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Nutrition & Wellness Tips

Keto diet, the good and the bad

The good and bad about keto diet The ketogenic diet is is a very high-fat, moderate-protein, very low-carbohydrate meal plan in which you get 70-75 percent of your calories from fat, 15-20 percent from protein, and 5-10 percent from carbohydrates. The purpose of this diet is to get your body…

The truth about cholesterol

What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is simply a fatty substance found in every single cell in your body, both in the cell membranes and within organelles inside the cell. Cholesterol is a vital substance, necessary for numerous functions, including: Maintaining cell membrane integrity and fluidity within the cell Assisting with cell…

Protein for extreme weight loss

Protein for extreme weight loss Having a quality protein powder is essential to weight loss and to help your body restore health. Getting enough protein after a weight loss surgery is a major concern to patients; this is justified as many weight loss surgical patients have issues related to…

How to prevent, detect and treat gingivitis

Gingivitis is the most frequent periodontal disease, affecting almost 100% of the population at some point in its life. Periodontal diseases affect 8 out of 10 adults. Among them, gingivitis is especially common, but it can be identified, prevented and treated in a very simple way. It´s a group of…

Novel Mobile Stethoscope with ECG Capability

Eko, the company that’s responsible for the Eko CORE digital stethoscope we highly praised, is now releasing an interesting new device that provides ECG and auscultation capabilities in a mobile package. The Eko DUO looks a bit like a cell phone from the 1990’s, but with only three buttons on…

Is it Possible to be Fat and Fit?

PEOPLE ALWAYS SAY TO ME, ‘Anyone who runs as much as you do deserves to be skinny.’ Of course, what they’re really saying: ‘If you do all this running, why are you still so fat?’ ” A female heavy runner climb of her car at Black Rock Lake. It’s a…

The weight of a calorie.

Right after surgery, most patients can have between 400 to 1,000 calories. At 3 months, it usually is between 800 to 1,000 calories. At one year, calorie intake is somewhere between 1,000 and 1,600. Daily calorie intake depends on restriction from the weight loss procedure, gender, age, fat-free mass, and…

Possible Role of High-Dose Vitamin D and Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Halting Type 1 Diabetes Progression

There is a great need to identify “safe” and effective therapies that may prevent and positively impact the progression of autoimmune disorders, like Type 1 diabetes (T1D). Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D are both safe therapies with known anti-inflammatory effects and immuno-modulating properties, respectively. There have been several reports…

A ‘Mini-Organ’ Delivering Real Insulin in Real Time – BioHub

The DRI BioHub is a bioengineered “mini organ” that mimics the native pancreas. It contains real insulin-producing cells that can sense blood sugar and release the precise amount of insulin needed — in real time. To the millions living with diabetes, the DRI BioHub brings the promise of natural insulin…

Feeling drained while losing weight?

If you feel exhausted while trying to establish a healthier diet and lifestyle, it is important to understand what your body is going through and know what to expect to help yourself and stay on track. During weight loss, there are several mechanisms that affect your metabolism making you feel…