• 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 […]

  • 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 | 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 […]

  • Healthy Recipe | Parchment-Baked Halibut with Sauteed Sp[inach

    INGREDIENTS 4 4-ounce pieces of Mahi 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 small orange, thinly sliced 1 ½ cups fresh basil leaves 16 cups spinach, stems removed Salt to taste 10 sprigs fresh thyme Pepper to taste INSTRUCTIONS 1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cut four 12-15 lengths of parchment paper, placing one fillet on each. […]

  • Healthy Recipe | Avocado Crisps

    Ingredients 1 ½ ripe Hass avocados Zest of one lemon 1 ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese ½ tsp. salt, black pepper to taste Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Mix everything together well. 3. Place teaspoon-sized dollops onto a parchment-lined baking tray, flatten into thin disks and bake for 15-17 minutes. 4. […]

  • Inflammation Stops Fat Burning

    Studies published January 3, 2017 report that scientists have shown in mice that excess pounds can simply be melted away by converting unwanted white fat cells into energy – consuming brown slimming cells. They show why the inflammatory responses that often occur in overweight people block this kind of fat cell conversion. Brown fat cells […]