Save Your Child: Childhood Obesity Crisis

The NHANES Survey shows that 16.9% of United States children and adolescents were obese in 2009-2010. That is about 12.5 million children and adolescents in the United States. I have seen my aunt trying her best to feed my little cousin and man it is hard! He is such a picky eater. There are times whenContinue reading “Save Your Child: Childhood Obesity Crisis”

Prebiotics: An Essential Part of a Healthy Lifestyle?

Here’s the skinny: Everybody has bacteria in their gut to help digest food. It is important to maintain these friendly bacteria because not only do they provide the body with Vitamin K and Biotin, but they also protect our digestive system from harmful bacteria that can cause infections. Healthy bacterial by-products are essential to the bodyContinue reading “Prebiotics: An Essential Part of a Healthy Lifestyle?”

Scent based weight loss programs: do they really work?

Sensa, Aroma Patch, and SlimScents are few products that claim to help lose weight by reducing our appetite. These products enhance our sense and taste receptors and signal our body to stop eating! Do they work?  Some short-term studies did show weight loss in participants but its long-term effects are not proven. Also, it is notContinue reading “Scent based weight loss programs: do they really work?”

Is dieting the answer?

What comes to mind when you hear the word “diet”? Well, personally, I think restrictive, temporary, and burdensome. All of these words have a negative connotation and you cannot change with a negative attitude. You have to have a positive attitude to bring about a positive change in your life! Diet is temporary – weContinue reading “Is dieting the answer?”