Thursday, June 12, 2014

Diet high in protein lowers stroke risk

A new study suggests that people with diets higher in protein, especially from fish, may be less likely to have a stroke than those with diets lower in protein.

"The amount of protein that led to the reduced risk was moderate-equal to 20 grams per day," study author Xinfeng Liu, MD, PhD, of Nanjing University School of Medicine in Nanjing, China said.

"Additional, larger studies are needed before definitive recommendations can be made, but the evidence is compelling," Liu said.

The meta-analysis looked at all of the available research on the relationship between protein in the diet and the risk of stroke. Seven studies with a total of 254,489 participants who were followed for an average of 14 years were included in the analysis.

Overall, the participants with the highest amount of protein in their diets were 20 percent less likely to develop a stroke than those with the lowest amount of protein in their diets.

The results accounted for other factors that could affect the risk of stroke, such as smoking and high cholesterol.

For every additional 20 grams per day of protein that people ate, their risk of stroke decreased by 26 percent.

"If everyone's protein intake were at this level, that would translate to more than 1.4 million fewer deaths from stroke each year worldwide, plus a decreased level of disability from stroke," Liu said.

The findings are published online in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 4:45 AM

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Contrave Waiting On The FDA For Approval; Orexigen's Diet Pill Waiting For Drug Classification

A new pill might soon be available for obese people who are trying to lose weight. The drug in question is Orexigen Therapeutics' Contrave, currently known as NB32. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to make a decision by this Wednesday and according to analysts, that decision will go in favor of the drug.

The FDA had previously rejected Contrave in January 2011. In order to resubmit an application for FDA review and approval, Orexigen conducted a multiyear study to find evidence that Contrave is safe for patients' cardiovascular health. So far, the ongoing study that involves 8,900 patients has found evidence that the drug is safe or safe enough.

The researchers reported that 53 percent of the people taking Contrave were able to lose at least five percent of their body weight. Only 21 percent of the people in the placebo group lost at least five percent of their body weight. Analysts added that unlike two other popular diet pills, Vivus' Qsymia and Arena's Belvig, Contrave contains an ingredient that helps patients stay on the medication longer, which could make the drug a better option for some patients. This ingredient is a mixture of naltrexone and bupropion.

"Bupropion, we believe, is what makes for greater persistence [of patients taking Contrave]," Piper Jaffray's Duncan said according to CNBC. "Being an antidepressant, it can help you feel good."

With all weight loss drugs, side effects can be expected. All three-drug manufacturers have been studying the potential dangers that the drugs might have on cardiovascular health. Aside from heart health, researchers are looking into the drugs' effects on mood, fetal health and other health concerns. Despite potential health concerns associated with Contrave, analysts expect the FDA to approve Contrave. If that happens, Contrive can contribute $1.2 to $1.5 billion in total sales in 2020.


Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 4:41 AM

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Obesity research confirms long-term weight loss almost impossible

There's a disturbing truth that is emerging from the science of obesity. After years of study, it's becoming apparent that it's nearly impossible to permanently lose weight.

As incredible as it sounds, that's what the evidence is showing. For psychologist Traci Mann, who has spent 20 years running an eating lab at the University of Minnesota, the evidence is clear. "It couldn't be easier to see," she says. "Long-term weight loss happens to only the smallest minority of people."

We all think we know someone in that rare group. They become the legends — the friend of a friend, the brother-in-law, the neighbor — the ones who really did it.

But if we check back after five or 10 years, there's a good chance they will have put the weight back on. Only about five per cent of people who try to lose weight ultimately succeed, according to the research. Those people are the outliers, but we cling to their stories as proof that losing weight is possible.

"Those kinds of stories really keep the myth alive," says University of Alberta professor Tim Caulfield, who researches and writes about health misconceptions. "You have this confirmation bias going on where people point to these very specific examples as if it's proof. But in fact those are really exceptions."

Our biology taunts us, by making short-term weight loss fairly easy. But the weight creeps back, usually after about a year, and it keeps coming back until the original weight is regained or worse.

This has been tested in randomized controlled trials where people have been separated into groups and given intense exercise and nutrition counseling.

Even in those highly controlled experimental settings, the results show only minor sustained weight loss.

When Traci Mann analyzed all of the randomized control trials on long-term weight loss, she discovered that after two years the average amount lost was only one kilogram, or about two pounds, from the original weight.
Tiptoeing around the truth

So if most scientists know that we can't eat ourselves thin, that the lost weight will ultimately bounce back, why don't they say so?

Tim Caulfield says his fellow obesity academics tend to tiptoe around the truth. "You go to these meetings and you talk to researchers, you get a sense there is almost a political correctness around it, that we don't want this message to get out there," he said.

Last fall, the Dubai government launched a 30-day weight loss challenge called "Your Weight in Gold" to encourage dieters and combat growing obesity in the Gulf Arab emirate. It should probably save its money if the current science is right. (Reuters)

"You'll be in a room with very knowledgeable individuals, and everyone in the room will know what the data says and still the message doesn't seem to get out."

