Never Follow These Diets

Whether it’s a dress that no longer fits, a pair of jeans you can’t pull above your knee or a tagged photograph that you thought was of someone else- the trigger to get healthy usually comes with a bang, not a whimper. That’s when the fad dieter’s bag of trick appears. Liquids replace solids, shortcuts replace nutrition, and panic replaces common sense. But we are here to tell you that there is no such thing as a quick fix when it comes to health. Nothing can place a goody-two-shoes diet…

Novel Insulin Pills

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which the blood sugar levels are higher either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. Some people need to take insulin injections to manage their blood sugar levels. But those who fear needles, taking injections can pose a huge barrier to compliance. This in turn can lead to mismanagement of treatment and complications that can lead to hospitalizations.   While oral medications do assist the body with insulin production, a pill that delivers…

Weight Loss Pills

In double thoughts over bariatric surgery, if we thought that surgery was the only way to lose oodles of weight then think again. The ellipse device is a new generation of gastric balloons that aims at helping the obese lose weight and improves health related conditions without undergoing an invasive and permanent depluming of the digestive system. Moreover, the gastric balloon is swallowed like a pill tethered to a tiny catheter. Once in the stomach the capsule dissolves, revealing a gastric balloon that is ready to be filled with sterile…