Light plays a crucial role in helping the body function normally and produce the right amount of the essential hormone melatonin.
As a registered dietitian, I have oodles of tricks to help cut empty calories, feel more satisfied and make healthier choices. Changing your eating habits is hard, so that's why I've compiled the absolute easiest ways to improve your diet.
What can 2.5 hours do? During the week the kids slept more they reported eating 134 fewer calories per day compared to their intake during the reduced sleep condition, and their measured weight was about half a pound less.
Let me suggest this: Google 'kale' and read the part about flatulence. Read it carefully. It's a little-spoken of side effect that packs a big wallop. I'm not making this up. For three days I had to, in good conscience, keep my distance from all other human beings. I will be keeping my distance from kale forever more. And boy, do I feel great!
Many people are searching for functional medicine doctors because they're unsatisfied with what conventional medicine offers. They're unhappy with the way conventional doctors think about their health. They're discouraged by the focus conventional medicine places on just suppressing symptoms.
It is also a city with a sizeable population living in poverty with unimpressive access to healthy foods and fresh produce. It is a city that could benefit enormously from the growing urban gardening movement. But is it even legal for me to grow edibles in that little strip of land in front of my house?
Scientists are working hard to uncover gene-nutrient associations for all types of diseases, especially cancer. Once these associations are better understood, nutrition recommendations can be then personalized for disease prevention and management.
Whether about wheat or meat, sugar or starch, calories or carbohydrates, this fat or that fat, we seem to have an insatiable appetite for mere grains of truth about diet and health, rather than the complete recipe.
With optimum performance and optimum recovery at a premium, more and more athletes are juiced -- but not in the A-Rod, Armstrong sense. Instead, these competitors are doing it the natural way by grabbing a glass and downing some of these beneficial beverages, many of which may already be in your kitchen.
On top of the cuts beginning today, SNAP is facing even deeper cuts as Congress debates the future of the program.
e're all different. Whether we want to admit that universal rule of nature or not. Genetics have this funny way of prevailing, despite our best efforts to override them.
Skipping breakfast feeds in to the "saving up" syndrome; I promise what is consumed mid-afternoon or after dinner carries more risk than that smoothie ever will.
While there is certainly reason to be concerned with American children's sugar consumption, our focus should be on the staple foods and beverages that are relentlessly marketed to them, not an annual holiday.
When I was diagnosed at 18, I was told my lifespan would be 15 years shorter than if I hadn't gotten diabetes. Yet today many say that people with Type 1 diabetes may outlive others because we have to take care of ourselves.
A recent study out of Harvard found a lack of data proving that eating dairy leads to better bones, weight loss, or improved health. The researchers found, instead, a number of serious health risks, including cancer, tied to dairy consumption.
At the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, new products and innovations are launched and food trends come to life. Here are the top five food trends spotted there.