How metabolism works and why you can’t speed it up to lose weight

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Metabolism is the set of chemical reactions that break down the food we eat into energy and muscle.

Though many people think that they will lose weight if they speed up their metabolism, this isn’t necessarily true. Here’s what you need to know about the complicated relationship between metabolism and weight-loss.

Popular myths about metabolism and weight loss

When people refer to metabolism being “fast” or “slow” what they are really referring to is a measure of Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). BMR determines ...

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Elevate Your Career, Health and Future with Chiropractic

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Once an Olympic athlete competing in the Sydney 2000 Games, Dr. Erica Witter-Davis found herself with a leg injury questioning her future as a competitive athlete. Thankfully, her team doctor of chiropractic was able to quickly and effectively treat and manage Erica’s injury allowing her to compete in the Olympic Games.

After her experience with chiropractic care, Dr. Witter-David recognized her passion to pursue a healthcare career in chiropractic herself. Twenty years later, she is now a doctor of chiropractic, treating ...

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Injured at Work? See a Chiropractor.

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Every year, there are thousands of workers’ comp injuries reported across every industry. If you are experiencing a workers’ comp injury, you may be wondering what type of medical help you should be seeking.

One healthcare professional that may be able to help you is a chiropractor. A chiropractor is a physician who focuses on the spine. They use physical manipulation straighten it which relieves pressure on nerves and allows the body to heal itself in many circumstances

But, how do you know ...

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Intensive lifestyle change: It works, and it’s more than diet and exercise

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Originally published in Harvard Health Publishing

What if I could prescribe a pill that could prevent or treat high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, even depression and dementia? And what if researchers had extensively researched this pill and the result was: ample proof that it’s effective. On top of that, it’s practically free and has no bad side effects. As a matter of fact, its only side effects are improved sleep, increased energy, ...

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Artificial Sweeteners & Weight Gain

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ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS LINKED TO WEIGHT GAIN AND TYPE 2 DIABETES, STUDY SAYS

Artificial sweeteners may lead people to put on weight and put them at risk of type 2 diabetes, according to researchers.

The team arrived at their conclusion after reviewing existing evidence from the past decade on what are also known as non-nutritive sweeteners (NNSs).

Such products earn their name from the fact they don’t contain any vitamins or minerals, meaning they have no nutritional benefit, and may contain zero or low ...

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Inflammatory foods are linked with higher colon cancer risk

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Certain foods may trigger inflammation in the body that can increase a person’s risk for colon cancer, suggests a study published online Jan. 18, 2018, by JAMA Oncology.

Researchers followed the diets of more than 121,000 people (46,800 of whom were men) for 26 years. Participants recorded what they ate, and their diets were scored based on the amount of foods consumed that are linked to inflammation, such as red and processed meats, sugary beverages, and refined grains.

People whose diets were ...

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Be Cautious about Your First Treatment Choice for Arthritis

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A common therapy for joint pain may not be as safe as experts believed, according to a new report published Tuesday.

Corticosteroid injections are often given to reduce pain and inflammation from osteoarthritis.

But these injections may do more harm than good: The report found corticosteroid shots in the hips and knees may accelerate the progression of osteoarthritis and potentially even hasten the need for joint replacement surgeries in the long run, said lead author Dr. Ali Guermazi, a professor of radiology ...

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Genetics isn’t the Dominant Factor in Shaping our Food Responses

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Eat more avocado! What I learned from the study that will change how we eat

The Predict study measured thousands of people’s reactions to different foods in an effort to develop truly individualized, preventive medicine. Is this the start of a dietary revolution?

I am on a small ward at St Thomas’ hospital in London. There are six beds with a view of the Thames, which is lit by November sunshine. I’m in good health, but scanning my timetable – I’m here ...

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