How healthy are most Americans? We are living longer as a society, but we are collectively sicker than ever before. America's Health Rankings highlight troubling levels of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and an increase in sedentary behavior across the board.
According to a recent study reported by The Lancet Health, diets that include carbohydrates may promote a healthy life. But it should not really take a study to arrive at this conclusion, because carbohydrates comprise one of the six critical nutrients we need to survive.
As far back as I can remember, conventional wisdom has been that the higher our HDL cholesterol levels, the less we and our healthcare providers had to be concerned about our ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol levels.
Many people equate copper with pennies, plumbing or bracelets to help cure arthritis (spoiler alert – they don’t!) than with good health. But copper is a trace mineral - along with iron, chromium, zinc, iodine, manganese and selenium.
According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, nearly one quarter of individuals in the United States skip breakfast daily. This is probably not shocking to you, as you likely may be one of those individuals who skip what has been called “the most important meal of the day.”
According to a recent survey, many American children go days without eating a single vegetable! And sadly, statistics show that bad eating habits are affecting our children’s health. The incidence of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
My most recent nutrient test came back showing that I had relatively high levels of benzoic acid in my body. I have never really focused on this compound, so I took the opportunity to learn a bit more about it to figure out whether I should be concerned about the levels.
The obsession with accentuating your profile seems to be high on the list of priorities for ladies these days. From Brazilian butt lifts, to padded undergarments and clothing that lift and tone, to outlandish workouts, the list of bizarre rear-end hacks is growing.
Diet trends come and go. You can’t miss them on the front pages of grocery store magazines and Google. You may have seen the story of a Massachusetts doctor that shed an impressive 125 pounds over the course of 18 months. Dr. Kevin Gendreau had life-changing results and attributes his success to the 16:8 intermittent fasting diet.
You may want to steer clear of eating too much beef jerky on your next road trip, limit the number of hot dogs at the next baseball game and cut back on the amount of salami at cocktail hour.
Corn is America’s crop, with more than 80 million acres of the gold stuff dotted all over our nation’s landscape. It has become a visual staple of picnic tables, movie night and supper time for decades now. Not to mention, the role corn played in the lives of Native Americans and the survival of settlers.
When couples are having difficulty conceiving – which is a growing problem around the world – most people assume the woman has the fertility problem. In reality, at least 40 percent of the time, the challenge to conceiving is directly related to the man.
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