According to a recent study by the American Journal of Health Promotion, the frequency of dining out is associated with a higher body mass index (BMI). Being overweight is a risk factor for metabolic disorders including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar.
Fortunately, we live in an age where we can easily obtain DNA testing which can provide us with insights on our unique bodies.
Using food as a reward is solidly part of our cultural climate, in which achievements and social events are marked by eating. Many of the foods we use as rewards have little or no nutritional value, but are quick and easy, cheap, and can help reinforce short-term behavior change.
Research into the gut microbiome continues to grow and provides a powerful link to achieving optimal health.
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Emerging research conducted in human studies shows a strong correlation between healthy aging and a healthy gut microbiome.
Blowing out more and more candles each year is inevitable. However, getting older doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing.
The idea that cholesterol, whether in your food or in your body, is a one-way ticket to disease and death, is starting to die.
Practicing mindfulness means letting go of thoughts about the past and thoughts about the future and simply allowing yourself to exist in the present moment.
Summer brings long days and warm weather which typically means a more active and healthy lifestyle. However, this time of year usually bring us cravings for sweet treats!