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  1. Why You Should Always Take Vitamin B6 in the Morning

    Why You Should Always Take Vitamin B6 in the Morning

    Most people are aware of the importance of getting sufficient vitamins in our daily diet, whether from foods or from supplements. However, new research suggests that it is also important to get these critical nutrients at the correct time of day. This may be particularly important with vitamin B6, a vitamin that plays a key role in energy production. Could...
  2. Diabetes Research Update: Meal Timing Affects Blood Sugar and Diabetes Risk

    Diabetes Research Update: Meal Timing Affects Blood Sugar and Diabetes Risk

    Type 2 diabetes is on the rise, affecting over 30 million Americans -- over 10 percent of the population -- each year. Despite recommendations regarding what to eat and other lifestyle changes, science has been unable to slow the proliferation of this "modern-day" disease. Now, new findings reveal that meal timing affects blood sugar. This crucial information may lead to...
  3. Proven: The Anti-Aging Effects of Fasting

    Proven: The Anti-Aging Effects of Fasting

    Fasting, particularly intermittent fasting, is one of the leading trends in weight loss and fitness. But unlike some popular "fad" diets, this one appears to be here to stay. Several new studies have found that intermittent fasting can have positive health effects even outside of the weight benefits. A recent study on the anti-aging effects of fasting suggests that it...
  4. New Study Discovers Simple Way to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

    New Study Discovers Simple Way to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

    The holiday season is an especially problematic time when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, simply because many holiday traditions in themselves are unhealthy. People tend to gorge themselves on foods that are high in saturated fats and sugar, while at the same time taking a break from regular routines and becoming more sedentary. Each year, the average individual...
  5. The Little-Known Connection Between Melatonin and Fertility

    The Little-Known Connection Between Melatonin and Fertility

    Many people associate melatonin with sleep -- with good reason. Helping to regulate and maintain the circadian rhythm appears to be the most important and best-known role of this pineal gland hormone. However, melatonin also plays a variety of other important roles in the human body. According to recent studies on melatonin and fertility, it may play a very important...
  6. Timing Medication in Accordance With Body Clock Boosts Efficacy

    Timing Medication in Accordance With Body Clock Boosts Efficacy

    All life under the sun possesses innate timing mechanisms that regulate crucial components for survival. In humans, a small part in the hypothalamus of the brain, the suprachiasmatic nucleus, oversees the individual clocks ticking away in every cell of the body. These biological rhythms dictate everything from cellular regeneration, hormone production and metabolic processes, to heart function, immunity and responses...
  7. Meal Timing and Diet Alter Gut Health

    Meal Timing and Diet Alter Gut Health

    Every time we consume food, we’re also feeding the bacteria that call our bodies home. The human body plays host to trillions of microorganisms, including thousands of species of bacteria, fungi and viruses. These microorganisms actually outnumber our own cells, and the vast majority of them reside in our digestive system. Referred to as the gut’s microbiota or gut flora...
  8. Meal Sizing Tips for Health and Weight Loss

    Meal Sizing Tips for Health and Weight Loss

    Breakfast is often regarded as the most important meal of the day. As famed nutritionist Adelle Davis said, “breakfast gets the day’s work done.” New research on meal size and weight loss gives credence to this conventional wisdom by showing that eating a larger, high-energy breakfast aids weight loss and blood glucose control when compared to having our largest meals...
  9. Weight Loss Efforts Are Contagious, Says New Study

    Weight Loss Efforts Are Contagious, Says New Study

    While it may not be entirely fair to blame an expanding waistline on our partners, there is growing evidence suggesting that our lifestyle choices have a domino effect on those who we share our lives with. With this in mind, a group of researchers asked themselves, “are weight loss efforts contagious in couples outside of highly-structured clinical settings?” The results of...
  10. Does Crash Dieting Hurt Your Heart?

    Does Crash Dieting Hurt Your Heart?

    Many people all over the globe are endlessly trying to lose a few pounds -- or more. While doctors recommend accomplishing this through sustainable lifestyle changes, the diet industry often has other ideas. Advertisements on television, the internet and in magazines often claim that people can lose weight quickly through extremely restrictive diets. However, crash dieting is ineffective, with most...

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