Constant exposure to our environment, the things we eat, and stresses from both inside and outside our bodies all cause us to age over time. This film explores those biological processes of aging, how we can maintain health throughout our lives with healthy lifestyles, and how scientists are learning more about the specific nutrients that can positively impact health.
Last week, research out of the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference pointed a potentially incriminating finger at diet sodas — suggesting that people who drink them daily may dramatically up their risk for vascular events like heart attack and stroke, compared to folks who don’t drink them at all.
But don’t set down the fizzy stuff just yet — while interesting, the findings don’t definitively prove cause an effect — only an association. We talked to cardiologist Dr. John Bisognano to learn what other factors might be at play behind the scenes.
The diet and fitness industries are setup to focus on the effect, but not the root cause or why a person does what they do. Unlike other health related addictions, they focus on an individuals root cause in order to create sustainable outcomes. With the obesity and chronic conditions at an all-time high, the only one benefiting from these industries are the social media gurus who gain from society’s health failures.
Jay Cardiello is an industry-leading Health Strategist who is respected in the fitness and medical communities serving as a strength and conditioning coach to both professional athletes in the MLB and NFL and celebrities including Sophia Vegara, Jennifer Lopez, and Ryan Seacrest.
Highlights of Jay’s long and impressive resume include being named the #1 Motivator in Health and Wellness by Shape in 2013. He was ranked by Greatist.com along with Michelle Obama and Dr. Oz on a list of those who have made an impact on health and wellness worldwide.
Jay is the author of Cardio Core 4×4, co-star of the ABC television show “My Diet is Better than Yours,” founder of JCORE, co-founder of the “Off the Scale” intervention program and creator of the “Jay Cardiello No Diet Plan.”
Jay serves as a member of the Advisory Board for Dr. Oz’s ShareCare and is a Committee Board Member to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
He lives in NYC with his son.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Dietary recommendations for the month of Ramadan
During the Holy month of Ramadan, healthy adult Muslims practice daily fasting from dawn until sunset. Traditionally, one breaks the fast at sunset with a meal called iftar and then eats again with a pre-dawn meal called suhoor. There is evidence to suggest that fasting can have positive effects on your health.
Social life during the month of Ramadan is particularly active: people have guests or are hosted by relatives and friends. Visits are primarily centred on the meal that breaks the fast, which is a rich and festive meal, served with all the best foods. People fast during the day, and are awake and eat during the evening hours. During Ramadan, some people may not undertake physical activity, and consequently, may gain weight during the month. People with diabetes may not control their condition well due to the adoption of unhealthy eating habits.
By following simple guidelines, you may be able to lose weight and decrease your blood pressure and cholesterol. Alternatively, over-indulging in iftar or suhoor meals can cause weight gain. Ramadan is often seen as a time to practise self-control, self-discipline, sacrifice and empathy for those less fortunate. It is encouraged to try to maintain these practices even outside of fasting hours.
Recommended nutritional and health rules
Drink plenty of water and eat hydrating foods during Ramadan: drink plenty of water between iftar and suhoor meals. High temperatures can also make you perspire more, so it is important to drink fluids to replace what you lose during the day (at least 10 glasses).
You can also increase water intake by eating hydrating foods. Try adding watermelon to your suhoor meal or eat it as a sweet treat after iftar. Green salad contains plenty of hydrating cucumber and tomato. Avoid caffeinated drinks such as coffee, tea and cola, because caffeine can make some people urinate more often, which may lead to dehydration. Also remember that fizzy drinks with sugar will add calories to your diet. Foods rich in water may be served, such as soup or fresh vegetable salad.
This year, the Ramadan fast falls on long and hot days. On average, people fast between 15 and 16 hours a day. During the noon hours, when temperatures are high, it is important to remain in a cool and shaded place, and avoid the sun.
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Eating disorders are serious and often fatal illnesses that cause severe disturbances to a person’s eating behaviors. Obsessions with food, body weight, and shape may also signal an eating disorder. Common eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. This video, we cover 6 types you may not have known about.
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What influences do our lifestyles choices have on our health? We are living in a quick fix society that relies heavily on drugs and stimulants to make it through the day. In this lecture, the role of drugs and common stimulants such as tea and coffee is discussed. There is also a discussion on the role of food additives as causative factors in allergic reactions, hyperactivity, and disease.