Forty-four days before performing at Coachella this past April, Beyonce announced to her more than 100 million Instagram followers that she would be eating vegan to get in ultimate shape for the big show.
For most Americans, the Fourth of July holiday is all about fun, relaxation, good food and drinking! This holiday may also be about spending lots of time in the sun and doing outdoor physical activities.
A food author, cook and mom of four banned her kids from eating sugary foods. She even banned birthday cake and compared these types of foods to highly addictive drugs. In fact, she suggested that sugar has the same effect on the brain as cocaine.
Do you remember when it was all about kale, kale and more kale?
The majority of American adults – approximately 71 percent – take supplements (reportedly spending over $36 billion every year in the process). So it’s understandable that there are questions about whether supplements are really a good investment in your health and whether they really work.
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, and it has been in the news a lot lately. The recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, along with countless others, from depression are examples - very sad and upsetting!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 90% of U.S. children ages 6-18 years eat too much sodium daily. The CDC also reports that 1 in 6 children (aged 8-17 years) have high blood pressure (hypertension).
When you think of prescriptions, you most likely think of necessary drugs a doctor gives you for a certain condition or illness. But what if you were given a prescription of healthy foods by your doctor for certain conditions?
I grew up eating tons of tropical fruits, like ackee, guinep, guava and dragon fruit. But I don’t recall ever trying star fruit. So I decided to learn more about this fruit which is now in season but can be obtained year round.
When it comes to your health and wellness, sometimes you might forget that you need to be mindful of simple activities like breathing and eating.
If you like Thai cuisine, you have probably tried basil chicken. Basil is an aromatic herb that adds great flavor to practically anything -- scrambled eggs, salads, sandwiches, pastas, cocktails, iced teas - the list goes on. Basil even serves as a natural bug repellent in gardens.
May is Older American’s Month. Since this year’s focus is on activities that will enhance seniors’ physical, mental and emotional well-being, there is no better time to talk about what psychologists like to call “executive functioning,” what it is and why it’s important to protect it.
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