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by I spent years in a clinical laboratory analyzing blood and every other bodily fluid that we humans can produce. I routinely saw lab results showing blood chemistries in or out of the norm as evidence of some disease or degenerative state present in each patient. During and after my laboratory years, I’ve been a seeker of information to help understand which life choices we can make that are more likely...
by Although cardiovascular disease is responsible for more deaths than cancer each year, cancer is thought by many people to be "number one," pathologically speaking. This may actually be a good example of statistics not necessarily being entirely accurate. More people may die from cardiovascular disease simply because the circulatory system (with the heart at the center) degrades as we age--in other...
by “I occasionally drink too much, but it’s not a problem for me.” How many people have said that? They may be fooling themselves if they think that going overboard, or “binge drinking” of alcohol doesn’t affect their overall health.Just four glasses of wine for women or five glasses for men in 2 hours can do more harm to a person's health than previously thought, according to new research from the University...
by Joan Pagano is the author of best-selling fitness books, including the recent release "Strength Training Exercises for Women" (DK, 2014), an informational speaker on health and fitness topics and the owner of Joan Pagano Fitness in New York City. Former trainer to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Caroline Kennedy, Joan has specialized in strength training and exercise regimens since 1988. Beginning around...
by New York Times bestselling author Haylie Pomroy is well known in Hollywood and in the medical community for her ability to effect rapid weight loss by using food to jump­start metabolism. With a clientele that reads like a Who’s­ Who of Hollywood, Haylie Pomroy has created powerful, metabolic meal strategies, tactical recipe planning, one­-on­-one food coaching, and collaborative care plans with physicians...
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...