The Side Effects of The Gluten-Free Diet

The Side Effects of The Gluten-Free Diet

Celiac disease is a condition where the food and calories cannot be absorbed by the body. For celiac patients, even those without obvious symptoms, sticking to the gluten-free diet can prevent serious medical conditions. However, avoiding gluten does not ensure a completely healthy diet. Keep in mind the following issues when planning your meals.Weight gainVilli is the line in the small intestines. Damage to this line is a sure sign of celiac disease. After a time on the gluten diet, the intesti…

The Sonoma Diet

The Sonoma Diet

The Sonoma diet takes a lifestyle approach to weight loss. Called the “Western Hemisphere’s Mediterranean Diet”, Sonoma emphasizes food selection, food combination and portion control. Author Connie Guttersen, Ph.D., R.D. has created meals to enhance flavor and maximize the body’s absorption of nutrients. Sonoma plan focuses on 10 “power foods” which include almonds, bell peppers and blue berries. These foods are so called because they are rich in fiber, full of fats the are good for the heart, …

Ayurvedic Diet

Ayurvedic Diet

Said to be the Hindu system of health care due to its origins in the oral advice from the living metaphysics, Ayurveda is the most ancient of the six recognized Indian systems of medicine. It is a compound of the word āyus which means “life”, “life principle” or longevity; and the word veda, which refers to a system of “knowledge” or “wisdom”. Roughly, it translates to “wisdom for living”.The Ayurvedic diet considers a person’s age, gender, constitution (“dosha”) and the season.*Eating for your…

Grapefruit Diet

Grapefruit Diet

The Grapefruit Diet first became popular during the 80s decade. However the popularity of this diet slowly fluctuated in a downward scale when several nutritionists during those times labeled it as a fad diet. They said that losing weight is actually not due to the grapefruit diet but because of the exaggeratedly low calorie intake which is dangerous.Nevertheless, two decades from the time that statement was said the Medical Research Center and Scripps Clinic in San Diego backed with new nutriti…

BRAT Diet

BRAT Diet

The BRAT diet is a long proven diet usually prescribed by doctors for the treatment of various forms of gastrointestinal conditions such as diarrhea, dyspepsia as well as gastroenteritis. The BRAT diet is so called because it is a program that consists mainly of eating Bananas, Rice, Applesauce and Toast. These types of food are considered as bland, low in fiber and relatively easy to digest. The BRAT diet has been usually prescribed for children who are experiencing diarrhea. Past misconception…

Low Residue Diet

Low Residue Diet

Health problems often followed a change in our diet since all medical procedures should be supplemented with specific dietary and nutritional requirements. One such diet is a Low Residue Diet. What is a low residue diet?It basically means a diet that is low on fiber – only about 10-15 grams or less of fiber everyday. However, it differs from a low-fiber diet, because apart from avoiding fibrous foods, there are also restrictions on dairy products as well as other foods such as prune juice, food …

Weight Watchers for Men

Weight Watchers for Men

Men’s bodies work differently compared to women. For one, they tend to lose weight faster but they are not as devoted when it comes to dieting and exercise. With that in mind, Weight Watchers has devised a new version of their 45-year-old program aimed just for men.What is Weight Watchers diet?Weight Watchers for men works similarly to the traditional program that a lot of women have been following religiously, from the meetings to the Web-only program. The male diet program is also customizable…

Cactus Diet

Cactus Diet

The Cactus Diet is more popularly known as hoodia gordonii, a desert cactus that is said to suppress appetite and encourage weight loss. Hoodia gordonii is a native South African plant belonging to the cactus family and produced in the semi-deserts of Angola, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. Hoodia grows in clusters of green upright stems and takes almost 5 years for its purple flowers to appear, making the cactus ready for harvest. Of the 20 types of hoodia, only the variety of hoodia gardon…

Whole Grain Diet

Whole Grain Diet

It doesn’t take to become a health buff and nutritionist to appreciate the benefits of whole grains. According to research, a diet high in whole grain foods is associated with a significantly lower risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, heart disease and stroke. Whole grain bread can drop stroke risk by 43%, according to an issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Probably, one should think twice about getting crazy with the low carbohydrates diet and focusing on the benefi…

Coconut Diet

Coconut Diet

Joining the new breed of diets that are being shoved into our everyday lives, there is this one type of diet that has emerged. It is the coconut diet. Because coconut oil is rich in saturates, it is one of the many approaches today to the so-called problem of weight loss. The reason why this is so is because coconut oil helps to boost metabolism and that it is composed of medium chain triglycerides as opposed to long chain tryglycerides. The medium chain triglycerides are the ones which burn fas…