In part, that's because it's such a harsh message. "You have to be careful about the stigmatizing nature of that kind of image," Caulfield says. "That's one of the reasons why this myth of weight loss lives on."

Health experts are also afraid people will abandon all efforts to exercise and eat a nutritious diet — behavior that is important for health and longevity — even if it doesn't result in much weight loss.

Traci Mann says the emphasis should be on measuring health, not weight. "You should still eat right, you should still exercise, doing healthy stuff is still healthy," she said. "It just doesn't make you thin."
We are biological machines

But eating right to improve health alone isn't a strong motivator. The research shows that most people are willing to exercise and limit caloric intake if it means they will look better. But if they find out their weight probably won't change much, they tend to lose motivation.

That raises another troubling question. If diets don't result in weight loss, what does? At this point the grim answer seems to be that there is no known cure for obesity, except perhaps surgically shrinking the stomach.

Research suggests bariatric surgery can induce weight loss in the extremely obese, improving health and quality of life at the same time. But most people will still be obese after the surgery. Plus, there are risky side effects, and many will end up gaining some of that weight back.

If you listen closely you will notice that obesity specialists are quietly adjusting the message through a subtle change in language.

These days they're talking about weight maintenance or "weight management" rather than "weight loss."

Michelle Obama has been on an eat better campaign ever since her husband was elected to the White House. An estimated 2.1 billion people on the planet are now considered overweight or obese. (Reuters)

It's a shift in emphasis that reflects the emerging reality. Just last week the headlines announced the world is fatter than it has ever been, with 2.1 billion people now overweight or obese, based on an analysis published in the online issue of the British medical journal The Lancet.

Researchers are divided about why weight gain seems to be irreversible, probably a combination of biological and social forces. "The fundamental reason," Caulfield says, "is that we are very efficient biological machines. We evolved not to lose weight. We evolved to keep on as much weight as we possibly can."

Lost in all of the noise about dieting and obesity is the difficult concept of prevention, of not putting weight on in the first place.

The Lancet study warned that more than one in five kids in developed countries are now overweight or obese. Statistics Canada says close to a third of Canadian kids under 17 are overweight or obese. And in a world flooded with food, with enormous economic interest in keeping people eating that food, what is required to turn this ship around is daunting.

"An appropriate re-balancing of the primal needs of humans with food availability is essential," University of Oxford epidemiologist Klim McPherson wrote in a Lancet commentary following last week's study. But to do that, he suggested, "would entail curtailing many aspects of production and marketing for food industries."

Perhaps, though, the emerging scientific reality should also be made clear, so we can navigate this obesogenic world armed with the stark truth — that we are held hostage to our biology, which is adapted to gain weight, an old evolutionary advantage that has become a dangerous metabolic liability.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 2:52 AM

Friday, June 6, 2014

How Can Oatmeal Help You to Lose Weight?

Oatmeal is a versatile hot cereal that can help you lose weight and stay healthy. Rolled oats, steel-cut oats and instant oats all provide health benefits, and eating oatmeal for breakfast is the best way to include it in a weight-loss regimen. Oatmeal fills you up, gives you energy and provides essential nutrients.


When you eat oatmeal it's likely that you are eating it for breakfast. Starting the day with a healthful breakfast fills you up, making it easier to avoid high-fat and sugar laden snacks later in the day. The energy you get from eating breakfast boosts your metabolism and can make you more physically active during the day and better able to burn more calories. As a whole grain, oatmeal is one of the healthiest choices you can make for breakfast. It is full of fiber and nutrients and helps reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.


By itself, oatmeal is low in fat and fairly low in calories. A typical serving of one-half cup of uncooked rolled oats contains 150 calories and 3 grams of fat. Only 25 of the calories stem from the fat content. There is 1 gram of polyunsaturated fat and monounsaturated fat per serving. The total fat content represents 5 percent of the recommended daily value for fat. Eating a bowl of oatmeal every day for breakfast makes it easy to stay within your daily calorie needs.


A diet high in fiber aids weight loss. Fiber makes you feel full and helps prevent spikes in blood sugar levels, which can make you hungry. Oats have more soluble fiber than any other whole grain, points out the American Heart Association. This high fiber content makes oats an excellent choice for a high-fiber diet. Each serving made from one-half cup of uncooked oats contains 4 grams of dietary fiber. Half of the fiber in a serving is soluble fiber.


All types of oatmeal are healthful and low-fat, but steel-cut oats are less processed than rolled oats and are believed to retain more nutrients. Packets of instant oatmeal often contain more sugar than oats you cook yourself. Regardless of the type of oatmeal you choose to eat, be careful of what you add to your bowl. Choose skim milk to keep the calories low. Instead of sweetening your oatmeal with sugar, try berries or dried fruit, which also offer additional fiber and nutrients.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 2:53 AM

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Fitness and 'fatness' both matter to the heart

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Losing fitness or packing on fat with age each can be bad for the heart -- but avoiding either one of those fates may protect the ticker, a study published Monday suggests.
U.S. researchers found that of more than 3,100 healthy adults they followed, those who improved -- or simply maintained -- their fitness levels were less likely to develop high blood pressure, high cholesterol or other well-established heart disease risk factors.

