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How controlling your gut bacteria could help you avoid a host of illnesses from diabetes to Parkinson's

Ever had a funny feeling in your stomach that tells you something is wrong? Or butterflies in your tummy when nervous? What about that bout of …

Wellness

Why Fasting Is The Best Way To Lose Weight

5 Scientifically-Backed Reasons Fasting Helps Effortlessly Burn Fat Without Wasting Money on Gym Memberships, Supplements, or Expensive Equipment<p>“The …

Wellness

Timing your meals may help with weight loss. That’s what it seems to do in mice.

This is a story about the importance of good timing.<p>Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. This excess weight contributes to a variety of health problems. Despite enormous effort over decades, the problem has proved extremely difficult to solve. Biologist Satchin Panda thinks we’re …

Holistic Medicine

The 50 Best Weight Loss Foods of All Time

Incorporating these healthy, slimming foods into your diet can help your body burn more calories, feel full for longer, and avoid weight gain.

Nutrition

Why You Need To Eat Fat In Order To Lose Weight

Our quality of life is determined by the quality of our thoughts, how we choose to fuel our bodies, and how well we move. Yet we are a society filled …

Fitness

A Neuroscientist Explains What Cutting Carbs Can Do to Your Brain

With each passing month, certain foods and fad diets come in and out of favor. One food that's been on the "bad" list for a while is bread—more …

The 6 Best Snacks for Anyone Cutting Out Sugar, According to a Nutritionist

If you’re trying to wean yourself off sugar, you know that eating on the go can get tricky. So many packaged (and easily portable) foods are full of …

Nutrition

The Key to Weight Loss Is Diet Quality, Not Quantity, a New Study Finds

Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that the standard prescription for weight loss is to reduce the amount of calories you consume.<p>But a new study, published Tuesday in JAMA, may turn that advice on its head. It found that people who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed …

Nutrition

10 surprising ways your body is telling you to drink more water

Dehydration shows itself in a variety of ways: headache, constipation, dizziness and muscle cramps, just to name a few.<p>It can also send you to the hospital.<p>"We commonly ignore the early warning signs of dehydration, but it's something to take seriously because it can affect the whole body," Grace …

Wellness

What the Heck Do I Eat to Stay Healthy? Advice Straight From the Doctor

It feels like every other week there's a new diet trend or a buzzy new superfood that needs to make it into our morning power smoothie. Should we eat more fat or is a low-fat diet still optimal? Should we go keto or Paleo, and what the heck is the difference? These questions plague us daily, which …

Nutrition

What is the average weight for women?

Knowing if your weight is within a healthy range can be beneficial. This is particularly so in the United States, where obesity is a significant …

A new study found it may not matter whether you cut fat or carbs to lose weight — and it proves what dieters have known all along

Dieting is a very personal challenge. A specific eating regimen your friend swears by just may not work for you, and research has shown that there is probably no one-size-fits-all solution for weight loss.<p>Now, when it comes to the recently popular question of whether cutting carbs or fat is better, …

Nutrition

9 Foods Proven to Help You Sleep Better Naturally

Snack on these sleep-promoting foods if you’re having trouble getting the Z’s you need.<p>Tired and stressed? Join the club. As many as 40% of Americans report having symptoms of insomnia at some point within a given year, according to the National Sleep Foundation.<p>It doesn’t matter whether your …

Nutrition

Add These 10 Protein-Packed Veggies to Any Meal to Feel Fuller Longer

Did you know that on any given day, there are over 500 types of vegetables that you can find at the grocery store? So it makes sense if you get to the produce aisle and feel overwhelmed about which vegetables to grab. Selecting vegetables that contain the most protein is a great strategy for …

Nutrition

How to get children to eat greens: Use more stick and less carrot, study finds

Parents should not reward their children for eating greens, researchers said after discovering that youngsters who are not praised for trying vegetables are more likely to eat them eventually.<p>The best way to get children to eat food they do not like is simply to give them repeated exposure to it, …

The secret to weight loss isn’t a fancy DNA test or calorie calculator

In recent decades, as obesity and its associated maladies like heart disease and cancer have become a global epidemic, a cottage industry has arose to hawk supposedly clear paths for people aiming to shed excess weight. These have included dieting fads (paywall) like intense calorie counting and …

How Much Exercise to Burn off Your Favorite Foods?

Who doesn’t want to veg out on the couch after a long week with some pizza and a good beer?<p>But if you knew how much exercise was needed to burn off …

Nutrition

Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits--to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life

Read an Excerpt<p>A NOTE TO THE READER<br>But that observation just raises another question: <i>Okay, then, how do we change our habits</i>? That’s what this book …

10 Efficient Workout Tips for 2016

The New Year is just around the corner, and with obesity rates at an all time high in the United States, it’s no wonder many American’s will be …

How Much Exercise Is Needed To Burn Off Junk Food Including A Big Mac, KFC Chicken And Fries

Pizza, fries and burgers might taste like heaven on earth, but there's a whole load of calories in them, which means a shed load of exercise is …

Food

Every Change Weight Watchers Just Made: Explained

Weight Watchers revamped its program with a plan that shifts the focus away from weight loss as the ultimate goal.<p>The new program, called “Beyond the …

Fitness

Do You Know The Benefits of Protein Shakes?

Protein shakes are a fast, easy and delicious way to supplement your nutrition, improve your workouts and boost your health.

Nutrition

Why Do I Sweat More Than Everyone Else?!

It’s halfway through the first plank series in barre class, and you’re sweating so much it looks like you just jumped in a pool—yet your friend is …

Women's Health

The Top 10 Workout Songs for September 2015

<i>Flickr: John Loo</i><p>As summer gives way to fall, let the played out songs in your gym mix give way to some current alternatives. This month's top picks have plenty going for them -- with a variety of genres and tempos represented. Moreover, with just a few new tracks here and there, you can re-energize …

Top 10

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ISPs

Weight Loss Drugs: Pros and Cons of 5 Approved Prescriptions

For most people, the prescription for weight loss is pretty basic: Eat less, move more. In recent years, however, new drugs to combat obesity have …

Weight Loss

The Last 10—and How to Lose It

You're in decent shape, you exercise, you watch what you eat. So why can't you shed those last ten pounds? Actually, you can—but not by dieting madly or sweating it off the usual way<p>It starts about now: The pressing sensation around the waistline of your pants, the paralyzing lethargy when the …

Fitness