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Red wine has long been touted as beneficial for cardiovascular health (in moderation), but it turns out that the general lifestyle that wine aficionados embrace may promote optimal overall health. Let’s take a closer look at what makes the “wine lover’s lifestyle” such a healthy one.
When you hear the word “diet” you probably associate it with losing weight. It may seem strange, then, to think about eating more as a “special diet,” but there are certain people for whom this idea is desirable. However, a mistake many people make when trying to put on pounds is that they eat too much of the wrong kinds of foods, which can have a devastating effect on overall health. To put weight on the right way, consider this advice.
Fall is the perfect time for a road trip. The weather is gorgeous and places far and near beckon. Unfortunately, all too often road trips go hand-in-hand with frequent stops at convenience stores and fast food restaurants. With a bit of forethought, however, you can pack a variety of tasty, nutritious snacks for the car that will have you speeding past junk food without a second glance.
Foods in their natural states—raw fresh fruits and vegetables, and whole grains—are perfectly delicious and nutritious on their own. But due in part to the way foods have been processed over the years and also the way the competitive marketplace bombards us with advertising, our diets have shifted and we eat more things that have been altered and treated with preservatives and other chemicals. Attempting to get all of us back on a natural diet is the food synergy movement. What exactly is food synergy? And can it help you lose weight?
You probably know that a lack of food can make you cranky and irritable, and that too much food can make you feel tired and sluggish, but did you know that specific types of food can affect your behavior in other ways? Read on to learn which different foods can --and do-- change your behavior (for better or worse).
Do you or someone you know suffer from lupus? If so, you’re not alone! According to the Lupus Foundation of America, nearly two million people in the United States are suffering from some form of lupus. And while autoimmune diseases such as lupus have been long considered something of a mystery by mainstream medicine, attention has been focused recently on the positive effects of healthy diet and lifestyle changes when dealing with the condition. Let’s take a closer look at some helpful nutritional tips to help lessen your symptoms.
Do you like raw foods? Perhaps you enjoy some veggies and dip from time to time, or try to get at least an apple a day into your diet. But what if all you ate was raw foods? Could you do it? Well, an increasing number of people are! A raw foods diet is being touted as having a number of health benefits, including fighting off disease and extending your life. So what exactly defines a raw foods diet? Is it truly healthy? And why are more and more people turning to this way of eating? Keep reading for answers to all of those questions -- and more!
If you suffer from type-1 diabetes, then you know that keeping tabs on your diet is essential in managing the condition. In fact, dietary changes are considered to be one of the best ways to keep type-1 diabetes from leading to symptoms of excessive thirst, nausea, vomiting, pain, and fatigue. To keep it from negatively impacting your life, give these diet modifications a try.
I went into the big city last week and visited a Whole Foods for the first time in my life. Wow, what an experience. It was overwhelming. It was great to see healthy food made in so many different ways. It wasn't great to pay the bill after I unloaded my full cart of groceries. My friends said that's why they call it "whole paycheck."
How’s your sex life? It may seem like a personal question, but it’s not one that goes without notice. For centuries, people have been desperately seeking something that would enhance their sex lives or bring back lost sexual function. Modern medicine has provided the option of prescription medications, but before you consider adopting such an extreme approach, the answer to curing your sexual ills may be as simple as modifying your diet. Let’s take a closer look . . .
You’ve seen them around – those flashy soft drinks that claim to boost your energy for hours, or give you a little pick-me-up when you’re feeling sluggish. Some even claim to aid in weight-loss. But what are the risks involved in drinking these “energy drinks”? And do they really have such great benefits? To answer those questions, it’s important to know which ingredients are in most of the energy drinks available. Let’s take a closer look . . .
Do you suffer from a coffee or soda addiction? If so, you are certainly not alone! All you have to do is take a look around the office or local coffee shop and you will find dozens of other people drinking cup after cup. If you have the “dual addiction” of both coffee and soda, you may switch your “poison” from coffee to soda at some point during the day. So how do you break the habit given that you’re in the thick of such an addiction? Here are three simple steps that can help set you on the road to recovery.
Do you suffer from GERD? Even if you aren’t familiar with that term, you may experience the symptoms consistent with the condition. GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease) is a health condition that occurs when the digestive fluids and acids in the stomach rise up into the esophagus and leads to heartburn and/or indigestion, as well as other (sometimes painful) symptoms. Many of these symptoms can be tamed with dietary changes. If you or someone you love is living with GERD, consider making these adjustments.
My grandmother was raised on a farm and that experience left her with a life long focus on eating fresh, whole foods, a focus that she passed on to me. While I may not go so far as to grind whole kernel wheat into flour and make fresh bread everyday the way she did, I have a breakfast favorite from her that I'd like to share.
Despite the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) classification that fluoride can be considered a toxin, the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego have decided to add fluoride to their water systems. So why is fluoride considered a toxin, and how can it be harmful to your health? Should you be worried that it might be in your drinking water? Keep reading for answers to all those questions and more.
How do you take your coffee? With real cream and sugar? Or black with one or two of those little pink or yellow packets? I’m a yellow-packet kind-of-girl, but I’ve often asked myself - at what expense? For years now there has been buzz about the negative health effects of artificial sweeteners. So . . . what’s the real story? Can the fake sugar really do you harm in the long term? Let’s take a closer look into the facts and the constant battle between artificial sweeteners and sugar.
Yet another instance of compromised food safety recently came to light when Kroger-branded beef, sold in Michigan and in different parts of Ohio, was recalled because of suspected Escherichia coli (commonly known as E.coli contamination). How can you protect yourself from being contaminated from these potentially deadly bacteria? Keep reading for ways to ensure the best food safety practices for you and your family.
Have you ever taken Ginkgo Biloba? Perhaps you’ve heard of it, but don’t know much about it, for instance, what it’s used for! Well, we’re here to help. Keep reading for more information on Ginkgo Biloba, including its history and many health benefits.
Have you ever eaten seaweed? If you have, chances are it wasn’t straight from the sea, but rather a more edible form such as the kind that you find in a sushi roll. You may have heard that the ingredients in seaweed are good for you, but what benefit do they really have on your health? Well, one company is digging deeper into the depths of seaweed to find out the answer to that very question. Let’s take a look . . .
In a perfect world, we’d all be healthy, happy and chocolate would be good for us. Well, guess what? At least one of those things is a reality right now! For many years chocolate has been chastised as bad for us, being blamed for causing such maladies as cavities, acne, headaches and high cholesterol. But research conducted all over the world has revealed that chocolate actually contains elements which provide several health benefits. Yes, I said benefits.