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Fighting a Hidden Enemy: Inflammation

<i>By Deepak Chopra, MD and Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD</i><p>Inflammation has always been a medical mystery, but now it has become an enemy of long-term health. On the one hand, when your skin turns red, swollen, and painful after you burn yourself, which triggers acute inflammation, the response is normal and …

A Heart Risk Factor Even Doctors Know Little About

To millions of Americans, Bob Harper was the picture of health, a celebrity fitness trainer who whipped people into shape each week on the hit TV show “The Biggest Loser.”<p>But last February, Mr. Harper, 52, suffered a massive heart attack at a New York City gym and went into cardiac arrest. He was …

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The One Thing You Should Never Eat For Breakfast, Like, Ever

Breakfast is our favorite meal of the day. That might be because of all the sweet, fattening, delicious foods associated with a morning meal. But we …

Here’s how to use mindfulness to make better decisions

A lot of the time you know what the smart thing to do is. But you’re still worried about how it might turn out. Or regrets about a past decision are …

Mindfulness

The truth about fat and sugar is finally explained

This morning, as I do most days, I breakfasted on a three egg omelette cooked in coconut oil, with a whole milk coffee. I enjoyed a wedge of full fat …

9 foods that will never expire

These foods have found the fountain of eternal youth.<p>Raw honey<p>Honey is often referred to as "God's medicine," and has tons of health benefits-and it's great for your hair. "Honey has actually be used in wound care in some cultures and studies for its ability to naturally resist bacteria," says Dr. …

Cannabis for Inflammation

The global market for pain relief drugs is currently US$60 billion, and will grow to more than $80 billion by 2024, according to Transparency Market …

How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation

It’s hard not to get worked up emotionally when you’re in a tense conversation. After all, a disagreement can feel like a threat. You’re afraid you’re going to have to give up something — your point of view, the way you’re used to doing something, the notion that you’re right, or maybe even power – …

Want to Raise Calmer, Happier Kids? Science Says This Can Help

Here are three science-backed strategies to help your children increase calmness and decrease stress. Studies show it can even improve their math scores.<p>Mindful is the new busy. Backed by science showing that mindfulness boosts everything from immunity to productivity, workplaces across the world …

7 Ways Inflammation Affects Your Body

You’ve probably heard your health-obsessed friends talk about avoiding foods that cause inflammation. You may even be well-informed about health …

10 Common Baking Substitutes Everyone Should Know

Missing an ingredient? No problem.<p>November 21, 2017<p>As we all know, baking is a science. However, there are many different ways that you can go about …

Baking

A professor of medicine explains why eating fat won't make you fat — but sugar will

"Eat fat, get fat" has been the conventional wisdom guiding American diets for the past two decades.<p>Yet more and more research suggests that thinking …

Concerned about inflammation? These foods may help

There's a lot of talk about inflammation and anti-inflammatory diets -- but there's also a lot of misinformation and confusion surrounding these nutrition buzz words. Many people aren't quite clear on what inflammation is and why we should be concerned about it. And then there are the plentiful …

Spicy Baked Shrimp with Cilantro Lime Dip

<b>Ingredients</b><p><i>Spicy Shrimp</i><br>1 Lb . Large Wild Shrimp – thawed peeled, deveined, tail-on<br>2 Tablespoons Olive Oil<br>1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder<br>1/2 teaspoon Garlic …

Fresh Blackberry Cake Is a Summer Spectacle

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>When I was growing up in Kentucky, blackberry jam cake was something that turned up at just about every picnic and potluck I ever attended, usually in the form of a Bundt cake with …

Bob Marley's Reggae: Jerk Marinated Chicken Breast Skewers, Chargrilled and Served with Creamy Cucumber Dipping Sauce and Yucca Fries

• 1 onion, finely chopped<br>• 1/2 cup finely chopped scallion<br>• 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves<br>• 1 teaspoon salt<br>• 2 teaspoons sugar<br>• 1 teaspoon ground Jamaican …

The ‘office’ is a thing of the doomed millennial past, say millennials

The communal, forward-thinking, collaboration-focused, millennial-centric “open floor plan” is a thing of the past, according to some elitist business-news startup called the Wall Street Journal. “Many studies show how open-plan office spaces can have negative effects on employees and …

The Best Snacks To Eat At Night For Inflammation

Tired of feeling bloated and uncomfortable? There are several ways to tackle inflammation, but those who suffer from it see the best results when …

The Easiest Tangy Cucumber Salad

When you crave a light side dish that won't weigh down the rest of your dinner but still has enough punch to stand out on its own, make this salad. …

Ultimate Passover Guide

Desserts for Passover<p>From an extraordinary hazelnut-and-chocolate meringue cakes to fudgy chocolate walnut cookies, here are superb Passover dessert …

Passover

17 Stress-Relief Gifts For Busy Moms

And none of them are booze!<p>As a sober mom (8 years in January!) I am freaking serious about stress relief. I have to be, because I never, ever get to opt for the easy relaxation of a glass of wine or other substance to take the edge off at the end of a long day of crushing the game at home and at …

50 Christmas Cookies You Don't Even Need an Oven to Bake

Your secret's safe with us!<p>What's guaranteed to be the hit of your holiday buffet but hardly requires any effort? These festive, impressive-looking treats. (Your secret's safe with us!)

Recipes

No bake healthy breakfast cookies

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the peanut butter, honey, vanilla, and salt. Microwave for 20-30 seconds and stir until combined.<p>In that same bowl, …

5 tiny changes that can lead to major weight loss

In the Unites States, 70 percent of adults are overweight, with 37 percent being obese. With these numbers, it is no surprise that most people have been on some sort of diet at some point of their lives. Many fad diets may lead to initial weight loss, yet most are not healthy and are not …

How to Properly Meditate

It’s no secret that meditation can help you alleviate stress, but what you may not know is that it can also help you reach your fitness goals faster. …

10 Of The Most Common Symptoms Of Anxiety

How Music Made Bruce Springsteen

Since before he was the Boss, he's turned to rock and roll to create order out of an anxious and chaotic life.<p>In 1943, Harry Emerson Fosdick, then the pastor of New York City’s Riverside Church, published a book called <i>On Being a Real Person</i>. He argued that “the primary command of our being is, Get …

4 Secrets to Successful Weight Loss

If you look at the process of weight loss, it seems like a no-brainer, doesn't it? Eat less, exercise more and watch the pounds melt away. It's such …

Weight Loss