Category Archives: Health

Intermittent Fasting? Consider the Benefits.

By Dr. Manny

When you start a diet, you likely have a few goals motivating you. You want to shed excess pounds, build muscle for beautiful tone, and reduce fat. Many diets teach calorie-counting or portion control to attain those goals, but you could choose a fasting diet instead. Intermittent fasting has more health benefits than you might guess.
Weight Loss

The Skinny on High-Fat Diets

By Dr. Manny
You’ve been trained from a young age to avoid fat. To this day, you probably drink 2 percent milk, jelly your toast instead of buttering it, and buy packaged food with reduced fat as much as possible. Even though doctors usually recommend low fat, is it really that bad for you? Some doctors are now saying the exact opposite, and here’s why.

Stressed at Work? Harvard Study Finds You Are Not Alone

The typical American workplace is physically and emotionally stressful, according to a study by Harvard Medical School, the University of California Los Angeles and the RAND Corporation.

A large-scale study says light drinking could help you live longer

But there’s a very fine line
By Becky Fletcher

How to avoid overthinking at night, reveals a leading mindfulness expert

Reclaim your sleep with these top tips
By Becky Fletcher

The DASH diet: Is it right for you?

By Jessica Marsh

When it comes to lowering the risks of high blood pressure or developing heart disease, following a heart-healthy diet is one of the key components.
One such diet is called the DASH diet, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension — but don’t worry — it’s not as complicated as it sounds!

Tackling High-Fat Diets with Bilberries

By Roxxi L
Looking for last minute tips on how to spruce up your healthy offerings at this year’s Super Bowl party? Here’s one you may not have considered: bilberries. Bilberries are also known as wild blueberries, whortleberries, and European blueberries. They are not the same as the common commercial American blueberry that we are used to seeing. Wild bilberries grow on small shrubs at the Northern Hemisphere in places such as Scandinavia or the Nordic countries. The dried berries and leaves of these shrubs have been used since the 16th century. These wild berries are slightly smaller than cultivated blueberries and delivers just as much if not more nutritional benefits than the larger, regular blueberries.
Recent Research Indicates

Tips On How To Lose Weight In the Morning

By Jackie C
Everyone tries hard to lose weight. In fact, many will do almost anything to drop a few pounds and inches. Try as they might, sometimes people just cannot lose weight and usually they want to know exactly what they are doing wrong. What people fail to realize is that what they are doing may be the cause of why they aren’t losing weight. Just a few changes to your morning routine can help.
Get Some Extra Sleep

The Skinny on High-Fat Diets

By Dr. Manny

You’ve been trained from a young age to avoid fat. To this day, you probably drink 2 percent milk, jelly your toast instead of buttering it, and buy packaged food with reduced fat as much as possible. Even though doctors usually recommend low fat, is it really that bad for you? Some doctors are now saying the exact opposite, and here’s why.

Selfie obsession leading to increased demand for ‘liquid nose jobs’

New York Post

Amanda Mercer had been contemplating a nose job for years, but the idea of shelling out around $15,000 — and undergoing anaesthesia — kept the 20-year-old from booking an appointment. Still, she was bothered by the way she looked in pictures her friends would post online.

How to build trust and confidence if you’ve experienced a bad relationship

Even if it feels impossible…
By Karen Gordon

Eating almonds could boost ‘healthy’ cholesterol levels, suggests new study

Could a handful of almonds a day could keep the doctor away?
By Becky Fletcher

Quinoa Recipes For Every Meal

Quinoa grain is fast becoming a popular food and one that nutritionists are beginning to love. For people who want to live a vegetarian, or vegan lifestyle, this grain makes a great substitute for meat because of its high level of protein. In fact, it has more protein than meat, dairy, or eggs, and the grain can also be adapted to eat for every meal. Here are some great quinoa grain recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Sweet and Spicy Quinoa Hash For Breakfast

The 3 most and least healthy vegetables for women

Women of all ages should be paying more attention to their daily intake of vegetables. As I have said in the past, I think that in this century more than ever before, humans are being exposed to many toxins and pollutants that create inflammation in our bodies – and can lead to many health problems down the road.
The beauty about vegetables is that they are nature’s anti-inflammatory agent. So incorporating them into your daily diet is essential for a long and healthy life. With so many different varieties of vegetables to choose from, you want to get the most bang for your buck. Here is a list of some vegetables that I feel are the most beneficial to women and some that don’t carry the same punch.

A Cancer Conundrum: Too Many Drug Trials, Too Few Patients

By GINA KOLATA- The New York Times
With the arrival of two revolutionary treatment strategies, immunotherapy and personalized medicine, cancer researchers have found new hope — and a problem that is perhaps unprecedented in medical research.

Dubai Pepsi bottler loses fizz ahead of sugar ‘sin tax’

Sean Cronin
LONDON: The Dubai-based Pepsi bottler lost some of its fizz in the second quarter as sales retreated.

A New Path for Treating Depression

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about major depressive disorder (MDD). Some think that depressed people merely need a change of heart, choosing to think happy thoughts instead of sad ones. Others think that depression results from chemical imbalances in the brain, not entirely untrue. However, MDD has a complexity well beyond these ideas, pushing scientists to find more innovative ways for treating depression.
Software Treatment

How Much Fiber Should I Eat?

The American College of Sports Medicine recently estimated that almost 68 percent of the U.S. population is overweight or obese. That’s 2 out of 3 people! What can we do to combat this health epidemic? It’s been well documented how consistent physical activity can help us keep cardiovascular disease and diabetes at bay, but what is the key to improving our eating habits and defeating obesity?

Woman sues plastic surgeon for posting before-and-after nude breast photos online

Allure
As any good therapist (or cheesy rom-com will tell you), trust is key for healthy relationships — especially a relationship as important as the one with your doctor. But in a terrible breach of doctor-patient confidentially, one woman in California filed a plastic surgery lawsuit after her nude before-and-after photos were posted online.

Eight keys to weight loss success

Is it really possible to lose weight and keep it off? Absolutely. Almost everyone who is a bit overweight can safely maintain a 10- to 20- pound weight loss, and some obese people can trim hundreds of pounds. In fact, in a recent study of successful “losers” — people who lost an average of 66 pounds and kept the weight off for at least five years – researchers found that even people with the most stubborn weight problems, including yo-yo dieters and those who had been fat since childhood, were able to slim down.
What’s the secret? It’s no secret, really. Everyone knows what to do : To lose weight, you just have to burn more calories each day than you take in. What’s exciting is that both researchers and successful dieters are beginning to figure out how to do it. Here’s how you can, too:

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