What’s the Deal With the Bland Diet?

What’s the Deal With the Bland Diet?

All foods we eat and liquids we drink must pass through the stomach. You’d think because the stomach contains a strong acid that breaks down food, nothing could irritate it. But, you’d be wrong. Stomach irritation is associated with certain medications, alcohol abuse,...

Zinc: Benefits of Minerals for Health, Wellness & More

Zinc: Benefits of Minerals for Health, Wellness & More

From a scientific standpoint, zinc is a transition metal. It’s grouped in the same class as mercury and cadmium. The zinc atomic number is 30, and it’s in group 12 of the periodic table. Interestingly enough, zinc also has characteristics similar to magnesium. Aside...

Diabetes and Weight Loss

Diabetes and Weight Loss

Diabetes is frequently associated with rapid fluctuations in weight gain or weight loss. Many people with diabetes, both type 1 and type 2, will want to lose weight to manage their conditions and optimize overall health. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes and...

New Year, New Foods: Fat Burning Foods for Weight Loss

New Year, New Foods: Fat Burning Foods for Weight Loss

Food. There always seems to be an anticipated love/hate relationship between losing weight and food. This doesn’t have to be the case. Food isn’t the enemy on your weight-loss journey; it’s a weapon you can use to fight hunger and speed up weight loss. Check out these...

12 Tips for Keeping Weight Loss Resolutions From the Experts

12 Tips for Keeping Weight Loss Resolutions From the Experts

As 2020 has drawn to a close, many people are getting ready to tackle 2021. One of the traditions surrounding the New Year is to make a few New Year's resolutions. It is no secret that countless people in this country are struggling with their weight. If this sounds...

Aloe Vera: A Skin Treatment Not Just for Skin Anymore

Aloe Vera: A Skin Treatment Not Just for Skin Anymore

Aloe Vera is popular as a cosmetic, medical treatment, and food product; however, what does the research show are the actual benefits? From ancient history to modern-day medical treatment, let’s dig into Aloe Vera and how it’s used today. What Is Aloe Vera? Today,...

Gastritis Diet

Gastritis Diet

Gastritis can be a painful condition to live with. If ignored, it can cause extensive pain and significantly increase the chance of developing ulcers and stomach cancer. A gastritis diet can help someone with this condition manage symptoms and improve quality of life....

Is Grapefruit Really That Healthy?

Is Grapefruit Really That Healthy?

When a sweet orange crossed with pomelo in subtropical Barbados, the result was the grapefruit. The fruit tends to taste sour with slightly sweet and bitter undertones. You can find grapefruit in red, pink, white, and yellow varieties. The grapefruit was originally...

52 Weeks of Learning Something New: 2021

52 Weeks of Learning Something New: 2021

As we approach the new year, many people like to create resolutions to take them through the year. Some people lose sight because their resolutions are too hard. If you resolve to learn something new every day, then you came to the right place. You’re about to learn...

How Noom’s Engineering Team Prepares for the Holidays

How Noom’s Engineering Team Prepares for the Holidays

By Viktor Braut, Staff Engineer When your business is helping people lose weight, there is no time like the holidays. After spending a few days indulging in the festivities with their extended family, many people are ready to turn a leaf and look after their...

Mechanics of Testing a Big Hypothesis

Mechanics of Testing a Big Hypothesis

By Narek Tamoyan, Senior Product Manager At Noom, one of our fundamental principles is learning fast and iterating rapidly on any initiative (not just product) we work on. Our project life cycle consists of the following steps: ResearchIdeate and...

Low Sodium Diet

Low Sodium Diet

Sodium is an essential nutrient that everyone needs in their diet, but unfortunately, many consume too much. That’s why a low sodium diet has become more prevalent in recent years. From decreasing high blood pressure to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, a...

A Detailed Guide to the Diverticulosis Diet

A Detailed Guide to the Diverticulosis Diet

Diverticulosis is a medical condition of the lower portion of the intestinal tract, or colon, in which pouches start to develop.  Usually, in a healthy intestinal tract, the tissue is smooth and elastic. And it looks similar to a long tube that compresses to a...

Niacin Uses, Benefits & Risks: A Complete Look

Niacin Uses, Benefits & Risks: A Complete Look

Casimir Funk, a Polish-born biochemist, has been credited as the first person to isolate niacin, or vitamin B3, from organic rice in the early twentieth century. There are many health benefits associated with regular use of niacin. However, the vitamin does have risks...

Vitamin C: Complete Guide to Uses and Benefits

Vitamin C: Complete Guide to Uses and Benefits

“Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble nutrient found in some foods. In the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we...

Vitamin D: How to Benefit from the Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D: How to Benefit from the Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D is called the sunshine vitamin because as the skin absorbs the sun’s rays, a natural process produces it. It is also known as calciferol. Vitamin D is crucial for strong, healthy bones, proper functioning of muscles, heart, lungs, brain, and immune system....

Complete Guide to Amino Acids

Complete Guide to Amino Acids

Amino acids are essential for development in all areas of the body. They are used in every cell and tissue for structural development. The translocation of nutrients and their storage in our bodies also rely heavily on amino acids. For this reason, there is a need to...

Candida Diet Review: Does it Work for Weight Loss?

Candida Diet Review: Does it Work for Weight Loss?

Candida occurs naturally as part of the flora of the gastrointestinal system. It is kept in check by the bacteria present and the body's immune system under normal conditions. However, this delicate balance gets thrown off regularly due to the diet many of us in the...

Coconut Oil 101: Your Guide to Health Benefits & Handy Uses

Coconut Oil 101: Your Guide to Health Benefits & Handy Uses

Coconut oil, aka copra oil, is oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts. Since it has an excellent shelf life, is slow to oxidize, and resistant to rancidification, it's ideal for daily or long-term use. Coconut oil is not only edible but offers many...