To date, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of liver disease in the Western world and may affect as many as 30% of US adults.1 NAFLD is often described as the liver’s manifestation of metabolic syndrome affecting 75% of the persons who are overweight and 90% of those who are obese.2 As a result of the rising incidence in obesity, and gradual changes in hepatic structure and function as we age, the risk of liver disease and related mortality increases.
“Intermittent fasting” has become a trendy term that means voluntarily not eating for specific periods of time.1 It can mean going for a certain number of hours without food during the day or night or even multi-way fasts.
Modern fruits and vegetables descended from wild plants identified by our ancestors as edible. The fruits and vegetables most commonly consumed today ― potatoes, sweet corn, head and Romaine lettuces, onions, apples, bananas, and tomatoes ― have little resemblance in appearance, taste, and nutritional value to the wild plants that grew, and continue to grow in some cases, all over the globe.
More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) which ranks as the sixth leading cause of death in the US.1 Research into the prevention of AD ranges from diet and exercise, to dietary supplements, the microbiome, cognitive training, hypertension control, and the most recent and novel approach, utilizing body composition analysis to reverse or prevent brain changes. No cause has been identified to date.
We spend a third of our life in bed, but unfortunately, that does not always mean restful or sufficient sleep. Sleep deficiency is a major factor in health status. Lack of sleep has been linked to increased obesity due to lower leptin levels which control the appetite, it lowers immunity, interferes with cell repair, and increases cognitive and emotional impairment.