When you are trying to listen to your body, food peer pressure can be the last straw making you throw in the towel. Here are four important ways to withstand food peer pressure.
The National Academy of Medicine will put together a panel of experts, who perhaps will understand that we need more of the right sort of science--the science of public health rather than biochemical/mechanistic/nutrition--to answer the real question: do we know that issuing these guidelines does more good than harm? If the answer to this question is "No," as I think it is, here's hoping the 2015-2020 version will be the last such set of guidelines issued.
So to help combat the confusing nature of nutrition combined with the emotional manipulation inherent to advertising, here are five pretty basic tools for weeding out the BS:
Don't get away with mere resolutions again this year! Don't make non-specific promises. To be a "closer" and get your results, make really specific promises and tell everyone. You have no idea how powerful this will be.
Many will opine on the right way to recall and celebrate Dr. King's place in the universe. My modest contribution is to suggest we recall and celebrate the universe in which Dr. King, and all the rest of us, have found a place -- and the means by which we know it.
Since about half of all American adults -- 117 million -- have one or more preventable chronic diseases, eating to meet the recommendations set forward in the new dietary guidelines is a good place to start for better health.
Bottom line: Nobody likes to be told what to do. There is no "one size fits all" especially when it comes to health and stress management. Discover what works for you and build more of it into your day.
Magic mirror on the wall, should I stop eating junk food once and for all? Yes. And using a mirror might actually help you do so, per a new study.
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Mike Burry, the hedge fund manager featured in the movie The Big Short, anticipated the housing crash by reading loan documents. Similarly, those in the food and agriculture arena predict a massive shift in farming practices by studying the inimical effects of the widely used weedkiller, RoundUp®.
Experts say that wraps are oftentimes more processed and higher in calories than two slices of fresh-baked bread. This makes wraps an insane thing to eat, because everyone knows that fresh-baked bread is delicious and wraps taste like wet cardboard.
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When a company claims that it uses scientific evidence to build personalized prevention plans, it often means its experts picked risk factors and weight loss strategies from the scientific literature. It does not mean that the "blending," the design of these personalized plans, is supported by scientific evidence.
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Currently, about 1 in 3 adult Americans (around 70 million people) suffer from high blood pressure. What's even more alarming is that only about 52 percent of these people have their high blood pressure under control. Heart disease and stroke are leading causes of death among Americans compared to any other disease.