Ketogenic diet helps cognition, obesity: Good fat, high protein, low-carb diet

Does is ever seem that there's always a new "big thing" in diets? Foods take turns coming fire--fats, sugar, meat, carbs--then later it switches and you hear another food is the problem. This revolving door is part of why obesity is at 38%. Folks have given up trying to find a diet that works. But there might finally be a definitive answer--a ketogenic diet is THE diet it seems. Everywhere you look, some celeb has lost weight on a ketogenic diet. The University of Alabama at Birmingham reported Dec. 18, that the ketogenic diet has been shown to treat cognition problems, particularly in elderly HIV patients. The ketogenic diet could also fix schizophrenia. Low-carb, high protein diets have proved superior to other weight loss programs in treating obesity, as well.   Ketogenic diet helps cognition, obesity: Good fat, high protein, low-carb diet | Examiner.com

Transgender dad Stefonknee Wolscht left wife, 7 kids to be a 6-year-old girl

 As Malay Mail Online discussed transgender rights on Dec. 14, one Toronto man is living his liberties in a very divergent pursuit of happiness. Canadian transgender dad Stefonknee Wolscht left his wife and 7 kids to be a 6-year-old girl. Stefonknee (pronounced "Stephanie") is 46 and was married for 23 years when he realized he was a she and a 6-year-old girl at that. Stefonknee Wolscht is transgender but also transage. Instead of transitioning to adult female, Wolscht says she just isn't ready to be a grownup right now. Wolschtt says she can't deny she was married nor that she has children. But she's moved forward from all that away from her former life. Moving forward meant going back and regressing to the life of a 6-year-old girl, however.  Transgender dad Stefonknee Wolscht left wife, 7 kids to be a 6-year-old girl | Examiner.com

Holiday depression first aid: Christmas blahs, post-holiday blues prevention

Before the holidays, you work frenetically to gear up for that big Christmas climax, shopping, cooking, decorating, celebrating. Then when the holiday rush is over, there's a letdown. The wrapping paper and tree go on the junk heap and spirits plummet. Holiday burnout and blues affect many people, young and old. Some diehard shoppers will spend December 26 culling the stores for after-Christmas sales. But many just feel over-tired, over-fed over-exhausted and depressed. But you can counteract post-holiday blues by being prepared for it. Here are tips for holiday depression first aid, emergency emotional health tips for Christmas blahs and post-holiday blues prevention suggestions.Holiday depression first aid: Christmas blahs, post-holiday blues prevention | Examiner.com

 

Ketogenic diet: High-fat, high-protein, low-carb diet aids fat burn, weight loss | Examiner.com

Originality the ketogenic diet was used only to treat epilepsy. Now, thanks to advocacy from celebrities who've had dramatic weight loss with it, the ketogenic diet is in vogue. Global New Wire reported Nov. 12, that medical experts are finding the ketogenic diet--which is essentially a high fat, high-protein, low carb diet--burns fat and aids weight loss. And not just a little weight loss. Results from the ketogenic diet have been dramatic. Some experts question whether ketosis is dangerous for the body. But it may actually be healthy. What's ketosis? It just means the body no longer gets many carbs and so doesn't depend on carbohydrates for energy. Needing fuel to burn, the body seeks out deep tissue fat that is buried in cells, around internal organs and in the belly, thighs, buttocks, hips and under the arms. With 2/3 of the U.S. overweight and 35-percent obese, maybe it's time to rethink some of these less traditional diets, medical advisers say.Ketogenic diet: High-fat, high-protein, low-carb diet aids fat burn, weight loss | Examiner.com

 

Elena del Peral thrives after losing half a brain: Hemispherectomy saves lives

Can someone survive with only half a brain? They can: in fact, Elena del Peral thrives after losing half a brain, reported Mental Floss on Oct. 22. Ms. del Peral is a healthy, normal academically gifted student, thanks to a procedure called a hemispherectomy that saved her life. Now a Massachusetts’ Curry College student, del Peral had surgery to remove one hemisphere (half) of her brain at six.Elena del Peral thrives after losing half a brain: Hemispherectomy saves lives | Examiner.com

 

American Airlines crew booed for booting crying not-unruly passenger off flight | Examiner.com

