Freda Hicks

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This Is What Happens When You Eat 40 Teaspoons Of Sugar A Day

By Amy Marturana for <b>Well+GOOD</b><p>Maybe the biggest recent revolution in the nutrition world has been the shift from thinking of fat as public enemy number one, to recognizing that sugar is the real culprit -- implicated in everything from chronic inflammation to high cholesterol.<p>But knowing that …

Look Beyond Pills for Better Sleep

The stool of a healthy life has three legs: nutrition, exercise and sleep. We shun unnatural substances from our food -- locally-grown and organic offerings are exploding, even at Walmart. We insist on better fare in school cafeterias than what was dished up when I was a kid. Back then, everything …

Have Super Sex All Month Long

Your menstrual cycle can affect your libido in incredibly hot ways. Follow these tips for more pleasure every day of the month.<p>You might hate your hormones for causing mood swings, cramps, and sporadic breakouts. But there’s a new reason to give them a break: Scientists are discovering that your …

University of Michigan

Lack of Sleep Dramatically Raises Your Risk For Getting Sick

If you want to stay healthy, skip sleep at your own risk. According to the new results of a new study, people who slept six hours a night or less …

The Changes One Trainer Made to Lose Weight After Years of Diet and Exercise | Women's Health

Dell Farrell/@becauseglutes<p>The Workouts<p>I started lifting heavy weights four days a week and giving my body extra time to recover. And when I wasn't strength training with my coach, I did cardio I actually enjoyed, like hiking or walking my dog.<p>I also started tracking every workout I did and changed …

Women are not getting treated for menopausal symptoms | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Many women with severe menopausal symptoms are not being treated for them even though safe, effective remedies are available, a study from Australia suggests.<p>A woman photographs roses at Regent's Park in London July 5, 2013. REUTERS/Neil Hall<p>The findings may be applicable to …

Women's Health

6 Things That Are Seriously Screwing With Your Sleep

<b>Those Sunday Night Blues</b><br>You know that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach on Sunday night where you start to think about how much you have to do in the week ahead, how you're still kind of tired from the weekend, and <i>how</i> is it almost Monday already?! Brace yourself: A survey from the market …

Lizzie Velasquez: 'Ugliest woman' video changed my life for the better

<i>Lizzie Velasquez was born in Austin, Texas, with neonatal progeroid syndrome, a rare genetic disease that affects her heart, eyes and bones, and prevents her from gaining weight.</i><p><i>When she was 17, Velasquez faced an onslaught of cyber-bullying, as strangers on YouTube labeled her the “Ugliest Woman</i> …

7 Fitness Instructors Share the Myths They Wish Would Die Once and For All

#1: You have to worry about exercise making you "bulky."<p>How many times have you heard someone say that she doesn't want to lift heavy weights because it'll make her bulk up? Nope, not true—and that's not the only misconception floating around that piss fitness instructors off. Stop buying into …

Rare Brain Disease Is Caused by Cousin of Mad Cow Agent, Study Finds

A rare, incurable brain disorder that resembles Parkinson’s disease is caused by a misfolded brain protein called a prion, similar to the prions that cause mad cow disease, researchers reported on Monday.<p>The discovery adds to a very short list of human diseases linked to mutant prions, and suggests …

Neuroscience

15 Healthy Foods That Make You Feel Full and Satisfied

15 Healthy High-Fiber Foods That Make You Feel Full and Satisfied<p>Fill up (and not out) with these good-for-you, high-fiber foods<p>We’re about to totally bust through the notion that healthy foods can’t be filling. You see, naturally high-fiber foods are key when it comes to getting your nutrients <i>and</i> …