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How to Repair Your Gut After Taking Antibiotics

"My doctor wants me to take another antibiotic for this cold that won't quit, but I've read antibiotics damage the gut and even can make me fat," a …

7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory & Creativity

In today’s world, information is everywhere. Seems like wherever you go – in the real world or online – there’s always something new to learn. Maybe …

You Need to Read This Teacher's Brilliant List of "101 Ways to Cope With Stress"

A psychology teacher intended it for his students, but now it's helping people everywhere.<p>Fall is one of the busiest and most demanding times of the year for kids, parents, and families, which is why one teacher did something amazing to encourage his students.<p>This helpful list of "101 ways to cope …

The sugar industry funded one of the biggest misconceptions in modern nutrition

The sugar industry worked with scientists in the 1950s and 1960s to downplay sucrose's role in causing coronary heart disease and other nutritional risks, according to a paper by UC San Francisco researchers published in JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday.<p>In other words, the move to single out fat …

The office walk-and-talk really works

They don’t require yoga pants or a shower, but the research is clear: Walking meetings count as exercise.<p>“If corporations were to adopt this ubiquitously, you just start to think of those health benefits adding up,” says James Levine, co-director of obesity solutions at the Mayo Clinic and Arizona …

What to say (or not to say) to your overweight child

As a parent, you care about your child’s health. Given the public-health focus on childhood obesity, it would be hard to <i>not</i> be concerned if your child is overweight. The question many parents in this position are grappling with is “Should I say something to my child about the weight — or …

Binge Eating

6 Prebiotic Foods You Should Add to Your Diet

I bet you’ve heard a lot about the benefits of probiotics—but what about <i>pre</i>biotics? These nondigestible carbohydrates feed the good bacteria in your …

6 Scientifically Proven Benefits Of Mindfulness And Meditation

When I tell people that I’m a lawyer who teaches other lawyers and professionals to practice mindfulness and meditation, I get a lot of puzzled looks. Lawyers may seem like an unlikely group of professionals to practice mindfulness and meditation, but there’s a growing number of law schools and law …

Try This Mind Trick to Unlock the Benefits of Stress | Inc.com

For decades, scientists and researchers have been telling us that stress is bad for us. Stress makes you sick. It changes your brain chemistry. It can and will eventually kill you.<p>The best thing we can do, we typically hear, is to reduce stress in our lives.<p>This is pretty discouraging news for …

The Brain

Sprinting Legend Allyson Felix Shares Four Ways To Kick Up Your Workouts

Improve your game with this advice from the Olympic gold medalist.<p>Allyson Felix, the most decorated female sprinter in U.S. history, has already won four Olympic gold medals and two silvers. This year, in her fourth Olympic games, she’s set to represent the U.S. again in the 400-meter sprint and …

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15 healthy ways to manage stress during especially stressful times

Whether it's a family member or a pesky in-law who always manages to make a situation uncomfortable, from now through December, there's almost no way to escape at least one stress-filled scenario.<p>To help you cope, here are 15 science-backed tips to keep your stress level down this holiday season.

The Eating Mistake That Doubles Your Chance of Obesity

Are you inadvertently sabotaging your waistline every day?<p>Speed through supper and your gut may pay the price: Finishing your meals quickly can up your odds of putting on extra weight, a review from Japan suggests.<p>After crunching the numbers from 23 studies, the researchers concluded that …

Nutrition

10 Strategies for Managing the Day After a Bad Night's Sleep

Most everybody has experienced at least a night or two of poor sleep. And many millions of us do so on a regular basis. A bad night's sleep can leave us feeling anxious about making it through the next day. Will we have the energy, the focus, and the emotional wherewithal to do so? Is it even …

How to increase thankfulness and why it's good for your health

If you're older than 9, it's hard to resist the urge to roll your eyes when someone at the Thanksgiving table suggests, "Let's all go around the room and share what we're thankful for!" It's a pretty corny holiday ritual you mostly do to keep your mom or your most momlike friends happy, but a …

