Is Your Diet Soda Making You Fat?

diet_soda_obesityDespite all the warnings about the risks of chemicals in diet sodas, many people still rely on their daily Coke Zero.  They take the risk because their greater concern is weight control.  Parents are even feeding diet sodas to their children in the belief that it will avert obesity.

The sad irony is that artificial sweeteners in diet sodas may be having the exact opposite effect.  Two studies presented at a meeting of the American Diabetes Association Continue reading

Fact or Myth: Can Food Combinations Supercharge Your Health?

food combosThis is a FACT.

Some foods are simply known for their nutritional benefits. As stand-alone items, certain fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes have proven time and again to be excellent choices for total body wellness as they boost immunity, burn fat and help your body operate at peak.

It makes sense that certain super food combinations would increase the benefits many times over. Some food combinations seem like they are meant to work together.

By adding these duos to your diet a couple of times each week, Continue reading

Repairing Our Inner Clock with a Two-Inch Fish

Humans and zebra fish share mechanisms that regulate our circadian system, says TAU researcher

Circadian rhythms — the natural cycle that dictates our biological processes over a 24-hour day — does more than tell us when to sleep or wake. Disruptions in the cycle are also associated with depression, problems with weight control, jet lag and more. Now Prof. Yoav Gothilf of Tel Aviv University‘s Department of Neurobiology at the George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences is looking to the common zebrafish to learn more about how the human circadian system functions.

Prof. Gothilf  Continue reading