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Boiled egg diet ‘not sustainable long-term’ but will promote weight loss

Despite its name, the boiled egg diet does not consist of eating exclusively eggs. However, it claims consuming three hard-boiled eggs a day can promote weight loss. The diet recommends at least two eggs for breakfast and eggs for lunch or dinner. Lean proteins such as skinless white meat and fish are also allowed after breakfast, as well as non-starchy vegetables including celery and onions. However, fruit should be limited and only small amounts of fat from foods such as mayonnaise are allowed.

Exercising on the diet is not compulsory, but is encouraged.

Speaking about the fad to Women’s Health, Erin Palinski-Wade, RDN said: “This is a version of a low-calorie, low carb diet that will promote weight loss.

“But [it] will not be sustainable long-term and does not provide your body with balanced nutrition.”

The NHS describes eggs as a nutritious source of protein, as well as Vitamin D,A,B12, B2, folate and iodine.

Despite its benefits, yolks are high in cholesterol, and the boiled egg diet promotes eating more than some bodies recommended.

Having too much cholesterol in your body can block your blood vessels and increase your likeliness of developing heart problems or having a stroke.

Heart UK – the cholesterol charity – says eating “three to four eggs a week should be fine”.

However, the Heart Foundation warns those at high risk of heart disease should eat no more than three eggs per week.

The Heart Foundation explained: “Dietary cholesterol [i.e. eggs] has little impact on blood cholesterol levels within the context of a diet lower in saturated fat.

“However, dietary cholesterol and saturated fat act synergistically.

“Intakes of dietary cholesterol higher than 300mg/day were a more important determinant of total and LDL cholesterol when saturated fats accounted for more than 15 per cent of total energy intake.”

Both organisations say it is “more important” to limit the amount of saturated fat consumed, rather than the number of eggs.

This is why the NHS promotes eating eggs as “part of a healthy, balanced diet” but recommends cooking them without salt or fat – as frying eggs can increase their fat content by around 50 percent.

It therefore recommends boiling or poaching eggs and not adding salt – or scrambling them without butter and replacing cream with low-fat milk.

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COVID May Cause Long-Term Brain Loss, Study Says

A new study from researchers in the United Kingdom has found that the coronavirus may cause long-term brain loss and could be the reason some COVID-19 patients lose their sense of smell and taste.  

“In short, the study suggests that there could be some long-term loss of brain tissue from COVID, and that would have some long-term consequences,” former FDA Director Scott Gottlieb, MD, said on CNBC’s The News with Shepard Smith.

“You could compensate for that over time, so the symptoms of that may go away, but you’re never going to regain the tissue if, in fact, it’s being destroyed as a result of the virus,” said Gottlieb, who is also a CNBC contributor.

According to the study, researchers in the United Kingdom had access to brain image testing on about 40,000 people that was done before the start of the coronavirus pandemic. 

In 2021, they asked hundreds of those people to come back for more brain scans. Almost 800 responded. Of those patients, 404 had tested positive for COVID-19, and 394 had usable brain scans that were taken before and after the pandemic.

Comparison of the before-and-after brain scans found “significant effects of COVID-19 in the brain with a loss of grey matter” in parts of the brain connected to smell and taste.

“All significant results were found in the primary or secondary cortical gustatory and olfactory areas, in the left hemisphere, using grey matter information (volume, thickness),” the study found.

Loss of smell and taste is one of the hallmarks of a COVID-19 infection. Research shows it can continue up to 5 months after the virus first strikes.

“The diminishment in the amount of cortical tissue happened to be in regions of the brain that are close to the places that are responsible for smell,” Gottlieb said. “What it suggests is that the smell, the loss of smell, is just an effect of a more primary process that’s underway, and that process is actually shrinking of cortical tissue.”

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CNBC. “New Covid study hints at long-term loss of brain tissue, Dr. Scott Gottlieb warns.”

MedRxiv. “Brain imaging before and after COVID-19 in UK Biobank.”

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Paris Jackson says paparazzi caused her long-term trauma

The daughter of Michael Jackson has a one-on-one discussion with fellow paparazzi target and friend Willow Smith on Wednesday’s edition of “Red Table Talk.”

NEW YORK — Paris Jackson, stopping by “Red Table Talk” for a frank discussion about living under the media glare, reveals she suffers long-term anxiety and trauma from enduring countless camera clicks by paparazzi since she was a child.

“I experience auditory hallucinations sometimes with camera clicks and severe paranoia and have been going to therapy for a lot of things but that included,” Jackson says. “I’ll hear a trash bag rustling and flinch in panic.” She adds: “I think it’s standard PTSD.”

Jackson, the daughter of Michael Jackson, has a one-on-one discussion with fellow paparazzi target and friend Willow Smith on Wednesday’s edition of the online talk show that airs on Facebook Watch at 9 a.m. PDT/noon EDT.

During the show’s introduction, Smith says she met Jackson on the set of mom Jada Pinkett Smith’s TV show “Hawthorne.” Smith and Jackson soon forged a bond over growing up with parents in the spotlight, and over love of music, modeling, and issues like mental health, sexuality and body image. One way Jackson says she keeps some privacy is by asking people in her home to sign non-disclosure agreements.

Jackson, who has dated men and women, tells Smith that while there is tension with some of her family members over her sexuality, she has leaned on her brothers — Prince and Prince Michael II — and longtime family friend Omer Bhatti.

“They’ve always been super-supportive,” she says, noting that to better connect with his sister, Prince Jackson in high school joined a student-run club that unites LGBTQ+ and allied youth. “Not a lot of people can say they have siblings that support them like that.”

In 2020, Paris Jackson and then-boyfriend Gabriel Glenn — who formed the acoustic duo The Soundflowers — had a docu-series on Facebook Watch called “Unfiltered,” which provided a glimpse into her private life. Jackson revealed self-harm and suicide attempts in her testimonials, and said music was a way to channel her pain. She released her debut solo album “Wilted” in November.

“Red Table Talk” has recently made headlines with interviews with Olivia Jade Gianulli, Kelly Osbourne, and when Pinkett Smith and her husband, Will Smith, discussed their marriage.

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How to stop acid reflux at night – the 5 steps to short and long-term relief

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Over the counter medication

Those dealing with stubborn reflux can pursue over the counter treatment.

People can find several at their local pharmacy, including traditional antacids, which neutralise stomach acids.

H2 receptor blockers (or sci-fi sounding proton pump inhibitors) block or reduce stomach acid production.

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