Erin Mccarthy

43 Flips | 4 Magazines | 9 Followers | @erinmccarthy1 | Keep up with Erin Mccarthy on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Erin Mccarthy”

Why acupuncture is giving sceptics the needle

You can't get crystal healing on the NHS. The Department of Health doesn't fund faith healing. And most doctors believe magnets are best stuck on fridges, not patients. But ask for a treatment in which an expert examines your tongue, smells your skin and tries to unblock the flow of life force …

The Latest Scoop On How Acupuncture Could Help You Get Pregnant

According to new research led by the University of Maryland School of Medicine and published in the journal of <i>Human Reproduction Update</i>, acupuncture, …

A Healthy Poke: Demystifying the Science Behind Acupuncture

<i>Many of us have started to embrace the use of alternative medicine, but acupuncture, with its qi, yin, and meridians, still raises eyebrows</i><p>While many practices in alternative medicine are slowly but surely making their way into the mainstream, acupuncture is one that still produces skeptical …

Can Acupuncture Treat Depression?

So what’s going on? The researchers aren't quite sure, but in the past, acupuncture has been shown to decrease pain and boost the production of endorphins, or chemical compounds that make us feel good, says Florida-based patient educator Steven Masley, M.D. And it’s possible there’s a placebo …

Scientists query study saying ear acupuncture aids weight loss | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists derided research published on Tuesday that suggested ear acupuncture may help people lose weight, saying the study’s design was flawed and its conclusions highly implausible.<p>Responding to the findings of research published online in the journal Acupuncture in Medicine, …

Scientists say sugar at levels considered safe is harmful

"Added sugars" are those added during processing or preparation, not those that occur naturally in fruit or milk. The scientists fed the mice a diet that got its added sugars from half fructose and half glucose monosaccharides, which is about what’s found in high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), Potts …

Diabetes

Here's Scientific American's 2013 Food Issue

<i>Scientific American</i>'s September 2013 issue is dedicated to all things food, very scientifically described as a thing that "started as a fuel, became a passion, ignited a global crisis — and <b>made us human</b>." Most of the articles ("Microbes Help Grow Better Crops"; "The Truth About Genetically Modified …

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

Yoga

Want a Flour Substitute? 5 Delicious Options

Getty Images<p>Soy Flour<p>Ground soybeans deliver calcium, fiber, and more than triple the protein of white pastry flour.<p><b>Best For:</b> Thickening sauces, gravies, or soups; or swapping in (up to one-third the amount) for white flour in non-yeasted recipes.<p><i>Per 1/4 cup: 120 cal, 6 g fat (1 g sat), 8 g carbs</i> …

Why Do Vegetarians Live Longer?

Nearly a decade of extra life -- that's what you get when you move away from eating animal foods and toward a plant-based diet. This is really exciting science for anyone seeking healthy longevity (and who isn't?)!<p>According to a recent report on the largest study of vegetarians and vegans to date, …

7 Reasons To Go On A Plant-Based Diet

Our definition of a plant-based diet allows for modest amounts of fish and lean meat. But more importantly, choosing a diet heavy in fruits and veggies may help ward off chronic diseases and keep you svelte in 2013 and in years to come. U.S. News has gathered a few reasons to go the plant-based …

A Cure For Cancer? Eating A Plant-Based Diet

I have been working closely recently with a few extraordinary nutritional researchers, and I find that the information they have compiled is quite eye opening. Interestingly, what these highly esteemed doctors are saying is just beginning to be understood and accepted, perhaps because what they are …

Cancer

Latest Science on Health Benefits of a Plant-Based or Vegan Diet

This focuses on the latest science on a plant based diet or vegan diet. This also tells how they affect the greatest causes of death. At the bottom …

Plant-based diets take root in U.S. among athletes, exercisers

For Brendan Brazier it all started with a smoothie.<p>The former Ironman triathlete and ultra-marathon champion said he decided to change to a vegan diet as a high school athlete hoping to turn professional.<p>"I knew I had to improve," Brazier explained in an interview. "I tried high carb, low carb, …

How to Eat Healthy When You Just Can’t Find the Time

As you may know, two weeks ago we welcomed the fourth member of our family into the world. She is beautiful, mellow, and most importantly, healthy. …

How to Make Oil-Free, Fat-Free Salad Dressings (+ I've sold 150,000 books!)

Before I get to today's post, a quick news update! I found out yesterday that <b>I've sold 150,000 cookbooks!</b>(I still vividly remember when I hit …

Health Tips By Doctors

<b>Plant-based experts, like Dr. Neal Barnard and Dr. Joel Fuhrman, share healthy vegan eating habits and the health benefits of a vegan diet.</b><p>Did you …

Weight Loss

HOW TO: Make Delicious Gluten-Free Vegan Gingerbread for the Holidays

The holiday season is not complete without a warm, spicy-sweet plate full of gingerbread cookies. To make sure you satisfy everyone’s wish list, …

Dessert

Yoga Class Getting You Home Late? 4 Ideas For Quick, Healthy Dinners

For 9-to-5ers, taking a yoga class after work can result in eating a late dinner. If you're eating closer to bedtime, then cut back on heavy meat and …

Yoga

Great Yoga Stretches for Runners

It's important for runners to stretch in order to improve flexibility, which helps prevent injuries. The following sequence of yoga stretches targets …

Reader Story: Yes, you can do yoga on a budget

<i>This Reader Story is from GRS reader Charu. He loves staying physically active and has recently gotten addicted to yoga. You can check out his free</i> …

Can Hot Yoga Hurt You?

How does Kate Hudson stay so fit even with a crazy schedule and two children? In the December issue of Harper's Bazaar, the 34-year-old actress …

A Yoga Sequence to Ease Discomfort When You're Overstuffed

View On One Page<p>ADVERTISEMENT ()<p>Start Slideshow<p>← Use Arrows Keys →<p>If you need a little relief after enjoying your huge holiday feast, instead of …

Yoga

Yoga Effective At Relieving Low Back Pain, Review Shows

<i>By Natalie San Luis</i><p>The poses, breathing and meditation in a yoga class may do more than help you relax and feel centered. A review of evidence shows that it might relieve low Back Pain as well.<p>Researchers recently looked at past trials that tested how well yoga stacked up against other treatments …

Is Hot Yoga Safe?

If you’ve never tried hot yoga because you’re afraid of sweating profusely or wussing out halfway through the class, we can understand. But if you’ve …

Yoga

Move, Meditate, Write: The Yoga of Writing

I remember one year of my life that was particularly challenging. I wrote every day, much of it banal, boring, self-absorbed, and composed of sloppy prose that was intended for no one's eyes -- not really even my own, because the act of writing was a purging. Whatever traces of my activity that …

22 Tranquil Yoga Poses to Help You Find Balance

In the rush of our everyday lives, there is nothing like the art of yoga to calm the mind. Perhaps the insane stretches the human body really …

Yoga XPress in Less Than 20 Minutes

Meet Alex Curtis, yoga expert from Core Power Yoga on Wilshire in LA, who collaborated with me to come up with this Yoga Xpress routine.<p>Yoga Xpress is for those of you who just don't have time to get to a class and want a less-than-20-minute routine for the road or at home. These yoga postures …