• How Gut Bacteria Help Make Us Fat and Thin

    Intestinal bacteria may help determine whether we are lean or obese For the 35 percent of American adults who do daily battle with obesity, the main causes of their condition are all too familiar: an unhealthy diet, a sedentary lifestyle and perhaps some unlucky genes. In recent years, however, researchers have become increasingly convinced that […]

  • The Missing Link | How DHEA Impacts Weight Management

    The human body’s production of DHEA peaks at age 25, after which levels start to decline. By age 70, DHEA levels are likely to be 75 to 80% lower. In the past few years alone, signi­ficant scienti­fic substantiation of DHEA’s anti-aging effects has emerged. Its neuroprotective effects are now recognized as being vital in protecting […]

  • Obesity Around the World

    Years into the obesity epidemic, millions of Americans have tried to lose weight, and millions of them have failed to do so long term. It’s so serious now that close to 40 percent of Americans are obese . The average woman in the United States today weighs about 168 pounds , or roughly the same […]

  • Tired of Middle-Age Weight Gain?

    Study may pave way for new type of weight loss medication! Many of us may have noticed – with a fair degree of apprehension – that we tend to gain weight a lot more easily as we age. The general perception is that this is due to poor lifestyle choices, but a new study suggests […]

  • Avocado can make you healthier!

    Metabolic syndrome is defined as a cluster of risk factors that can raise the risk of other health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes , heart disease , and stroke . Risk factors include abdominal obesity , low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol – or “good” cholesterol – high triglyceride levels, high blood pressure […]

  • To eat or not to eat (before exercising). That is the question

    Exercise enthusiasts often wonder whether it’s better to eat or fast before a workout. A new study is the first of its kind to show the effects of eating versus fasting on gene expression in adipose (fat) tissue in response to exercise. This study highlights the different roles fat plays in powering and responding to […]

  • Healthy Recipe | Edamame and Scallion Slaw with Orange Lime Dressing

    For more delicious healthy recipes by Calla Slimspa Medical Weight Loss in Orlando , visit our Healthy Recipes page. Follow us on Facebook to get updated on our latest recipes. INGREDIENTS 1 bag edamame, cooked (steamers) 2 large naval oranges, juiced 1 lime, juiced 2 1lb packaged prepared slaw mix 1 bunch scallions (thinly sliced) […]

  • Healthy Recipe | Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls

    INGREDIENTS 1 lb thinly sliced steak (approximately 6 steaks) sirloin or round 1 medium zucchini, sliced into thin strips 1 red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips 1 green bell pepper, sliced into thin strips 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced A few button or cremini mushrooms, cut into thin strips Extra-virgin olive oil […]

  • Healthy Recipe | Ginger Sriracha Turkey Wraps

    INGREDIENTS 1 lb ground turkey 8 oz mushrooms, 4 green onions, and 1/4 cup celery – finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tsp fresh ginger, minced 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce 1-2 tbsp Sriracha sauce Butter lettuce leaves or Romaine hearts INSTRUCTIONS 1. Heat oil in a […]

  • Yo-Yo Dieting Found to Raise Death Risk for People with Heart Disease

    Past studies have associated yo-yo dieting with increased risk of poor heart health. For individuals with pre-existing heart disease, however, new research finds that the health consequences of repeatedly losing and gaining weight may be even more severe. Researchers of the Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center at NYU Medical Center in New York, and colleagues recently […]