Similarly, people who maintained their weight had fewer of those red flags than people who became heavier over time.

That may sound logical, but part of what's new in the findings, researchers say, is that changes in fitness and "fatness" each appeared important on their own.

In general, people who kept their fitness levels over time seemed to counter some of the ill effects of weight gain. And dips in fitness levels weren't as bad if a person lost some excess body fat.

The results suggest that protecting heart health is not as hard as some people think, according to lead researcher Duck-chul Lee, of the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

That is, just maintaining your weight and fitness levels as you age may be enough to see benefits.
"If you're overweight, losing weight and improving your fitness may be the best combination," Lee told Reuters Health. "But that's very challenging."

For many people, "maintenance" may be more achievable, Lee said.
The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, included 3,148 men and women in the Dallas area who were in their early 40s, on average, at the outset.

Over six years, they developed high blood pressure at a rate of four percent each year, high cholesterol at a rate of three percent per year and so-called metabolic syndrome at a rate of two percent per year. (Metabolic syndrome refers to a collection of risk factors for heart disease -- including high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol levels, abdominal obesity and high blood sugar.)

But people who kept up or improved their fitness levels -- as measured during treadmill tests -- had lower odds of developing those heart risk factors.

Their risks of high blood pressure or high cholesterol were 26 percent to 30 percent lower, versus people whose fitness levels declined. And their risk of metabolic syndrome was 42 percent to 52 percent lower.
Similarly, when people increased their percentage of body fat over time, they were more likely to develop heart risk factors.

For each one percent increase in body fat, the odds of those risk factors climbed anywhere from three percent to eight percent.

But in general, people who gained weight stayed healthier if they kept up their fitness levels. And if overweight people shed some fat, they countered some of the negative effects of waning fitness.
The bottom line, according to Lee, is that people who are active should stay active. Even if you don't see a benefit on your bathroom scale, you'll stay fit.

"If you're already exercising, keep it up, and maybe increase the intensity if you can," Lee said.
If you're sedentary but healthy, he said, you can safely take up moderate exercise like brisk walking. Lee added, though, that people who are obese or have chronic health conditions should talk to their doctors first.
"It's the sedentary people who will get the most benefit from exercise in a short time," Lee said.
He was, however, referring to the benefit of improved fitness. Overweight people often fail to see the pounds fly off when they first start exercising -- possibly because they are hungrier and start eating more.

Don't get discouraged by that, Lee said. You can improve your cardiovascular fitness even without shedding the extra body fat. One way to tell if your fitness is improving, Lee said, is to simply notice how you feel when you go about your normal exercise routine; if it's getting easier, you're getting fitter.
To actually lose weight, diet changes are needed as well.

"Most people will lose weight with exercise," Lee said, "if they also pay attention to the calories they're taking in."


Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 4:54 AM

Monday, June 2, 2014

Study Says Short Men Live Longer—But Only if You're Really Short

RESEARCH HAS SHOWN time and again that being tall offers rewards way beyond the satisfaction of dunking a basketball or reaching the highest shelf in the cupboard. You may have read the study, for example, that found that tall people (especially men) earn more money, get more respect, and amass higher status than short people. Or that voters prefer taller presidents over shorter ones; the bigger candidate won 58% of the time between 1789 and 2008. Then there are the pop-cultural references, perhaps best embodied by singer-songwriter Randy Newman's perennially popular 1977 hit song "Short People," with its stinging opening line: "Short people got no reason to live."

Well, society can laugh its big head all it wants at short men, because when it comes to mortality and height, diminutive dudes are living longer than their cocky, taller counterparts.

Led by researchers at the University of Hawaii's John A. Burns School of Medicine, the study analyzed data from two long-term health studies of more than 8,000 Hawaiian men of Japanese ancestry, born between 1900 and 1919. After splitting the study sample into two groups—men 5'2" and shorter, and 5'4" and taller—results showed that "The taller you got, the shorter you lived," lead researcher Dr. Bradley Willcox said in a press release.

Now, before anyone thinks Willcox and his colleagues are just some height-challenged activists, the objective of this study wasn't to scare tall people. Willcox, whose specialty is geriatrics, has been studying a gene called FOXO3. His previous research has shown an association between a variant of FOXO3 and increased longevity in humans.

The current study sought to assess the relationship between height, the longevity-promoting FOXO3 gene variant, and age at death. The new finding—that the shorter a man was the more likely he was to have the longevity-promoting variant of FOXO—brought with it other benefits like insulin regulation, tumor suppression, and DNA repair. "This study shows, for the first time, that body size is linked to this gene," Willcox summed up..

