Wellness

Five Things Science Can Tell Us About Coffee

Coffee is one of the most known beverages around the world. It’s warm and comfy smell makes us want to relax and rest, especially on a rainy day. But aside from its surging popularity, coffee is also one common subject of medical research. And since a lot of people like coffee, here are 5 interesting facts scientists discovered about this drink: Note: the following facts pertain to pure coffee without any form of sugar or creamer.1) It can help in lowering the risk of developing Parkinson's Disease and similar neuropathologies (Herden et al., 2018) Parkinson's and Alzeihmer's are neuropathologies that affect millions of adults globally, causing not only ugly symptoms, but sadness and sorrow for family members as well. A study done in 2018 showed that coffee drinkers had a decreased risk of developing neuropathologies such as Parkinsons, Alzheimer's Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.2) It lowers the Risk of developing diabetes Mellitus (Yarmolinsky,...

Intermittent Fasting Pros and Cons

[lwptoc] Intermittent fasting is a weight loss tool that has proven to be effective over the last few years. But for anyone who is just getting started, learning about its advantages and disadvantages can help in making the right choice, especially when picking a suitable variation. After all, just like anything else in life, a little time investment at the beginning will always pay dividends in the long term.So here are common pros and cons of intermittent fasting that every beginner should know: Advantages 1. It's an effective tool for weight loss Even though a normal dietary approach of 3 to 5 meals a day may work for losing weight, IF can help you achieve the same results in less time and better food quantity for each meal. This is because normal food intake is condensed into 1 or 2 big meals a day. Giving you more satiation everytime you eat. 2. You'll get to...

Diverticulitis: What Might Happen When You Skip Your Veggies

[lwptoc] It was a Monday morning when I took time off to look at a few medical cases. And as I sat down in the medical library marveling at the paradoxical scenery of bamboo trees and cruddy water stream beyond the glass wall, I realized how life would be if I did not establish certain dietary habits. “What would they  possibly be?” you might wonder. Well...