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...
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 ..
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 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..
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 ..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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? ..
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 ..
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 ..
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..
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..
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 ..
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..
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..