Weight Management

Health Blog: How Do We Get a Handle on Heart Disease?

Conventional medicine offers no cures, says Dr. Decker Weiss

Heart disease is the leading killer in America. Is conventional medicine the answer?

Heart disease is the result of inflammation, and if you have experienced any of the hallmarks of inflammation – indigestion, bloating, irritable bowel, type 2 diabetes, Crohn’s disease, skin rashes, painful joints or chronic pain anywhere – you have been warned: If you don’t get it under control, heart disease is a real possibility.

Health Blog: Counterfeit Estrogens and Your Metabolism

Is your body being fooled into gaining weight by xenoestrogens?

Counterfeit estrogens in the environment are messing with your metabolism.You may already know that estrogens are critical elements for maintaining health and balance in the body. But did you know that there are estrogen mimickers in our environment that can lead to hormonal imbalance, weight gain and disease?

Health Blog: Supplements vs Pharmaceuticals

Why you don’t know about supplements that can make you better

Supplements can be just as effective for certain ailments as pharmaceuticals. If you haven’t heard this, there is a reason.Unless you’re living without TV, you’ve undoubtedly heard of pharmaceutical drugs to reduce “bad” cholesterol, and drugs for joint pain. But have you heard about  dietary supplements that have a positive effect on these health conditions?

There's a reason for that.

Food Blog: Making Healthy Restaurant Menu Choices

An enigma wrapped in a Turducken

Making healthy choices on restaurant menus is harder than you might imagine.

Think you can go to a restaurant and make an intelligent menu choice?  You can usually do a pretty good job as far as taste and satisfaction go.  But when it comes to health and nutrition, think again.

Health Blog: Krill oil and metabolic syndrome

Krill oil benefits may include having a positive effect on metabolic syndrome

A recent study demonstrated that daily doses of krill-oil supplements may reduce markers of metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome is the name medical researchers give to a group of factors that occur simultaneously and demonstrably increase the risk for stroke, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.1

Health Blog: Obesity and Cancer – What You Need to Know

These two conditions are increasingly being linked

Research is finding a strong link between excess body fat and cancer. Everyone knows that smoking is a major cause of cancer. Yet, according to research published in the British Journal of Public Health, obese adults have more chronic health problems than their smoking counterparts, some of which greatly increase their risk of cancer.

Food Blog: It’s Time We Got Pissed Off

We need more angry voices to save our kids … from us

Experts agree – we need to get angry to save our kids from obesity.At a recent health-food conference and tradeshow, I was reminded of a Jimmy Buffet song that says, “We are the people our parents warned us about.” Three acclaimed speakers at the conference agreed that when it comes to feeding our children nutritious foods and keeping them as healthy as possible (both of which are lacking) we have no one to blame but ourselves.

Health Blog: Of Mice and Men

Maybe we all need to be treated like lab mice

Lab mice that exercised on a regular basis lived longer than ones that did not

Exercise … you either love it or hate it. Most of us probably fall in the latter category. But there is little doubt that it makes a difference in health, both in lab mice humans.

Health Blog: Happy Tummy, Happy Body

Putting good bacteria in your tummy may one day save your life

Just how important is your tummy to your overall health? Consider this: you are only one cell layer away from the bacteria in your intestines from killing you.

Food Blog: Why Do We Have Unhealthy Diets?

Because they make sense

Fast food is unhealthyAs a nutritionist, I often hear people – especially overweight people – make an unsolicited confession. “I’m so bad,” they say.  What they mean is, “I make unhealthy choices and I know it, but I still do it.”

Health Blog: The Run is Afoot!

Naturopathic doctor to run across nation to raise awareness

On July 17th, 2011, Dr. Dennis Godby – accompanied by his energetic sons, Isaiah and Jeremiah, and nephew, Jonas Ely – will set off on an historic, four-month journey from San Francisco, California, to Bridgeport, Connecticut … on foot.

Food Blog: Junk Food for children?

We are turning our kids into junk-food addicts

You may have seen the obscene video of the Indonesian toddler addicted to cigarettes. When it first came out, American parents cringed and lambasted the father for introducing his son to cigarettes when the boy was just 18 months old. Would we ever do such a thing?

It’s already happening, but in America it’s not cigarettes, it’s junk food.

Food Blog: The (Food Label) Scripture

The good (and bad) news

The Old Testament (of Food Labels)

In the beginning, there were no food labels, only the earth and the sky. But God wanted more, so on the third day He said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so.

Health Blog: Men, Eat Your Veggies...and Fruits

Study shows fewer urinary tract symptoms with higher dietary intake

Men, in case you still have doubts, your mother was right: Eat your veggies. Here’s proof:

Health Blog: Eat to Save Your Life!

Mothers, teach your children to eat right … and chew

Mothers, don't let your kids become dinosaurs! Look what happened to them – they used their pearly Chewing your food properly is a step towards good healthwonders to grab and hack, then they gulped their food. Extinction. Museum pieces.

Copyright © 2013 WellWise.org
A trusted source for science-based information and commentary about dietary supplements and nutrition.

Contact Us Privacy Policy