The Science of Weight Loss

Before starting a weight loss program, it would be great to establish if the weight gain has a medical cause or is just the appetite. If some conditions are involved, such as hypothyroidism, Cushing’s disease, binge eating, anxiety, depression, medication (insulin, oral antihyperglycemic agents, antipsychotic, antidepressant or anticonvulsant drugs, steroids, some birth control pills) then …

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What is Orthorexia?

Orthorexia nervosa, also known as orthorexia, is an eating/mental disorder characterized by an excessive preoccupation with avoiding foods that are considered unhealthy. The word derives from Greek: “ortho” means correct and “orexis” means appetite. A healthy diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but for some this may turn into obsession, that will …

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Non-surgical alternatives to weight loss

Uncontrolled obesity is a major health problem that impairs the life of people worldwide. Losing weight is the only solution to regain a satisfactory health condition and to improve the other related medical disorders. There are a few non-surgical alternatives to weight loss that bridge the gap between rigorous diets, ineffective medications and drastic surgery. …

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