Paleo, Fasting and Mediterranean Diets All Offer Weight Loss and Health Improvements

Just about everyone would really love to know which diet is best. Which nutritional style offers the best path to weight loss and management and better health? Now, the good folks at the University of Otago have done the heavy lifting and found the answer to the question “What diet is the right one for… Continue reading Paleo, Fasting and Mediterranean Diets All Offer Weight Loss and Health Improvements

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Your Heart On Adrenaline

We’ve all felt the effects of an adrenaline rush. Faced with danger, real or perceived, the heart beats faster, breathing quickens and muscles tighten as the body prepares to fight a threat or flee from it. The role of adrenaline in triggering the fight-or-flight response is one of the most well-studied phenomena in biology. However,… Continue reading Your Heart On Adrenaline

Adulthood May Be Bad For Your Waistline And Health

If you’re still in college or even high school, you may not realize how good you have it right now. Apparently, “adulting” is bad for your waistline – and your health. According to researchers at the University of Cambridge, leaving school and getting a job causes people to reduce their physical activity, leading to weight… Continue reading Adulthood May Be Bad For Your Waistline And Health

Don’t Give Up!

We’re three weeks into a new year and a new decade! It’s an exciting time, to be sure. How are those resolutions doing? Are your changes “sticking,” or are they slipping away? Are they likely to become long-term and sustainable or have they disappeared like mist? I’m asking because this is “crunch week!” Only about… Continue reading Don’t Give Up!

The Dark Side of Plant-Based Food—It's More About Money Than You May Think

There’s more behind that vegan burger than it seems. Nina Firsova/Shutterstock.com Martin Cohen, University of Hertfordshire and Frédéric Leroy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel If you were to believe newspapers and dietary advice leaflets, you’d probably think that doctors and nutritionists are the people guiding us through the thicket of what to believe when it comes to… Continue reading The Dark Side of Plant-Based Food—It's More About Money Than You May Think

Coach Feedback Is Proprioception And Brain Food For Athletes

The job of a coach is to help others develop talent, skills and abilities in the pursuit of goals and objectives that will better the life of the person being coached. It is also to help the person being coached to avoid pitfalls and take advantage of every tool, resource and opportunity available in that… Continue reading Coach Feedback Is Proprioception And Brain Food For Athletes

Are Brain Changes Strike Three For Soybean Oil?

Soybean oil is everywhere in American life. Websites run by everyone from doctors to random vegans tout it as a healthier alternative to vegetable oils, with some folks claiming unique health benefits ranging from lower blood sugar to X-ray vision. Okay, maybe not X-ray vision, but a quick web search will show you what I… Continue reading Are Brain Changes Strike Three For Soybean Oil?

Kids Bag Lunches Lack Nutritional Punch

Worried about what your kids might be eating in school? Concerned about the nutritional value of school cafeteria food? As it turns out, you might not be doing any better by packing your kids lunches. Survey research out of the UK’s University of Leeds, published in the online journal BMJ Open, says that less than… Continue reading Kids Bag Lunches Lack Nutritional Punch

Science Finds Pathways That Extend Life By Five Hundred Percent

Science has discovered how to expand your lifespan by 500%. That’s the good news. The not-so-good news? Right now, it’s only cause for celebration for C. elegans, a small nematode worm. Of course, when you consider that C. elegans has an average lifespan of three to four weeks, those little nematodes really should be celebrating!… Continue reading Science Finds Pathways That Extend Life By Five Hundred Percent