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The Big Artificial Sweetener Lie

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Health Warning, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

If you ask most people why they use artificial sweeteners, they’ll give you one of two answers…

They’ll tell you they use them to lose weight. 

Or they’ll say they use them because they are worried about diabetes.

What they don’t know is this…

Artificial sweeteners make you fatter, not thinner. And as a result, they raise, instead of lower, your risk of type 2 diabetes. 

The latest study backing this up was published in the journal Current Atherosclerosis Reports.

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The Surprising Thing Keeping You Awake at Night

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Sleep Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Most of us think we know what causes insomnia…

Too much caffeine…stress…jet lag…using a computer at night…napping too much. 

A new study shows that there is another powerful factor that drives sleeplessness.

The research comes from the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Investigators analyzed records from 50,000 participants in a women’s health study. They compared rates of insomnia with data on diet.

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To Lose Weight, Use the Clock, Not the Scale

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

There’s one device you’ll find in the home of almost every dieter…a scale.

But what if a clock did a better job promoting weight loss than a scale??

New research shows that it does. 

The study was published in the journal Cell Metabolism. Scientists had 19 overweight, prediabetic people do all their daily eating during a span of just over 10 hours.

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Intermittent Fasting Improves Heart Health

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Heart Disease by Garry Messick0 Comments

Intermittent fasting is all the rage these days among people trying to lose weight. And justifiably so. 

Study after study shows it works better than traditional low-calorie diets. Not only does intermittent fasting help people drop weight, but it helps them keep it off. Intermittent fasters are far less prone to regaining lost weight than conventional calorie-cutters.[1]  

Now a new study shows that intermittent fasting’s benefits go beyond weight loss.

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One Fruit Extract Boosts Insulin Sensitivity

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

Avocados have become the darling of the natural health world. For good reason. They’re loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, fiber, antioxidants, and potassium.

The avocado is a unique fruit, in that it boosts your body’s absorption of fat-soluble nutrients…including vitamins A, K, D, and E. If you add avocado oil to a salad or salsa, it will actually make the food you’re eating more nutritious.

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The Anti-Depression Diet

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

If you go to your doctor complaining of depression, the chances are slim that he or she will ask you what you’re eating.

Instead, you’ll likely get a prescription for the first-line mainstream treatment…an antidepressant drug. 

These medications are often ineffective. And they can cause life-altering side effects such as erectile dysfunction and weight gain. What’s more, antidepressants are notoriously difficult to quit once you start taking them.

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