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by The vast majority of us spend hours at a desk in front of a computer every day. Even after the workday is complete, many of us go on to sit more while in a car, bus, or the subway and then again at the dinner table, and in front of the television. Even if we take time out of our busy day to engage in physical activity such as walking, biking, running or weight training, the proportion of this time...
by "You have no idea how crazy my morning can be," someone recently wrote me. "With three kids, a husband who constantly loses his keys, plus some other minor catastrophe, I have absolutely no time to eat anything healthy."She was referring to several studies I mention that show a protein-rich breakfast keeps you full, focused, and burning fat all morning.Trust me, I get the time crunch. Juggling two...
by By now you have probably heard that Tylenol (or, more specifically, acetaminophen) can damage the liver. In most cases, damage to the liver is thought to occur because of over-dosing, either accidentally or by design (as in sucide attempts). Problems can also arise if people drink alcohol while taking this drug, use more than one medication containing acetaminophen (thus possibly surpassing the recommended...
by It’s a familiar scene. You’re out at a café at lunch and you see a child and what looks to be their parent sitting at a two-person table. The parent is scrolling through their phone endlessly, picking at their meal, making zero eye-contact with their kid, and the child is playing a mindless game on an iPad or tablet barely touching their food.I feel disheartened when I see a parent and child “spending...
by If “wellness” is a result of our daily choices that lead to healthy balanced states of mind, body, spirit, lifestyle, and Social aspects, then how might various imbalances or unhealthy choices (stress, food choices, etc) affect our DNA or even our children?In this breakthrough study (Environmental Health Perspective , 2006 114:567-572), researchers showed that dietary changes of pregnant mice permanently...
by I was throwing it right at you! Why didn’t you catch it? You’re supposed to catch the ball!” This was a typical experience for me in physical education – the most dreaded part of my school day. “Thanks a lot, Pavita! You made us lose!” The taunting would continue through the end of class, but it didn’t stop on the court or on the field. It followed me into the locker room, where I was teased for being...
by Want to know my big needle mover for fast, lasting fat loss? It has nothing -- and everything -- to do with the foods you eat and exercise you do.The best thing you can do to stay lean and healthy involves a good night's sleep. I'm talking quantity and quality here. If you sleep eight hours, but wake up three times during the night to go to the bathroom, you're not getting high-quality sleep, and the...
by New York Times #1 best-selling author Dr. David Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He lectures worldwide on the important roles of nutrition and other lifestyle choices in brain health. His new book Brain Maker, reveals the powerful role of probiotic gut bacteria in brain health and is filled with practical, user-friendly advice that will pave...
by The term "cage-free" often brings to mind chickens who roam around freely on a farm or in a pasture of some sort, running about, pecking for food, and enjoying the pleasant sunshine afforded in this type of environment. When many agribusinesses switched to cage-free chickens, many consumers began purchasing the new products, believing that they were making a difference by supporting more humane living...
by The heart is essential for good physical health, pumping blood through our bodies and removing waste from within us. Unfortunately, it is subject to a range of harmful agents, from the concrete to the intangible, and a majority of which is attributed to the choices we make in life. Some factors that lead to cardiovascular disease and heart attacks are less obvious than others, and all are important...