Start Taking Vitamins

It seems like simple, obvious advice: Eat your vegetables, get some exercise, and, of course, take your vitamins. Or not. Decades of research has failed to find substantial evidence that vitamins and supplements do any significant good. Nevertheless, several shiny new pills and powders have materialized in recent years that promise to deliver health andRead More

The Link Between Gray Hair and Stress

You were enjoying an otherwise normal day when you spotted it it the bathroom mirror: a gray hair. It stands out like a weed in a sea of carefully-groomed grass. Silently, you admonish yourself: It’s the stress! I shouldn’t have let it get to me! You’ve probably heard that you can stave off the appearanceRead More

Are you drinking too much?

When it comes to health, the assumption is you can never get too much of a good thing — or can you? If a little is good, a lot must be great. But having too much water, caffeine, exercise, and sleep can potentially have harmful impacts on your health. Are you drinking too much water?Read More

Can a Good Diet Help Ward Off Cancer

The vast majority of the estimated 1.6 million Americans who were newly diagnosed with some form of cancer last year had their lives forever changed, no doubt forced to reckon with overwhelming feelings of uncertainty, helplessness and fear. It’s estimated the disease cost more than 600,000 Americans their lives in 2016, and it remains one ofRead More

Is Stress Making You Fat?

Feeling frazzled all the time may raise your risk for obesity, researchers say. Sure, your life is bananas. And maybe you feel like you can manage it all just fine. But here is a powerful reason to pencil in some me time: Feeling stressed for months at a time can up your risk for obesity,Read More

Foods That Cause Inflammation

Inflammation is a normal process of the body that protects the body from damage by killing pathogens, initiating tissue repair processes, and helping to restore homeostasis at infected sites. Short, temporary inflammatory responses are called acute inflammatory responses, while a long-term state of inflammation is called chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation occurs with the loss of regulationRead More

Want to Eat Less Junk Food?

Many people struggle with portion control. But even if you can’t tell a golf ball from a deck of cards when it comes to rice, beans, or a burger, researchers have found another way you can control your portions, especially when eating guilty pleasures like pasta and dessert. The trick: Serve yourself. You know theRead More