Last January I underwent a double jaw surgery. To those who are unfamiliar with this procedure, it is an orthognathic surgery, used to correct skeletal irregularities and deformities including misalignment of the jaws. In my case, the lower jaw was underdeveloped, a condition that led to a series of health and cosmetic issuesRead More
The idea of dieting is not a new thing. In the past 2 centuries, people have been trying to lose weight in different ways. Fad diets and loss weight techniques frequently come and go all the time. The US market for diet products and services worth $66 billion annually (1). The common theme and secret of success for all these diets and programs is calorie restriction.
Whether you try a specific diet, control meal time, or do detox and cleanse diet, the basic principle of effective weight loss is to consume fewer calories than are used (2). Considering the huge U.S. diet market and the need for negative caloric balance for successful diet, it’s no wonder that there are so many caloric and diet diary apps and websites available these days.Read More
What is inflammation?
An inflammation is the body’s way to protect itself against harmful substances.
Inflammation is an immune response, that is beneficial, for example, when helping the body remove damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens. However, chronic inflammation that lasts for several months or even years, may lead to serious illnesses and diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, chronic pains, arthritis, and more.Read More
When recommending my clients to add nuts to their diet, I often hear that they are afraid it will cause a weight gain. Sure, nuts are high in calories and fat, but they hold great health benefits, and if consumed moderately, while eliminating high sugar and processed foods, you can lose weight.Read More
As a parent, I know how challenging feeding your kid can be. On countless occasions, I prepared a meal only to find out that my child refused to taste it with variety of excuses. Or in other times the child will love a meal one day, but dislike it the next.
It is very common for young children to avoid certain foods and have only a few meal choices in their diet. This behavior is called picky eating and can cause deficiencies in protein, iron, zinc and other micronutrients (1).
Here are some ways to help your child try a variety of food:Read More
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Cooking is one of my greatest passions! It makes me feel like I'm creating an art. Cliché, I know… but seriously, turning vegan nine years ago, didn’t leave me much choice but explore and experience many recipes and new ingredients in the kitchen - and I LOVED every second of it. Back in the beginning of our lifestyle-change journey, there weren’t enough science-based information about healthy vegan foods, and most of the available information was misleading. For that reason, I’ve started self-research and eventually went to study nutrition as a profession.Read More