May 13, 2015
In an insightful study researchers from the University of Pittsburgh asked 20 African Americans to do a diet switch with 20 rural Africans for two weeks.
The speed in which the body responded to the change in diet was frightening – especially regarding biomarkers for bowel cancer – for both of the research groups.
The results from this study suggest high-fibre diets could have a dramatic, positive effect on reducing colon cancer among populations most at risk.
April 28, 2015
An editorial published 22 April 2015 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, noted that no matter how much exercise an individual does, it cannot work off the ill effects of a long term unhealthy diet.
“Let us bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity,” the authors write. “You cannot outrun a bad diet.”
Healthy choices must become the easy choices. By ignoring the insidious marketing of the junk food industry, we can reclaim our health and wellbeing.
April 15, 2015
Commercially available protein powders – targeted towards weight loss, are popular with a broad range of the population.
On the surface these protein powders appear to be a convenient way of getting dietary protein into a deficient diet but take the time to look closer and many of these products contain harmful toxins.
Whether contaminated with heavy metals, MSG or allergy triggers, examining these protein powders is extremely important.
February 27, 2015
A study coming out of Massachusetts USA has reconfirmed that a single dietary change – an increase in fibre, is a simple more manageable addition to assist in weight loss.
Increasing fibre intake can result in having a more “clinically meaningful weight loss” when compared to a restrictive diet.
Emed offers some tips to help you get to that magic 30grams of fibre per day.
February 24, 2015
The Short & Fat Truth – Junk Food Stunts The Growth of Children
Cigarettes are known to stunt the growth of children, now new research has shown that junk food and lack of exercise is also stunting the growth of our next generation.
With over 300 million obese or overweight children worldwide aged under 18, this could mean one step backwards in evolutionary terms, Charles Darwin would be rolling in his grave!
Real change will depend on pressure from the public similar to the public pressure that saw smoking bans in public buildings
Find out how much impact junk food could be having on your child.
January 6, 2015
Make 2017 a New Year for a New You.
Most New Years Resolutions lists are triggered by a certain excitement for the possibilities of weight loss, eating right and actually using that dusty gym pass.
Others may be created by fear and self-loathing. Whatever the motivation, now is the ideal time to set goals for improvement in the year ahead.
Start the year right by committing to a healthier lifestyle.
Small steps equal big results. Lets take a look whats on Emed’s list…
December 3, 2014
First established in August 2012 by Doctor Michael Mosley, the 5:2 diet is a diet where people eat normally for five days of the week and restrict their calories for two non-consecutive days.
According to Dr Mosley the diet works because it is “simple, logical and not too challenging”. The 5:2 diets mimics in a similar way to the feast and famine lifestyle of cavemen as it restricts calories and gives the body a chance to repair itself.
With many health benefits including management of cholesterol, type II diabetes and lowering of blood pressure, the 5:2 diet provides a long term option for people from all walks of life.
November 28, 2014
The Dieticians Association of Australia (DAA) has responded with vehemence against Pete Evans’ backing of the Paleo Diet. Labelled as potentially dangerous the DAA has made firm its stance against Australians following the Paleo lifestyle.
Yet Paleo advocates, of whom celebrity chef Pete Evans has become the public face, have returned criticism with questioning the agenda of DAA.
The DAA has yet to convince many people of its objections. Due to a possible conflict of interest in the DAA guidelines via its corporate sponsors of which Nestle, Unilever and Kellogs are included, the Paleo diet remains a valid lifestyle that can bring health and vitality to many people.
April 11, 2013
A weight loss method that is free, easy to use and available to everyone? Sounds too good to be true, right?
Luckily, this magic potion is none other than water. This appetite-control agent doesn’t require a prescription, nor has any side-effects other than better health and well-being. As scientists have now shown, two glasses of water before a meal can help you to shed kilo’s – making this one of the easiest ways to attain the best health possible.