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Stress: The Contagious Disease

Stress: The Contagious Disease

When you’re stressed, do you think that it’s all about you? That your problems are yours and yours alone? That might be true in some ways, but here’s something to chew on: stress does not work in a silo. It is highly contagious, and It will eventually impact the people around you — wreaking havoc […]

The Simplest Diet In The World Works With Just Four Rules

The Simplest Diet In The World Works With Just Four Rules

The word “diet” used to mean “eating less” but now, it’s a myriad of 5:2 ratios, macronutrient quotas and blue zones. Enter what could possibly be the simplest way to lose weight, that’s been tested on more than 1000 Australian men and women over five years with great results. In fact it’s so simple, it […]

Will Eating Meat Give You Cancer?

Will Eating Meat Give You Cancer?

When the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report this October linking processed meats and red meats to an increased risk of cancer, the nation stood divided. As a long-time vegan, my mind was already made up — I stood on the side of the fence that felt validated by the WHO’s findings. Humanitarian issues […]

How To Win At The Losing Game

How To Win At The Losing Game

Losing weight is easy. Keeping it off is not. Why else would people be searching, time and time again, for that “perfect” diet? The bad news: One-third to two-thirds of dieters end up gaining more weightthan they lost on their diets, says an article published in an issue of the American Psychologist. But don’t lose […]

The Skinny On “Good” Fats

The Skinny On “Good” Fats

    When you hear the word “fat,” what do you think? It can definitely have a negative connotation, and we have been taught not to consume too much because of the impact it has on our health. But as we’ve been slowly starting to realize through recent health studies and articles, fat is not […]

4 Things You Must Know About Your Metabolism

4 Things You Must Know About Your Metabolism

A Common Exercise Revs It More Than You Think Your metabolism is the sum of all the things your body does daily that use energy—from digestion to exercise. If walking is your go-to workout, you’ll like this news: You’re probably burning more calories than you think. Recent research from Southern Methodist University found that equations […]

5 Ways To Fuel Your Brain

5 Ways To Fuel Your Brain

We tend to think that a loss of mental acuity is just part of getting older — but age is not the only contributing factor to cognitive decline. Our lifestyle also plays a key role. Poor diet, a lack of sleep and exercise, ongoing stress, smoking and environmental pollutants all damage fragile brain cells. Fortunately, […]

What Actually Is The Mediterranean Diet – And Does It Work?

What Actually Is The Mediterranean Diet – And Does It Work?

It is said to be better at lowering cholesterol than statins, and able to prevent dementia and heart disease, and will not make you fat. Anything that good for you might be expected to smell foul and come in a medicine bottle, but the Mediterranean diet is generally considered to be delicious, except by those […]

Diet, Exercise, and Sleep Are Great, but 1 Thing Matters Even More for Your Health

Diet, Exercise, and Sleep Are Great, but 1 Thing Matters Even More for Your Health

What is the best way to live a happy and successful life? originally appeared on Quora, the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Katherine Killoran, physician and cancer survivor, on Quora: Establishing healthy habits is a good start. When you feel well, it’s easier to be happy and […]

Overweight And Thin People Might Actually See Food Differently

Overweight And Thin People Might Actually See Food Differently

Educating people about healthy eating is a nice idea, but does it result in healthier habits? Not necessarily, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge who published a study on the subject in this month’s issue of eNeuro. Their study of lean and overweight people concluded that education wasn’t the problem when it comes […]

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