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Antibiotics Given to Babies Increase Their Risk of Obesity

Antibiotics Given to Babies Increase Their Risk of Obesity

Researchers from the New York University School of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics have determined that children given antibiotics prior to five months of age have a significantly higher risk of becoming obese later in life.

The researchers analyzed the health records of 11,532 children born in Avon, UK between 1991 and 1992. They focused on three groups: Those children given antibiotics before six months of age; those given antibiotics between six and 14 months of age, and those given antibiotics between 15 and 23 months of age.

Gestational Diabetes: Please Don’t Drink the “Glucola” Without Reading the Label

Gestational Diabetes: Please Don't Drink the

Is Gestational Diabetes Really an Issue?

In the past decade, obesity has become rampant in our country. With it the rates of diabetes in the general population, and gestational diabetes (GDM) – which is an excessive increase in glucose intolerance in pregnancy (some increase in glucose intolerance is actually normal and allows more sugar to get to the baby for growth) – have risen dramatically. Current estimates are that 5%-7% of pregnant women in the U.S. develop GDM.

How to Cook with Turmeric - Plus FREE Recipe E-Book!

How to Cook with Turmeric

Published with permission from skinnychef.com

Everyone now seems to know how good turmeric is for your body and mind, but how do you use it in cooking?

When it comes to eating healthy, spices are many times overlooked. So if you want to supercharge the health benefits of the foods you're already eating while adding more interest to your meals, head to the spice rack.

Is Genetically Modified Baker’s Yeast Spreading Obesity and Diabetes?

Is Genetically Modified Baker's Yeast Spreading Obesity and Diabetes?

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The current contentious GMO debate focuses on the health impacts of foods that have been genetically engineered on purpose for taste/texture, resistance to pests/disease, and other qualities.

Obesity Linked to Poor Sleep


Obesity Linked to Poor Sleep

Obesity Linked to Poor Sleep

Poor sleep and obesity are like two peas in a pod. If you don't sleep well, your chances of becoming overweight or obese become greater.

This is the finding of research that has studied sleep habits together with relative weight and waist circumference among different populations.

The most recent study comes from the College of Medicine at Korea University, where researchers conducted a nationwide study that included 9,077 adults.

The research surveyed the participants and correlated the number of hours they slept a night together with their body mass index (BMI).

Orange Juice and Dried Fruit Help Keep the Weight Down

Orange Juice and Dried Fruit Help Keep the Weight Down

Researchers from Louisiana State University's Agricultural Center have determined that children who drink 100% orange juice have less weight gain per consumed calories, and significantly better overall nutrient levels and better diets in general. In a related study, the consumption of dried fruit also resulted in less weight gain.

While the results might not be surprising to some, the orange juice research contradicts notions that fructose is an unhealthy sugar, and that drinking 100% fruit juices are just as bad as drinking sodas and other drinks high in sugar content. This has been an argument made by some, claiming that fructose from fruit juices produces obesity and other negative health factors.

This notion is contradicted by research that studied 7,250 children between 2 years old and 18 years old from the National Health and Nutrition Examination 2003-2006 Survey. This was cross-referenced with diet quality indices such as the Healthy Eating Index of 2005 and MyPyramid data.

The 5 Strangest Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight and What to Do

The 5 Strangest Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight and What to Do

The 5 Strangest Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight and What to Do

An interview with “First Lady of Nutrition” Ann Louise Gittleman reveals five hidden causes of weight gain that might shock you.

I sat down with New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Fat Flush diet, Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS to learn more about her latest book, The New Fat Flush Plan. Here’s what I learned.

The Absurd Economics of Nutrition and Exercise


The Absurd Economics of Nutrition and Exercise

It's fair to say that, to a large extent, America has long fostered a culture and environment conducive to physical inactivity and nutritional-based disease.

With today's prevailing science clearly showing that teaching and practicing lifestyle medicine significantly decreases the top chronic health conditions plaguing society — i.e. diabetes, obesity, heart disease and certain cancers — moving more firmly in this healthier, logical direction would subsequently trigger a vast increase in human productivity and output, thus creating a major boon to both population health and our national treasury.

The Diet Soft Drink Deception

In pursuit of better health, many people have been led by marketing and media to make the switch from sugar to artificial sweeteners. But, though eliminating sugar is undoubtedly a good health move, it is not so clear that replacing it with artificial sweeteners is. A large new Canadian study has uncovered the genuinely sour side to artificial sweeteners.

Top 5 Reasons Never To Use Splenda

Top 5 Reasons Never To Use Splenda

Splenda is marketed as a no-calorie, no-guilt sugar substitute. Blood sugar stable, it “passes right through” the body, so it’s safe for diabetics AND you won’t gain weight! Are these claims masking the ugly truth about this chemical imposter? As mounting research shows, when it comes to our diet, there is no free lunch.

TV Time Cuts Toddler Development

TV Time Cuts Toddler Development

My mother always told us that watching too many episodes of The Three Stooges would rot our brains.  As it turns out, she may have been on to something.

TV Time Cuts Toddler Development

When I was growing up my mother always told us that watching too many episodes of "The Three Stooges" would rot our brains.  Of course she had no solid proof of this.  But as it turns out, she may have been on to something.

Vitamin D (and thus Sunshine) Reduces Risk of Becoming Obese

Vitamin D (and thus Sunshine) Reduces Risk of Becoming Obese

A new study by researchers from Spain's University of Carlos Malaga has determined that a deficiency of vitamin D leads to an increased risk of obesity. This supports the findings of previous research that indicate a clear link between vitamin D levels and obesity.

The Spanish researchers followed 1,226 adult human subjects initially, including 988 of those subjects through six years later, and then 961 subjects through another three years later. In total, 961 subjects were followed through the entire eleven years of the study, from 1996 through 2007.

Why Eating Late is Harming Your Health

 

why eating late is harming your health

 

Could those late night snacks be adding to your waistline and causing harm to your heart? A new study suggests that its better to eat during the daylight hours.

Yogurt's Health Damaging Ingredients


Yogurt's Health Damaging Ingredients

Yoplait Cherry Cheesecake Mousse Yogurt

Yoplait Thick & Creamy Cinnamon Roll Yogurt 

Yoplait Red Velvet Cupcake Yogurt

Great Value Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt

Dannon Toasted Coconut Vanilla Yogurt 

Don't kid yourself.

This is NOT healthy yogurt. This is artificially flavored dessert.

Many brands of yogurt in the grocery store are using highly processed ingredients: