Movie popcorn has often been criticized for its high calorie count, but now the tasty treat may harm more than just your waistline. A recent study has found that diacetyl, an ingredient in popcorn responsible for its buttery flavor and smell, may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease, UPI.com reported. Read more
For years scientists have searched for a magical ingredient that would help people shed fat. In 2008, Dr. Shalamar Sibley of the University of Minnesota put 38 obese people on an 11-week diet where they consumed 750 calories less than their estimated daily need. Study participants whose blood levels of D were higher at the study's start lost more weight than participants whose blood levels of D were lower. They actually lost a lot more—70 percent more, to be exact.Read more
Dealing with difficult people is a special skill—and an increasingly necessary one.
Is someone making you feel that you are the problem? Do you doubt your own perceptions? Feel thrown totally off balance by another person? Find yourself acting crazy when you're really a very nice person? Manipulation comes in many forms: There are whiners. There are bullies. There are the short-fused. Not to forget the highly judgmental. Or the out-and-out sociopath. But they often have one thing in common: Their MO is to provoke, then make you feel you have no reason to react—and it's all your fault to begin with! Read more
A new study suggests an elevated level of a certain kind of fat in the blood is associated with the development of Alzheimer’s. Researchers say that screening for the fat, called ceramides, can help authorities launch protective measures to mitigate the impact of the disease. Read more
A recent study published in the journal Science suggests that persons who don’t dwell on missed opportunities may have more satisfying later years. The German study involved healthy young people in their twenties, depressed older adults in their sixties, and healthy older adults in their sixties. Read more
Quinoa is a nutritious, nutty ingredient that cooks like a grain and provides the same protein punch as meat, minus the fat and cholesterol. Dress up cooked quinoa with raisins, steamed broccoli, and almonds and serve with paprika-spiced cod.Read more
Whether we’re talking buzzer beaters or marriage proposals, we all know that timing is everything. That’s also true when it comes to what you eat. Depending on the time of day or what situation you’re in, your body needs certain nutritional properties to help you get through—so you can work and live at your optimal level. Read more
Stress can cause mental and emotional strain that can lead to physical symptoms, including raised blood pressure, anxiety and depression. High levels of low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, cholesterol in the bloodstream can cause plaques to form on the walls of the arteries, blocking blood flow to the heart. The symptoms of stress and high cholesterol levels have been linked to heart disease. Stress and high LDL cholesterol may also have a connection. Read more
Many of us all know that the best way to health and fitness is to simply diet and exercise. What does that mean exactly, and how do we fit it into our already hectic lifestyles? Starting with the basics is always a great approach. Read more
If you're getting sick of always taking your protein powder in the form of a shake consisting of powder and water you aren't alone. Day after day we get tired of the same routine and the desire to try something different is what often leads us to cheating on our diet. The BEST protein powder that I use with all my recipes and find at Firehouse Gym, is the Champion Nutrition PURE WHEY. Read more
"There's no yeast in this bread, so it's good for special diets. You may also use soy milk instead of regular milk if you wish, I use Unflavored Almond milk and it's delish! It's pretty dense, but great when fresh from the oven. Especially with butter and honey on cold mornings!" Read more
A sensible diet along with regular exercise is the key to a healthy life. The following 10 diet tips primarily aim at athletic or physically active people. But everyone else can also benefit from this. Maybe the increased level of energy, as result of a healthy diet, sooner or later leads to an interest in (strength)training. Read more
Many times, the flaky and buttery crust is the best part of a quiche, supporting the filling and adding a wonderful contrasting texture to the dish. But crusts can be a bit time consuming and more than a bit fattening. I like this crustless quiche as a quick and relatively low fat dinner. It takes about 15 minutes to assemble and get into the oven – and I will never be one to complain about food that is tasty, healthy and fast. Read more
Jump start your weight loss with our 6-Weeks Slim Spring! Find out how to become lean, healthy and confident about your self. Working with an industry professional will allow you to discover and unearth the tips and tricks to solving your eatingand weight management dilemmas.You owe it to yourself, and you're worth it! Read more
Stairs get a bad rap, but they are an important weapon in your battle against the bulge. Depending upon your gender, weight, and physical condition, running stairs can burn close to 1,000 calories per hour. Read more
Dealing with people who are always negative can be very tiring and stressful. You need to find a friend or person whom you can trust who is a source of encouragement to you and from whom you can draw positive qualities. Remember negative people drain us of our positive qualities, the only way you can replenish your positive attitude is by being with someone whom you trust and who shares the same thoughts as you. Read more
There are at least three good reasons for distance runners to acquire a sizeable level of general strength in both the legs and the upper body. First, workloads of greater intensity can be managed more easily. Second, greater muscular strength decreases the risk of joint injury or overuse strain by minimizing connective tissue stress (bone, ligament, tendon, or cartilage) which plays a part in maintaining joint integrity. Third, a progressive resistance exercise program helps strengthen these connective tissues, making the entire support system more durable. Read more
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Restaurants offer homestyle meals made with quality ingredients prepared from scratch throughout the day. From chicken n' dumplins to slow cooked pot roast, Cracker Barrel's hearty country breakfast is available all day long. Every day they offer healthy and delicious substitutes at no charge including egg substitute, sugar free syrup, turkey sausage and Smucker's Diet Fruit Spread, among others. Specific substitutions may vary. Read more
Exploring the Benefits of Intermittent Fasting? The growing popularity of intermittent fasting lends it mythical status in certain quarters of the web. What is IF actually supposed to do, and does it live up to the hype? Download free ebook. Read more
Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest day of food consumption behind Thanksgiving.
1,200 calories: Amount the average Super Bowl watcher will consume while snacking.
Football fans are expected to eat an estimated 69.6 million pounds of avocados during this year’s Super Bowl (mostly in guacamole). The most popular take-out and delivery items on Super Bowl Sunday are pizza, chicken wings, and sandwiches. Read more
Statins, a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs, have recently made headlines for supposedly having other beneficial health effects. But are Lipitor, Torvast, Zocor, and other common statins really the wonder drugs that pharmaceutical companies seem to make them out to be? Newsmax Health contributor Dr. Erika Schwartz, one the nation’s top experts on aging and the author of four best-selling books, doesn’t think so. Read more
Problems with poor self confidence or low self esteem can effectively ruin your life. Anyone who has ever suffered in this way knows how difficult it makes things. Your work suffers - interviews can become terrifying, promotion prospects fade as job performance suffers, you avoid networking, public speaking is horrible, and so on. Social life can become painful instead of fun - meeting new people becomes a struggle, even going out with friends can be hard. And even if you manage to bravely force yourself to keep doing these things, the sparkle goes out of life when everything is a struggle. But it doesn't have to be like this... Read more
A Doctor-Professor answers the old question "What is the single best thing we can do for our health" in a completely new way.
Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital. Watch video
By next month, New Year’s resolutions about healthy eating will likely already be waning. But it’s no wonder, according to an article by two Cornell University researchers. They’ve found that even those with the best intentions can be derailed daily by environmental cues that subconsciously erode willpower. Such cues are significantly impacting the obesity epidemic in the U.S., the authors suggest.Read more
Ultra-healthy, gooey brownie recipe. Chocolate, gooey, melt-in-your mouth pleasure, as well as low-carb, and gluten-free. All the while, packed with healthy nutrients that help us live healthy lives,without feeling the guilt of the junk we normally think of as cheat-food. Read more
One of the most popular resolutions for the New Year has to do with losing weight and getting in shape. But many people find sticking to that resolution can be difficult. Luke Carlson, CEO of Discover Strength, was here with some great tips to help you.Watch video