By now you may realize—because all of the body’s systems are interconnected—that there is usually more than one cause con-tributing to your fatigue. When one of your body’s systems is out of balance (if, for example, your HPA axis is malfunctioning be-cause of chronic stress), then other systems (like your
In the previous chapter, we looked at the foundational traits that have been shown to be linked with happiness and optimism as well as ways you can cultivate these traits in yourself.
In this chapter, we will look at some additional approaches you can use that also promote happiness and well-being.
Ever wonder why some people are naturally cheerful and optimistic while others seem to see nothing but the negative? In this chapter, we will explore some of the natural human tendencies that pull us in the direction of positivity and negativity. We’ll also look at some of the cultural differences
A good night’s rest actually may start hours before your bedtime by choosing foods that promote high-quality sleep and avoiding those that can interfere with your shut-eye. Two components of foods that are shown to be most helpful in improving sleep quality are melatonin and tryptophan.
Melatonin. Melatonin is a well-known sleep
Q: What is the difference between milk chocolate and dark chocolate, and why is dark chocolate considered healthier?
A: The main difference between the two chocolate varieties is in their ingredients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that milk chocolate be made of at least 12 percent milk solids
Q: Last year, I was able to quit smoking by taking up vaping, but I am concerned about the safety of the flavored liquids. Is there any research on their safety?
A: People of all ages are using vaping to quit smoking cigarettes. With flavors like strawberry, oatmeal cookie, and cappuccino,
No Weight Loss Boost from Intermittent Calorie Restriction
A randomized controlled trial recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found little difference between an intermittent calorie-restricted diet and a traditional continuous calorie-restricted diet. This well-conducted study followed 150 overweight or obese participants for fifty weeks. Participants were randomly assigned
If you’ve ever woken up in the middle of the night so drenched in your own sweat that you’re compelled to change your clothes and sheets, you’ve just experienced a case of the night sweats. Also known as nocturnal hyperhidrosis or nighttime “hot flashes,” night sweats are often disregarded as
Could just drinking a tasty fruit juice to lower blood pressure really work? Research shows as little as 2 ounces a day of this ancient drink is enough to help lower blood pressure and experience the heart-healthy benefits.
Eating moderate amounts of dark chocolate benefits health in many ways. In fact, chocolate is now considered an anti-aging, anti-inflammatory “superfood” for the brain and body. Studies examining the health benefits of chocolate continue to reveal new and exciting chocolate benefits, particularly in the realms of cognitive function, mood, and