Bad Medicine – Cholesterol Testing in Kids

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For the last two or three generations, it has been well known that lowering that menacing particle in the arteries called cholesterol will reduce the chances of heart disease. It is so ingrained into society, that people have structured entire life diets around this fact. Don’t even consider eating a plate of bacon and eggs. Read more …

Control Food Portions without Even Thinking about It

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If you’re on a diet or watching what you eat, you know that it’s not a dieter-friendly world out there. Billboards advertise larger-than-life versions of burgers, fries and sweating sodas. Restaurants continue to serve portions more suited for two than one. Even the “small” bags of potato chips include several servings per bag. Most people Read more …

Poor Sleep Could Be Sabotaging Your Diet

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Nutritionists and diet experts have always known that poor sleep habits and overeating seem to go together. A new study by the University of California, Berkeley, provides some scientific support for the idea that sleep and diet are linked. The researchers used MRI technology to scan participants brains after a good night’s sleep and a Read more …

Myths and Truths of High-Fructose Corn Syrup

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High-fructose corn syrup is a sweetener used in products like candy, baked goods and sweetened beverages. It’s come under heavy fire in recent years as a particularly health-destructive product linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and dozens of other ailments. While there is a link between the over consumption of high-fructose corn syrup and obesity, Read more …

7 Reasons Daily Exercise is Worth the Effort

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Weight loss operates on a fairly straightforward principle: If a person burns more calories than she consumes, she will lose weight. This can be accomplished through diet alone by limiting caloric intake, and a healthy diet is a key factor for weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. The role of exercise should never be underestimated Read more …

Steady Your Metabolism with these Low-Fat Snacks

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 Most diet experts agree that snacking can and should be a part of a healthy diet. However, in a market flooded with companies claiming their foods are the very best and should be part of your daily routine, it can be difficult to separate the truly healthy food from the unhealthy. A quick jaunt down Read more …

9 Healthy Lifestyle Tips and Tricks

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As 2012 begins, you may be resolved (again) to lose weight and get healthy. Many people choose the first of the year to begin a new diet or exercise regimen. Unfortunately, the majority of those people fall away from their new diets by the time March rolls around. If your ultimate goal is to be Read more …

What Is BMI and Why Should I Know Mine?

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BMI stands for body mass index. BMI measurement is essentially a tool to help doctors and patients assess patients’ height-to-weight ratios. Like any tool, it is not perfect. It is helpful, however, especially to diagnose obesity or morbid obesity. It’s simple to check your own BMI. Simply use an online BMI calculator like ours. Enter Read more …

Healthy Diet: All Eggs Are Not Created Equal

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Eggs have long rested at the center of a food controversy. Both a high-cholesterol food and one packed with protein and nutrients, eggs have been the subject of nutritional debate for many years. New research suggests that the nutritional value of eggs is closely linked to the diet of the hen that laid them. Omega Read more …

8 Top Workout Tips for a Healthier You

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If you have been spending longs hour at the gym and have not noticed a difference in the way you look, it may be because you are not getting the most out of your exercises. Even exercising 30 minutes a day, three to four times a week can be extremely effective if you know how Read more …