If You Eat Red Meat, This is a Must-Read

Red meat, which includes meats such as beef, veal, lamb, mutton (flesh of sleep), goat, horse and pork, are nutrient-dense sources of protein. And yes, pork is red meat. You might recall a marketing campaign once advertised pork as ‘the other white meat,’ kind of like an alternative to chicken. But the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) classifies pork as red meat.

Why Do We Drink Chicken Soup When We’re Sick (And Does it Help)

Like me, you probably have childhood memories of your parents bringing you a big bowl of hot, homemade chicken soup in bed when you weren’t feeling too good. And even if you had an upset stomach, the soup was likely appetizing. It almost felt like a warm, soothing hug going down. To me, it was just as comforting as my mother’s hand on my forehead, checking to see whether I had a fever.

Your Normal Body Weight May Do Little For Your Health, Unless You Get Moving

The following story really says it all. “For the first 37 years of my life, I had always been that girl,” wrote a woman named Danielle Braff, in a report. “It was — *humble brag time* — easy for me. No ice-cream, cake (yes, I have a sweet tooth), or lack of a vigorous workout could make me gain more than a pound or two, which always miraculously seemed to simply fall off when I wasn’t trying.”

Celery - The Health Bandwagon You May Want to Jump On

Apparently, drinking fresh celery juice is the hot, new health and weight loss trend of the New Year. And the person responsible for starting this trend is Anthony William, a self-proclaimed “Medical Medium.” At the age of four, Anthony reportedly told his family at the dinner table that his “symptom-free” grandmother had lung cancer. It turns out, he was right.

Do You Get the Same Nutrients from Almond Milk That You Get From Cow’s Milk?

If it was still common for the milkman to deliver milk to your home like he did in the fifties and sixties, he might have brought you more than just regular old cow’s milk. Unlike that era, there are now many alternative, non-dairy, plant-based milks, in addition to cow’s milk, available.

Be A Master Chef of Salt-Free Cooking

Sometimes we are forced to make lifestyle changes in order to enjoy a healthy life. This is what a young woman named Jessica Goldman Foung, who calls herself Sodium Girl, did.

Ladies: For a Good Night’s Sleep, You Should Maybe Sleep With Your Dog

Women need more sleep than men. We apparently need about 30 more minutes. And there is credible research to suggest that the reason we need more sleep is because we usually multi-task and use more of our “actual brain than men leading to a greater need for sleep. Essentially, the more you use your brain during the day, the more it needs to rest while asleep,” reports the National Sleep Foundation.

Traveling Abroad? Heed This Warning About Rabies

Rabies is an illness most of us only imagine happening to someone in a movie, a person infected who becomes this wild, rabid creature foaming at the mouth, that everyone surrounding him must get away from as fast as possible.

If You’re African-American, You Need To Know About CKD

Chronic kidney disease (CKD), also called chronic kidney failure or renal disease, is plaguing the African-American community. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a black person is almost four times as likely as a white person to develop kidney failure. And even though the African-American community makes up about 13 percent of the population, it accounts for 35 percent of the people with kidney failure in the United States.

Does Your Child’s School Have a Nutrition Class? If Not, You May Want to Ask for a Curriculum Change

For most kids, school is like a second home. The average child in America receives approximately 900 to 1,000 instructional hours of time in school per year. And healthy lifestyle habits, such as meal prepping with nutritious foods, should comprise a portion of those instructional hours because the childhood obesity epidemic in America is a major public health concern that must be addressed.

Not To Be a Buzzkill, But Your Energy Drink Has Some Stuff In It That’s Ruining Your Health

According to a CNN report, the global energy drink market is expected to reach $61 billion by 2021. Energy drinks, like Red Bull, Monster and Rockstar, are popular because they are supposed to do exactly what their name suggests - give you energy! With non-stop schedules and 24/7 digital access, it’s no wonder why many may reach for an energy drink when a regular cup of coffee doesn’t seem to do the trick.

The Prescription You Can Fill With Exercise

I recently came across a program started in Ohio called Walk with a Doc. It was founded by a cardiologist who invited his patients to go on a walk with him at a local park. The doctor did this, because he was not seeing the behavioral changes that he wanted to see in his patients in a clinical setting.

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