Previous studies had found that the FOXO3 variant was prevalent among Italian and German centenarians. But neither study of these populations looked at height. So it's still possible that height is only a factor among the Japanese-Americans evaluated in the Hawaii study, something the study authors acknowledged.
But there's another factor that might give one pause: Men under 5'2" lived longest, but how many men do you know under 5'2"? Jesus, even Elijah Wood is a towering 5'6"!


Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 3:07 AM

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

5 Weight Loss Tips to Help You Avoid Junk Food

Is it accurate to say that you are having some difficulty maintaining a strategic distance from the urge to consume less than great nourishment? Regularly when you are attempting to attain your weight reduction objectives, the requirement for order is key.

Some individuals can oppose the allurement to consume garbage nourishment, yet in the event that you're not taught, then you need to expel them from your vicinity. On the off chance that you are the sort of individual that can walk away, see yourself as fortunate, in light of the fact that most individuals can't.

Stay Strong in Your Weight Loss Efforts

Everybody has minutes of shortcoming. Whether you're pushed, occupied with work, have an occasion, or are a casualty of our loved ones that frequently attack our endeavors without knowing it, there are going to be times when you are enticed on your way to weight reduction. It is vital at these times to utilize a mate framework to help you stay inspired. Fortunately, these 5 tips will help you to accomplish your weight reduction simpler with just a tad bit of order.

5 Tips to Avoid Temptation

Here are 5 tips to help you stay solid and abstain from consuming garbage sustenance while you attain your weight reduction objectives:

1) Keep garbage sustenance out of your house and far from your work area at work.

2) Never go staple shopping hungry, you'll wind up in the chip path in a matter of seconds. I generally advise my patients to adhere to the edge in the market, where the solid nourishment is. The greater part of the garbage sustenance is found in the center paths.

3) Always have solid nourishment or a sound nibble accessible to you so you're not starving and arriving at for a cheeseburger.

4) Remember a glass of water will go far in these circumstances and can control your yearning until you can consume something solid.

5) If you're focused on, attempt to quiet around striving for a walk. Activity builds your endorphin levels and will permit you to refocus.

You Can Do It!

Attaining your weight reduction objectives is not going to happen overnight and you're not going to constantly succeed, however recall — this is a lifestyle change. In the event that you tumble off the wagon, simply get right once more on. Utilizing these systems reliably will lead you to a healthier you and really soon consuming sound nourishment will get to be some piece of your every day existence without actually considering i

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 4:10 AM

Monday, May 19, 2014

Male unproductiveness related to 'high death risk'

Experts have said that men, who are unproductive in view of deformities in their semen, seem, by all accounts, to be at higher death danger contrasted with men with ordinary semen.

As indicated by a study headed by an analyst at the Stanford University School of Medicine, men with two or a larger number of anomalies in their semen were more than twice as liable to pass on over an about eight-year period as men who had typical semen, the study found.

In the new study, Michael Eisenberg, MD, Phd, colleague educator of urology and Stanford's chief of male conceptive solution and surgery, and his partners inspected records of men ages 20 to 50 who had gone by one of two focuses to be assessed for conceivable fruitlessness. Altogether, about 12,000 men fitting this depiction were seen between 1994 and 2011 at Stanford Hospital and Clinics or between 1989 and 2009 at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

At both facilities, information were accessible for a few parts of a patient's semen quality, for example, downright semen volume and sperm numbers, motility and shape. (Dolores Lamb, Phd, and Larry Lipshultz, MD, of Baylor were senior creators of the study.)

By keying identifiers for the patients to information in the National Death Index and the Social Security Death file, the examiners could screen these men's mortality for an average of about eight years.

While no single semen variation from the norm in itself anticipated mortality, men with two or more such irregularities had more than twofold the danger of death over the eight-year period succeeding their starting richness examination contrasted and those with no semen anomalies. The more amazing the amount of irregularities, the higher the death rate, the study found.

Of the 11,935 men who were taken after, 69 kicked the bucket throughout the catch up period — an apparently little number. This reflects, above all else, the patients' relative youth: Their average age was 36.6 years. Anyhow it likewise reflects the way that men who get assessed for barrenness have a tendency to have a higher-than-normal socio-financial status and have appropriately better eating regimens, training and access to social insurance.

The new study has been distributed online in the diary Human Reproduction.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 3:04 AM

Saturday, May 17, 2014

How Cherry juice Helps You To Sleep More

Scientists from Louisiana State University had seven more seasoned grown-ups with sleep deprivation drink eight ounces of Montmorency tart cherry squeeze twice a day for two weeks, emulated by two weeks of no juice, and afterward two more weeks of drinking a placebo refreshment. Contrasted with the placebo, drinking the cherry juice brought about a normal of 84 more minutes of slumber time every night. 

Cherry juice is a regular wellspring of the slumber wake cycle hormone melatonin and amino corrosive tryptophan, says study coauthor Frank L. Greenway, chief of the outpatient research facility at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center at LSU. "Proanthocyanidins, or the ruby red shades in tart cherry juice, hold a compound that decreases aggravation and reductions the breakdown of tryptophan, releasing it to work longer in your body," he says. Montmorency fruits are especially high in those mixes. (The study was subsidized by the Cherry Marketing Institute, however the gathering had no part in the study configuration or result.) 

