Dietitians and other health professionals are regularly asked about supplements (vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, and others). Most frequently asked is “Should I take a vitamin and mineral supplement?” followed closely by “Can you tell me exactly what to take?” My friends, these are loaded and tricky questions because (like most
Obesity and rebound weight gain are signs of leptin resistance. The key to easy fat loss is learning how to increase leptin sensitivity. Here’s how based on the latest research.
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
While all fruits are healthy choices, here is a selection of what is considered as the healthiest fruits. These sweet selections have the most documented health benefits in scientific studies.
One medium fresh apple has only 95 calories, yet it is rich in vitamin C and fiber, including a type of
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.
Many of us are looking for ways to live a healthier life and reduce our risk of chronic illness. Can antioxidant foods help? First, it helps to know exactly what is meant by the often misunderstood term antioxidants—and, of course, it helps to know where we get antioxidants.
Research Roundup: Dietary Fiber & Depression; Pomegranate & Exercise Recovery; Nuts & Diabetes Health
Dietary Fiber May Curb Depression Symptoms. Eating more dietary fiber can lower the risk of depressive symptoms, say Chinese researchers. Researchers, who analyzed data from a U.S. survey of over 16,000 people, found that those whose total daily fiber intake from cereals, fruits, and vegetables was 21 grams or
When I was a student, I used to get sick every Christmas break. I’d make it through the stress of midterm exams in mid-December and be looking forward to a two-week break from school. Then—voila—I’d come down with a nasty cold or the flu and be miserable for a good