Nutrition and Diet Articles & Stories

Major Weight Shifts Up or Down Place Pregnancies at Risk

Major Weight Shifts Up or Down Place Pregnancies at Risk

Major shifts in a woman's weight between pregnancies can lead to serious health implications for an unborn child, according to two studies from the British Medical Journal. While weight and obesity concern women in regard to lifestyle and body image, many are unaware that weight fluctuations ... Read More


Super Summer Foods

Super Summer Foods

Summer is a great season to enjoy what nature has to offer - fresh fruits and vegetables. Whether you're trying to lose weight or just want to eat healthy, summer provides your pick of produce. Summer fruits and vegetables in addition to having lower calories than snack foods, offer antioxida... Read More


Low Carb Diet For Diabetes

Low Carb Diet For Diabetes

Have you ever wondered how low carb but higher fat diets actually work? Surprisingly, one answer may lie in your liver. Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have identified a liver hormone known as FGF21 which is required to oxidize fatty acids - and thereby burn calori... Read More


Are Certain Thin People Actually Obese?

Are Certain Thin People Actually Obese?

Research suggests that thin people may not be as healthy as they appear. Medical researchers at Imperial College, London, have shown that people with low or average body weight may not be healthy on the inside. These doctors believe that internal fat surrounding various vital organs could be ... Read More


Critical Age for Childhood Weight Gain

Critical Age for Childhood Weight Gain

New research reveals a critical period when a child is at risk of becoming obese. A study from Columbia University Medical Center found that during the ages of 1-3 years, children are at risk of gaining significant weight. The researchers reviewed growth charts of over 1,700 children in New Y... Read More


Combining Work and Motherhood

Combining Work and Motherhood

45 year old, Michelle Singer, made the decision after the birth of her first daughter, Maya, to be a stay-at-home mom, but it wasn't without struggle. So much of our identity is tied up in what we do, particularly those who are late mothers, it is not like I was working for two years and then... Read More


Pistachios and Cholesterol Research

Pistachios and Cholesterol Research

A handful of pistachios can have a noticeable impact on a person's cholesterol. Snacking on pistachio nuts may do more for your health than you realize. New research from Penn State reveals that a serving of pistachios lowers cholesterol and provides essential antioxidants. The study conducte... Read More


Trans Fats and Women

Trans Fats and Women

Trans fats are in the news again tonight. They've gotten a pretty bad rap lately. Still, there are those who argue trans fats aren't as evil as everyone says they are. But now, new important research has been released that may settle the argument once and for all. Read More


Remedy or Ripoff 5 Hour Energy

Remedy or Ripoff 5 Hour Energy

Forget coffee… There’s a new energy drink on the market that’s small in size--but the makers say, not in effect. Welcome the new, different, diminutive five hour energy to the already bloated energy drink market. Read More


Diets Compared

Diets Compared

It’s a topic that keeps on churning out studies…which is the best diet to help you lose weight, and lower your blood pressure and cholesterol. Atkins? Zone? Ornish? The good old food pyramid? The results of the latest government funded study is surprising to many. Many people thought this iss... Read More


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