The Devastating Illness Going Undiagnosed in Children

If your child was suffering from a serious illness that could rob them of their well-being, their vitality and even their childhood, you’d want to know about it, right? According to researchers at DePaul University, that might be the case for a lot of kids – maybe your kid – at this very moment. If… Continue reading The Devastating Illness Going Undiagnosed in Children

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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

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

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

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

Coaching Athletes For Sports Fitness Mastery

A lot of fitness and training concepts can be complex. They have a lot of moving parts and a lot of things that can go wrong or be performed inefficiently, ineffectively or incorrectly. This is very true of strength and conditioning and speed and agility as it relates to sports fitness. As a coach, your… Continue reading Coaching Athletes For Sports Fitness Mastery

Find Joy In The Journey

You’ll only pass this way once. That’s the iconic phrase about life that virtually every human being over the age of 6 has heard at least once. For some people, it’s a mantra. Part inspiration, part cautionary phrase, part last-thing-I’m-going-to-say, semi-dismissive, passive-aggressive encouragement to close out a conversation or part of one. But what the… Continue reading Find Joy In The Journey