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Will the keto diet cause your skin to break out?

There’s been a lot of buzz around the keto diet (formally known as the ketogenic diet or nutritional ketosis) for its ability to help followers lose …

"The Magic Pill" Documentary Claims the Ketogenic Diet Can Heal Basically Everything

The Australian film has caused quite the controversy after suggesting that a high-fat keto diet is the answer to everything from cancer to autism.<p>The …

Jillian Michaels Says 'Don't Do Keto' If You Want To Lose Weight

I mean, she is the O.G. weight-loss trainer...<p>The keto diet is everywhere right now, so it’s totally understandable if you’ve started to think that keto = the yellow brick road to all your weight-loss #goalz. But Jillian Michaels says that’s just not true.<p>The celebrity trainer tells <i>People</i> in a new …

Toronto Has World’s Highest Risk Of A Housing Bubble Burst: UBS

Some argue the city's bubble has already come and gone.<p>Toronto is the number-one city in the world ... when it comes to risk of a housing bubble …

Canadian Real Estate

Always Tired? You Could Have a Silent UTI

Maryjane Mashunkashey, 63, was plagued with exhaustion — until she discovered the shocking culprit: a sneaky urinary tract infection, also known as a …

5 Business Cards That Will Elevate Your Professional Game

Recently, as I handed my business card to a friend I'd just made, he looked at it longingly before putting it away, and commenting, “That’s when I’ll …

Are Kids Getting Too Many Vaccines?

Political leaders and parents have expressed concerns that young children are getting too many vaccines, often for diseases that aren’t raging …

You've Heard of Acupuncture, but Do You Actually Know How It Works?

Chances are, you've heard of acupuncture, and you've possibly even thought of trying it. But do you actually know how it works and what it does? It's purported as a drug-free solution to a laundry list of ailments, and for many people, that's exactly what it is. And while Western medicine is only …

Acupuncture

6 Keys to Improve Your Day by Controlling Your Mind

There are many things we can do to start the day off right. Sometimes it is easy to identify why a day may go better than the last, and sometimes it …

Natural Selection Is Causing a Decline in Human 'Education Genes', Say Scientists

Is our species on a downwards spiral?<p>The genes that predispose people to attain higher levels of education have been in decline over the past 80 …

Genetics

Tips for a good night's sleep: wear bed socks and avoid arguments

Wearing socks in bed might seem the ultimate passion killer, but at least it will encourage a good night’s sleep, according to experts.<p>A new report from the Global Council on Brain Health has highlighted the importance of sleeping properly to stay mentally sharp in later life.<p>Experts gave a list of …

Sorry, Jenny McCarthy: Vaccines aren’t as dangerous as you think

<b>(AP/Damian Dovarganes)</b><p>Overwhelming medical evidence proves that negative side effects are rare and minor<p>Dina Fine Maron<p>January 11, 2017 8:59am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>The world greets newborn babies by bombarding them with everything from dust to …

Dry January can be amazing for your health— if you do it the right way

Dry January, aka ditching alcohol in the first month of the new year, is an annual tradition for many people. For some, it’s part of a New Year’s resolution to drink less, while others say it’s a good way to "detox" from excessive drinking over the holidays—but all swear that it’s going to do …

10 Science-Backed Ways To Be More Positive In 2017

2016 was full of negativity. Adopting these 10 habits can help guard against bringing that bad energy into the new year.<p>For a variety of reasons ranging from sorrow over the deaths of some beloved cultural icons to the bitter acrimony that characterized much of the political scene, a fair number of …

Happiness

A rare sighting of the Milky Way

Due to increased amounts of light pollution, Iceland is one of the few countries left in Europe where it can still easily be seen.<p>In the late 1800s, an Icelandic poet and entrepreneur is fabled to have tried to sell the Northern Lights to a group of businessmen from Switzerland.<p>Although Einar …

The Case Against Sugar review – an unsweetened attack on diet myths

Gary Taubes’s latest assault on the ruinous effect of sugar on our lives and the promotion of fat-free diets is detailed and compelling<p>For the last 15 years, US journalist Gary Taubes has been the self-nominated public enemy No 1 of the global “healthy eating” establishment. His heresy has been to …

Diets

Flickering lights may illuminate a path to Alzheimer's treatment

New research demonstrates that, in mice whose brains are under attack by Alzheimer’s<p>dementia, exposure to lights that flicker at a precise frequency can right the brain’s faulty signaling and energize its immune cells to fight off the disease.<p>Light therapy for Alzheimer's is miles from being ready …

20 Best Movies of 2016

20<p>‘Zootopia’<p>Animation was on a roll in 2016 – this was the year of <i>Finding Dory, Kubo and the Two Strings, The Secret Life of Pets, Sausage Party</i> and</i> …

La La Land

The 15 Movies Worth the Haul to the Multiplex This December

Treat yourself to one (or more) of these Oscar hopefuls.<p>The end of the year means cold weather, holiday gift giving, and Hollywood dropping an enormous number of high-profile films into theaters, all in an effort to qualify for next year's Oscars. This December, moviegoers will have a bounty of …

20+ Soup Recipes to Help You Beat Weight Gain

Winter is the unofficial soup season, I think we can all agree to that. It's bitterly cold, gets dark out by 5 p.m., and typically nothing sounds better than curling up on the couch with a bowl of something warm and comforting, like soup.<p>Whether it's packed with an unforgivable amount of sodium or …

New Evidence Suggests Parkinson's Might Start in The Gut, Not The Brain

We might have been wrong about Parkinson's this whole time.<p>A new study adds to a growing body of research that suggests we might have been thinking …

A handful of nuts a day could slash risk of heart disease and cancer

A handful of nuts a day could significantly cut the risk of heart disease, cancer and early death, major research suggests.<p>The study by Imperial College London shows that those consuming at least 20g of nuts daily had far lower risks from major diseases.<p>Eating such an amount - the equivalent of a …

Advice For Doctors Talking To Parents About HPV Vaccine: Make It Brief

A full decade after the Food and Drug Administration approved a vaccine to fight the sexually transmitted, cancer-causing human papillomavirus, almost half of all adolescents have still not received their first dose. This low vaccination rate is dramatic when compared to other routine childhood …

This Is How Interior Designers Decorate a Room From Start to Finish

Consider this—you've just bought a new home, signed a lease on a new apartment, or moved to a new city. You fell in love with the space that will …

A Vitamin-Rich Soup That’s Delicious Too

“If a soup could do push-ups, this one would,” writes wellness author Rebecca Katz of the “Power Green Soup” found in her cookbook <i>Clean Soups</i>. Though …

Recipes

The best and worst health news of 2016

Headlines tend to be concise and sometimes oversimplified, theoretically telling readers what a story is about in a few words. Unfortunately, this concision often leads to imprecision, and readers take reports of “breakthrough” research more seriously than is warranted. As a result, it’s easy to …

How 'Psychobiotics' Use Gut Bacteria To Treat Mental Illness

Targeting the gut could create a new class of psychiatric treatments.<p>Researchers have long known that the bacteria living in your gut can “talk” to your brain. Gut microbes, which collectively make up what’s called the gut microbiome, can have a significant impact on mood and cognition ― leading …

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

The Brain

3 Foods to Eat If You Sit at a Desk All Day, According to Foodies

I apologize in advance for the cynicism, but when I think of the irreversible damage our sedentary, tech-centric office lifestyles are having on our …