Your sleep behaviors can be encoded in your genes, like how long you may need to rest each night, and how easily you can drift into deep sleep. Let’s take a look at some of the ways your genes and your food can help you get a better night’s sleep.
Can one swab of saliva save your life? How your genes can tell you if your coffee will give you a heart attack.
Caffeine – friend or foe? Well, it depends on how long it hangs around your body for. Read on for the explanation!
The secret to lasting weight loss lies in finding a plan that you can comfortably stick with for life – because you don’t want to lose weight just for the summer, right? In this article, I share 6 important questions to ask yourself before deciding if that weight loss plan is right for you.
What we eat can significantly prevent cancer and reduce the risk of recurrence. This is an excellent reason to look critically at the food choices you make.
Don’t wait until your heart becomes damaged irreversibly at some point down the road. Start taking steps today to reduce your risk of heart disease by learning about how these 8 foods can help you!
They say “abs are made in the kitchen” because diet is THAT important for success. But, besides just fitting into your pants better, it’s also important for overall health to get rid of abdominal fat. Increased waist circumference not only leads to a higher BMI but is a risk factor for metabolic syndrome, which is a precursor for diabetes and its related spectrum of diseases.
Even though there may be no cure for arthritis, foods and spices have been shown to aid in the control of symptoms and in preventing the progression of the disease. Why not try incorporating these foods into your diet to get some relief?
There are many foods that are full of the feel-good fuel your body needs to lower your risk of cancer. The great news is it’s easy to ensure you are getting enough, as long as you know where to find them!
Knowing if you carry these genes will help you to adjust your food choices and activity levels to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
It wasn’t long ago that dieters were advised to avoid eggs, particularly yolks, for fear of their fat content and the effect they could have on bad cholesterol levels. Now conventional wisdom is changing.
It’s not just important to think about WHAT we eat. It’s also important to consider HOW we eat. By taking steps to eat more mindfully, we can ensure that we get the most nutrition out of every bite. There are a few simple things that you can do to exercise a more mindful way of eating.
Anyone who has experimented with different diets on the web has had a diet fail on them but few have dared to ask why. Without addressing the root of the problem it is easy to flip from diet to diet with no results and slowly lose your sanity. Find out how a nutrigenetics test can help solve this problem.
Did you know that psychological or mental stress can cause actual physiological oxidative stress in the body? Find out why this is important and how doing a simple exercise everyday can help.
Lasagna is known to be loaded with saturated fats from the meat and salt from the cheese. Fortunately, this family favorite can be dramatically improved if you just make a few smart ingredient substitutions. We’re talking delicious homemade lasagna with lower calories, reduced saturated fat content, and a large amount of quality protein.
I talk a lot about how our genes and our nutrition are intertwined, because they play off of each other in both directions. Not only do your genes affect how you react to certain foods, such as how well you respond to saturated fats or if you can safely consume a lot...
One of the most underrated techniques in weight-loss is simply taking a break. A diet break is an excellent way to give yourself a psychological boost if you happen to be on a restrictive eating plan because it’ll allow you to satisfy food cravings and get some brief relief from any hunger you may be experiencing while on the diet.
Why You Should Stop Peeling Your Fruits and Vegetables: The Role Of Fiber In Maintaining A Healthy Gut
All nutritional experts would stand by the fact that fibre helps in keeping a schedule of regular bowel movements, assisting to avoid constipation. But fibre actually plays a larger role than this.
Modern science has started to catch up with what Indian medicine practitioners have known for a long time and recent studies have concluded that turmeric does indeed contain compounds with medicinal properties.
Bright colours. Nutritious ingredients. One satisfying lunch.
Many dieters look forward to an opportunity to splurge a little after their work-week is done. All these temptations can add up to an annual weight gain of 5 pounds or more. To avoid nasty shocks during your Monday morning weigh-in, follow these helpful tips.
Many people undergo a chemical process while eating bread that triggers them to eat more and more. Not sure if you are a bread addict? Here’s how you can tell.
Its reputation as a quick and easy health food has made peanut butter a staple for boosting energy levels especially among those of us with busy lifestyles. But peanuts are not the perfect food for everyone.
Learning how to shop for your health in the grocery store is the first step to succeeding with your diet plan.
Though there are medical practitioners who want to deny its seriousness, recent studies have proven that this is a health issue worth paying attention to.
Cravings are not weaknesses. We all get them. They are important messages from your body, meant to help you find balance. Knowing the common causes of cravings can make it easier to understand and deconstruct them when they arise.