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How Healthy Is Iceberg Lettuce, Exactly?

Photo by Nicholas Eveleigh<p><i>There may not be much love for this classic salad staple in health circles, but it’s not as bad as you might think.</i><p><i>This</i> …

Healthy Eating

Alzheimer’s breakthrough could stop memory loss before it starts

Researchers have made a breakthrough in treating Alzheimer’s disease — but treatment needs to happen before symptoms begin.<p>A new paper published in …

Dementia

This Sauce Recipe Has 50,000 Saves on Pinterest

Hint: It's all about butter.<p>Chances are you’re going to be making a lot of steaks this summer because you’ll be posted up by (what we hope is) your …

Cooking

Dessert Hummus Is Actually Amazing—Here’s How to Make It in Minutes

Dessert hummus may sound strange, but the creamy chocolatey spread tastes decadent—and packs nutrients too.<p>When I first heard about the dessert …

Healthy Eating

What are some foods to ease your anxiety?

People can make a variety of lifestyle changes to help manage their anxiety. Eating a diet high in vegetables, fruit, legumes, whole grains, and lean …

Wellness

Have Plantar Fasciitis​? These Are The Products That Will Ease Your Pain

Be kind to your aching heels with these affordable picks designed to release tension in the plantar fascia.<p>If you suffer from pain or severe tenderness on the bottoms of your heels, you’re in good company. The most common cause of this aching, a condition called plantar fasciitis, will nag about 1 …

Plantar Fasciitis

Food Sources of Statins

Statins are a class of drugs used to lower cholesterol levels. Plant sterols and stanols are natural statins, or phytosterols, which are plant cell …

Is it worth it to make your own crème fraîche? Absolutely.

As a kid, I had a weird favorite food: sour cream. I simultaneously horrified and annoyed my family by dolloping copious amounts of my beloved …

Afternoon Tea

The ONE unlikely sleep aid you don't know about: The food to eat at dinnertime that will boost both the quality and quantity of your slumber for good

It's no secret that what, how much and when you eat your dinner has an effect on how well you sleep.<p>But did you know that there is one simple food …

Recipes

The 5:2 Diet Helps You Lose Weight and Body Fat — If You Do It Properly

If you want to lose weight but can't stand the thought of giving up your favorite foods every day, you might consider the 5:2 diet as a possible …

Weight Loss

A Better Way to Freeze Bananas For Smoothies, Banana Bread, and More

Don't toss out those overripe bananas! With a couple minutes of prep work, they can be transformed into frozen nuggets of gold, perfect for smoothies. Here's the best way to do it:<p>Start with overripe, spotty bananas (they have much more flavor).<br>• Peel all of the bananas.<br>• Slice them into 1- to 2-inch …

Breakfast

Here's What You Should Eat Post-Workout, According To A Nutrition Coach

While most of us understand the importance of fueling our body before working up a sweat, we don’t give much thought to what we put in our body after working out. Turns out, how we decide to refuel post-workout can directly impact our body composition, recovery and performance , says Jessica …

Nutrition

Fool’s gold: what fish oil is doing to our health and the planet

The omega-3 industry is in a twist. Again. Last week, Cochrane, an organisation that compiles and evaluates medical research for the general public, released a meta-analysis – a study of studies – to determine whether or not omega-3 pills, one of the world’s most popular dietary supplements, …

Southern Ocean

The Key to Avoiding Weight Gain as You Get Older Probably Isn't What You Think

Do this instead.<p>Like a favourite car that's starting to show its age, many of us begin to put on weight as we get older.<p>"She's not what she used to …

Weight Loss

New study links Alzheimer's disease with liver function and diet

Scientists have presented new research pointing to the liver as a potential culprit in the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Presented at the Alzheimer's …

Dementia

The Baking Soda Cure

The three trillion-dollar income stream produced by the medical industrial complex is about to come demolished by a home remedy – baking soda. Buy …

Immune System

Dr. Stuart McGill’s Big 3 Exercises For Stabilizing The Back

Here’s a video Robert shared in comments. It has totally changed my thinking on how to protect the back from injury.<p>University of Waterloo …

Biomechanics

It Can Be Done: How to Get Rid of Belly Fat Without Doing a Single Sit-Up

There are a lot of misconceptions—and even myths—surrounding belly fat and how to banish it. What we often envision in the rulebook for de-bloating …

Nutrition

Use This Cooking Hack to Reduce Arsenic Levels in Your Rice

Worried about arsenic in your rice? Try this simple kitchen hack: According to an experiment that aired this week on the BBC show <i>Trust Me, I’m a</i> …

An Expert's Guide to Intermittent Fasting For Beginners

There are a lot of diet options out there, but don't despair if you haven't found the right one for your lifestyle. Instead, consider giving intermittent fasting a try. I get it — if you're anything like me, the mere mention of fasting may send you running in the opposite direction, but I quickly …

This Insomnia Cure Is So Weird, It Just Might Work

The key to getting a good night’s sleep? Don’t think about pink elephants. Nope, this isn't a promo for the new <i>Dumbo</i> movie. It’s a trick that might …

Inflammation-Busting Pineapple Slushy

6 servings<p>This slushy is an anti-inflammatory triple-threat thanks to the tart pineapple, spicy turmeric, and zippy ginger. It's also part of the Healthyish slushy trifecta. Check out the other two here and here.<p>June 2018Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 cups frozen pineapple chunks (about 22 oz.)<p>2½ cups coconut …

Recipes

Ditch the statins and EAT your way back to good heart health, experts controversially claim

Millions of Britons should ditch their medication and instead eat their way back to good heart health, experts have controversially …

The Leaky Gut Diet Plan: What to Eat, What to Avoid

The term “leaky gut” has gained a lot of attention in recent years.<p>Also known as increased intestinal permeability, it’s a condition in which gaps in …

Why plant protein is better for you than animal protein

Sorry, steak fans.<p>It’d be great if a burger-a-day diet was healthy. Don’t get me wrong—it’s not the worst. You’ve got protein in there and hopefully some veggies on top (and on the side) , and even some fiber from the roll (you used whole grain, right?).<p>Unfortunately, study after study shows that …

Nutrition

Is Your Waistline Bigger Than This Benchmark? Science Says You Need to Lose Belly Fat Fast. (You Could Add Years to Your Life)

Grab a soft tape measure and read. You could literally live many years longer.<p>To my mind, the worst ads on the Internet are those cartoonish, animated ones about how to lose belly fat.<p>However, it turns out that belly fat is a real problem, and one of the most important indicators of whether you're …

What Your Poop Looks Like Can Reveal a Lot About Your Health

Scientists developed a seven-point scale called the Bristol Stool Chart.<p>Number twos are a tricky subject. We all do them. Indeed, excreting waste is critical to life. But polite society and its rules of etiquette ensure we’re rarely brave enough to speak about them.<p>The feces—or stools—we produce …

6 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol Without Drugs

There is a raging controversy about the role of cholesterol in the diet and in the blood. Some scientists say that dietary cholesterol — without …

12 foods to eat when you're craving carbs but trying to lose weight

1/<p>Acorn Squash<p>Besides serving up a third of the day's fiber, a 1-cup serving of this highly nutritious, naturally sweet veggie contains 30 percent of …

Nutrition

I Haven't Eaten for 3 Days and It's Amazing

It's Sunday and the last food I ate was lunch Thursday. I've ingested only water for 72 hours and the experience is life-changing.<p>I love food, but I have eaten nothing and drank only water for the past 72 hours.<p>Why?<p>Partly because I kept hearing from friends and the media that they enjoyed fasting. …