Recent research has cast doubt on the precise numbers many people rely on to keep the glycemic index (GI) of their diets low. The glycemic index measures how rapidly foods containing carbohydrates raise your blood sugar, using a 100-point scale. But scientists have found that the actual blood-sugar effects of
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From parents to physicians, breakfast cereal marketers to fitness gurus, people have long been stressing the importance of eating breakfast to maintain a healthy weight. But a new meta-analysis published in BMJ casts a shadow on that commonly held belief.
Breakfast and Weight Gain. Researchers from Monash University in Australia analyzed
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
You’ll find a little box of baking soda in almost every American pantry or freezer to offset odors. It’s well known among baking enthusiasts, too. How many of us have heard stories about baking soda’s versatility from our mothers and grandmothers? But baking soda can be used for a variety
Gastritis is an inflammation or irritation of the lining of the stomach. It can occur suddenly (acute gastritis), lasting one to three days, or it can be chronic, lasting several days to weeks. Can a gastritis diet help relieve symptoms? Fortunately, it can, as we’ll find out below.
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Our bodies change as we age. Some of these changes are obvious, but others are not. Metabolism slows, sense of taste and smell lessen, and we digest and absorb some nutrients differently. We lose muscle, gain health problems, and adjust to changing social circumstances. Fortunately, adjustments to dietary intake and
Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring or tasteless, and it doesn’t have to be difficult to make. With a little preparation and some practice, you can make small changes to your dietary intake that can add up to big benefits for your health.
Small Changes and Super Swaps
Sometimes small changes
We can’t stop the aging process, but healthy lifestyle choices can prolong our lives and reduce the impact aging has on our ability to do the things we want to do. Exercising and eating well are our bridge to maintaining independence throughout our lives, and the latest research confirms that
Here is the bottom line… bright light therapy and optimal vitamin D levels have both been proven by research to be highly protective against depression. Thus, they will be important components of your depression treatment program.
Scientists have found a link between low levels of vitamin D3 and higher rates of
Billions of dollars are spent each year on anti-aging elixirs, wrinkle creams, hair dyes, and even cosmetic procedures to fight the effects of aging. But what if the true anti-aging formula is with you all the time, in the little choices you make every day? After all, the real goal