Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a commonly used "flavor enhancer," and so powerfully so that (arguably) you could spray it on roadkill and it would taste good. This omnipresent ingredient in modern mass market food takes advantage of our biologically hard-wired taste receptors, and makes it very hard to stop eating the foods "seasoned" with this ingredient.
A groundbreaking new study reveals that non-caloric artificial sweeteners (NAS) drive obesity- and diabetes-related changes in both mice and humans.
Researchers have proven what natural health proponents have been suggesting for decades: Brown rice is superior to white rice, not only nutritionally, but for glucose metabolism and the prevention of metabolic syndrome.
Researchers from the The Netherlands' Utrecht University Medical Center have determined in a large study that a diet rich in soft drinks, fries and snacks substantially increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Two new studies indicate that black seed (nigella sativa) may provide a unique set of benefits to aging women by protecting both against metabolic syndrome and accelerated bone loss.
Do you have trouble getting to sleep or sleeping through the night? If so, your biggest worry isn’t dragging yourself through the next day.
Saffron is again showing its healing abilities. Recent research finds it reduces heat shock protein antibodies and metabolic syndrome symptoms, along with stimulating immunity and cognition.
Could a few shakes of this yellow powder dissolve stubborn weight and TRIPLE your loss of body fat?
People diagnosed with “metabolic syndrome” will likely be advised to lose weight. To many that means no more sweets, especially chocolate. But Australian researchers think a daily dose of dark chocolate may be just what the doctor should order. It might well reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in these high risk patients.
Diet debates aside, the Mediterranean Diet is still proving to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and those conditions that produce them.
It has been established that inflammation is a root cause for multiple diseases in western society. Unfortunately, the Standard American Diet as well as poor lifestyle choices contribute to the wide-spread presence of inflammation in the population. However, we may only need to turn to our kitchens to help reduce this inflammation and therefore hopefully prevent some of the most harmful diseases that are born from inflammation running ramped in the body.
If you've heard that life is movement, it's true. If you've heard that just sitting around can kill you, it's also true. Physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide!