Best diet for women with polycystic ovary syndromeWhen you think of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), you probably think of a gynecologic issue. (It has the word “ovary” right in the title, after all.) But PCOS is actually an endocrine disorder, which causes it to wreak havoc on the body’s hormones. “A lot of organs are victims to this syndrome — the ovaries are just one,” said Lana Boter, MD, gynecologist at NYU Langone Health. “It affects the entire endocrine system, from the pancreas (which produces insulin) to the thyroid to the pituitary gland.” Because diet plays a role in maintaining the body’s endocrine system, women with PCOS may find relief and healing from their PCOS symptoms by paying closer attention to what they eat. Here’s why.Insulin and PCOS “We eat foods that require insulin output from the pancreas,” Dr. Boter explained. Then, “the body doesn’t respond that well to insulin, so it has … [Read more...] about Best diet for women with polycystic ovary syndrome
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Low-carbohydrate diets have fallen in and out of favour since before the days of Atkins. But now an even stricter version of low-carb eating called the ketogenic diet is gaining popular attention, igniting a fierce scientific debate about its potential risks and benefits.Both the Atkins and ketogenic diets encourage followers to cut carbs from their diets. But while the Atkins diet gradually increases carbs over time, keto places firm limits on carbs and protein. This way of eating depletes the body of glucose, forcing it to primarily burn fat and produce an alternate source of fuel called ketones. A typical ketogenic diet restricts carbs to less than 10 percent of calories and limits protein to 20per cent, while fat makes up the rest.The keto diet has been popularized in bestselling books, promoted by celebrities and touted on social media as an antidote to various ailments. Proponents say it causes substantial weight loss and can help those with Type 2 diabetes dramatically improve … [Read more...] about The Keto Diet Is Popular, but Is It Good for You?
TOKYO: Diet is already a key part of managing diseases like diabetes and hypertension, but new research adds to a growing body of evidence that it could help cancer treatment too.The study, published on Thursday (Aug 1) in the journal Nature, found restricting intake of an amino acid found in red meat and eggs significantly enhanced cancer treatment in mice, slowing tumour growth."These are very strong effects, and they are effects that are as strong as we would see with drugs that work," said lead researcher Jason Locasale, an associate professor at Duke University's School of Medicine."What this study is showing is that there are many situations where a drug by itself doesn't work, but if you combine the drug with the diet, it works, or the radiation therapy doesn't work well, but if you combine ... with the diet, it works well," he told AFP.The study focused on restricting intake of the amino acid methionine which is key to a process called one-carbon metabolism that helps cancer … [Read more...] about Can diet help cancer treatment? Study in mice offers clues
The ketogenic diet is here to stay, as there are more and more catering services offering the high-fat, low-carb meal plan. While a side effect known as "keto breath" is widely reported, less talked about is the "keto crotch". Keto breath is when your breath smells like acetone, commonly used in nail polish remover. Keto crotch is, well, when your crotch starts to emit a strong odor. Specifically, it is an odor originating from the vagina. Women's health expert Jennifer Wider told HelloGiggles that keto crotch was not in the medical books, nor had it been confirmed by science. However, some women reported that their vagina emitted a strong smell after practicing a keto diet, according to Women's Health magazine. Read also: Eat meat and lose weight: What to know about the keto diet “People may have keto diet breath, which some people describe as smelling like nail polish remover,” she said. “At the same time, your crotch may emit an odor based on … [Read more...] about Trying the keto diet? Beware of this not-so-pleasant effect
The very idea of a low carb high fat (LCHF) diet, often called the keto diet, is the stuff of most Singaporeans' nightmares. If you ever let slip that you're on this diet, best be prepared for critiques like, "How to lose weight when it's HIGH fat?" and "You need carbs to live!" But dealing with concern-trolling family members/colleagues is only the second hardest thing about doing the keto diet in Singapore. The number one hardest thing is going LCHF on a budget. Try swapping your $3 char kway teow for $15 protein bowls at that trendy CBD salad place for a month, and you'll be feeling lean in more ways than one. Obligatory disclaimer: Obviously, MoneySmart isn't a fitness or medical advice website. I'm not going to extol the virtues of the diet, nor will I disparage it. Whatever your reasons are for wanting to go on a LCHF diet, here's how you can do it without going broke. WHAT IS A LCHF/KETO DIET? AND WHAT'S THE POINT? A low carb high fat diet is one that restricts the amount of … [Read more...] about Keto diet in Singapore: How to go low carb, high fat on a budget