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December 13, 2016 4:36 pm  | Comments: 775 | Views: 211471
The holiday season is an extremely difficult time to stay focused on eating healthfully, exercising regularly and improving wellness. Trust me, I understand. Even if you have superhuman willpower, the holiday season is challenging for everyone. It is indeed a tricky time. But despite the difficulties, with some thought, strategy and determination, it’s possible to survive the holidays with your wellness intact. To help you start 2017 with good health and momentum, rather than a long list of resolutions, here are some strategies for a successful—and healthy— holiday season.

Study Suggests Fitness Trackers May Actually Lead to Less Weight Loss

September 27, 2016 4:03 pm  | Comments: 623 | Views: 11582
A new study into the effectiveness of fitness trackers for weight loss found the wearable devices may not be as helpful as previously thought. And in fact, they may even have the opposite effect. In the new report published September 20 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh… View Article

Is Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte Bad For You?

September 23, 2016 11:05 am  | Comments: 11 | Views: 11988
This past Thursday was the official first day of autumn, and with the turning of the seasons comes the return of one of America’s favorite fall drink — Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte. Since first introducing the beverage nearly 13 years ago, the Pumpkin Spice Latte still remains Starbucks most popular seasonal beverage. Forbes estimated that… View Article

New Study Reveals the Sugar Industry Manipulated Heart Research More Than 50 Years Ago

September 13, 2016 5:45 pm  | Comments: 13 | Views: 10860
New research reveals that the sugar industry funded studies in the early 1960s that downplayed sugar’s critical role in heart disease, while instead placing the blame on fats. This is the latest example of  food and beverage makers attempting to shape public understanding of nutrition, with this recent revelation proving that a dangerous and erroneous cornerstone of… View Article

A new study finds that your coffee habits may be genetic

August 30, 2016 3:04 pm  | Comments: 321 | Views: 2943
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have identified a gene that appears to curb coffee consumption, suggesting that DNA may influence how much coffee someone drinks. In the study, which was published August 25 in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers asked more than 1,200 people in Italy how much coffee they drank a day and… View Article

Why You Are Constantly Hungry

July 9, 2015 8:30 am  | Comments: 409 | Views: 1897
It’s one thing to notice an uptick in appetite if you’ve been training hard at the gym, or if you’re pregnant or PMS-ing. But when you always feel like a bottomless pit for no obvious reason, then something’s definitely up. “Hunger is the physiological need for calories, water, and salt, and it’s driven by a… View Article

9 Things No One Tells You About Losing Weight

June 30, 2015 8:30 am  | Comments: 99 | Views: 1379
Losing weight does more than give you an excuse to buy new clothes. Dropping just 5% to 10% of your body weight can improve your overall health and reduce your risk for heart disease and diabetes. But shedding unwanted pounds can also have less-obvious effects, and not always for the better, says Dr. Adam Tsai,… View Article

How To Splurge Without Derailing Your Weight Loss

June 5, 2015 8:30 am  | Comments: 579 | Views: 2634
Perfectly adhering to any diet 100 percent of the time is a challenge in the real world, and that’s where both you and I live. I don’t want you to experience the guilt commonly associated with “cheating” on a diet. Instead, I want you to get into the mindset of “sensible splurging.” (Note: Dr. Phil’s… View Article

Your Breakfast Cereal Can Reduce Diabetes Risk

May 28, 2015 2:28 pm  | Comments: 408 | Views: 1879
If you love having cereals, have some more, as a study has found proof that consuming more dietary fibre helps reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The authors evaluated the associations between total fibre as well as fibre from cereal, fruit, and vegetable sources, and new-onset type 2 diabetes in a large European cohort… View Article

Obesity Risk Can Be Predicted By Urine Samples

May 5, 2015 8:00 am  | Comments: 1 | Views: 719
Scientists at the Imperial College London found that one’s obesity risk can be detected using urine samples. The findings of the study provide more insight into how obesity causes other diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer. The researchers decided to focus on the urine because it contains metabolites, a substance produced by… View Article

He Lost 100 Pounds With Plant-Based Diet

October 30, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 21 | Views: 940
(CNN) — Having to ask for a seat belt extender on a flight was one of Benji Kurtz’s biggest life humiliations. He also couldn’t shop at popular clothing stores — the clothing wasn’t large enough. When he found clothing that fit, he often didn’t have a choice in styles or colors, able only to purchase… View Article