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More Data on Dieting

by MPK January 21st, 2008 | Diet, Nutrition
With the start of a new year, many Americans have started a new diet and workout regimen (perhaps using weight benches or a Needak mini trampoline). Halfway through winter, many are starting to think of warmer weather and more revealing clothing items. A new study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has data that should help dieters.

In this study, the level of ghrelin, an appetite stimulating hormone, was measured in participants. The participants were given three beverages. Each of these drinks had a differing amount of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Blood
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Honey, Grandma Was Right

by Louise December 24th, 2007 | Diet
Recently, federal health advisers have been telling parents that over-the-counter cough medicines shouldn't be used in children under six. Sure, they say that, but what other choices do you have?

You might have heard that honey was a good cough suppressant. Studies indicate that this age-old remedy really works. In a three-way comparison (between children given nothing, medicine, and honey), honey showed greater improvement in sleep, less severe symptoms, less frequent coughs, and an overall less bothersome cough. Why does honey work? Honey has a soothing topical affect on the throat. Also, it caused more salivation which can help. Honey contains
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South Beach Diet

by MPK November 21st, 2007 | Diet
The South Beach Diet is one of several "low-carb" diets that encourage dieters to monitor the nature of the calories that they consume. Unlike the Atkins diet, which focuses solely on reducing carbohydrate consumption, the South Beach Diet advises its followers to consume a balanced diet of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts, as well as lean meats. In addition, there are prepared foods available, such as South Beach Breakfast Bars.  The South Beach Diet was developed by cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston.