Catherine Blackwell

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A Healthy Diet May Help The Brain Age Well, Study Finds

A new study finds that the healthier we eat over the years, the better shape our brains will be in as we age. In the new research from McMaster University, people from all over the world who kept a Mediterranean-style diet in middle age had a reduced risk of cognitive decline as they got older. …

Forget the Blood of Teens. This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop

Nir Barzilai has a plan. It’s a really big plan that might one day change medicine and health care as we know it. Its promise: extending our years of …

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Tribal diets could be the key to good health, scientist finds

In recent years, more and more emphasis has been placed on gut health.<p>Fermentation is in, with kimchi, kefir and sauerkraut being heralded as new …

Is fermented food a recipe for good gut health?

<b>Fermentation as a way of preserving food dates back thousands of years, but it is now being held up as a potentially important source of friendly, health-giving bacteria. So should we all be eating sauerkraut and kimchi?</b><p>Allowing bacteria to form in a sealed jar of vegetables over a few months might …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s rhubarb recipes

From jams and salads to pickles and desserts, rhubarb is a lot more versatile than you might think<p>Rhubarb is either forced or field-grown. The forced kind is the one everyone celebrates at the start of the year, when those slender, hot-pink stalks provide a welcome contrast to the greys of winter. …

Nobody Has Eaten a Dragon's Breath Pepper Because It Will Kill You

You may be all about the spice, but no matter how much you love trying spicy food, odds are that the new Dragon’s Breath pepper is too much heat to …

Oh, Lovely: The Tick That Gives People Meat Allergies Is Spreading

First comes the unscratchable itching, and the angry blossoming of hives. Then stomach cramping, and—for the unluckiest few—difficulty breathing, …

Guest Post: Vegetable Oils, (Francis) Bacon, Bing Crosby, And The American Heart Association

–Gary Taubes responds to the AHA presidential advisory on dietary fats. Editor’s note: I was planning to write about the American Heart Association’s …

Clinical Trials

International society of sports nutrition position stand: diets and body composition

Position Statement: The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) bases the following position stand on a critical analysis of the literature …

Diets

We All Know Peas Are Nutritious, But Here's Exactly Why

That's a whole lot of protein.<p>There’s a reason your mom made you eat your peas when you were a kid.<p>This vegetable (which is actually a seed of a fruit, botanically speaking) might be small, but it turns out to be a nutritional powerhouse. Ever wonder how, exactly?<p>First off, they’re a good source of …

Healthy Eating

How to go beyond diet and exercise to incorporate a 'third pillar of fitness' into your training

If you're trying to get in shape, you wouldn't favor sitting on the couch over getting your heart rate up — even though it's easier. And you wouldn't subsist solely on french fries and ice cream — even though they might taste better than veggies.<p>For similar reasons, a growing movement in fitness …

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Doctors have finally found a more accurate way than BMI to determine whether your weight is healthy

The index, a measure of body fat based on your weight in relation to your height, can be traced back to the 1830s. Despite its popularity, it's now understood to be a relatively crude measure of fitness.<p>Now there's finally an alternative — and it solves the biggest problem with the BMI.<p>On Monday, a …

Mayo Clinic

The Irish Adventure Bucket List: 25 days out to try before you die!

#LiveWellGetOut<p>Looking for a day out with a difference? Nicola Brady, Catherine Mack and Pól Ó Conghaile have 25 Irish adventures to try before you …

Most dietary supplements are useless, but here are the ones you should take

Every year, supplements send roughly 20,000 people to the emergency room.<p>Last year, the world's largest dietary supplement maker, GNC Holdings Inc, agreed to pay $2.25 million to avoid federal prosecution over its alleged sale of illegal pills and powders.<p>And the Food and Drug Administration has …

Wellness

The Hottest Restaurants in Charleston Right Now, June 2018

More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? What are the new restaurants? What's everyone talking about? While the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a …

Why frequent dieting makes you put on weight – and what to do about it

People who regularly go on diets tend to lose weight initially but bounce back and even gain weight after stopping the regime. This phenomenon – …

Eating liquorice while pregnant is comparable to prenatal binge drinking: Study

The sweet-tasting component of liquorice, glycyrrhizin acid, has been shown to cause long-lasting functional and structural changes in children if …

Everyone should cook with MSG, says food scientist

Food scientist Steve Witherly uses monosodium glutamate all the time in his home cooking — typically in what he refers to as a "supersalt" mixture featuring nine parts salt, one part MSG, and a bit of disodium inosinate and disodium guanylate.<p>"I use it a lot," he told Business Insider. "I like to …

Exercise labels are more effective than standard nutrition info for healthy eating, say researchers

According to the researchers, consumers spend an average of six seconds looking at a food product before making a purchase decision creating a clear …

Public Health

French agency ANSES slashes recommended meat intake in new guidelines

Under the scope of the National Nutrition and Health Programme (PNNS), almost 100 experts compiled the opinion using an "<i>innovative</i>​" mathematical …

Nutrition

An expert explains why you should try a high intensity workout like the '7-minute workout'

Lots of people mean to work out regularly, but it's often all too easy to just not get around to it.<p>Sure, we know that exercise is basically the closest thing to a magic pill for our health that's out there, but — in a busy, busy world especially — where do you find the time?<p>Luckily for those of us …

Exercise

The Case for Eating Cheese is Stronger Than Ever

The last thing cheese-lovers need is a health expert to justify their obsession. In their eyes, a stiff, smelly block of <i>fromage</i> needs no defense. Yet …

Deceptive Spice Extract Offers Cautionary Tale for Chemists

Inside the golden-yellow spice turmeric lurks a chemical deceiver: curcumin, a molecule that is widely touted as having medicinal activity, but which …

Big Sugar’s Secret Ally? Nutritionists

The first time the sugar industry felt compelled to “knock down reports that sugar is fattening,” as this newspaper put it, it was 1956. Papers had run a photograph of President Dwight D. Eisenhower sweetening his coffee with saccharin, with the news that his doctor had advised him to avoid sugar …

This Kind of Food Is Both Filling and Insanely Good for You

Not all carbs are created equal — and thank goodness for that. New research suggests that a certain kind of carbohydrate called resistant starch may …

Five Ways to Work Out in the Gym When It's Crazy Packed

You want to work out, but when the gym is so packed that every machine and bench are taken you need all the self-control to not say, “Screw it!” and …

Watch how fast the world became obese

Over the last 40 years, obesity rates around the world have ballooned. The average adult today is 3x as likely to be obese compared to the average …

27 High-Protein Breakfasts for When You're Sick of Just Eggs

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