Greenway appraises that up to one-third of American grown-ups over age 65 have a sleeping disorder, which is characterized as having some difficulty dozing more than three nights for every week. He accepts cherry juice is a more secure approach to enhance rest quality than going the pharmaceutical course, given the absence of reactions. "Dozing pills in the elderly are connected with a 4-fold build in the commonness of falls which, at that age, can bring about cracks that oblige surgery," he demonstrates. 

Not a cherry juice fan? Attempt kiwi. Consuming two kiwi foods grown from the ground a prior hour bunk was demonstrated to expand slumber time by 13% and lessening mid-slumber waking periods by 29% after only four weeks, discovers a late Chinese study. On the other hand consolidate kelp into your supper; the sea vegetable is high in omega-3 DHA, which helped youngsters get an additional full hour of slumber, as per a late University of Oxford study.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 1:45 AM

Friday, May 16, 2014

7 Weird Things That Take place While You Sleep

Most nights, in case you're fortunate, slumber is a totally unremarkable occasion. In any case from time to time you may encounter strange practices that can abandon you feeling totally befuddled and maybe marginally blew a gasket. Not to stress. We solicited slumber docs to translate some from the craziest things that can happen from the minute you close your eyes—and the vast majority of them are completely typical.

 Feeling like you're falling.

Otherwise called a hypnagogic jerk, it has a tendency to happen as you're falling off. Ordinarily when you dream, your body is deadened, yet in some cases you can begin
envisioning before your body is on "off" mode. With hypnagogic bastards, you may play a dream like tumbling off a precipice, tumbling from the sky, or tripping. Why the falling? Specialists aren't certain. "It's more inclined to happen when you're overtired, sleepless, or pushed," Dr. Winter says. "Furthermore your cerebrum enters into slumber cycles all the more forcefully, yet your body hasn't gotten up to speed .

Sleep paralysis

You begin to get up in the morning and understand you can't move a muscle or talk. It can last from a few seconds to a few minutes, and its totally unnerving. Basically, its the inverse of what happens with hypnagogic bastards, where your cerebrum awakens the loss of motion that goes hand in hand with profound slumber goes away, Dr. Winter says. "You may feel like you can't relax. Numerous individuals depict it as an elephant sitting on their midsection. That is on account of the majority of the muscles that control your breathing with the exception of the stomach are still incapacitated

Most rest related practices are safe. At the same time sleepwalking could be a hazardous issue, since you can trek, stroll into something, go out, and even get in the driver's seat. "With sleepwalking, you're leaving rest simply enough for your body to move, however insufficient for your cerebrum to be up and about," says Dr. Winter. That is the reason you presumably have no memory of your late-night hikes. The solution tranquilizer Ambien has been connected to a portion of the more unusual sleepwalking episodes including cooking, consuming food gluttonously, and driving while zonked out. That is on account of regardless of the fact that you wake up throughout the night, the pill keeps your cerebrum quieted so you're still in an oblivious state, Dr. Winter says. In the event that you encounter surprising or perilous evening jokes and pop the resting pill, converse with your specialist about exchanging medicines.

Sleep talking

About 5 percent of grown-ups yap in their slumber, as indicated by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Most pad talk sessions keep going just about 30 seconds on normal. "It regularly happens inside the first hour or two of slumber when your body is entering into profound phases of slumber, however there's still enough muscle tone to handle sounds or developments that may go with dreams," says Dr. Winter.

Repeating dreams
Dreaming is a path for your cerebrum to deal with things it needs to reconsider and process before it can document them as memories," Dr. Winter says. "Repeating dreams may happen with
uncertain mental issues your cerebrum is attempting to deal with." Oftentimes, repeating dreams are based somewhat in actuality. "In the event that you were robbed at the supermarket, you may replay that again and again throughout slumber until you deal with it—inasmuch as in the event that you went to the store to get bread and milk, your mind might prepare it immediately and proceed onward," Dr. Winter includes

Sleep sex
You’re by all account not the only one who has woken up mid-act. In an investigation of more than 800 patients at a slumber issue focus, something like 8 percent of patients reported occurrences of sexsomnia—launching sex with an accomplice while sleeping, as indicated by scientists at the University Health Network in Toronto. "As far as I can tell working with patients, the disposition, practices, and things individuals may say throughout slumber sex are frequently altogether different from what they'd do and say when completely alert," Dr. Winter says.

