Before we can discuss intermittent fasting benefits, we must first know what intermittent fasting is. Intermittent Fasting (IF) is the self-imposed abstaining from food for a specified period, usually about 16 hours with a window of 8 hours to consume meals. Most commonly, this is achieved by skipping breakfast and having the first meal of
The thyroid and thyroid hormones main function is to regulate metabolism and provide energy, but they also has a significant influence on the entire body. Thyroid hormones are released and signaled by communication between the brain and thyroid gland—which is an endocrine gland in the form of a butterfly found in the lower front of
Metabolic syndrome is an umbrella term used to describe a group of factors that raise the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. It’s estimated that almost a quarter of adult Americans have metabolic syndrome. It’s linked to unhealthy lifestyle choices and certain genetic factors. But here’s the good news: you can bring metabolic
The word inflammation comes from the Latin word inflammare, to set on fire. In the context of our immune system, heat, redness, pain and swelling form as a reaction to either injury, or a perceived threat in the body. If you’ve ever hit your thumb with a hammer, you can see how inflammation normally occurs.