Are You a Mindful Eater?

0010385539X-565x849The biggest side effect of mindless eating is becoming overweight or obese. Most of us only focus on what we need to eat, but we also must consider how we eat. Research suggests that a slower, more thoughtful way of eating could assist us with our weight concerns and possibly even direct us down a better path of making healthier food choices.

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Low Carb food Located in Kansas, Children’s Mercy Hospital reports that their pediatric neurologists increasingly are using food as medicine rather than drugs for their young epileptic patients.

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Why Liquid Sugar Is the Worst

Image by gepharts3dAdded sugar is unhealthy when consumed in excess. However, liquid sugar may be especially harmful. Research shows that getting sugar in liquid form is much worse than getting it from solid food. This is why high-sugar beverages like soda are among the worst things you can put into your body. What Is “Liquid Sugar”? Liquid […]

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Drugs Photo by Yu MoritaBased on real world data from four European countries and almost 10 million people using a full range of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) including COX-2 inhibitors (a new generation of NSAID commonly prescribed for arthritis pain). The landmark analysis in the British Medical Journal found that NSAIDs raise risk of hospital admission for heart failure […]

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Gluten Free Why has gluten-free eating gotten easier? The Food and Drug Administration recently defined what it takes for a food to qualify as gluten-free.

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Eating to fight inlammation

anti-inflammatory-743042_960_720Ever heard of anti-inflammatory diets? As a consumer, it can be so difficult to discern between quality information about healthy eating patterns and the frivolous fad diets that emerge when it comes to your nutritional health and wellness. Whether you’ve read about it online, heard it from a friend, or picked up a book about […]

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Healthy Photo by artistlikeThe growth of the Primal movement has not gone unnoticed. Food producers have latched on because, as much as we emphasize foraging the perimeter of the grocery store—the produce, the meats, the bulk goods—and eschewing processed foods, we remain creatures of convenience. Not everyone has the time or inclination to personally prepare every single morsel […]

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Sweetener Photo by Steve SnodgrassDon’t believe what you read about the benefits of artificial sweeteners. That’s the message from University of Sydney researchers whose recent analysis shows widespread bias – and therefore inaccuracy – in industry-funded research into fake sugars. The review, published in the latest edition of PLOS ONE journal, analysed 31 studies into artificial sweeteners between 1978 and […]

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6 Steps to Healthy Cholesterol

Heart Contrary to conventional wisdom, cholesterol is not the enemy.

The question on the lips of many Americans these days is, “How do I lower my cholesterol?” We’ve all been told that the secret to living a long, healthy, heart-disease free life is lowering your cholesterol. And believing that a low cholesterol count is the best way to prevent heart disease, doctors often prescribe medications like statins to keep these levels low. But these drugs can introduce a whole host of problems and may not even work.

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Inactivity May Be Deadlier Than Obesity

Office man Photo by Victor1558It’s no secret that the exercise/diet double whammy is a healthier way to lose weight than diet alone. In addition to shedding fat, exercise improves your cardiovascular system, regulates blood sugar, builds muscle, regulates hormones, and strengthens bones—potentially warding off everything from arthritis to type 2 diabetes to osteoporosis to depression to heart complications.

But a new study out of the University of Cambridge in the U.K. brings these findings into sharper focus. Researchers concluded that while 337,000 Europeans die every year from obesity-related issues, 676,000 Europeans die from inactivity-related issues. In other words, you’re twice as likely to die from sitting around than from being overweight.

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