As a parasomnia, the marvel is like sleepwalking—you're impending mostly out of profound rest enough that you can move and conceivably talk, yet your cerebrum isn't alert enough to be completely cognizant. "Numerous individuals have an ambiguous memory of it event throughout the night or they wake up throughout sex," says Dr. Winter. "It's conceivable you may have been envisioning about sex or maybe you went to cot with the urge

Blasting head syndrome
It's almost as freaky as it sounds: "The greater part of a sudden, the individual awakens heard a truly boisterous commotion, in the same way as a blast, a glimmer of light, or a feeling that their head is blasting," says Dr. Winter. "In actuality, nothing has really happened." It's a kind of hypnagogic bastard, like feeling like you're falling: You're making a beeline for profound slumber, yet your body hasn't attained loss of motion yet, and your faculties are still turned on.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 3:46 AM

Monday, May 5, 2014

Naming Gals ‘Fat’ Can Maximize Their Overweight Possibility as Teenagers

At the point when individuals tell a young girl that she's fat, that in itself increments her danger of in the long run getting obese, as per new study.

The study included more than 2,300 youngsters in California, Cincinnati and Washington, D.c., who had their stature and weight checked at age 10 and again at age 19.

At the begin of the study, 58 percent of the young ladies had been told by a guardian, buddies, companion, educator that they were excessively fat. Those young ladies were 1.66 times more inclined to be fat at age 19 than different young ladies, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) specialists found.

What's more the amount of individuals who told a young girl she was fat, the more probable she was to be fat by her late high teenagers, as indicated by the study distributed online April 28 in the diary JAMA Pediatrics.

"Basically being marked as excessively fat has a measurable impact very nearly 10 years after the fact. We almost stumbled off our seats when we uncovered this," study senior creator A. Janet Tomiyama, a colleague educator of brain research, said in a UCLA news discharge.

"Much after we factually uprooted the impacts of their real weight, their pay, their race [either dark or white] and when they arrived at pubescence, the impact remained," Tomiyama included. "That methods it’s not only that heavier young ladies are called excessively fat regardless are substantial years after the fact — being marked as excessively fat is making an extra probability of being corpulent," she said.

In spite of the fact that the study discovered a relation between a young lady being told she was fat and later danger of fatness, it didn't demonstrate circumstances and end results.

Being called fat can prompt numerous practices that prompt corpulence, illustrated study co-creator Jeffrey Hunger, a graduate learner at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

"Being marked as excessively fat may lead individuals to stress over generally encountering the shame and separation confronted by overweight people, and late research recommends that encountering or envisioning weight disgrace increments push and can prompt indulging," he said in the news discharge.

The discoveries indicate the dangers of scrutinizing individuals for their weight, as per senior creator Tomiyama.

"At the point when individuals feel awful, they have a tendency to consume all the more, not choose to eating regimen or take a run," she said. "Making individuals feel terrible about their weight could expand their levels of the hormone cortisol [the stress hormone], which by and large prompts weight pick up

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 1:16 AM

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Cellucor Super HD Review: Is it really worth?

Cellucor Super HD Reviews

This product Super HD claims to be a cutting edge stimulant thermogenic known to combine fat-burning ingredients and potent nootropic compounds to deliver powerful energy and focus to the user. The manufacturer claims that this is an ultimate feel-good product for weight-loss. Moreover the manufacturer states that you will actually feel good while taking a weight loss product like this one. This product states to be an effective fat burner with effective fat burning ingredients, plus it has powerful nootropics also in it. It is an high powered energy product. It supports appetite suppression as well.

Manufacturer details of Cellucor Super HD

This product Super HD is manufactured by Cellucor a brand known for its effective products for men and women both. Ingredients and their working: The official website of this product does not mention details about the ingredients of this product. It only gives the ingredient list and their composition, nothing beyond that.
The key ingredients of this product are:
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12
Super HD Nootropic compounds
Caffeine Anhydrous N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine

Some other ingredients of this product are

Camellia sinensis leaf extract, tuber fleece flower root extract, chinese mistletoe stem extract, amla fruit extract, rhodiola rosea root extract, pausinystalia yohimbe extract, dandelion root extract, red pepper fruit, evodiamine 98% and rauwolfia extract

Benefits of Cellucor Super HD

This product gives an immediate energy boost.
It has positive reviews regarding effective weight loss.
This product helps to have extreme mental clarity.
It gives no cracked out feeling.


The product seems to be a bit costly.
Money back guarantee and free trials not known for this product.
It makes you tweak.
Several side effects are also associated with this product.


This 1 serving a day product claims to be effective and even has positive reviews, yet is noted to be one with a lot of side effects. So it would be a wise step to have a word with your doctor prior using any such formula, and later being on the safer side.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 10:04 PM

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

When is the Best Time to Exercise?

Best Time to Exercise

The best time to perform an exercise routine is the time when your body is free from tensions such as early mornings. Morning workouts will truly get individuals going, discharge endorphin and improve the mood. Assuming that you revel in beginning your day with movements or find that it's simply the time you can robust it into your plan. On the other hand, there are some people who also like to have evening exercises due to their busy schedule in the morning.

Therefore, the best time to exercise mainly depends on the availability of the individual. The time of the day may not matter at all so long that the individual is capable and apt enough to perform the exercise or workout routine. Both morning and evening exercises can attribute wellness and fitness to the body.

