Author Archives: Justine Foong
As studies continue on the effects of that gut microbiota has on obesity it was found that the gut bacteria composition between obese children and teenagers differs enormously from their lean counterparts, according to the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
The studies are being driven by the alarming rate at which obesity is afflicting […]
Exercise and a balanced diet are the key to weight loss and maintenance. We all know that right? But what probably wasn’t as well known is that mood can play a big role in how people manage their weight.
Depression is a diagnosable mental illness that has only recently gained the attention of the scientific community. […]
Carbohyrate-blockers, or starch blockers, are amylase inhibitors that prevent the enzyme amylase (found in saliva and pancreas) from facilitating the digestion of complex carbohydrates into simple carbohydrates. Stopping this first step in the carbohydrate digestion process causes most of these complex carbohydrates to pass through the gastro-intestinal tract undigested, and thus preventing it from being broken […]