Erin Woodford

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How Two Florida Gym Rats Conquered the Shadowy World of Dietary Supplements

Florida

The idea that some people don't respond to exercise might just be a myth

Everyone responds to exercise differently — if you take ten people and put them on the same workout routine for three weeks, some will improve dramatically, but others may not appear to have changed physiologically at all. In some cases, a few people may even appear less fit.<p>Previously, this led …

8 Clever Ways to Prevent Overeating

Weight loss isn’t just about what you eat; it's also about <i>how much</i> you eat. And overeating is all too common. We’ve all been there before. But with a …

Nutrition

The Wrong Eating Habits Can Hurt Your Brain, Not Just Your Waistline

Being overweight can raise your blood pressure, cholesterol and risk for developing diabetes. It could be bad for your brain, too.<p>A diet high in saturated fats and sugars, the so-called Western diet, actually affects the parts of the brain that are important to memory and make people more likely to …

Holistic Medicine

These Skills Are Hard To Learn But Pay Off For The Rest of Your Life

<i>“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”</i> — <b>Ralph Waldo Emerson</b><p>The ability to expand your mind …

We’ve long blamed carbs for making us fat. What if that’s wrong?

Good science keeps debunking the war on pasta and bread.<p>It’s one of the most hotly contested areas of dieting: How much do carbohydrates matter when it comes to weight loss?<p>If you ask a number of celebrities and authors of diet books, it’s pasta, bread, and cookies that stand between you and a …

Nutrition

Zu-chini Alfredo Recipe: Vegan, Gluten-Free, High Protein

Thanks to Fit Approach and Bob’s Red Mill for sponsoring this post. All opinions (and the recipe!) are my own.I am so excited to share this Zu-chini …

Your ultimate guide to Helmut Newton

Nobody has made quite the lasting impression on fashion imagery as Helmut Newton. Hired by <i>French Vogue</i> in the 1950s before being propelled to fame in the 1970s, Newton came to be renowned for his controversial scenarios, hypersexualised imagery and striking compositions. With elements of his work …

Stroke survivors walk again after Stanford injects stem cells into brain

Stroke survivors who believed they would be paralysed or need a wheelchair for the rest of their lives are walking and moving again following a ground-breaking stem cell treatment.<p>18 patients who agreed to allow doctors to drill a hole in their skull and inject stem cells into the damaged part of …

Medical Research

Are Hidden Allergies Affecting Your Health?

When you get a sudden onslaught of sniffles, teary eyes, or a hacking cough, it’s easy to make the connection with crazy amounts of ragweed and pollen in the air—or maybe even your friend’s cute (but super-triggering) dog.<p>But what about ongoing health issues like weight gain, insomnia, depression, …

Wellness

A nation of Peter Pans: We have created a country filled with perpetual children

According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, men and women between the ages of 18 and 34 are now more likely to be living with their parents than living on their own or in any other living situation [such as sharing an apartment].<p>This is the first time in American history that young …

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …

Cooking

3 Daily Mindfulness Exercises To Improve Your Morning

This society we live in so fast paced! It can be a real challenge just to be in the moment. Well, today I have Rachael Todd, who has a certificate in …

What to eat before and after every kind of workout

Whether you're eating for endurance or snacking for strength training, it’s not always clear what is best to put into your body. Moreover, “what’s healthy on a regular basis is not necessarily a good choice for the race course, or even for a workout,” explained Barbara Lewin, RD, a sports …

Sleeping With Technology: Harming Your Brain One Night at a Time

Here is an all-too-common scenario: <i>Jeff and Mary put the kids to bed and settle down for the night to watch television. Jeff has his smartphone at his bedside and keeps checking email, social media, texts and the baseball scores while Mary checks her work emails, plays Words With Friends and checks</i> …

See the Dramatic Changes In Bodybuilders’ Physiques Over the Past 125 Years

What men consider both ideal and attainable has changed throughout the decades. Here’s a history of male perfection, told featuring iconic physiques<p>I had never read a bodybuilding magazine before I started working at one. It was December 1992, I was a broke-ass graduate student, and out of pure …

Talk Shows

Learning From the Lazarus Effect

For years, Grace Silva had experienced odd episodes with her throat — bouts of swelling and radiating pain that seemed to resolve with antibiotics — but her doctors couldn’t explain what was wrong. Finally, after a flare-up in the summer of 2010, Grace was referred to a specialist, an ear doctor …

7 Tips To Naturally Boost Your Metabolism

Want to kick-start your metabolism into high gear? Try these seven super-easy tips to naturally boost your metabolism.<p><b>1. Eat 5 to 6 times a day.</b><p>Think …

The Japanese Breakfast You Can Actually Make on a Weekday Morning

A breakfast bowl worth making every morning, because the Japanese always seem to do it better.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin.</i><p>I only justified …

Breakfast

The key to feeling well rested isn't just the amount of time you sleep

While we are finally paying attention to the importance of sleep, the need for dark is still mostly ignored.<p><b>That's right. Dark. Your body needs it too.</b><p>Being exposed to regular patterns of light and dark regulates our circadian rhythm. Disruption of this rhythm may increase the risk of developing …

The Surprising Foods That Alleviate Anxiety

If I told you that bacteria could alleviate your anxiety you’d probably think I was joking or uninformed. But, if you suffer from anxiety, …

Spicy Sausage and White Bean Soup

4 Servings<p>You could use other greens, like kale or collard greens—just be sure to cook them in the soup for 5 minutes before serving, since they’re more hearty than the spinach.<p>March 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>1 pound hot turkey or Italian sausage, casings removed, chopped<p>1 large …

Recipes

Artificial Pancreas Makers Race to Market

Strolling through a nature preserve near the Old North Bridge in Concord, Mass., where “the shot heard ’round the world” began the American …

3 Easy Mindfulness Meditation Techniques to Practice at Home or at the Office

We've all had those moments where we're not sure whether to scream, run and hide or drop everything and get on the next plane to a faraway island. Whether work life, personal life or the delicate balance of the two is causing you stress, there are better ways to dealing with life's pressures than …

7 Foods to Absolutely Avoid If You Want Clear, Glowing Skin

Two weeks ago, I went to Whole Foods and stocked up on coconut milk, almond butter, frozen veggies, fresh berries, organic meats, wild salmon, and quinoa. My boyfriend could interpret what this meant: Lauren is back on another food detox. It started last Summer when I completed Dr. Frank Lipman's …

Nutrition

7 Timeless Strategies for Finding Inner Strength (When You Need it Most)

<i>“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”<br>― Maya Angelou</i>I’ve been volunteering as a counselor for underprivileged kids for the better part …