January 2017

  • About food addiction

    The definition of food addiction is simple. Some people are addicted to food in the exact same way people are addicted to drugs or alcohol. It activates the exact same parts of the brain, the same neurotransmitters and triggers about the same symptoms.

    Losing weight, following certain diets is almost impossible for addicted people, because they cannot control their urges, exactly like a drug addict. Being a relatively new term and also controversial, it will take some time for the society...

  • Why do we eat meat?

    Meat eating goes back a very long time. How long? Well, since we found stone tools for chopping and cutting meat along animal bones, we can safely say that we ate meat way before we discovered fire (so about 2.6 million years ago).

    Since then, our craving for a juicy steak triggered some adaptations over the years and generations. Smaller jaws( although our big are oversized now compared to our jaw), the ability to process fat and cholesterol.

    So how did this ability to process the fat and...

  • Lactose Intolerance tips

    Most of the people with lactose intolerance don't know much about it, not to mention the people who give advice on it and basically don't know much about it either. Since everyone with lactose intolerance opens up a google page to get information instead of going to a doctor, maybe one of them will find this page and actually get a doctor's opinion, even if it's a romanian one :).

    So what is lactose intolerance anyway? I call it digestive disturbances caused by the lack or not enough...

  • Health and nutrition tips

    Here's a fact: We eat out on average 206 times per year. That's going out to lunch four  times a week.

    I know it's convenient  to buy lunch then to cook it, but most of the time that lunch is packed with sodium, a lot of saturated fat and cholesterol. On the other hand, home-made food has almost none of that, so you don't risk high blood pressure, obesity and heart problems.  But we all know we cannot give up eating out, so here are a few tips that can help you eat healthier at a...