Omega-3 fatty acids seem to be good for everything, and a new study of their effect on exercise-induced asthma is yet another example of the benefits of this healthy type of fat. A study at Indiana University found that adults with mild-to-moderate p... Read more
In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren’t... Read more
It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople... Read more
Though food is supposed to be one of life's simple pleasures, few things cause more angst and confusion. It's no wonder why. We're constantly being told which foods we should eat to be healthy, which diets we should follow to be skinny, w... Read more
So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... Read more
Stay as far away from diet pills as you can get. They're all lies and end up hurting more than helping. Since they're not regulated by the FDA, someone could grind up frog toes and just call it a "natural supplement" and get away with it.... Read more
Diet pills are all lies. You can't sit on your backside and lose weight healthily. It's best to stick to real, whole foods and control your portions. Alternate weight/resistance training and cardio for exercise. It will be slow, but healthy.... Read more
I mix coconut oil in with other things so the smell/taste isn't as strong. This morning, my breakfast was mostly almond-based (had almond milk and almond butter), so I didn't taste the coconut oil. That being said, I don't really mind the taste.... Read more
No kinda of fad, detox, pills or anything else is the answer. Weight loss is all about eating the right portions of veggies, protein and low carb fruit and MOVING a lot to burn extra calories you have accumulated. 3500 calories in a pound; that's... Read more
My introduction of fish oil pills into my diet has really increased my success. I am surprised at how great I feel. Try it out! (AND NO, My breath does not smell like fish - they are capsules so they don't break until they are in your tummy). I h... Read more
The VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL) research study will officially begin recruitment for participants in January 2010. The purpose of the study is to evaluate whether taking omega 3 fatty acids from fish oil or vitamin D supplements helps reduce... Read more
In 2008, over-the-counter fish oil supplement sales in the United States nearly topped $740 million. Add to that the additional $1.8 billion spent on other omega-3 fortified foods like margarine and peanut butter and you can see that omega-3 is big b... Read more
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