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
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
Store shelves are drowning is books and magazines dedicated to the care and maintenance of your body. Your abs, your thighs – even your heart – get special attention. But what about your mind?
Why does it seem like the brain, y... Read more
If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you... 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
Hoping for some weight loss buddies....in Michigan would be great! I lost 105 pounds about 3 years ago and have gained 45 back so I need to get it off! I'm 40 years old with three kids and work nights so I'm finding it hard to exercise like before... Read more
Weight goal achieved, 3 weeks early! Now the question is, do I ease up on the dieting a little? I've been feeling pretty deprived. Or do I keep going, and end up at a weight that is not maintainable? I have been down this road before.... Read more
Research in the British Journal of Nutrition shows that olive oil can assist with weight loss because it increases fat metabolism where we break down body fat. The key is to ensure that olive oil is the main source of fat in the diet & in moderation... Read more
A small study recently published in The Journal of the American Medical Association reviewed the clinical responses of three popular diet regimens in people that had already achieved weight loss. The goal of the study was to not only look at energy e... Read more
Many religions recommend fasting for both spiritual and/or health benefits. All religious fasts are different: Some restrict certain foods, while others only restrict the times of day in which one can eat. Few religious fasts involve a long-term or c... Read more
Recent studies on fish oil for weight loss, fat burning and depression show that people who get the most fish oil with DHA burn more fat, have less obesity, weigh less and have less depression while dieting than those who get the least amount of f... Read more
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