Macrophages are a type of immune cell that can be found in most organs in the body. They remove harmful substances and dead cells from tissues, and contribute to homeostasis — stability among bodily systems. Macrophages are metabolically plastic, meaning they can change their metabolism and function to match the needs of different organ environments. Their function may […]
Dr. Decotiis Contributes to Sporteluxe – The Noom Diet Has Been Dubbed ‘Weight Watchers For Millennials’
It wasn’t so long ago that Weight Watchers was considered the holy grail of diets. In fact, it was pretty much the only diet. While it’s now considered kind of passe compared to trendy diets like keto or counting macros, the concept of Weight Watchers is actually refreshingly simple. There’s no complicated meal plans, no cutting out entire food groups. You can eat […]
Dr. Decotiis Contributes to Women’s Health – Noom? That’s kind of a weird name. What is it?
Oh, to be a celebrity—fame, fortune, and the ability to have personal trainers and nutritionists on speed dial when you want to lose a few pounds. For mere mortals, however, weight loss isn’t quite so easy. (Actually, that’s generous—losing weight is hard AF.) That’s where Noom comes into play—a fitness and weight-loss program. But uh, what exactly […]
Dr. Decotiis Contributes to Active.com – 11 Surprising Things that Happen When You Lose Weight
When I set out to lose 75 pounds seven years ago, I knew things would be different once I met my goal. After all, losing weight improves your overall health, reduces your risk for certain health conditions and changes the way your body looks and feels. But while dropping a few pounds can be overwhelmingly positive, […]
Dr. Decotiis Contributes to PYMNTS.com – Noom’s New Approach To Solving The Obesity Epidemic
Despite the fact that Americans spend over $60 billion per year trying to lose weight in the U.S., obesity in the United States has reached epidemic levels. According to a late 2017 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 40 percent of American adults and nearly 20 percent of adolescents are obese — the […]
Dr. Decotiis Contributes to Women’s Health – What Is Noom—And Can It Help You Lose Weight?
So, Noom claims to be the “last weight-loss program you’ll ever need,” according to its website. It’s like having a trainer, nutritionist, and health coach all in one place (i.e., your phone). After filling out a quick questionnaire (mostly just your current weight, goal weight, and current issues with weight loss), you’ll set goals and get […]
Dr. Decotiis Contributes to First For Women – Combat Weight Gain and Joint Pain With This Simple Anti-Inflammatory Meal Plan
If you spend time searching online for health and diet tips, you’ve probably come across the anti-inflammatory diet. Based on the simple idea that the foods you eat can decrease inflammation in the body — and consequently reduce your risk of certain diseases — this style of eating has, not surprisingly, become one of the most talked-about diets lately. […]
Dr. Decotiis Contributes to Women’s Health – 3 Ways to Minimize Stubborn Face Fat
Maybe you’ve put on a few pounds “all in your face.” Or maybe you’ve lost weight, but your face hasn’t gotten the memo. What’s behind suddenly rounder cheeks? “Generally speaking, when we gain or lose weight, we are not increasing or decreasing the number of fat cells, called adipocytes,” says Stephen S. Park, M.D., F.A.C.S., […]
Dr. Decotiis Contributes to The Times – Is testosterone the cure for middle age?
At the age of 78 Jeffry Life has the ripped physique of someone decades younger. Ropes of veins bulge in his arms and neck and the balding, grey-haired grandfather has powerful shoulders, sculpted abs and an impressively flat stomach. Married to a woman who is nearly two decades his junior, he says that his sex […]
Dr. Decotiis Contributes to The Sun – Crisps, alcohol, pastries…and 7 other foods that are actually making you HUNGRIER
IF you’re feeling peckish, it’s probably a good idea to have a snack. But choose wisely, because some foods may actually make you feel hungrier than you were before you dug in. Weight-loss specialist Dr Sue Decotiis told Health.com: “Hunger is the result of many complex interactions that occur in the stomach, intestines, brain, pancreas and […]