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Eggs: Healthy or Not?

Eggs: They're just one of those foods. Seems like every other week there's an egg controversy.<p>Are they good for you, bad for you, or somewhere in between?<p>As a Ph.D.-trained nutritional biochemist and a full-time nutrition coach, I've long been fascinated with this debate. In fact, I've often …

Nutrition

Lowfat Milk May Not Be As Healthy As We Thought, Says Harvard Expert

Got milk? Well, you might not really need it, according to the current issue of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Pediatrics. Reduced-fat milk is high in sugar and may be contributing to the obesity epidemic, argues Harvard professor of pediatrics David Ludwig, MD.<p>One cup of …

Water Landscapes Around the World Showcase Nature's Beauty

<b>This post is brought to you by Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.</b><p>When you first hear the word landscape, what comes to mind? Do you think of mountains, hills or the general countryside? In fact, landscape is more broadly defined as “all the visible features of an area of land” which …

Nature

The Price To Pay For Eating Highly Processed Carbohydrates

The next time you are in a restaurant scanning choices—french fries, a slice of pizza, cheesecake or a milkshake– and feel that you are “addicted” to these types of foods—there is now more evidence to validate these types of cravings, but further supported by biochemical evidence and specific …

Green Tea May Prevent Alzheimer's Disease, Say Four New Studies

Could something as simple as drinking green tea protect you from developing Alzheimer’s? A host of new studies have looked at various aspects of how green tea affects the brain, and concluded yes.<p>Writing in the University of Michigan’s NeuroHealth blog last week, prominent neurologist Henry L. …

Drinking and Exercise: How Alcohol Affects Your Body

<b>2. Packed-On Fat</b><br>When booze is on board, your body, besides having to deal with the surplus of calories, prioritizes metabolizing the alcohol over burning fat and carbs. Alcohol also breaks down amino acids and stores them as fat. "For some reason this process is most pronounced in the thighs and …

The Effect of a Gluten-Free Diet on Rheumatoid Arthritis

I have had rheumatoid arthritis for close to 40 years. I was diagnosed when I was a college freshman. Talk about having your apple cart turned upside …

Symptoms and Warning Signs of Bulimia Nervosa

People who are experiencing bulimia nervosa may exhibit some of the following symptoms and/or warning signs of the disease. Sometimes family members …

Type 1 diabetes vaccine hailed as 'significant step'

<b>It may be possible to reverse type 1 diabetes by training a patient's own immune system to stop attacking their body, an early trial suggests.</b><p>Their immune system destroys the cells that make insulin, the hormone needed to control blood sugar levels.<p>A study in 80 patients, published in the journal …

Diabetes