Cinnamon Extract Improves Antioxidant Function & Blood Sugar

Tuesday, August 31, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

Cinnulin PF, a water-soluble extract of cinnamon, has been show to improve the antioxidant status and lowered the fasting glucose levels of obese prediabetic individuals.  Researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture continue to document the power of nutrition to help improve health problems faced by millions.


Clinical Trial Proves Water Before Meals Boosts Weight Loss

Thursday, August 26, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

For the first time a clinical trial has proven that drinking 2 cups of water (16 ounces) before each meal resulted in an additional 5 pounds of weight loss over a 12 week period.  Both the water drinking group and the non-water drinking group were on a low calorie diet in order to lose weight.  The researchers suggested that water before meals helps a person feel fuller so they eat less food.


Sirtuin1 During Calorie Restriction - Application for Weight Management

Wednesday, August 25, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

Sirtuin1 is a longevity gene that is activated during times of food scarcity.  It enables metabolism and your brain to maintain a higher-level state of function.  The activation of this gene by eating less food is central to the anti-aging theory of calorie restriction.  The sirtuin1 gene is also activated by the nutrient resveratrol.  A novel animal study is proving new insights on how this gene works.


High-Fat Diet May Adversely Alter Your Brain Structure

Tuesday, August 24, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

In a rather sobering study scientists have demonstrated that a high-fat diet has the potential to drastically alter the architecture of the brain, resulting in poor circulation within the brain, down-regulated metabolism, and outright brain damage in areas of the brain central to appetite regulation.  The implications of the study are that once a person starts eating too much and continues to do so for a period of time they are inducing actual brain damage that will be difficult to reverse - in turn locking in a poor state of metabolic health.


How Bad Fat Programs Future Generations to Be Obese

Sunday, August 22, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

A new study indicates that one major factor causing today’s obesity epidemic is the garbage fat diet of Americans for the past century.  The Western diet is almost void of omega 3 essential fatty acids.  Instead, high levels of omega 6 oils, such as corn oil and soy oil, have found their way into the food supply.  Scientists show that four generations of this high omega 6 oil/low omega 3 oil is adequate to change gene signaling in a way that creates offspring that are prone to obesity.