Wednesday, August 01, 2018 by: Vicki Batts Tags: animal health, animals, cat food, dog food, natural diets, nutrition, Pet food, pet health, pet nutrition, vegan diet, vegan food, veganism, vegans (Natural News) Vegan diets are increasingly popular among humans, but is the environmentally conscious and cruelty-free way of eating appropriate for pets? Activists say that pet food is an environmental disaster, especially now that so many pet owners are interested in feeding their dogs and cats a biologically appropriate diet. On the surface, the idea of feeding them a vegan diet may seem like a great option: It sounds healthy enough, and is touted as a more earth-friendly approach to eating, for both humans and pets. But for many dogs and cats, a plant-based diet is often less than ideal, unless the diet is executed with extreme precision. Vegan diets for beloved cats and dogs are growing in popularity, especially now that pet food manufacturers are trying to push the next big … [Read more...] about How safe are vegan diets for your pet dogs and cats?
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Sunday, July 01, 2018 by: S.D. Wells Tags: bad diets, badfood, badhealth, cotton ball diet, dangerous diets, dieting, Diets, fad diet, fad diets, good diet, Keto, keto diet, ketogenic, low fat diet, low-carb, nutrition, paleo, safe diet, stupid, toxic diets (Natural News) How do you go from bad to worse quickly when trying to lose weight? Just go on YouTube and watch videos of popular diets, without doing any research or consulting a nutritionist. It’s even getting tougher to trust medical doctors and dietitians these days, as many of them are pushing chemical-based pharmaceuticals and even saying good things about insane diet fads that simply should never be tried. You know the saying, “there’s safety in numbers,” right? Well, forget it. Just because something is popular on social media or because some celebrities swear by it, that doesn’t mean you should try it. Let’s take a look at the top five fad diets that can lead your health right off … [Read more...] about The 5 WORST diet fads that DUPED American consumers
There are many different ways to manage weight, but which is better for our long-term health? A new study has found a link between multiple types of weight loss surgery and lower all-cause mortality rates overall. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over a third of adults in the United States lives with obesity. This is particularly worrisome as the condition is also linked to other negative health outcomes, including diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer. The most common ways to manage excess weight are dieting, physical exercise, weight loss drugs, and bariatric, or weight loss, surgery. Individuals aiming to get back into shape may opt for one or a combination of these treatments, depending on what choices are most suitable for them. Bariatric surgery is usually offered to individuals diagnosed with "severe obesity," which is defined as a having a body mass index (BMI) of over 35. This surgery type aims to make the stomach … [Read more...] about Is surgery better than dieting for weight loss outcomes?
One way or another, you’ve probably heard of the Zone Diet.Maybe it was through one of its celebrity followers; Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, and Demi Moore have all been rumored to be fans. Maybe you overheard people talking about it at your local CrossFit box; the CrossFit Journal once wrote that the Zone Diet “closely models optimal nutrition."Either way, the Zone Diet was created by Barry Sears, Ph.D, formerly a research scientist at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to help people lose weight and lower their risk of chronic disease by reducing diet-induced inflammation.According to Sears, “the zone” is a physiological state in which your body is primed to control inflammation. It’s determined by three clinical markers (all of which can be measured either by your doctor or through a test available on the diet’s website) that measure insulin and other inflammation-promoting hormones. By … [Read more...] about People Have Been Obsessed With The Zone Diet For Years—But Does It Really Work?
When it comes to New Year's resolutions, eating better is at the top of our list. But which diet plan is the best? A panel of health experts — on behalf of U.S. News & World Report — reveal the top-rated diets for 2018. It is estimated that around 45 million people in the United States go on a diet each year, with weight loss being the primary goal. However, whether you're dieting to lose weight or simply to improve overall health, sticking to a specific eating plan can be challenging. With so many diets to choose from, how can you tell which one will work for you? U.S. News & World Report put together a panel of health experts every year to evaluate the most popular diets in the U.S. This year, the experts assessed 40 diets, ranking them from lowest to highest in seven categories, including the best diets for weight loss, diabetes, and heart health. So, we take a look at some of the key results. For the majority of dieters, weight loss is the ultimate goal, but … [Read more...] about What are the best diets for 2018?