It’s not Gluten, it’s Fructan: Another Culprit of Digestion Problems

Everyone knows about the problems gluten can create, and yet only 1% of people actually have celiac disease. Many others think they are just gluten-sensitive - but in most cases it's not true. Image Credit: care2.com Don't blame gluten Gluten has acquired a really sinister fame in the last decade, blamed for causing bloating, cramps, indigestion, and diarrhea in up to 12% of people. Actual celiac disease - when a person gets really sick after eating wheat, soy sauce, and other products with gluten - is pre...

Take Control of Your Gut: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

We often write about rare conditions affecting one in a thousand. However, one of the most common chronic disorders - IBS - strikes as many as 20% of the population, and yet we rarely hear about it. It's time to shed some light on irritable bowel syndrome. Image Credit: istockphoto.com/kr IBS is elusive. It shares symptoms with many other diseases, its causes are debated, and there is no proven cure. It is incredibly common and yet surrounded by myths. Of course, we have all experienced constipation, abdomin...

Health Benefits of Skipping Late Meals

We are sure that everyone has heard the folk wisdom: "Breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen and dine like a pauper." But in the modern world not all but just a few respect this rule. Any bad consequences for health? Yes, especially in case of late and hearty dinners! Image Credit: gratisography.com Bad influence of late meals Obesity is one of the main reasons for almost all known modern diseases. To lose weight many people limit or skip their meals during the day. But the difference between night a...

Seven Scientifically-Approved Ways to Speed up Your Metabolism


Recently, obesity and unhealthy lifestyle have plagued many categories of people and even some nations. There are crowds of men and women struggling to find ways to lose kilos and feeling powerless to change things for the better. In many cases, the solution is easier than they think – boosting metabolism. Intense metabolism means tons of burnt calories and therefore tons of energy boiling inside you. Vice versa, slow metabolism means tons of unused calories deposited in your body and failure to keep up with th...

Drinking Water and Weight Loss

How much water to you drink a day? Do you know how important it is to get enough fluids daily? Majority of people do not get enough. They are simply are not used to drinking a lot of water. How much water to you drink a day? Do you know how important it is to get enough fluids daily? Majority of people do not get enough. They are simply are not used to drinking a lot of water. However, they do not realize that if this was their habit, they would be much slender and weigh considerably less. Therefore, those who w...

Foods That Increase Metabolism

There are so many ways that people try to lose weight. Many of them actually go to extremes, get addicted to fad diets and suffer because the results are ether not seen or are temporary. Perhaps, it is better to listen to what our bodies are trying to tell us and give it proper nutrition in order to see any changes? Proper nutrition will allow you to keep the necessary balance and stay fit and healthy, let alone shed some undesired kilograms. There are so many ways that people try to lose weight. Many of them act...

More Information on Acai Berry Detox

Acai berri has long been known to the people of central and southern parts of America for its outstanding properties. It is a fruit of the acai palm and it has about eight various species. Acai berri has long been known to the people of central and southern parts of America for its outstanding properties. It is a fruit of the acai palm and it has about eight various species. Their original growing location is the areas like sea and river marshes of central and South America.  Acai berries are broadly found i...