Importance of morning exercise

  • Morning exercisers are highly consistent. It aids in losing weight by unwanted burning fats in the body.
  • Morning exercise can boost up energy and mental alertness or sharpness. 
  • Morning exercise can stimulate endorphins that helps us dismount to a good start of the day.
  • It can generate time for exercise by forcing us to get up a bit earlier.
  • Increase the energy levels all throughout the day.
  • It can serve or act as the best wake-up alarm. 
  • Environmental condition also matters and a good morning exercise is more suitable compared to exercises done in the evening.

Importance of evening exercise

  • Strength level is at maximum in evening exercise as muscles are hot and flexible during this time of the day.
  • Level of disruptions or distractions is lesser and it’s proven a perfect time to exercise.
  • Exercising at night can make us more exhausted facilitating an improved and comfortable night's sleep.
  • Some are able to work out harder at the rest of the day because the apparent effort is lower.
  • Aerobic power (endurance) is higher in the evenings or late afternoons.
  • Don’t need to be anxious about time (reaching to work, picking up the kids).
We all do some form of exercise consistently, or at any rate we ought to. But sometimes we become confuse as to when really is the best time to exercise. The fact of the matter is that there's no solid evidence to recommend that calories are burned more proficiently at certain times of day. However, the time of day can influence how you feel when you perform your exercise routine. It really all depend on the individuals’ capability and preference. Exercise performance doesn't also count with the time or availability of the day alone, your performance may also depend on the outfit or gear you are using when exercising.

In order to achieve that perfect performance of your exercise, you don’t only have to count on days but also to the quality of clothing or gear you are going to use when exercising such as fitness shoes. You must look for shoes that will guarantee you of maximum comfort and flexibility like the various fitness shoes offered by They are the most reputed store in providing only the best fitness shoes at the lowest and most affordable price without compromising the quality.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 11:01 PM

Monday, March 24, 2014

Apidexin PM Reviews: Does it Work?

Apidexin PM Overview?

Apidexin PM claims to work throughout the night to reduce body fat and also helps you to sleep better. It is designed to be taken in combination with exercise and a healthy diet. This dietary supplement also reduces hunger by 24%. According to the official website, a person can lose 28.1 times extra weight during sleep through the night. It comes in form of a capsule to make it easy to consume and the cost of one bottle is $29.95, which you can purchase it from official website. The company also offers a 90 day money back guarantee on all purchases.

Ingredients and how do they work

Official website features complete list of ingredients that are:

Irvingia Gabonensis: This ingredient is commonly used in weight loss products, it suppress appetite, lower cholesterol and helps to burn fat. It works through manipulation of hormone leptin secreted by fat cells. This hormone is well connected with brain and controls metabolism and appetite.
Chromax: This is a patented form of chromium and it helps to suppress hunger and reduce your daily calorie intake.
HOPS (Humulus lupulus): These flowers help to improve your sleep, anxiety, tension and nervousness. It works by slowing down GABA breakdown as well as acting via the melatonin receptors.
Melatonin: This is a natural hormone that regulates circadian rhythms. At night the production of melatonin increases and relaxes your body and gives you a sound sleep.
Zinc: It is a vitamin used to treat sleeping disorders, restlessness and anxiety. It helps individuals who can’t sleep properly.
Vitamin B6: It assists in the production of serotonin for balancing your mood. It is also used to treat nausea and bloating.


  • It contains vitamins that help to improve sleep disorders 
  • All the ingredients are explained in detail on official website
  • It helps to lose weight along with giving you a good night’s sleep


  • No clinical research has been done on this supplement
  • Official website features no customer reviews


Two capsules of Apidexin PM are recommended every night before going to sleep. However, a sensible diet plan and exercise regime is a must along with this weight loss product.

Side effects

There are some potential side effects that you can experience while taking this supplement. In the morning you can get severe headache. It can also cause jitters, restlessness as well as constipation.

Final word

Apidexin PM is a nighttime weight loss formula, it is stimulant-free and said to improve your sleep patterns, reduce stress and at the same time help you to lose weight. The ingredients made up of sleep aids and a few different approaches to weight loss are combined in it. Chromax is a natural blood sugar regulator that helps you to control your sugar and carbs cravings. But the product is not FDA approved and there are ingredients that cause certain side effects. There is a 90 day money back guarantee but there are no customer testimonials on its official website.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 10:52 PM

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Appedex In-depth Review: What are The Side Effect?

What is Appedex?
Appedex weight loss formula works in two ways. It helps the users lose weight by both suppressing appetite and burning fat. The official website shows that this dietary supplement was rated number one diet pill of 2011. It claims to be a formula free of Caffeine and capable of burning unwanted body fat from the users’ body while curbing hunger cravings both at the same time. It doesn't depend on stimulants to boost energy levels. It can increase energy by inducing this increased breakdown of fats. It claims to work without following any restricted diet or rigorous exercise. Each bottle comes with a large price tag though there is a money back guarantee.

Ingredients and how do they work
Appedex diet contains the effective weight loss ingredients. A complete list is shown on the official website.

