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The Real Problem With Fast Food

The Real Problem With Fast Food

In addition to consuming oversize portions that quickly exceed a prudent calorie intake, eating too much fast food appears to dramatically raise the risk of type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease...

Ginger for Aches, Pains, Arthritis and More

Ginger for Aches, Pains, Arthritis and More

If minor aches and pains are an issue for you, try ginger, a natural anti-inflammatory agent that is useful for relieving symptoms associated with arthritis, bursitis, motion sickness, nausea and ..

Keep Your Family Vacation From Being Stressful!

Keep Your Family Vacation From Being Stressful!

Summer is near, so you know what that means! Vacation time with the family (smile). Whether you plan on taking an international flight or a road trip somewhere, dealing with different ages and persona..

Almond Butter & Banana Protein Smoothie!

Almond Butter & Banana Protein Smoothie!

Almond butter adds nutty flavor plus 7 grams of protein to this healthy, protein-rich banana smoothie. INGREDIENTS 1 frozen banana 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 2 tablespoons almond butter 2 ta..

Less Exercise Better for Weight Loss?

Less Exercise Better for Weight Loss?

A new study from Denmark suggests that running, biking or rowing for 30 minutes daily when you’re trying to lose weight helps pare off pounds better than an hour-long workout.  Researchers from ..

Butter Lowers Heart Attack Risk Compared to Margarine

Butter Lowers Heart Attack Risk Compared to Margarine

Mainstream nutrition guidelines tend to backfire and have the opposite effect of what they were intended to do. A prime example of that is the recommendation to replace butter with margarine… which..

Probiotics for IBS?

Probiotics for IBS?

If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, probiotics may turn out to be your best friend.  A study in mice at the University of Michigan has found that probiotics can reverse the effect of st..

Alarming News About Antibiotics

Alarming News About Antibiotics

Small wonder that antibiotics are becoming less potent: a new government survey has estimated that 50 percent of all prescriptions for oral antibiotics were unnecessary and that in 2010, the year stud..

Use Soap, Not Handwash!

Use Soap, Not Handwash!

They have become common in our homes, but scientists have warned that expensive antibacterial washes are no better at cleaning hands than ordinary soap and they may even encourage superbugs. Americ..

AVOCADOS MAY SIGNAL A HEALTHY DIET

AVOCADOS MAY SIGNAL A HEALTHY DIET

If avocados are a regular part of your diet, you may be in good company, nutritionally speaking. A new analysis of data gathered from a national nutrition survey suggests that eating avocados is linke..

Diet Effects Healthy Aging

Diet Effects Healthy Aging

Eating well in your 50s and 60s can set the stage for healthy aging. Researchers from France, the Harvard School of Public Health and Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital looked at health and diet da..

How Exercise Slows Aging

How Exercise Slows Aging

A team of British researchers appears to have figured out how exercise slows the aging process.  The mechanism involves the newly identified hormone irisin, which is released from muscles afte..

Don’t Overdo the Beauty Sleep

Don’t Overdo the Beauty Sleep

It’s important to get your sleep. A good 7-8 hours helps you feel your best, protects you against diabetes, wards off heart disease and even burns calories. But how much sleep do you really need? ..

EATING CHOCOLATE MAY KEEP YOU SLIM AND SHARPEN YOUR MIND!

EATING CHOCOLATE MAY KEEP YOU SLIM AND SHARPEN YOUR MIND!

Good News! We know that flavonols - the antioxidants in chocolate - have anti-inflammatory effects that can help prevent heart disease. Now Spanish researchers have discovered that eating a moderate ..

SURPRISING ROUTE TO CREATIVE THINKING

SURPRISING ROUTE TO CREATIVE THINKING

Need some new ideas? Take a hike!  Seriously, new research from Stanford University shows that walking increases creative inspiration by about 60 percent compared to coming up with good ideas ..

SPIRITUALITY & MEDITATION PROTECT AGAINST DEPRESSION

SPIRITUALITY & MEDITATION PROTECT AGAINST DEPRESSION

Regular meditation, as well as other spiritual or religious practices, has been shown to help shield against depression. New research from Columbia University’s Spirituality Mind Body Institute sugges..

Diet Soda and Alcohol?!

Diet Soda and Alcohol?!

If you’re planning on a cocktail or two, make sure that you don’t combine alcohol with a diet soda.  New research has found that the mixture – often the preference of the weight conscious – is l..

Add Coconut Oil To Your Coffee?!

Add Coconut Oil To Your Coffee?!

It might sound crazy, but here are 3 reasons to give it a try. 1. Coconut Oil Increases Your Energy How does this work? Well, coconut oil is made up of MCTs (Medium Chain Triglycerides). MCTs are ..

When Exercise = Pain

When Exercise = Pain

Figure Out If You Need Help When you wind up with an ache or pain after a game with friends or a workout session on your own, try to get a sense of how bad you think it is. If you see a lot of a sw..

One Simple Trick to Lose Weight, Be in a Better Mood an...

One Simple Trick to Lose Weight, Be in a Better Mood and Live a Longer Healthier Life!

Get SEVEN+ hours of sleep every night! Study after study has shown that a good nights sleep is one of the most important factors to your overall health and happiness. From better weight control, highe..

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