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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. The "Man Flu" Myth: Do Men Really Get Sicker Than Women?

    The "Man Flu" Myth: Do Men Really Get Sicker Than Women?

    In general, men are often perceived as being the physically stronger (and thus possibly healthier) gender. However, their response to infectious illness appears to be an exception to the rule. Many people over time have noted that men subjectively report worse symptoms from colds, cases of the flu and other illnesses. The same illness that most women will work through...
  6. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): How Changing Seasons Can Change Your Mood

    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): How Changing Seasons Can Change Your Mood

    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons. The most typical pattern for SAD is that symptoms start in the late fall or early winter and go away with the arrival of spring. It is also possible for someone to experience seasonal affective disorder in a summer pattern, though this is quite...

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