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by Sugar consumption has risen to an all time high. The average American eats somewhere around 20 teaspoons of sugar every day (estimates vary, depending on which study is consulted); this translates to about 66 pounds of added sugar per year. However, some people are consuming much more than that, maybe even twice as much.Some Starbucks' drinks may have as much as 25 teaspoons of sugar in one drink,...
by Men generally try to portray a strong, unemotional front. However, men are just as likely to suffer from depression as women. In fact, over 6 million men struggle with depression in the United States every year. Yet, their struggles tend to be different than the symptoms faced by women. Still, these symptoms damage relationships, impair a work performance, and interfere with his ability to make decisions...
by Life can be extremely busy and hectic sometimes and it can be very difficult to move towards accomplishing your goals and tasks, much less your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it becomes exponentially more difficult, albeit very worth it. So how do you move forward towards accomplishment?It’s too easy to give all your time to your family and work. If you don't carve out time every day...
by With heart disease being the world's leading cause of death, accounting for more than 25% of all deaths, everyone should reevaluate their diet. Eating the wrong foods could increase your cholesterol and blood pressure levels, thereby paving the way for heart disease. However, eating more of the following 7 foods will have the opposite effect and will help promote a healthy heart. #1) Almonds With a...
by Have you ever seen someone in a conversation who couldn't recall the name of a person they knew really well? Or witness someone come into a room and then forget why they entered? Many people have occassional “senior moments,” but that's not always a sign that they are getting old - memory lapses can appear at any age. Even though this is a phenomenon that usually occurs in older people, it doesn’t...
by I will never forget walking into my new friend’s hip New York apartment and seeing a humongous banner draped across the entire wall of his place. It read in big bold capital letters: LOVE FOR REALITY CONQUERS LOVE FOR FANTASY!There is nothing greater than creating your life to be so rich that it is better than fantasy. And nothing is greater than loving your own life. If you think about it, all of...
by Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can affect just about anyone. Around 70% of Americans have suffered a trauma, and around 20% of them suffer from PTSD at some point.Those who are exposed to continuous trauma are especially likely to suffer from PTSD. 20% of soldiers deployed in the past six years suffer from PTSD, and there are surely many undiagnosed cases. That’s more than...
by Do you know someone who loves the night? Maybe the sweet silence of 3 a.m. is appealing to them. Perhaps they work nights or study late. A Korean study found a causal relationship between being a night owl and metabolic disorders. In addition, a recent study conducted by the UK Biobank sought to determine whether there could be a connection between sleeping schedules and mortality rates, and the results...
by IntroductionEvery year thousands of people are either intimidated or “sold” into believing that they absolutely must get a flu shot. This is especially true for the elderly, the immune-suppressed, pregnant women, people already sick, and people that work with the public. If the powers that be (Big Pharma, the AMA, the CDC, etc.) were being entirely forthcoming, honest and comprehensive about the information...
by Here is a true confession that I don't include in my bio on my website. In the not so long ago past I had been carrying an extra 20 pounds on my not so large 5'4" frame. How much I weighed doesn't matter. It was too much for me, my height, my age and my body type ( I was not a body builder so I hardly had that excuse).So how did it come to be that someone who has extensive training in nutrition and...
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