New Research Reveals Link Between Obesity and Brain Structure

When we hear the term Body Mass Index (BMI) it’s often in relation to conditions such as Diabetes or high blood pressure. It’s not very often we hear BMI having anything to do with the brain – that is about to change. Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Yale University have found a new […]

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On August 12, 2016, posted in: News, Recent research by

The Truth About Childhood Obesity

Despite efforts, childhood obesity in the United States continues to increase at an alarming rate. In fact, researchers from Duke Clinical Research Institute reported that we just saw the biggest increase in severe obesity over the last 30 years. Associate professor and lead author, Asheley Skinner, Ph.D. explains, “Despite some other recent reports, we found […]

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On May 31, 2016, posted in: News, Recent research by

Follow Up: The Obesity Gene

Despite years of extensive research, there is still much we do not understand about obesity. As a follow up to our blog post “Obesity Gene May Hold the Key to Eradicating Obesity,” we’ve been following the research of scientists in Germany that say they’ve discovered a genetic ‘switch’ that could essentially turn obesity on or […]

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On February 12, 2016, posted in: News, Recent research by

Blood Sugar & Your Internal Clock

You’ve heard it before, “Late dinners are bad for your health,” but do you actually know why? Recent research has strengthened the link between blood sugar and your internal clock, helping to explain why late dinners are potentially detrimental to your overall health. A few definitions to consider first: Glucose Tolerance: The ability to regulate […]

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On January 15, 2016, posted in: Healthy Tips, Recent research by

Tips For Avoiding Workday Snacking

Maybe it’s stress eating, sheer boredom or even just the fact your co-worker brings in killer homemade baked goods seemingly every day, but it feels like opportunities for unhealthy grazing abound in most office environments. If you consistently start your work day vowing to make balanced choices yet find yourself reaching for that second doughnut by […]

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On October 14, 2015, posted in: Healthy Tips by

Mediterranean Diet May Have Additional Positive Side Effects

“Now, researchers say that eating a Mediterranean diet supplemented with four tablespoons per day of extra-virgin olive oil reduces the risk of breast cancer.” By now, you’ve certainly heard of the Mediterranean diet – a pattern of eating that mostly emphasizes fish, nuts, legumes, fruits, vegetables and olive oil. Over the last few years, the […]

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On September 22, 2015, posted in: Healthy Tips, News, Recent research by

‘Obesity Gene’ May Hold the Key to Eradicating Obesity

For the first time, a direct link between a gene and fat production has been discovered. The results of recent research could reduce obesity altogether. The research was published in Nature Communications and brings an end to a four-year study and provides the perfect catalyst for further research. Did you know it is now estimated […]

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On August 18, 2015, posted in: News, Recent research by

The Effect of Alcohol on Brain Response to Food in Women

Have you ever noticed a change in your eating habits after consuming alcohol? Well, in the first study of its kind, researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine have found ties to the hypothalamus, the gut and the aperitif phenomenon. The study aimed to measure the brain’s role in mediating caloric intake after consuming […]

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On August 11, 2015, posted in: News, Recent research by

A Strategy For Weight Loss Based on Healthy Dietary Habits & Control of Emotional Response to Food

Research has shown that emotions have a powerful effect on eating behavior and that there is a connection between food choices, emotions and increased energy intake. In June 2015, researchers from the University of Compultense of Madrid published the results of their study looking into the “emotional behavior of individuals as a function of the […]

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On July 14, 2015, posted in: News, Recent research by

Innovative Research to Improve Maintenance of Weight Loss

Recently published, the National Institutes of Health, led by the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, organized a working group of experts to discuss the problem of weight regain after weight loss. Experts included integrative physiologists and behavioral psychologists, all with the goal of merging their perspectives regarding the barriers to scientific progress and the development […]

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On June 23, 2015, posted in: News, Recent research by