How US Policy Is Shifting Toward Nutrition For Better Health

How US Policy Is Shifting Toward Nutrition For Better Health

In this new year, millions of Americans will make resolutions about healthier eating. In 2019, could U.S. government leaders further resolve to improve healthier eating as well, joining public health experts in seeing that food is medicine?

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Research shows people who cook more have healthier eating patterns, spend less money on take away foods and have indicators of better health.

Does Osteopathy Work?

Does Osteopathy Work?

Studies examining pain are hard to judge, since they’re based on participants’ self-reported pain levels.

What Happens To Your Skin When You Get Sunburnt?

What Happens To Your Skin When You Get Sunburnt?

Most Australians are familiar with the painful red skin, blisters and peeling that follow too much time in the sun. Last summer, 2.4 million Australian adults were getting sunburnt each weekend.

Why We Shouldn't All Be Vegan

Why We Shouldn't All Be VeganAfter decades in which the number of people choosing to cut out meat from their diet has steadily increased, 2019 is set to be the year the world changes the way that it eats.

Why Coconut Oil Is Best Treated With Caution

Why Coconut Oil Is Best Treated With CautionCoconut oil is under attack. Once hailed as a miraculous superfood, its reputation has been more than a little bruised after a Harvard professor described the substance as “pure poison”.

As The Planet Warms, So Do Your Risks Of Breast Cancer

As The Planet Warms, So Do Your Risks Of Breast Cancer

It is encouraging to see greater attention in the media to the issue of climate change and its effects on the life-support systems of the planet. The link between breast cancer and the environment, however, is being overlooked.

Love Meat Too Much To Be Vegetarian? Go Flexitarian

Love Meat Too Much To Be Vegetarian? Go FlexitarianA flexitarian is defined as “one whose normally meatless diet occasionally includes meat or fish”. The term, first coined in 1998, describes people who mostly, but don’t always eat vegetarian foods.

Here’s What You Need To Know About Flu Season

Here’s What You Need To Know About Flu SeasonThis year’s influenza outbreak is increasing nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which reports more than 6,400 confirmed cases and 24 states with widespread flu activity through December 29.

High Blood Sugar In Pregnancy Increases Child’s Obesity Risk

High Blood Sugar In Pregnancy Increases Child’s Obesity RiskA pregnant woman’s high blood sugar level is linked to a significantly greater long-term risk of obesity in her child—even more than a decade later, a new study reports. The higher the woman’s blood sugar, the greater the risk of her child being obese.

How To Best Cope With The Heat

How To Best Cope With The HeatWith the extreme heat it is vital that everyone take appropriate steps to manage the heat, including drinking plenty of fluids.

How Restaurants Are Wooing Flexitarians

How Restaurants Are Wooing FlexitariansFlexitarians are those who still eat meat, but only on a part-time basis. Restaurants and fast-food chains have them top of mind, with A&W’s version of a veggie burger.

Why There's No Such Thing As A Safe Tan

Why There's No Such Thing As A Safe TanThere’s a lot to be said for sunshine – both good and bad. It’s our main source of vitamin D, which is essential for bone and muscle health.

Why Foraging For Free Is Food For The Soul

foraging for health fun 1 11In the past few years, there’s been a resurgence in the idea of foraging for food. The practice of hand gathering plants and animals for bait, money or the table has long taken place

How Do I Tell If I'm Dehydrated?

How Do I Tell If I'm Dehydrated?It’s a message that’s been drummed into us since childhood. Drink water, especially when it’s hot, otherwise you’ll get dehydrated.

How Difficulty In Identifying Emotions Could Be Affecting Your Weight

How Difficulty In Identifying Emotions Could Be Affecting Your WeightMost of us, at some point, have turned to food to make ourselves feel better. Whether it is snuggling up with a pot of ice cream following a break up (channeling an inner Bridget Jones perhaps) or turning to chocolate and biscuits to keep us going through a difficult day at work.

Why You're Probably Brushing Your Teeth Wrong

Why You're Probably Brushing Your Teeth WrongWe all know the advice for healthy teeth – brush twice daily and don’t eat too much sugar. So why do those of us following these instructions find we sometimes need a filling when we visit the dentist?

Shellfish Tops The List Of US Adult Food Allergies

Shellfish Tops The List Of US Adult Food AllergiesMore than 10 percent of adults in the United States—over 26 million—are estimated to have a food allergy, and almost twice as many people believe they do, according to new research.

Should We Really Be Eating More Fat?

Should We Really Be Eating More Fat?Public health guidelines, such as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, have long emphasized reducing dietary fat intake, but nutritionists and other health scientists now have more recent evidence that not all fats have adverse effects.

