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Relation of dietary intake and serum levels of vitamin D to progression of osteoarthritis of the knee among participants in the Framingham Study. - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>Evidence suggests that pathophysiologic processes in bone are important determinants of outcome in osteoarthritis of the knee. Low intake …

Osteoarthritis

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 …

9 Realistic Ways To Stop Procrastinating And Stress Less

People procrastinate for different reasons, but the result is the same: stress. Here’s how to tackle all of the reasons you put things off.<p>Those expense reports you’ve been putting off for months? That power yoga class you never seem to make? Chances are, there are at least one or two projects on …

Procrastination

Why Running Doesn't (Always) Burn Fat

"My body just can't lose weight."<p>The voice on the other end of the phone sounded beaten, frustrated, and hopeless.<p>"If you knew. If you knew how hard …

How To Use Facebook To Drive Traffic To Your Blog

Do you know Facebook can serve as a great medium to get more traffic to your website? If you want to know how to increase blog traffic, read these …

6 Steps To Writing Captivating Blog Post Intros Every Time

What do you do when your million-dollar blog post idea strikes?You scramble to your computer, giddy with excitement, and type as fast as your little …

WP Engine Review – WordPress Hosting Supercharged, or a Waste of Money?

With WordPress powering over 25.4% of websites in the world – and more than 76.5 million blogs – there’s a high probability that you’re going to use …

Five Questions To Ask When Considering Health Supplements

Compared to most drugs sold at pharmacies, health supplements are loosely regulated by government agencies. Law prohibits manufacturers from selling …

6 Ways To Kick Added Sugar Out, According To A Sugar Scientist

Learn how to protect yourself and your family from lurking added sugar.<p>The Food and Drug Administration’s new recommendation that Americans eat no more than 10 percent of calories from added sugar is a giant leap in the right direction, according to sugar scientist Laura Schmidt of the University …

5 reasons Americans are obese — that have nothing to do with food

Obesity in the U.S. isn’t going away anytime soon, according to new data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Nearly 40% of …

Diabetes

Vitamin D Can Turn You Into Superman, Says Science

Vitamin D Can Turn You Into Superman, Says ScienceStaff Photo by Derek Davis: Monday, Nov. 10, 2008. Vitamin D Capsules. (Photo by Derek …

The Key to Weight-Loss Success That Has Absolutely Nothing to Do with Diet or Exercise

Your slim-down plan is basically doomed if you don't take care of this crucial element.<p>Looking back on my weight-loss journey, there's one really crucial lesson I learned that I wish I had known from the get-go. It has nothing to do with how much to eat or which workouts burn the most calories or …

20 Places You Should Be Sharing Your Content

Writing and publishing blog posts or articles on your own website isn’t good enough.<p>Your website is just one place people <i>might</i> discover your …

Social Media

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Why A Lot More People Are Introverts Than We Think

New research suggests that most people often aren’t as social as we think and introverts can be more inclusive and tolerant.<p>We are all guilty of holding some kind of biases, and most of the time we aren’t even aware of their effect on our decisions.<p>But some situations stimulate the unconscious …

Psychology

The Reason Why Few Christians Are Willing to Be Christian Case Makers

Since writing Cold-Case Christianity, my speaking schedule has been extremely busy; I am blessed by opportunities to make the case for Christianity …

The Power of Christian Meditation is Within You

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Why Is God So Obsessed With Blood?

Like it or not, the Bible is a bloody book. From beginning to end it revels in blood.<p>Within just the first few chapters of Genesis, a blood sacrifice …

Evangelical Christianity

The Science of a Great TED Talk: What Makes a Speech Go Viral

A team of researchers conducted an intensive experiment on nonverbal communication to uncover why certain TED talks are more popular than others. …

TED Talks

Why You Need a Sabbath

Whether we are in school, raising a family, in the midst of our career or balancing a combination of these, we have been given many opportunities for …

Time Management

A Guide to Living With Less

Ours is a world of excess. We have hundreds of cable channels. Super-sized meals and buffets abound. We even have stores dedicated to selling things …

What We Get Wrong About the ‘Desires of Our Heart’

“How many of you have prayed, ‘God, help me to love you more?’” the pastor asked from the pulpit.<p><i>Me</i>, I volunteered silently. For 20 years, I had …

What Will You Leave Behind?

Author, playwright, poet, and Christian apologist, Dorothy Sayers, once wrote, “What we make is more important than what we are, particularly if …

The Weight-Loss Plan That Helped Me Lose 100 Pounds

Catharine Acurso made gradual changes that added up to major weight-loss success.<p><b>Before:</b> 248 <b>After:</b> 145<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>I was always a little overweight my whole life. I come from a family of heavy people, and when I was growing up, all of our family get-togethers were based on food. It didn't matter if …

How these two remarkable weight loss stories could change your life, too

“I’m 33 now, but as a teenager I was about 25 kilograms bigger than I am at the moment,” Arabella explains to <i>news.com.au</i>.<p>“I did rowing, running, high …

Fitness