There are two types of fiber Ekaterina Markelova/ShutterstockAccording to U.S. dietary guidelines, adults should consume anywhere between 25 and 30 grams of dietary fiber from food (not supplements) daily, but most are only getting about 15 grams, about half the recommended amount. (Here are 30 ways to get more fiber.) […]

Today is World Obesity day, with the theme “Treat Obesity now and avoid the consequences later” but despite all the attention paid to cutting out the risk factors and nipping the dangers of sudden death that could result from it in the bud, a significant portion of the population is […]

Michael Isaacs, 41, of East Northport, is pictured in February 2016, when he weighed 356 pounds, and in a more recent photo, showing off his 145-pound weight loss. Photo Credit: Ilene Isaacs; Newsday / William Perlman Michael Isaacs 41, East Northport Occupation Registered nurse Height 5-foot-11 Before 356 pounds, February […]

A Canada woman is reclaiming her life after she let it spiral out of control as food became her coping mechanism to deal with childhood trauma of sexual abuse and bullying and saw her tip the scales at 320lbs. But one decision in 2011 changed Ashley Amaral’s life in the […]