There have been a number of recent incidents where unruly passengers have been kicked off planes. Fellow passengers understand and applaud. But they didn't cheer on a recent U.S. Airways American Airlines Phoenix to Portland Flight 408. The American Airlines crew was booed for booting a crying, not-unruly passenger off the flight, reported ABC News on Oct. 14. Another passenger Bill Byrne caught the incident on cellphone. Byrne says the quality is bad because he was hiding it. The attendant looked like he was ready to kick other passengers off, if provoked! Read on  American Airlines crew booed for booting crying not-unruly passenger off flight | Examiner.com

Mom Erika Wigstrom kills Down syndrome baby with hand sanitizer, gets 40 years | Examiner.com

A Louisiana mom Erika Wigstrom killed her down syndrome baby with hand sanitizer and perfume, Wigstrom, 22, was sentenced to 40 years for injecting hand sanitizer in her son's feeding tube, reported Inside Edition on Sept. 16. These chemicals raised the toddler's blood alcohol level to .280 and ultimately killed him. Wigstrom was given the maximum sentence after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the death of 17-month-old Lucas Ruiz in 2014.Mom Erika Wigstrom kills Down syndrome baby with hand sanitizer, gets 40 years | Examiner.com

 

CDC: 3 in 4 US adults have hearts older than they are: Tips to keep hearts young

Here's heart-stopping news: Fact: Heart disease is the leading killer in the U.S. Fact: 3 in 4 U.S. adults have hearts older than they are, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention! U.S. News and World Reports reported September 1 that the CDC found 75 percent of Americans are old at heart and at risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke. Women's hearts average 5.5 years older than their calendar ages. And men's hearts are 8 years older! Everyone ages, can't stop that, but here are tips to keep hearts young. CDC: 3 in 4 US adults have hearts older than they are: Tips to keep hearts young - Grand Rapids News | Examiner.com

 

FDA may crack down on e-cigs, regulate vape e-liquid flavors to lose kid appeal

 The Food and Drug Administration admits it's pretty much clueless about electronic cigarette dangers. Nevertheless, the FDA may crack down on e-cigs and regulate vape e-liquid flavors to lose kid appeal. Fox 43 reported August 12 that smoke shop owners find FDA crackdowns problematic. Possible FDA e-cig regulations are prompted by concerns that kids are attracted to vaporizer electronic cigarettes because they use tasty e-liquid. The hookah and flavored tobacco crazes of a few years ago caused similar concern (despite hookah having no nicotine).FDA may crack down on e-cigs, regulate vape e-liquid flavors to lose kid appeal - Grand Rapids News | Examiner.com



You can lose 100 pounds without exercise, drugs, surgery or giving up alcohol

You can lose 100 pounds without exercise, drugs, surgery or giving up alcohol. Did that headline might grab your attention. There's been a lot of debate about diet vs. exercise for weight loss. Traditional wisdom says you need both. Now research says exercise won't lose you weight, reported Scientific American August 11. But Coca-Cola funds an anti-diet weight loss program that says exercise is all you need. Well, the proof is in the pudge, or lack thereof. How does it work? Here's the secrets to losing 12 BMI points and 10 clothing sizesYou can lose 100 pounds without exercise, drugs, surgery or giving up alcohol - Grand Rapids News | Examiner.com



 

Donald Trump calls breast pumping lawyer Elizabeth Beck 'disgusting' Breastfeeding moms--the new bullied

Donald Trump gets a little touchy about nursing babies, it seems. He melted down on a breast pumping lawyer. Trump called the breast pumping lawyer Elizabeth Beck "disgusting" for needing a break to pump breast milk for her infant daughter, reported CNN July 29. Trump's lawyer accused Beck of making up the story. Trump bashed Beck, calling her a "vicious, horrible person" but he admitted to calling her disgusting. He claims he blew up because she was going to pump in front of him. Beck defended her version of Trump's breastfeeding rant, saying Trump's claims are "not true."  Donald Trump calls breast pumping lawyer Elizabeth Beck 'disgusting' - Grand Rapids News | Examiner.com

