We often presume to know why certain things are good for us. But when it comes to lifestyles, proving what is good and why proves quite difficult.
I'm not advocating a ban on carbs as a quick weight loss scheme. I don't believe in quick weight loss schemes or diets. But I am convinced as a nation we eat too many carbs, especially refined carbs.
The ability to overcome temptation and effectively say no is critical not only to your physical health, but also to maintaining a sense of well-being and control in your mental health.
There are now numerous medical studies indicating that a low glycemic index diet has a positive effect on not only improving insulin resistance, but also managing Type 2 diabetes, retinopathy, cardiovascular disease, and acne vulgaris.
I stopped dieting at around age 40. Since I started dieting at age six, this means that I dieted for a total of nearly 34 years of my life. The reason...
Not too long ago, Gwyneth Paltrow was so overstressed, unhealthy and exhausted that she needed to make some serious changes.
Once in a while I get an email or a Facebook message from a reader or a friend saying that they've been following a plant-based way of eating, but they aren't losing the weight that they were hoping to lose. Here are a few tips to help you in this direction.
Many marine scientists believe that, at the rate we're going, the seas will be barren by 2048. (Did you get that? No sea life in 35 years!)
This month, I decided to give the spotlight to purple! Purple foods are packed with antioxidants and phytonutrient flavonoids. Eating these foods will help protect your memory, aid against cancer, protect your heart, prevent inflammation, and slow down signs of aging.
Qatar is the richest country in the world. As such, it provides a vivid demonstration that money can't buy you health any more than it can buy you love. The converse, in fact, appears to be true: The wealth of Qatar is being purchased at the cost of its people's health.
It's March, and that means that stores are filled with green-colored muffins, candy, and other (often unhealthy) items to commemorate St. Patrick's Day. Here are a few healthier items to keep with the green theme this Sunday -- after all, you don't need to be Irish to be lucky in health!
Yesterday was supposed to be the day that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial soda ban (a ban on 16 ounce containers of sugary drinks that have more than 25 calories per ounce) was supposed to take effect.
Reducing stress in the body should be the starting point to any weight-loss plan. A simple breathing practice can often start this process. When we get used to more relaxed states, we are less likely to react and set off our fight-or-flight response.
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial ban on large, sugary drinks was slated to go into effect today. The regulations were intended to help curb runaway obesity rates. This is based on sound psychological science.
Many people are looking for things that they can put in a sandwich when going plant-based. Tempeh is a good choice. If you want something mouthwateringly delicious, yet still healthy, this sandwich will not disappoint!
Some health and fitness professionals have made a compelling case for ignoring the scale, saying that measuring one's percentage of body fat is the most accurate way to track one's fitness level.