What Is A Gluten-Free Diet?

What Is A Gluten-Free Diet?

With many types of diets going around, it pays to know and understand the basics before you decide to follow them. Others make the mistake of simply following the trend or what is popular out there without discovering the benefits. One of those include the gluten-free diet. Many have heard about it but may not […]

Following A Gluten-Free Diet

Following A Gluten-Free Diet

A gluten-free diet is a type of diet that is free from any food that contains gluten such as wheat, rye, barley and other cereals. This also includes food that may contain gluten as a food additive as a flavoring, stabilizer or a thickening agent. A gluten-free diet is essential for those who has celiac […]

Candida Cleanse

Candida Cleanse

Some practitioners of alternative health care are blaming common symptoms such as fatigue, headache, and poor memory on an intestinal overgrowth of the fungus-like organism Candida albicans, or yeast syndrome.To treat yeast syndrome, alternative health care practitioners recommend a Candida cleanse diet. Diet prohibits sugar, white flour, yeast and cheese because they believe that these foods encourage Candida growth. Candida cleanse diet factsHowever, according to Dr. Brent A. Bauer of the Mayo…

Sonoma Diet Pros and Cons

Sonoma Diet Pros and Cons

The Sonoma Diet is developed by Dr. Connie Guttersen, PhD., a registered dietitian and professor of nutrition. It is named after a region of northern San Francisco which has a Meditteranean climate. The diet incorporates some of the components of the Mediterranean diet with a weight loss diet. Just like the South Beach diet, Sonoma diet also limits the intake of foods that are high saturated fats, as well as starches, and sugars. Portion control is also emphasized. The diet is quite restrictive,…

Jelly Bean Diet

Jelly Bean Diet

The diet industry is a multi-billion dollar machine and, if companies are careless enough, could cash in on fad diets that not only fail in losing weight but could also endanger people’s lives.  Also, dieters should not jump right in every new diet featured on magazines, just like the article about the Jelly Bean Diet. A post over at TheCitizen.com tells about the so-called health benefits you can get from eating a handful of jelly beans every day.  Nothing attracts the readers more than losing …

The Biggest Loser May Not Be an Inspiration

The Biggest Loser May Not Be an Inspiration

The growing population of obese and morbidly obese Americans has elicited inspiration from a television production company to come up with a reality show that competes people with excessive weight problems to lose weight for a large sum of money as a prize.  Since then, “The Biggest Loser” has drawn audiences around the country as they witness the weight loss journeys of its many contestants, most of whom have shown tremendously positive results.However, several health experts disagree with the …

Banana Diet

Banana Diet

What if somebody tells you that one fruit holds the key to quick weight loss?  It may be too good to be true, but is there anything bad about eating a particular kind of fruit in your diet?The gistA very popular fad diet has been sweeping Japan for years and it is neither low-fat nor low-carb, but they are definitely go bananas over it.  The Banana Diet, created by a husband and wife team, became so popular that bananas became a rarity in Japanese grocery stores due to high demand.  The diet let…

Raw Food Diet

Raw Food Diet

There’s a lot of talks going on about raw food diets these days, and many people swear these diets provide numerous health benefits. What is the raw food diet?This diet is based on uncooked and unprocessed plant foods like fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts, sprouts, seeds, legumes, beans grains, dried fruit, freshly made juices, and seaweed. The premise of this diet is to consume 75% uncooked food, since cooking food above 116 degrees F can destroy enzymes that help with the digestion of food. The c…

The Macrobiotic Diet

The Macrobiotic Diet

The term macrobiotic is derived from the Greek words ‘makros” which means “large” and/or “long”, and “bios” which means life. Thus, macrobiotics can be translated to “long life”. The Macrobiotic Diet was developed by George Ohsawa, a Japanese educator, who believes simplicity is the key to optimal health.Ohsawa’s original Macrobiotic diet has 10 extremely restrictive stages (the final stage is composed only of brown rice and water). Due to its extremely restrictive nature, macrobiotic diet couns…

The Side Effects of The Atkins Diet

The Side Effects of The Atkins Diet

Regarded as one of today’s most popular diets, the Atkins diet is said to cause no adverse effects. However, many experts and health care professionals found that there are actually side effects to the popular diet. Possible complicationsAccording to Ellen Coleman, a registered dietician, the Atkins diet may have some serious side effects to some people. Some of the complications that are linked to the popular diet include ketosis, kidney problems, dehydration, electrolyte loss, calcium depletio…