardener, an epidemiologist at the University at Miami, ...

Beware of the HCG diet
Monterey County Herald
One of my favorite spoofs on unproven nutrition products is an ad that states, "I lost $200 on bogusweight loss pills. Ask me how!" How do we know what to believe when it comes to weight-lossmethods? Listen to trusted experts ... those who don't ...

Mixed messages on diet can be confusing
The Star
Particularly when there's a two-for-one offer, says Sheffield food and diet expert Alison Holloway. But takeaways, snacks and sweets are what pile the pounds on to the weekly food bill – and many a family's waistline. Says Alison, a specialist ...

The Star

Simple budgeting for a healthy diet
The Daily Campus
Eating healthy, once it becomes habit, is simple but can be taxing on your bank account. However, budget concerns should not inhibit healthy habits as there are inexpensive ways to go about staying well-stocked with healthy food.

Physical activity and diet program in doctor's office may be effective for ...
A physical activity and diet program implemented by health educators working in a doctor's office may be a more effective way to get obese people to lose abdominal fat than advice from a doctor alone, according to a study from Queen's University.

What Fad Diets for Weight Loss Have You Tried?
As a registered dietitian I have spent as much time battling wacky weight loss diets as my clients have spent trying to lose weight. Sure, it would be great if you could "lose weight while you sleep" as one fad diet promised, but that's simply not ...


Obesity and Diabetes – The Plague of Our Time
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
When Michelle Obama announced “Let's Move,” her signature initiative to combat childhood obesity, she emphasized that major diet and lifestyle changes were not required in her view to turn this growing health crisis around. “Small changes add up,” she ...

U-T San Diego
And what was the one “major predictor” that guaranteed weight loss in these diet trials? Adherence. In other words, there are a variety of strategies to lose weight. But whatever we decide to do, it seems to be important to stick with it.

Most weight loss products are scams, says Ken Harvey
Ken Harvey says claims that diet pills can help people lose weight fast after bingeing are "crazy and dangerous". Picture: Thinkstock Source: Supplied ONE of Australia's leading public healthexperts says there are more than 1000 weight loss products ...

Tips for people to ensure heart health
Instead, it takes a multifaceted approach that includes regular exercise, a balanced diet and other elements. But regardless of age, it is relatively easy to take steps that will contribute to heart - and overall - health. Wake Forest Baptist Medical ...

Beware Selenium – too much is harmful scientists warn
Irish Independent
By John von Radowitz Selenium supplements may be harmful to people who already have enough of the mineral in their diet, a study has found. Possible effects of having too much selenium include an increased risk of type-2 diabetes.

Selenium Supplements May Help -- or Harm
U.S. News & World Report
28 (HealthDay News) -- While getting the right amount of selenium in your diet can boost your immune function and lower your risk of death, you can get too much of a good thing. Higher-than-normal levels of selenium may contribute to the development of ...

DNA diet claims to achieve steady weight loss
Would-be dieters send a sample of saliva to the Nordiska diet lab for DNA analysis. The diet team then looks at eight variants of seven genes and designs a diet and exercise programme which they claim works best for your body.


Best Weight Loss Programs Reviews - a Diet Program Information Hub
SBWire (press release)
Best Weight Loss Programs Reviews is launching a website to assist dieters in selecting the rightdiet program for their needs. La Prairie, Canada -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/28/2012 -- Best Weight LossPrograms Reviews is launching a website to assist dieters ...

Selenium Supplements: Too Much of a Good Thing?
ABC News (blog)
Adults should not consume more than 400 micrograms of selenium per day, according to the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements. Some selenium supplements contain 200 micrograms. And the daily multivitamin Centrum contains 55 ...

Soy diet prompts prisoners' lawsuit
Washington Times
Illinois convicts have gone to court, claiming that too much soy in their diets has left them with severe health problems, including heart issues and thyroid damage, along with allergic reactions and gastrointestinal distress.

Washington Times

Myth and fact in the gluten debate
Sydney Morning Herald
Photo: Quentin Jones "Considerable debate about noncoeliac gluten sensitivity has recently surfaced on the internet, with a sharp increase in forums, patients or patient groups, manufacturers, and physicians advocating a gluten-free diet," the study's ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Plant-based diet advocate attracts capacity crowd
Hudson Hub-Times
In 1985 Esselstyn began a study with patients who he described as "the living dead" because of their poor health conditions. Through a plant-based and oil-free diet, Esselstyn helped the patients return to a healthy and heart disease free lifestyle, ...

Brain may get boost from Mediterranean diet (blog)
By Laura Shin | February 29, 2012, 5:51 AM PST We've long talked about the Mediterranean diet as heart-healthy. But a new study shows that it's “brain-healthy” too. According to the research, thediet may help protect against brain blood-vessel damage, ...

Health Matters 02/29/2012
Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains will increase fiber intake, and combined with a low-fat diet, will reduce the risk of developing colon cancer. n Maintain a healthy weight andlifestyle. Being overweight or obese also is a risk ...

Grapes, Glycemic Index and the Weight Loss Surgery Diet
Grapes, Glycemic Index and the Weight Loss Surgery Diet Weight loss surgery patients are learning that including low glycemic fruits and vegetables in their high protein diet is an effective way to introduce nutrients and flavor to meals without ...

Diet weight loss question!!!? - Yahoo! Answers
Diet weight loss question!!!? so ive been on this diet for 3 weeks strictly veggies and protein with a mile of walking. I lost seven pounds but now for 3 days straight ...

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