Some of the ingredients used in it have been scientifically proven to help in weight loss:

Chromax: This substance is beneficial and helps to maintain blood sugar levels as well as reduces sugar cravings. It decreases body weight by reducing your daily calorie intake.
Leangard: This substance increases metabolic process and act as an appetite suppressant. It is made with the combination of GarCitrin, Bioperine and ForsLean.
Caralluma Fimbriata: This is actually a cactus extract that helps to satisfy hunger for long time periods.
Irvingia Gabonensis: This extract is from a plant seed found in Western Africa. It prevents your body from storing fat cells and breakdown the fat cells that are already stored inside.
Fucoxanthin: This substance is said to reduce belly fat, it is extracted from edible brown seaweeds. But it is not tested on humans.

  • The formula doesn't include stimulants
  • Some ingredients used in it are tested to prove their effectiveness
  • You can purchase it from its official website.
  • The regular price of Appedex is extremely high
  • There are many negative side effects associated with this product
  • No free trial offer
  • There are no customer testimonials available on the site.
Though this product claims to help lose weight without planning any diet or a healthy exercise but for better results it must be taken by following these ways. Take the capsules twice a day before having breakfast or lunch. You can take one or two caps at a time depending on your weight loss goals.

Side effects
You must be aware of possible risks before using this diet pill. Because of the ingredients used in Appedex some users may experience changes in blood sugar levels or upset stomach. Consult your healthcare provider before using it.

Final word
The main purpose of this product is to help burn off more fat, increase lean muscle mass and reduce the intake of daily calories. This supplement is said to be free of stimulants like caffeine. The other ingredients used in it suppress your appetite but they also cause certain side effects.

This product also claims to improve the fat burning abilities of the body. A single bottle only lasts 28 days and its regular price is very high. All the claims made by this product are not backed by any clinical research. It is upon you to decide whether or not to try this product.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 5:57 AM

Friday, March 14, 2014

Four Important Nutrients for Every Woman

In a perfect world, a balanced diet, with a wide variety of food products, would give us all of the nutrients we need for healthy bodies and minds. (And yes, it is important to remember that nutrients feed our mind and therefore are necessary for keeping it healthy.) But modern lifestyles, dietary “fashions” and our own changing bodies often mean that we are not getting some of the important nutrients our bodies need to function at their optimum levels.

Of course, it is just as easy to remedy in our modern world, by changing eating habits or using supplements. Here are four important nutrients that many women may be lacking, and how to make sure you get enough of them:

Vitamin B12

This is a powerhouse vitamin and a veritable fuel for our nervous systems. A vitamin B12 deficiency can actually lead to problems not only with thinking, but with walking and moving, since those activities depend on cognitive acumen. B12 is also instrumental in producing red blood cells, and a B12 deficiency can lead to anemia.

The problem arises in modern diets because B12 is found in animal products, and so many health conscious people are now following vegetarian diets. Unless you are a strict vegetarian, you can get your B12 from eggs, fish and dairy products; otherwise, you will have to make sure you take a B12 supplement, especially as you get older and the B12 you do consume is not as easily absorbed into the body.


Potassium regulates the absorption of sodium into the body and so if you consume too little potassium, you have to be very careful of your sodium levels, or increase your intake of potassium, if you want to avoid high blood pressure.

The good news is that potassium is so easy to add to your diet. Bananas, of course, but spinach, avocadoes, salmon and white beans will all give you a healthy dose of this important nutrient. Supplements can be dangerous, since a too high level of potassium is dangerous for anyone with kidney problems or who is taking diuretics (frequently prescribed for women), since you will not be able to excrete any excess. Consult your doctor if these issues apply to you.

Co-enzyme Q10

This substance is absolutely essential for a healthy heart. CoQ10 is part of the ATP chain that powers every one of the body’s cells. But the cells that need it the most are the ones in our high energy organs: the heart, liver, kidney and pancreas. CoQ10 has been used to treat congestive heart failure: a study showed that patients who took a daily dose of CoQ10 within three days of a heart attack were less likely to experience another heart attack.

Heart disease is now the leading cause of death for women, and so this protection is really critical. Furthermore, CoQ10 works as an anti-oxidant. Anti-oxidants, which are also found in Vitamins C and E, protect the cells from free radicals. Statin drugs, popular today for reducing cholesterol, inhibit our body’s natural production of CoQ10, but we would have to consume an unhealthy amount of red meat, fish and chicken (the natural external sources) to supplement it with diet. Best to turn to supplements, but if you are on any medications, especially blood thinners, you should check with your doctor.


The B family of vitamins should be on everybody’s list of must have nutrients, and choline is an important family member because of its ability to help the body synthesize and release acetylcholine, which helps the body transfer nutrients into the brain cells, and toxins out. The problem is that choline is hard to find in foods.

Eggs are a good source, but so many of us no longer eat eggs today because of the fat and cholesterol. Moreover, women, who may be avoiding eggs the most, start to lose production of choline after menopause. Adding one egg a day to your diet will not boost your cholesterol levels significantly, but will boost your intake of choline.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 10:52 PM
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