Why Fiber in Your Diet Matters

When I was in college, I learned that fiber, also called roughage, was important, so I added a few tablespoons of raw wheat bran to a cup of orange juice every morning. Later, as I studied more about nutrition, I learned more about fiber in the diet and why it matters. Here are the highlights.

What Your Poo Says About You

Believe it or not, there’s a scale that medical professionals use to assess the health of your digestive system based on your poo. It’s called the Bristol Stool Scale. It was developed in 1997 by Dr. Ken Heaton at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. It divides feces (stool, poop, excrement, number two) into seven categories.

Even You Can Do Chair Yoga

There are lots of great reasons to do yoga. But did you know you can do yoga without ever leaving your chair? Chair yoga is equally good for people who work at a desk all day and for people, such as seniors, those with special needs or those with larger bodies, who need accommodations to do yoga at all. Even people in wheelchairs can do some chair yoga poses.

The Power of Habit

When you’ve got a Spatz3 adjustable gastric balloon implanted, it’s much easier to implement good healthy habits because the balloon is there to help you. How do you maintain these habits either before or after your implantation period?

The Power of Drinking Water

Now, a new study conducted in Birmingham, England and published in the academic journal Obesity, looked at whether drinking a glass of water before each meal could help people lose weight. The research study concluded that moderate weight loss could be achieved with what they called “water preloading before main meals”.