Listen to Your Symptoms, They're There For A Reason

Listen to Your Symptoms, They're There For A ReasonCareful histories of people who come down with serious illnesses almost always reveal earlier warning signs that were ignored or treated superficially. Symptoms are like warning lights or gauges in your car. When the oil light goes on in your car, would you tape over it so you can go about your business?

Is Your 'Experience Diet' Making You Sick?

Is Your 'Experience Diet' Making You Sick?Just as our food diet affects our physical and emotional health, so does our “experience diet”. This is the day-to-day mix of the things we do, see, hear and feel. And, just like our food diet, the quantity, quality and balance of those experiences need to be right.

The Paw-sitive Effects Of Watching Cat Videos

The Paw-sitive Effects Of Watching Cat VideosAccording to ReelSEO.com, a website about video marketing, there are more than two million cat videos on YouTube. People have watched these videos more than 25 billion times, which equates to an average of 12,000 views per cat video.

The Art and Essentials of Cleansing the TLC Way

The Art and Essentials of Cleansing the TLC WayCleansing is the art and process of making health-enhancing dietary and lifestyle changes. These changes aid in effectively managing stress, eliminating toxins, improving nutritional intake, and cultivating a deeper connection with our innate wisdom.

Acceptance and Love of Self Using Self-Talk and Loving Choices

Acceptance and Love of Self Using Self-Talk and Loving ChoicesWhen I discovered that my illness was a cancer that needed to be powerfully and quickly released through surgery and chemotherapy, I became quite depressed. I couldn't blame the circumstances of my illness on my environment, for I ate well and cared for my body. I began to reflect on my...

Top 5 Ways To Boost Your Health

Top 5 Ways To Boost Your HealthIt’s the start of a new year and there is no doubt that 2019 will be as saturated with nutritional nonsense as 2018. The wellness industry was worth $4.2 trillion in 2017 and this figure is set to keep rising.

How To Get Winter Skiing Fit And Avoid An Injury

How To Get Winter Skiing Fit And Avoid An InjuryFrom Vail in the US to Val d’Isere in France, winter sports holidays are all the rage. And with more older people now hitting the slopes, there has been an inevitable rise in snow sport-related injuries.

Are Medications Affecting Your Memory?

Are Medications Affecting Your Memory?We will present medications that have been identified as possibly causing temporary or permanent memory impairment. If you find that you are taking some of these medications, it is best to consult your physician and ask about alternative medications that might be available.

Tips On How To Avoid Heart Disease and Heart Attacks

Tips On How To Avoid Heart Disease and Heart AttacksThere are many influences that increase or decrease your risk of heart disease, but, like so many issues in medicine and science, there is probably more controversy than agreement on what exactly individuals should do to help themselves live longer, healthier lives.

Making Healing Moves and Taking Play Breaks: An Ideal Self-Care Strategy

Making Healing Moves and Taking Play Breaks: An Ideal Self-Care StrategyToday, virtually every form of medicine recognizes these basic truths: 1) Simple exercise can have profound healing effects. 2) Specific "healing moves" can help fight illness and enhance health. Healing moves provide an ideal self-care strategy to help prevent, relieve, and...

The Scientific Defense Of The Brussels Sprout

The Scientific Defense Of The Brussels SproutBrussels sprouts, like their European namesake, divide opinion. Some people embrace the flavour and familiarity of the small green vegetable. To others, they are an object of derision and disgust.

Why Windows With A View Are So Important To Older People

Why Windows With A View Are So Important To Older PeopleWindows are something that many of us take for granted – they’re just part of the houses we live in or the buildings we work in. And yet for older people, windows can be vital as a way to access the world, especially for those who spend a lot of time indoors

4 Tips For Safely Cooking And Keeping Your Turkey

4 Tips For Safely Cooking And Keeping Your Turkey

For countless households, Christmas is turkey time. The bird takes pride of place in festive meals across the world – but if not stored, handled and cooked properly it can cause serious food poisoning.

Winter Blues and Broken Bones: How To Get Enough Vitamin D3

winter blues and broken bones: how to get enough vitamin d3Vitamin D is often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin”. It is produced in your skin in response to sunlight and is a vital organic compound supporting the absorption of calcium and protecting bone strength, supporting immune function, and regulating mood. Deficiencies in Vitamin D can lead to...

5 Ways To Cut Down Your Food Waste This Christmas

5 Ways To Cut Down Your Food Waste This ChristmasThe average family throws away about £700 (US$885) worth of food each year. This is not just a drain on our finances, but also has significant environmental impacts – both in terms of production and waste management – and Christmas is no different.

I've Been Diagnosed with Cancer: What Should I Do?

I've Been Diagnosed with Cancer: What Should I Do?Upon receiving a cancer diagnosis, you may find yourself facing this frightening experience without any knowledge or understanding of how best to help yourself. The sheer volume of information that is now available about cancer and various treatment options can make the aftermath of diagnosis even more distressing for you and your family.

