Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Belly fat is maligned for its way of tampering with any outfit that doesn’t involve a muumuu, but really there’s something way worse about the stuff: When white fat expands in your abdomen, nestling deep among your organs, it sets you up for some serious health trouble. We now know that this type of fat, called visceral fat, is metabolically active and churns out stress hormones like cortisol and inflammatory substances called cytokines that affect you body’s production of insulin. The result is worse than just being generally overweight; you’re looking at increased risks of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, some cancers, and even dementia.Unfortunately, some women are just more prone to carrying weight in their middle instead of their hips and thighs. Sometimes, it’s genetics—maybe your mother was more apple-shaped. Belly fat can also increase around menopause, or … [Read more...] about 13 Ways to Lose Stubborn Belly Fat For Good
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ENVIRONMENT 07/20/2018 05:46 am ET The way the Food and Drug Administration assesses safety has long favored industry studies over independent science. By Lindsey Konkel For years, government regulators and academic researchers have been at an impasse over the safety of bisphenol A, or BPA, a chemical used to make some plastics. Academic researchers have repeatedly found that BPA and other hormone-disrupting chemicals, which can contaminate foods and drinks, may contribute to problems such as early puberty, obesity, diabetes, developmental delays and even cancer. Yet the Food and Drug Administration, the agency tasked with protecting public health by ensuring the safety of the nation’s food, insists these chemicals are safe at the levels getting into most Americans’ bodies. Now, the first round of results are out from a six-year study meant to clear up confusion over BPA’s potential health harms, and they appear at least partially to support academic … [Read more...] about Is BPA Making Us Fat, Anxious And Sick? A New Effort To Find The Answer May Be Falling Apart.
Martina Collins, 45 from Belfast, tells KATHRYN MCKENNA about the groundbreaking new treatment on offer at her Lisburn Road Clinic As part of a £250K investment programme which included the creation of 10 new jobs, Martin Collin Dental and Skin Clinic, located on Belfast’s Lisburn Road, has refurbished and extended the practice adding a new dental surgery and an extra aesthetics treatment room. The leading clinic has also added further cutting-edge equipment and technology enabling the introduction of nine new skin treatments including IPL Laser, Ultherapy, Collagen Pin and CoolSculpting - as well as expanding its cosmetic dentistry portfolio to include lingual braces.According to Martina’s website, “CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to target and kill the fat cells underneath the skin.”The clinic which is now in its third … [Read more...] about Martina Collins launches groundbreaking new ‘fat freezing’ treatment
Story highlights There is limited evidence that chicken soup has medicinal properties Hot chicken soup was more effective than hot water in helping the body rid itself of respiratory infection (CNN)We all know the grandmotherly wisdom of serving chicken soup to someone with a cold, but does this particular meal really have medicinal properties? Could slurping up chicken soup save me a trip to the local pharmacy? You won't find studies in humans that prove chicken soup can fight a cold, but there's enough evidence to make it worth trying. One study published in the medical journal Chest suggested that chicken soup might have anti-inflammatory effects, which could possibly ease symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections. Researchers specifically studied the movement of neutrophils -- a type of white blood cell -- when combined with soup. They found that the movement of neutrophils was reduced in the presence of soup, suggesting a possible anti-inflammatory mechanism that … [Read more...] about Does chicken soup really help fight a cold?
Credit: iStock.com/bhofack2 Gluten-free is a trend that isn’t going away with so many people discovering either celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. That is why is a good idea to have some gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes on hand when planning for the big Thanksgiving Day meal on Thursday, Nov. 23. Celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity are common disorders of gluten intolerance. Such conditions can wreak havoc on the body and produce annoying symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, hair loss, skin problems, and especially digestive issues like abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. It is a good idea to plan for your guests with food sensitivities or dietary restrictions like gluten. That is why I’ve created this gluten-free Thanksgiving menu for those of you cooking a group of people intolerant of gluten. Avoid These in Your Thanksgiving Gluten-Free Dinner Meal Cooking without gluten can be quite complicated when you don’t know what … [Read more...] about Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Dinner Meal Guide