Holistic Medicine

The Surprising Mental Health Benefit of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting (IF) has grown in popularity as a way to lose weight, gain muscle, and banish the belly bloat. Intermittent fasting is a method of eating where you cycle in between periods of eating and periods of fasting. There are five main intermittent fasting plans, some ranging from …

Mental Health

The Best Probiotics for Weight Loss

Probiotics reset that all-important bacterial balance in our guts, and they are hailed as a panacea for many diseases and conditions. Now, a growing …

Wellness

I'm Taking These 4 Steps to Help Lower My Cholesterol

With a family history of high cholesterol and hypertension, I’ve long been careful to track my blood pressure and cholesterol as part of an annual …

Holistic Health

Weed May Protect Your Liver From Hard Drinking

Some interesting news! New studies show that cannabis has protective benefits that protect the liver from hard drinking. Heck yes.Weed May Protect …

Cannabis

Being Low In Vitamin D Now Linked to Greater Risk of Diabetes, Study Finds

New research suggests that people deficient in vitamin D might be at a greater risk of developing diabetes. But before you start sunbathing all day …

Diabetes

Study: Big belly bad for your heart even if not obese

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Even if you're not obese, too much belly fat could harm your ticker, researchers report.

Diabetes

Everything You Need to Know Before Trying Intermittent Fasting

When someone first proposes you go an extended period of time without food, it's normal to panic. But when you hear all of the potential benefits of intermittent fasting, curiosity will likely start to override your initial fears. Easing into a fasting schedule will allow your body to adjust …

Holistic Health

Could a B12 Boost Help Your Patient Respond to Treatment?

Vitamin B12 is a key building block for the brain, and evidence suggests that vitamin B12 deficiency is linked with treatment-resistant depression, …

Wellness

‘Moderate’ drinking guidelines are too loose, study says

A sweeping international study of alcohol consumption has found no overall health benefits from moderate drinking and calls into question the U.S. …

Alcohol

10 Intermittent Fasting Success Stories That Will Convince You to Try This Eating Plan

Humans have been practicing intermittent fasting, or IF for short, since the start of time, but now it's become an incredible tool in the fitness world! The beauty in intermittent fasting is that you can eat whatever your heart desires because it's not meant to be a diet. It's more of an eating …

Fitness

Man Claims That Eating Only Fruit for Eight Years Has Made Him Superhuman

Mizuki Nakano, a former professor at the University of Tokyo, in Japan, has been consuming only fruit for the last eight years, even shunning water …

Weird

5 Science-Backed Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Between keto, paleo, and Whole30, it can be hard to keep up with the latest happenings in the trendy-diet sphere. Unfortunately, many of the strict …

Weight Loss

Healthy Diet May Preserve Vision

Healthy eating may help preserve your vision as you age, eye experts say.<p>Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) damages the macula (a small area near …

Holistic Health

Hit a Weight-Loss Plateau While Intermittent Fasting? A Doctor Says Do These 6 Things

As someone who's been doing intermittent fasting (IF) for over a year, I've experienced firsthand how effortless it can be to decrease my body fat, just by essentially skipping breakfast and eating from noon until 7 p.m. My husband, four CrossFit buddies, and two neighbors saw my success and …

Fitness

Inflammatory foods are linked with higher colon cancer risk

In the journals<p>Published: May, 2018<p>Certain foods may trigger inflammation in the body that can increase a person's risk for colon cancer, suggests a …

Cancer

Eating Fatty Fish Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Eating fatty foods and camelina oil increases the amount of good cholesterol reducing the risk of heart disease.

Holistic Health

Can Fasting Improve Chemotherapy’s Effects?

A little over three months after completing a staggering 104-mile marathon swim in Lake Champlain, Sarah Thomas, 35, of Conifer, Colorado, got some …

Cancer

Improving Heart Health May Lower A-Fib Risk

Following practices recommended for "optimal" heart health may also reduce the risk of developing a serious heart-rhythm disorder, researchers say.<p>A …

Medical Technology

9 Things That Can Happen To Your Body When You Give Up Sugar

Your skin might improve.<p>The reason being, you'll have less insulin flowing about. The consumption of sugar triggers your body to release insulin, …

Wellness

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About the Low FODMAP Diet

If you’ve ever suffered from bloating or abdominal pain (we’re talking about chronic aching—not the kind of cramp you get after inhaling a heaping …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Eating Salmon for Dinner Could Help You Live Longer

A recent study published in the <i>Journal of Clinical Lipidology</i> suggests that people who eat a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids might have less risk of …

Holistic Health

Spare the Sugar, Moms to Be, to Protect Tot’s Brains | GEN

Pregnant moms could be harming their children’s early cognitive development by consuming too much sugar—particularly in the form of sugar-sweetened …

Diabetes

The bugs in your gut could make you weak in the knees: A prebiotic may alter the obese microbiome and protect against osteoarthritis

A prebiotic may alter the obese microbiome and protect against osteoarthritis<p>Scientists have long thought that osteoarthritis in people who are obese …

Microbiology

Candace Cameron Bure Claps Back at Troll After Getting Body Shamed for Her Weight

Candace Cameron Bure isn’t here for people’s negative comments about her weight.<p>Responding to a comment left on a sweet picture of the 42-year-old</i> …

Vegetables

Strawberry Nutrition and Health Benefits of Strawberries

Find out why strawberries can whiten teeth, and how strawberries can protect against cancer and reduce risk of heart attacks.<p>“Eat your strawberries!” …

Strawberries

Healthy people waste the most food, study finds

Turns out your healthy eating habits might be impacting the environment in a negative way.<p>A new study revealed that Americans waste nearly a pound of food per person each day, and those with higher quality diets are the worst offenders.<p>The research, released by the USDA, University of Vermont, and …

Agriculture

What you eat everyday has a major impact on your chances of getting pregnant

Your diet can play a role in how much energy you have, how you sleep, how you look and feel , and so much more.<p>It can help control or exacerbate certain health conditions, have an impact on how stressed (or not) you are, and, perhaps, even affect your fertility.<p>We spoke to a few experts about how …

Pregnancy

News Bureau | ILLINOIS

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Consuming high amounts of carbohydrates and various forms of sugar during the year prior to treatment for head and neck cancer may …

Cancer

That Extra Cup of Coffee Might Not Harm Your Heart Rhythms

Are you drinking that third cup of coffee with a side of guilt?<p>You may be cheered by a recent study out of Australia that refutes the notion that …

Medicine

Can Acupuncture Help You Lose Weight?

First off, there are no large, controlled, randomized studies backing the idea of acupuncture for weight loss.<p>So why the buzz?<p>There are two points in …

Weight Loss