Homeopathy: History from Germany to the USA

Homeopathy: History from Germany to the USAToday, homeopathy is widely accepted in most Western or industrialized countries except the United States. In France, some 25 percent of all pharmacies are homeopathic. In England, half of all physicians either use or recommend homeopathy. In India, it is taught in almost all medical and pharmacy schools.

5 Ways To Encourage People To Reduce Eating Meat

5 Ways To Encourage People To Reduce Eating MeatMeat makes a meal, so goes the saying. But with more people than ever before ditching meat for plant-based alternatives, it seems meaty dishes are starting to go out of fashion.

Meet The Trillions Of Viruses That Make Up Your Virome

Meet The Trillions Of Viruses That Make Up Your ViromeIt may be hard to fathom, but the human body is occupied by large collections of microorganisms, commonly referred to as our microbiome, that have evolved with us since the early days of man. Scientists have only recently begun to quantify the microbiome, and discovered it is inhabited by at least 38 trillion bacteria.

Are Your Grandparents Getting Tipsy At The Holiday Party?

Are Your Grandparents Getting Tipsy At The Holiday Party?November and December are defined by parties and social events. And in the U.S., alcohol is synonymous with socializing, with Americans particularly likely to overindulge during the holidays.

This One Gene Error Is Linked To Early-Onset Dementia

This One Gene Error Is Linked To Early-Onset DementiaScientists have discovered a lone mutation in a single gene that causes an inherited form of frontotemporal dementia makes it harder for neurons in the brain to communicate with one another, leading to neurodegeneration.

How An App Can Help Fight Loneliness In Old People At Christmas

How An App Can Help Fight Loneliness In Old People At ChristmasLoneliness, as a leading cause of depression and obesity, is believed to cost £6,000 per person in health and social care services. Loneliness is especially prevalent during the winter holidays, perhaps intensified by the short days, bad weather and the impression that everyone else is enjoying the festive season with family and friends.

Why The Key To Humanity Isn't Genetic But Microbial

Why The Key To Humanity Isn't Genetic But MicrobialWhat if the key to perfecting the human species were actually … yogurt? The fantasy of trying to perfect humanity through genetics was recently reignited by the announcement of the Chinese scientist claiming to have made the first “CRISPR babies

5 Ways To Reduce The Risk Of Stillbirth

5 Ways To Reduce The Risk Of StillbirthStillbirth is defined as the death of a baby of at least 20 weeks’ gestation or 400 grams in weight. Most stillbirths occur during pregnancy.

After 50, Death Risk Climbs In Wake Of Loss Of Wealth

After 50, Death Risk Climbs In Wake Of Loss Of WealthAdults in their 50s and older who suffer a catastrophic loss of wealth have a 50-percent higher risk of dying than those who do not have such loss, according to a new study.

Learning to Let Go, Relax, and Be More Vibrant and Alive

Learning to Let Go, Relax, and Be More Vibrant and AliveWhen you are able to detach yourself from the areas of stress, tension, and pain in your body and just be aware of them without the interference of your analytical mind, they have room to unwind and release. This is not to deny or ignore pain; it is to be present with it in a relaxed, open, non judging way.

Why Snacking Could Be Damaging Your Health

Why Snacking Could Be Damaging Your HealthBreakfast simply didn’t exist for large parts of history. The Romans, for example, didn’t eat it – usually consuming only one meal around midday

Your Poo Is Mostly Alive. Here's What's In It

Your Poo Is Mostly Alive. Here's What's In ItIf you’ve ever thought your poo is just a bunch of dead cells, think again. Most of it is alive, teeming with billions of microbes. Here’s what studies in healthy adults reveal makes up our poo.

How Kids With Overweight Genes Can Lose Pounds

How Kids With Overweight Genes Can Lose PoundsChildren who are genetically predisposed to being overweight can still lose weight by changing their diet and exercise habits, a study of about 750 children shows.

How Important Is Eating Breakfast?

How Important Is Eating Breakfast?In the middle of the last century, popular nutrition author Adelle Davis advised people to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.

Fine Particle Air Pollution Is A Public Health Emergency Hiding In Plain Sight

Fine Particle Air Pollution Is A Public Health Emergency Hiding In Plain SightFine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 millionths of a meter, known as PM2.5, was the fifth-leading cause of death in the world in 2015, factoring in approximately 4.1 million global deaths annually. In the United States, PM2.5 contributed to about 88,000 deaths in 2015 – more than diabetes, influenza, kidney disease or suicide.

5 Ways To Boost Your Nutrition Before Pregnancy

5 Ways To Boost Your Nutrition Before PregnancyThinking about trying to have a baby? Then now is the time for future moms (and dads) to “spring clean” food and lifestyle habits. Here are our five nutrition tips before pregnancy.

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