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Eating Disorders: What Are The Signs You Could Be Suffering?

Eating Disorders: What Are The Signs You Could Be Suffering?

Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia are becoming increasingly common. They mostly affect teenage girls and young women, but men and older women can also suffer from an eating disorder. Anyone with this medical/psychological condition needs to be treated as early as possible to prevent serious health complications. Early detection and treatment can literally save lives. There are certain signs and symptoms that can indicate if a person has an eating disorder. The most common ones are listed below. If you notice these in yourself, or in someone you know, there is a chance that you or that...

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What Does The Ketogenic Diet And GI Index Have To Do With Each Other?

What Does The Ketogenic Diet And GI Index Have To Do With Each Other?

With the different rates at which we all consume food, it is not surprising that many people are indeed overweight and obese. Obesity has even become somewhat celebrated as seen in the case of the fattest man alive In the Guinness Book of Records and in the movie "Phat Girls". However, this does not make being fat a good thing. One way fat is stored up in the body is from excess consumption of carbohydrates or sugars in the body. If you don't burn the calories you eat, they convert and become stored energy (fat) for later use.    Thus, an...

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Depression Cured by Low Carb Diet?

Depression Cured by Low Carb Diet?

Yes you heard me right! Does a low carbohydrate diet play a role in stabilizing mood disorders including depression? Or maybe I should phrase it like this; do ketones play a role in our brain-energy profile? What are ketones? Let me explain the above sentence a bit further. When we eat carbohydrates our bodies break it down into glucose. This passes the blood brain barrier and fuels our brain. Our bodies always opt to use glucose as an energy source before they use another source of fuel. When we cut out carbohydrates from our diets we cannot use glucose as...

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The Need-To-Know Men's Health and Fitness Tips for The Summer

The Need-To-Know Men's Health and Fitness Tips for The Summer

Summer is slowly approaching, is your body ready for the beach? If you do not have the six-pack stomach, broad shoulders and sexy arms that you have always dreamed about, it is time to get started. Now is the perfect time to take your health seriously and get your body beach ready. Optimal men's health and fitness is easy to achieve with just a few steps. When you stay consistent and dedicated to your health and fitness, the results can happen quickly. There is more that goes into fitness than just heading to the gym and randomly working out. When...

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How the Ketogenic Diet Works in Weight Loss

How the Ketogenic Diet Works in Weight Loss

Ketogenic diets force the body to enter into a state called ketosis. The body generally makes use of carbohydrate as its primary source of energy. This owes to the fact that carbohydrates are the easiest for the body to absorb. However, should the body run out of carbohydrates, it reverts to making use of fats and protein for its energy production. Essentially, the body has a sort of energy hierarchy which it follows. Firstly, the body is programmed to use carbohydrate as energy fuel when it is available. Secondly, it will revert to using fats as an alternative in the...

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