food cravings

Is Ice Cream Bad for You?

It happened just like that. You sat on the couch, spoon in hand, to enjoy a few spoonfuls of your favorite ice cream. Suddenly, you were staring down the barrel of an empty carton, with remnants of Rocky Road splattered on your chin. “Not again,” you cried. As you pondered … Read More

Metabolic Syndrome Raises Your Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke

Your metabolism encompasses all the chemical processes through which cells produce energy and compounds (like hormones) needed to keep your body running. A cluster of metabolic risk factors raises your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. They may occur independently, but once you present with three, your doctor may … Read More

Why Am I Always Hungry, Even After I Eat?

“Why am I always hungry?” Is that a question you often ask yourself, even after meals? Feeling hungry after eating could be due to leptin resistance. Leptin, a hormone produced by body fat, controls whether or not you feel full after eating. Someone with normal leptin function will not feel … Read More

Are Chips Bad for You?

Salt and vinegar, barbecue, kettle-cooked, ruffled—to me, all potato chips are delicious. If there's a bag on the counter, I’ll polish it off easily. Are chips bad for you? I know the answer, so I’ve tried to replace my chip craving with healthy options like carrot sticks and celery. But … Read More

Try the Elimination Diet to Detox for the New Year

Our bodies work daily to neutralize and eliminate toxins through the gastrointestinal tract, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph and skin. But it’s the liver and gastrointestinal tract that perform the most important detoxification functions in the body. In fact, many illnesses are related to problems of the digestive and liver detoxification … Read More

3 Simple Tips to Prevent Weight Gain During the Holidays

While the holiday season is typically a joyful time of year, it's also full of enticements—cookies, candies, pies, and cakes. So it’s no surprise that the No. 1 New Year’s resolution involves losing weight. By the time the holidays are over, many people are left with deep feelings of guilt. One … Read More

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