Showing posts from November, 2013

Why Nutrisystem Might Be Bad for Your Health?

It’s hard not to take the plunge on Nutrisystem, or similar “shelf food” diet services, when so many deals and promotions screaming at you that the food is 10-50% off ― and testimonies proving the program has worked for many. It’s also easy to think a pre-packaged diet is the answer to your weight loss troubles. But sometimes what looks like the easiest solution is not the best choice for the long run, and there are many reasons why this might be the case with the Nutrisystem plan. About Nutrisystem Nutrisystem is one of the most popular diet programs in the US. For over 40 years, it has been a household name. The program simplifies weight loss process by shipping balanced food straight to your door and providing the support you need so as to achieve your own goals. Scientific evidence: A number of clinical studies have provided evidence in support of the diet's validity. In fact, it is considered a safe, effective weight loss program, especially for those with type 2 diabe

Three New Additions to the Health Benefits of Mediterranean Diet

If you want me to prepare a list of top five healthiest diets based on the clinical study results, no doubt I will list the traditional Mediterranean diet as one of the top twos. Why? Because, it's simply a diet worth chasing. In fact, this particular diet is not just a simple diet plan but a lifestyle choice, a path to a healthier and longer life. So What is a Mediterranean Diet? The Mediterranean diet is actually the traditional eating habits of the people living along the Mediterranean coast. For thousands of years, these people have been following a healthy eating style that involves moderate consumption of protein and less eating of meat, but consumption of plenty of fruits and vegetables. Even though they don't take this regular food habit as a diet plan, but they're traditionally continuing an eating habit that is simply the most healthier way to live a fruitful life. What are the Health Benefits? The Mediterranean diet is one of the most appreciated diet

The Pros and Cons of Weight Watchers

From Jean Nidetch's home in Queens, NY, where the founder of Weight Watchers in the early 60's invited friends to discuss how they could lose weight, to the ends of the world, where 1 million members attend 40,000 Weight Watchers meetings, the grand daddy of weight loss programs has become today a proven investment to a healthy lifestyle. Weight Watchers is the most studied weight management program. The most recent paper was published on October 8th 2013 in The American Journal of Medicine . Researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston compared 147 people who followed the Weight Watchers plan (they attended weekly Weight Watchers Meetings and had access to the company's online and mobile fitness applications) to 145 of a self-help group that was provided with printed and library materials offering basic dietary and exercise guidelines for weight loss. As the graph shows, the Weight Watchers participants were 9 times more likely to achieve a 10% weight re

Reasons behind the Booming Biotech Sector in Singapore

Last year the respected science magazine Scientific American ranked Singapore as the world’s third most innovative country for biotechnology, beaten only by the United States and Denmark. The magazine's report cited government investment and a stable and predictable regulatory regime as the main draws, attracting the world’s top biotech companies to the city-state. Singapore’s high proportion of life sciences graduates, its intellectual property framework, its world-leading public hospitals, and its general ease of doing business are also highly prized. However, this doesn’t mean tax incentives, high salaries and world-class infrastructure: unlike the United States, the Singaporean government has also taken a liberal approach to funding human stem cell research. A Singaporean government report says that the nation’s biopharmaceutical industry grew by a third in 2011. More than 30 of the world’s top pharmaceutical and medical R&D companies (including GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis

Three Ways to Cope with Your Wife's Menopause

Menopause is not an easy phase for a woman to go through, but it is important to note that she is not the only one who suffers through this difficult time. Her husband also suffers, as he has to deal with a wife who is moody, short-tempered, and/or even physically unwell. If your wife has never been pregnant and/or you have never been around a teen girl, then you are in for the surprise of your life as you see the havoc that how changing hormonal levels can wreak a woman's body. However, today there are many effective ways to cope with menopausal symptoms, including medications and lifestyle changes. Here are a few things that you should keep in mind to do well during your wife's menopause. Remember it Won't Last Forever The menopause is not a disease or a condition; it is a normal part of a woman's life. However, one thing you need to understand that the menopause is a profound life change for a woman, because it affects both physically and emotionally. To start