Plant-based products are taking over grocery store shelves. From black bean burgers, veggie burgers and mushroom based patties, the variety of plant based ‘meat’ products can be dizzying.
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.”
One “trick” you may be familiar with to avoid overeating is using smaller plates to serve your food and control proportions sizes. But according to recent research, smaller plates don’t help you eat less when you’re hungry.
It’s human nature to look for ways to justify or rationalize behavior that, deep down inside, we know is not good for us. This is why you may hear people who smoke and drink too much talk about the person who smoked two packs and drank a fifth of bourbon a day and lived to a ripe, old age.
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).
There’s no doubt that the discovery of antibiotics was a good thing. Antibiotics and other similar drugs have been used for the last 70 years to treat patients who have infectious diseases. “Since the 1940s, these drugs have greatly reduced illness and death from infectious diseases,” 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.
It’s always inspiring to hear stories about young people who are self-made millionaires. But it’s even more inspiring to hear about young people who realize their health is their greatest wealth.
Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte recently received a suspension that will put him on the sidelines until July of 2019.
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.
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