The Jazz in Our Body. White, Brown and Beige Fat.

Fat comes in many different shades, each with unique properties and health implications. Very simply put, visceral white fat stores energy  and  is bad for your health as is involved in insulin resistance and chronic inflammation. It also seems to be quite responsive to exercise, which is good news. Subcutaneous white fat seems to be neutral but…

The Nutrition Puzzle

I’ve stumbled recently on some research studies and I’m more puzzled than ever. Human Nutrition seems like a billion pieces puzzle and I wonder if ever we humans will be able to put all the pieces in order.  This doesn’t mean that I’ll abandon my own fight with obesity. On the contrary, it’s my deep belief that even…

As Dear … as Salt

A king once asked his daughter how dear he was to her. “As dear, as dear — as salt!” she said. The king thought that this was very little, and he was very unhappy with his child’s answer. Soon thereafter he sponsored a great feast. The daughter saw to it that every dish was brought…

Recognizing Roadblocks in Weight Loss

I’ve just read another batch of good advice for people fighting obesity and, as usual, I’m not quite agreeing with all of  it. Here is some of my “weight” wisdom, based on my own experience. Your experience might be different, who knows?   Control how much you eat, especially when you don’t eat at home…

The Good Aliens in Our Body

We, humans, are colonized by at least as many microorganisms as our body cells. A lot of scientists even say they are more, like twice or even ten times more. We inherimicrobiomet some of these  from our mothers but during our life this alien population changes. Like in a forest, if there’s draught or too…

A Lifestyle Strategy

I’m not a fan of big words and strategy is one of them. But when it comes to your lifestyle, you really need one, “a plan of action designed to achieve a long-term or overall aim”. If your aim is to be healthy, wealthy and wise, you need to think your actions on a long…

I can do science too

I stumbled upon an amazing book,  The Personalized Diet by Eric Segal and Eran Elinav. I cite from the Amazon review  “individuals react differently to the same foods. A food that might be healthy for one person is unhealthy for another. In one stroke, they made all universal diet programs obsolete.” Well, I have a slightly…

Traditional Winter Salads

A long time ago, when there were no fridges or greenhouses in the farms and villages of Europe, people enjoyed the tasty and healthy salads of the Winter, to help them cope with pork, cold and Holidays stress. Here are 4 wonderful recipes, hope you’ll enjoy them. First on my Winter list is red beetroot,…

We Have Winter, Yupiii!

Maybe this sounds crazy, but we are accustomed to very cold winters, with a lot of snow, not with a Spring weather in the middle of January like this year. I wouldn’ t want a harsh, nasty, long winter,  just a bit of snow for the children to play with and  for me, to enjoy…