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Bariatric surgery association with male gonadal dysfunction due to obesity

Obesity is an ever growing pandemic and a prevalent problem among men of the reproductive age that can both cause and exacerbate male factor infertility by means of endocrine abnormalities associated with comorbidities, and direct effects on the precision and throughput of spermatogenesis. The current scientific literature shows that obesity, and in particular visceral/abdominal adipose tissue expansion, represents a strong factor that leads to testosterone deficiency, erectile dysfunction, cha...  

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Bariatric surgery as a possible solution to female infertility

The prevalence  of obesity worldwide has nearly tripled since 1975 and currently there are 650 million people worldwide (11% male and 15% female) having obesity with a BMI of more than 30.  Obesity contributes to female infertility and is also a factor in complications to both the mother and the offspring during pregnancy and childbirth. One of the most effective methods to tackle obesity and its related comorbidity is bariatric surgery. Polycystic ovarian syndrome and endometrial hyperplas...  

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Want to be healthier? Learn to cook!

Cooking at home is the ticket to healthier, more affordable meals, which in turn means a healthier you! When you cook at home, you control the ingredients and avoid consuming the cheap fillers, flavour enhancers, and added salt or butter that end up in most restaurant and take away meals. Cooking also nudges you to move naturally, requiring you to stand, stir, mix, knead, chop, and lift.Children who more frequently eat home-cooked meals are less likely to be overweight and they tend to co...  

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Tonic Newsletter – Curb Sugar, Curb Cravings

CURB SUGAR, CURB CRAVINGS Sugar cravings are the worst. It’s like a li!le army of critters tormenting you until you feed them M&M’s. Eating sugar creates a vicious cycle spurred on by addiction. There are many different theories on the causes of sugar cravings, including food allergies, adrenal fatigue, monthly hormonal changes in women, and plenty more. In the case of food allergies, we can crave what we’re allergic to in order to avoid withdrawal symptoms. When adr...  

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Tonic Newsletter – Are you getting enough fibre?

ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH FIBRE? If you want to live a healthy life and feel good, fibre is a critical nutrient you need to be eating every day. Despite its importance, fibre is often overlooked. Most people in developed countries aren’t getting nearly enough of it. Fibre enhances your body’s ability to absorb nutrients from food and eliminate toxins. It fills you up and helps you maintain more consistent energy levels. And its essential for healthy digestion, maintaining a h...  

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Tonic Newsletter – February is the new January

January is almost at an end and New Year’s resolutions probably long forgotten. However, there are good reasons why resolutions fail. Some may have been too ambitious or not feasible within the logistics of your life. Perhaps you made too many or just made them because everyone else was making them. But don’t be too hard on yourself as you’re not alone in falling off the wagon! The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that January 1st is actually a terrible !me to kic...  

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Tonic Newsletter – 22 January 2018

MEDITATION AND WEIGHT LOSS The good news is that there is a connection between meditation and weight loss! The reason that meditation is so powerful is that it helps the conscious and unconscious mind agree on changes we want to apply to our behaviour. These changes could be a number of factors such as cravings for unhealthy food or control of eating behaviours. It’s important to get your unconscious mind involved because that’s where those bad habits that often cause us t...  

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Tonic Newsletter – 25th December 2017

POST CHRISTMAS RECOVERY PLAN We have reached that time of the year when many of us will have either eaten too much or drunk too much or, in all likelihood, both. Overindulgence is as much a part of the festivities as exchanging presents and we’re all too familiar with the consequences of this excess. After all the Christmas celebrations our bodies need to relax and unwind. There is only one time of the day when body and mind are both totally relaxed and that is when we are ...  

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Tonic Newsletter – 18th December 2017

MERRY FITNESS Christmas is just about here, and that can mean neglected fitness regimes and five-hour TV marathons. But it doesn’t have to be this way. With a little forward planning and a teeny bit of self-discipline, it is possible to enjoy a happy and healthy Christmas and enter the New Year feeling fit.  Many people will fall off the exercise bandwagon at Christmas, and rule out the idea of getting into shape during the festive period, assuming there is no point in sta...  

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Tonic Newsletter – 11th December 2017

HOW TO AVOID CHRISTMAS WEIGHT GAIN THIS YEAR Dodging Christmas weight gain may sound as realistic as Father Christmas sliding down a chimney on Christmas Eve, but there are ways to stay on track at this time of the year. Many people expect weight gain during December, but packing on a few pounds is not inevitable. Don’t skip meals - A healthy breakfast will set you up to eat well for the rest of the day. Choose filling, healthy options such as eggs, porridge, or greek y...  

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