If we were to honestly look at our personal habits, we’d have to admit many of the daily choices we make have the potential to cause us harm. We make thousands of decisions each and every day on what to eat, drink, smoke, how to travel, who to couple with, what commercial products or chemicals […]
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Ever had one of those moments when you swore to yourself that you were going to start eating healthy? If that moment was followed by the realization that you’d have to either eat or throw out half the food in your pantry, you’re not alone. Many of us choose to eat that stock down, despite […]
If you or someone you love has type 2 diabetes, you know that carb intake is the single biggest factor in raising blood sugar levels. And if you – or someone you love – is taking medication for diabetes, you might have wondered, if carbs are the problem, then why does the dietary guidance recommend […]
No doubt, this year’s presidential campaign is tough to ignore. And one thing has come clear: More attention provides more fodder for disagreement. Not only does this discord speak to the ideological distance between citizens who identify as conservative and those who identify as liberals – it can blind us to our similarities. Regardless of […]
Given the numbers, odds are that you or your child has a food allergy. Fifteen million Americans do. One in every 13 kids are affected, and that number is climbing. According to the CDC, between 1997 and 2011, food allergies among children increased 50%. While researchers investigate why, mother turned activist and author Robyn O’Brien […]
When it comes to the availability of fruits and vegetables in summer, we have an abundance of choice. But if you’re still shopping produce in a grocery store, you might notice that three in-season organic peaches can cost more than a dozen powdered sugar doughnuts. Cost, according to a recent analysis in JAMA, is one […]
For some of us, when it comes to coffee, we can’t get enough. Sure, coffee is one of those beverages that goes in and out of favor with regard to health. Just within the past week, we’ve been told that parents’ coffee consumption may raise risk of miscarriage and that as many as 5 cups […]
Recently, we looked at life buried in sugar. But just how do you dig out from under it? You’ve probably heard more than a few horror stories about how hard eliminating sugar can be – tales of migraines, shakiness, lack of energy, irritability, and more. Fortunately, these withdrawal symptoms are only temporary. And there are […]
Let’s face it: We all love the taste of sugar. Biologically, we’re hardwired to love sweets. It’s a way our bodies ensure our survival when food is scarce. But like any strength overplayed, this taste for sweetness has become our weakness. Just how weak? Here’s how we stack up to other countries in terms of […]
Now that life has settled down after all the holiday whirl, you’re still not sleeping. You get up a couple times a night or lie awake between rounds of wrestling your pillow into submission. By the time you actually get up, you don’t feel rested or refreshed. So in the morning, you shoot down chasers […]
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