Health24.com | 6 better ways to lose weight, recommended by a psychologist

Always looking for new ways to lose weight, but nothing seems to work? Next question: Ever wondered how a mind expert would weigh in on your weight-loss goals? Glenn Mackintosh is a leading psychologist and an expert in weight management psychology. Here is his take on the best ways to lose weight for you.

1. Be honest with yourself

“First off, ask if you’re taking care of yourself. Are you eating nutritiously – not perfectly – and moving your body regularly and getting enough sleep? If so, your body’s going to find its natural weight. When people are trying to lose those last five or 10 kilos, sometimes what they’re actually doing is fighting against their body. If you’ve spent five years trying to get there, it might be that what you actually want is not to lose five kilos, but to improve your body image. That comes from embracing … read more

Health Tip: Job-Related Chemical Exposure Through the Skin

(HealthDay News) — Some 13 million workers in the United States may be exposed to hazardous chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin, the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) says.

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This type of exposure may lead to contact dermatitis (eczema), skin cancer and skin infection or injury, the agency warns.

Workers at risk include those in food service, cosmetology, health care, agriculture, cleaning, painting, construction and printing, NIOSH adds.

The skin is the body’s largest organ, accounting for more than 10 percent of a person’s body mass.

Traditionally, workplace exposure has focused on preventing inhalation of chemicals, rather than skin exposure, the agency says. It notes that this accounts for why preventive measures against skin exposure are much more limited.

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Fact: Cabbage Packs the Same Nutritional Benefits as Kale

Cabbage (Brassica oleracea)

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When it comes to good-for-you veggies, kale may be trendier, but don’t overlook its veggie cousin, cabbage. The leafy green shares a lot of the same health benefits as it’s low in calories, filled with fiber, and packed with phytonutrients and minerals that are key for short- and long-term health. It’s an easy way to switch it up from your usual kale-full recipes and salad orders without sacrificing any of the great nutritional qualities. Here’s how cabbage stacks up:

Nutrition Stats

Serving Size: 1 cup cabbage, chopped

  • 22 calories
  • 0g fat
  • 0mg cholesterol
  • 16mg sodium (0% DV)
  • 151 mg potassium (4% DV)
  • 5g carbohydrates
  • 2.2g fiber
  • 1g protein
  • 1% DV vitamin A
  • 54% DV vitamin C
  • 2% DV iron
  • 2% DV magnesium
  • 3% DV calcium
  • 5% DV vitamin B6

    Health Benefits of Cabbage

    Eating one specific food will never make you

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    How Is The Dna Packing Affecting Development In Early Embryos?

    Does DNA packing affect development in early embryos? Yes, it does. During the earliest stages of development, more compacted gene-coding regions arise so that a cell can make rapid “decisions” about which genes should be made into proteins. However, if genes are not open at the correct regions to be read and made into appropriate proteins, cells lose their proper identity and give rise to damaged tissue, and eventually death.


    Our bodies hold roughly 14 trillion cells, each containing a nucleus with DNA measuring two meters long by 20 atoms wide. To fit inside each nucleus, DNA coils around specialized proteins. These spools of wrapped DNA inhibit gene regulatory proteins from binding to protein-coding stretches along the genome, which help keep genes in the “off” position when they’re not needed.

    ‘To fit inside each nucleus, DNA coils around specialized proteins. These spools of wrapped DNA inhibit gene regulatory proteins from

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    5 Instant Home Remedies To Get Over A Hangover

    5 Instant Home Remedies To Get Over A Hangover

    Quick Bites

    • If you can get a hangover then you sure can alleviate its effects
    • Hydrate because alcohol drains the fluids of your body
    • Ginger tea will help your body metabolize and burn the alcohol in your system

    We all are looking forward to a huge New Year’s party with our friends and family but are you already dreading the hangover that you are going to have the very next morning? We all know that the best way to avoid a hangover is to drink in moderation but sometimes we miss all this because we are in such a rush. That is totally fine because we as humans are incapable of always getting it right. 

    So, are you aware of the signs of a hangover? Well, some of the common signs of a hangover include nausea, excessive thirst, headaches, vomiting, inability to concentrate, rapid heartbeat, fatigue and weakness. 

    Now all

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    Hypnotherapy may be Beneficial to Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), that affects one in five people worldwide is treatable through gut-directed hypnotherapy delivered by psychologists.


    IBS is a persistent and difficult-to-treat condition, with symptoms that can seriously affect quality of life including abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea, and constipation. For many sufferers, drug and dietary treatments are not successful.

    ‘Gut-directed hypnotherapy changes patient’s internal coping mechanism and enables them to have control over their feelings of pain and discomfort.’


    According to the study, published in The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology journal, hypnotherapy helped relieve irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms for some patients for as long as 9 nine months after the end of treatment.
    These patients reported a greater overall improvement in their condition and were more able to cope with, and were less troubled by, their symptoms.

    “We do not know exactly how gut-directed hypnotherapy works, but it may change patients’ mindset and internal coping mechanisms,

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    New Acne Treatment Might Spring From Old One

    News Picture: New Acne Treatment Might Spring From Old One

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    THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An old acne drug may hold the key to developing a new, safer treatment, a study suggests.

    Isotretinoin (Myorisan, formerly branded as Accutane), is a form of vitamin A, and has been prescribed for acne for decades. It works by reducing oil in the skin, thus helping prevent acne.

    An additional benefit of the drug has recently come to light. It alters the bacteria on the skin of acne patients to more closely resemble the skin of people without acne, researchers report.

    This discovery might lead the way to create bacteria-based treatments, said lead researchers Makedonka Mitreva, an associate professor of medicine, and Dr. William McCoy, a dermatologist and instructor of medicine, both at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Although isotretinoin is effective, it can cause severe birth defects, so it’s dangerous when used in women of … read more