Sharon Thursby

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10 Genius Ways to Use Up the Last Bit of Greek Yogurt

Because it would be a travesty to let any go to waste<p>So you went ahead and bought the big container of Greek yogurt because (a) you love the stuff, (b) it's good for you, and (c) why not. The only problem? While you typically finish single-serve tubs in one sitting, bulk sizes mean you'll probably …

Eggs Don't Cause Heart Attacks -- Sugar Does

It's over. The debate is settled.<p><i>It's sugar, not fat, that causes heart attacks.</i><p>Oops. Fifty years of doctors' advice and government eating guidelines have been wrong. We've been told to swap eggs for cereal. But that recommendation is dead wrong. In fact, it's very likely that this bad advice has …

8 Habits that are Messing with Your Metabolism

A few little tweaks can help you max out your calorie burn

6 Reasons the Scale Won’t Budge

Gain some know-how, lose the weight

Palm Oil In The Food Supply: What You Should Know

Remember the battle over trans fats? Yeah, the fats that did our hearts no favors.<p>As we've reported, the push to get these cholesterol-raising fats out of the food supply has been pretty successful. And now most packaged snacks are labeled as having zero grams of trans fat.<p>So what are food …

Simple Springtime Dishes

When Do You Need to Drink More Water?

1<p>How Much Water Do You Need to Drink Every Day?<p>Your body contains more water than anything else, about 60 percent of your total body weight. Water …

Wellness

How and Why We Age: The Power of Telomeres and Telomerase

Twenty years ago little was known about the aging process. Many ideas existed but nothing was certain. Today we know how and why we age. We cannot control it just yet, but even that may change in the near future.<p>The human body has 100 trillion highly-specialized cells. Each of these cells has sets …

Cardiovascular System

The Best (and Safest) Self-Tanners

Spray-tan devotees, listen up: Your fave bronzing method may not be completely safe. Behold, four healthier ways to add color<p>File this under major beauty bummers: In addition to the sun's rays and tanning beds, it now seems as if spray tans may also be bad for your health. Last year, researchers …

4 Moves to a Flat Belly

Want to shred your abs? Consider this your flat belly bootcamp<p>The body part you can't stomach? Your stomach, according to our poll. Tighten and trim your waistline with these four ab-sculpting moves from trainer David Kirsch.<p><b>Stability-Ball Jackknife</b><p>Position your hands shoulder-width apart on the …

How to Navigate a Mexican Menu

Perhaps you’ve indulged in some loaded nachos smothered in cheese and a few (OK more than a few) margaritas to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. But all that …

12 Benefits I Got by Nourishing My Metabolism - The Nourished Life

<i>I may receive commissions from purchases made through links in this post. More here.</i><p>You know that light at the end of the tunnel? Well, it took me a …

Living Well: 10 Secrets (Actually, Shortcuts!) For Better Cooking

<i>Photos and text by Lindsey Johnson for Design Mom.</i><p>I remember my mother wishing there were more hours in the day. So much to do! So little time! Now …

8 Foods We Eat In The U.S. That Are Banned In Other Countries

This brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "food poisoning." Original list found in Dr. Jayson Calton and certified nutritionist Mira Calton's new book, Rich Food, Poor Food.<p><i>CORRECTION: Some studies linked in the original version of this article were concerning unrelated issues. They have been</i> …

The Best Superfoods, from A to Z

Fruits, and veggies, and whole grains, oh my! Beyond the grocery store shelves lined with less-than-healthy processed foods in brightly-colored …

24 Hours in My Healthy Diet

As a holistic nutritionist and vegetarian chef, Sarah Britton creates perfectly healthy, mouthwatering meals—all without counting calories.<p>"One of my …

Nutrition

4 Superfoods You Need to Try

Health awareness is increasing and so is the demand for healthy and nutritious food choices. Arguably, many prepackaged and processed food options …

Nutrition

Eating THIS May Decrease Your Breast Cancer Risk

Here’s how to make sure you’re getting the right amount<p>Have dinner plans for tonight? If not, you might want to think about cooking up some fish: Consuming omega-3 fatty acids from fish may be associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer, according to recent research out of China.<p>Researchers …

The Perfect Skin Diet

<b>Almonds:</b> Hey, guess what? Almonds are seeds, not nuts, and they're stuffed with vitamin E, a potent sun blocker. Volunteers who consumed 14 milligrams of the vitamin per day (about 20 almonds) and then were exposed to UV light sunburned less than those who took none. "Vitamin E acts as an …

Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC's chief medical editor, will be reporting on early onset Alzheimer's disease Tuesday on TODAY - and she'll be answering your questions after the segment airs in a Google Hangout at 9 a.m. tomorrow. Got a question about early signs of Alzheimer's? Ask them here -- or on Twitter or Google+ using the hashtag #AskDrNancy. Find more details here: http://on.today.com/1bBchkd

Hold The Salmon: Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked to Higher Risk of Cancer

What’s good for the heart may not be so healthy for other organs, says the latest study that links omega-3 fatty acids to an elevated risk of …

10 Things Never to Say to Someone Who's Pregnant

Of course you would never tell her, "Wow, I was wondering why you'd gained weight!"—right? But please, please, don't say any of these things either...<p>…

Pregnancy

Get Unstuck: The 4 Keys to Pulling Yourself Out of a Rut

Exercise slumps, relationship ruts, and overall mental funks happen to the best of us. But while getting stuck is inevitable, staying there isn't. …

Men's Health

If you're looking for a way to change up your bench press, here you go<p>The wearables company has just announced an arsenal of apps available to Ionic users<p>You don't have to be a dad to appreciate this<p>From beers to reindeers, this deal of the day has you covered<p>"As a result of ongoing discussions, …

The Health Benefits Of Eggs Revealed

Unhealthy eggs? The yolk's on you<p>Pity the poor egg: It gets cracked, scrambled, and whipped--not to mention unfairly maligned as the villain of the breakfast world. That's because there's a misguided belief that the cholesterol in eggs (found in the yolk) raises the cholesterol levels in your body …

Multitasking Is A Don't: 12 Reasons To Stop Doing It

<i>By Amanda MacMillan</i><p>We all do it: Texting while walking, sending emails during meetings, chatting on the phone while cooking dinner. In today’s society, doing just one thing at a time seems downright luxurious, even wasteful.<p>But chances are, you’re not doing yourself (or your boss, or your friends …