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Editorial: Sun Gazing – A Modern Practice

Sun Gazing – A Modern Practice A modern craze in alternative health claims that people can obtain, “Super human powers,” with alleged, “NASA supported research.” The practice in question has been dubbed ‘sun gazing,’ which also seems to have taken the fitness community by storm as a dietary alternative to salads and portion control. On a scale from zero to Oprah, it once even found brief popularity on the Livestrong site. It sounds incredible, but what is sun gazing? Sun gazing – What is it? Sun gazing (also called “sun eating” or “HRM“)  is practiced by ‘dieters’, ‘spiritualists’ and the undiscerningly-curious. The...

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Obesity Linked Metabolically to Eating Speed

Ever told as a kid to slow down and chew your food? There may be a good reason. Japanese researchers have found a strong correlation between the speed at which someone consumes food and metabolism, concluding that faster eaters may contribute to the obesity epidemic. In short, faster eating could lower your metabolism and come with more than a few steep health risks. The study took place over the course of three years. Participants included 8,941 residents of Soka City, aged 40 through 75, both with and without diagnoses of metabolic syndrome. Eating speed was measured in form of questionnaire. Is it eating speed...