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48,835 Reasons to Enjoy Lots of Food This Thanksgiving

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

This Thanksgiving, don't starve yourself. Don't feel deprived. Starvation isn't sustainable. Hunger isn't healthy. Instead, eat more -- but higher-quality -- holiday foods.

57 Sneaky Sugars to Avoid

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Memorizing this list isn't important. It is important to know that any form of caloric sweetener harms our health and leads to weight gain. Put differently, our body does not care where sweetener calories come from.

The Statin Insanity

David H. Newman, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David H. Newman, M.D.

We currently have a statin epidemic, with 25 percent of adults over the age of 45 taking the pills, a large majority of whom do not have heart disease and have not seen the numbers.

STUDY: More Exercise Means Better Memory

Posted 11.12.2013 | Fifty

While we've known for some time about the many long-term benefits of exercise, from increased strength to a revved up metabolism, new research shows a...

Your Green Thumb Could Actually Help Save Your Life

Posted 10.29.2013 | Fifty

You don’t necessarily have to pump iron or run a marathon to keep yourself healthy. In fact, simple hobbies like gardening or home improvement may d...

118,801 Reasons Dieting Is Fattening

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

True or false: You slim down by eating less? Before you answer, let's take a quick look at the studies.

The Top 10 Most Shocking Reasons to Avoid Sugar

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Having a hard time cutting back on sugar? I hope these statistics help. As Nietzsche rightly remarked, "He who has a strong enough why can bear almost...

What If Everything You Knew About Weight Loss Was Wrong? (Part 2 of 2)

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Both approaches can get you to "the other side." But counting calories is like frantically zigzaging through a minefield. Eating more and exercising less -- but smarter -- is as natural and low key as strolling through a meadow.

What If Everything You Knew About Weight Loss Was Wrong? (Part 1 of 2)

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Over the past few decades, we've been trying harder and harder to be healthy and fit. The result: We got heavy and sick. What's going on here? When did healthy and fit start making us heavy and sick? And why is everyone calling us lazy gluttons?

5 Strength-Building Exercises For A Better Yoga Practice

David Magone | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
David Magone

If yoga-based cross-training can help athletes achieve physical balance, then does the same hold true for a yoga practitioner? Can supplementing the time we spend on the mat with strength and cardiovascular training help us optimize health?

New Understanding Of Atherosclerosis Could Change The Way We Treat Heart Disease

Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living

Atherosclerosis -- the build-up of plaque in arteries, raising the risk for heart disease -- may not form the way we previously thought, according to ...

Faster, Fitter and Better? It's as Easy as 10-20-30

Jill S. Brown | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

High-intensity interval training has been all the rage for total body fitness the last several years. If you've been intrigued by the results people have achieved from home workout videos like Insanity, CrossFit or BodyRockTV, you're seeing the indisputable results of interval training.

The Supplement Pills That Are 'Pretty Essential'

Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 are important to the human body, and people often turn to supplements like fish oil pills to get them. A panel of...

Another Big Health Reason To Get A Good Night's Sleep

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living

Sleep has been called the "third pillar" of health, in addition to diet and exercise, and recent research is shedding light on just how important slee...

3 Insomnia Symptoms That Could Hurt Your Heart

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There is an abundant -- and ever-growing -- body of evidence that indicates sleep plays an important role in cardiovascular health.

Positive Naturopathic Integrative Medicine Cardiovascular Risk Study Provokes Editorial in Top Medical Journal

John Weeks | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

"Can naturopaths deliver complementary preventive medicine?" Thus ran the headline in a recent editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

10 Foods To Eat For A Healthy Heart

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

February is American Heart Month, and a time to raise awareness about heart disease and to educate the public on ways we can live heart-healthier lives. Here are several foods to include in your diet this month in honor of American Heart Month.

The Best And Worst States For Heart Health

Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living

Earlier this year, researchers discovered that although most people know that healthy habits like eating a nutritious diet, exercising regularly and n...

The Great Cholesterol Myth

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

The "Great Cholesterol Myth" has been the foundation of the boneheaded dietary advice you and I have been saddled with for the past 30 years, "official" dietary advice that has directly contributed to the greatest epidemic of obesity, diabetes and heart disease in history.

Stand for Something: The Perils of Sitting and What You Can Do

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

In a previous post, I discussed the negative effects of prolonged sitting and the inability of exercise to undo the damage. A new study now quantifies the association between sedentary behavior and diabetes.

How To Improve Your Heart Without Vigorous Exercise: Study

Posted 08.13.2012 | Fifty

Don’t have time in your schedule for a vigorous jog? Take heart: A new study finds mid-lifers can enhance their heart health by regularly engaging i...

Sitting Ducks

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 06.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The "progress" afforded by the Industrial Revolution has provided a natural experiment demonstrating the catastrophic effects of sedentary life. If one considers our genetic wiring, perfected over hundreds of thousands of generations, this all makes perfect sense.

Billion Calorie Challenge: The UnDiet Diet

Barbara Dehn | Posted 06.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Dehn

If you can walk, you can lose weight and get your heart in better shape. All you need is 30 minutes a day.

Breastfeeding Has Heart and Can Save Yours

Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC | Posted 04.18.2012 | Impact
Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC

Moms have a secret weapon when it comes to reducing their risk of cardiovascular disease. That weapon is breastfeeding. Studies show that moms who breastfeed can lower their risk of developing heart disease and related issues.

Catherine Pearson

Think You're All That? Narcissism May Be Bad For Men's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.25.2012 | Healthy Living

Narcissism may not just be bad for your social life; it may also hamper your health. A new study suggests that individuals with certain narcissist...