Subway drops frontman Jared Fogle over child pornography probe, FBI raid

Restaurant giant Subway dropped frontman Jared Fogle over child pornography probe, reported CNN July 9. Fogle, the voice of Subway, was investigated by authorities after an associate at The Jared Foundation--Fogle's non-profit was arrested for child porn. FBI agents raided Fogle's Zionsville, Indiana home. What they found wasn't made clear. But the investigation made Subway uncomfortable enough to cut ties with its biggest fan, despite the fact that Fogle hasn't been arrested.  Subway drops frontman Jared Fogle over child pornography probe, FBI raid - Grand Rapids News | Examiner.com

A-Z appetite suppressants: Curb hunger, burn fat, control Type 2 diabetes - Grand Rapids News | Examiner.com

Science Daily reported on findings that obesity and Type 2 diabetes are linked, by alternative gene splicing. That's a fancy way of saying fat goes hand in hand with diabetes or pre-diabetes (also called insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome).



It's no secret that there are more obese people. What may be surprising is how obesity snowballs. The more you gain, the faster you gain. "My 600 lb Life" profiles some of the fattest people on planet earth. This season 800-lb Marla shares her journey to bed-bound morbid obesity.



There's a coffin-shaped in the near future for very overweight people. But there's also hope. The study found obesity and diabetes are reversible with diet, weight loss and increased activity. I can attest to this. I gained 120 pounds and was headed toward Type 2 diabetes. But since I lost over 100 pounds (no drugs or surgery) and got my BMI to normal, my sugar numbers are normal too.



Dieting isn't easy. Cravings and constant hunger derails many from losing weight. The trick is to curb cravings naturally. Here are A-Z appetite suppressants to control hunger so it doesn't control you. .   A-Z appetite suppressants: Curb hunger, burn fat, control Type 2 diabetes - Grand Rapids News | Examiner.com

Mama June juices to diet, but smoothies detox, burn fat, curb hunger better

 Ex-reality TV star, Mama June Shannon has lost weight. The former "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" mom announced via Facebook post and photo April 25, that her daughter Anna "Chickadee" Cardwell's was pregnant again. June began at nearly 400 pounds so she's got a lot to lose. Shannon and daughter Honey Boo Boo Alana Thompson were advised on "The Doctors" to lose weight now. At 10, Honey Boo Boo weighs 125 pounds and is 65 pounds overweight. Mama June credits juicing with her own weight loss, but says Alana has yet to shed any weight. Mama June juices to diet, but smoothies detox, burn fat, curb hunger better - Grand Rapids News | Examiner.com

Mom's Facebook apology for daughters' rude movie behavior has fairy tale ending

An Alabama mom's Facebook apology for her daughters' rude behavior during the movie "Cinderella" had a fairy tale ending. ABC News reported March 30, that Kyesha Smith Woods dropped her children off at a Birmingham movie theater to see the film last weekend. When she collected them, her son informed his mother that his sisters had been "rude and obnoxious" at the show. They had been so disruptive that another mom confronted them about it.Mom's Facebook apology for daughters' rude movie behavior has fairy tale ending - Grand Rapids News | Examiner.com

 

Honey Boo Boo 55 pounds overweight, doctors urge Mama June, Alana, diet or die - Grand Rapids News | Examiner.com

Alana Thompson, or Honey Boo Boo, is 55 pounds overweight. Honey Boo Boo and her mother Mama June Shannon will appear on the Feb. 25 episode of "The Doctors." Celeb physician Dr. Travis Stork is planning a medical intervention for the former reality TV stars of TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." Dr. Stork says Honey Boo Boo is morbidly obese and shows signs of dangerous inflammation. He says it's diet or die early for Alana. Dr. Stork plans to help Honey Boo Boo and Mama June start a diet and hopefully ward off life-threatening consequences.Honey Boo Boo 55 pounds overweight, doctors urge Mama June, Alana, diet or die - Grand Rapids News | Examiner.com

 

Elderly woman ditches nursing home for endless holiday cruise, saves money

Lee Wachtstetter is your average 86-year-old in most ways but one. Instead of living out her days in a nursing home, the widowed woman is opting for the road less traveled--a non-stop luxury cruise ! AZ Central said Jan. 20, that she's swapping the AARP card for a dance card and a senior home for endless holiday deluxe aboard her favorite Crystal Serenity liner. And it's not costing her that much more. It's less, probably than upkeep on her upscale Florida home or nursing care, when all the factors are considered.  Elderly woman ditches nursing home for endless holiday cruise, saves money

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