Turmeric Health Benefits: How Can This Powerhouse Spice Help With Inflammation

Nutritionist and author of <i>Meals That Heal Inflammation</i>, Julie Daniluk, suffered from arthritis, bursitis and colitis: all conditions rooted in …

Pets can provide multiple health benefits

Like many animals, humans live in packs in which we make connections with the other members. But those packs don't have to be made up of just fellow …

Healing veterans' trauma through yoga

<b>(CNN) —</b> It might surprise some, but at veterans' centers around the country, life after active duty is leading warriors to their yoga mats.<p>It's not a new trend. Nearly a decade ago, the Department of Defense began to investigate the positive effects of yoga on veterans. In 2006, the department …

15 disturbing consequences of eating too much sugar

New guidelines announced today by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) say people should cap consumption at 50 grams of sugar a day — about 4 tablespoons or a little more than a can of Coke.<p>The World Health Organization (WHO), meanwhile, suggests no more than half that amount for best results.<p>Yet …

The science behind meditation, and why it makes you feel better

Meditation yields a surprising number of health benefits, including stress reduction, improved attention, better memory, and even increased …

The Drink That Makes You the Most "Manly"

Food PsychThe drink that makes you feel the most "manly."Marketers are constantly driving men toward “masculine” food choices—like burgers, steak, …

Personal Trainer to Star Athletes Knows How to Make Them Suffer

Mackie Shilstone designs punishing workouts for Serena Williams and other clients and is no less demanding of himself<p>Mackie Shilstone, the fitness guru and personal trainer to pro athletes including tennis ace Serena Williams and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, has a high tolerance for …

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Processed meat causes cancer, says WHO

Like your daily hot dog or bacon sandwich? You may want to think again.<p>The World Health Organization said Monday that eating processed meat such as sausages and ham causes cancer,while unprocessed red meat may also be carcinogenic.<p>The WHO's cancer research unit now classifies processed meat as …

Don't Cut Fat If You Want to Lose Weight: Study

Bring on the avocado.<p>New research published Thursday found yet again that cutting fat out of a diet is not the most effective way to lose weight, and …

7 Strategies to Relieve Chronic Pain

View image | gettyimages.com<p>Chronic pain is different from acute pain. Acute, sudden pain is a signal to fight or flee, to struggle or run. Chronic pain by contrast is not an adaptive survival response but a nuisance, a defense gone wrong. It's like those car alarms in your neighborhood going off …

Kid couch potatoes court long-term health risk

<b>(CNN) —</b> Telling children to sit still might be exactly the wrong message to give. Long periods of inactivity could cause changes in blood circulation even in young children, which may increase risk of heart disease later in life, according to a study.<p>Researchers worked with a very small sample. …

Learning Lifelong Healthy Eating in the School Lunchroom

We all know there's a lot more than reading, writing and arithmetic that children learn in school. Until the national school lunch program was modified in 2010 nutrition hadn't been high on the list and now that is being threatened by efforts in Congress.<p>In 2010 the "Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act" …

It's Not What You're Eating That Matters -- It's This

I know we get "proper" nutrition drilled into our heads at a very young age.<p><i>Carrots are good for you. Donuts are not.</i><p>Kale is healthy. Doritos are not.<p>Tomatoes are chock full of vitamins. Double stuffed Oreos are not.<p><b>And then when we are old enough to know what's "good for us" and what isn't, it</b> …

'Good bacteria' key to stopping asthma

<b>Being exposed to "good bacteria" early in life could prevent asthma developing, say Canadian scientists.</b><p>The team, reporting in Science Translational Medicine, were analysing the billions of bugs that naturally call the human body home.<p>Their analysis of 319 children showed they were at higher risk …

The 10 Commandments Of A Good Night's Sleep

Thou shall not avoid getting Zzzs.<p>When was the last time you had a solid night of sleep?<p>If it has been eluding you, there's probably a reason for it. There are a lot of rules when it comes to getting the proper amount of shuteye, but following them could make a difference between dozing to …