"I've seen many nutrition trends over the years," says Anne Bauch, Mayo Clinic Health System registered dietitian. "Many of us are looking for the best ways to eat to promote weight loss, lower the risk of chronic disease or improve overall wellness. The most recent nutrition trend is called clean eating."
(BPT) - Whether you're a vegan, vegetarian or omnivore, it's important to eat a diet that includes a symphony of minimally processed plant foods, according to Sharon Palmer, an award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist, plant-based food and nutrition expert, author and blogger. This includes whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, herbs, spices, seeds and nuts.
Judging by all the protein bars, shakes and powders out there, you get the impression you need more protein. There are claims it curbs appetite, helps with weight loss and builds muscle. But what's the real story?
Positive thinking helps with stress management and can even improve your health. Practice overcoming negative self-talk with examples provided. Is your glass half-empty or half-full? How you answer this age-old question about positive thinking may reflect your outlook on life, your attitude toward yourself, and whether you're optimistic or pessimistic -- and it may even affect your health.
You've heard the uplifting stories: Passersby dropping scads of cash into charity collection buckets or anonymous donors paying off hospital bills for strangers. And people helping victims during storms and natural disasters. These acts of kindness make everybody feel good. There's a science behind that phenomenon called "loving kindness." And research shows that learning and practicing loving kindness can profoundly affect your attitude, outlook and even your health.
(LOS ANGELES, California) -Therapies for epilepsy have greatly improved in recent years, but many patients' treatment has not: An estimated 30 to 40 percent of epilepsy patients continue to suffer debilitating seizures despite daily medication.
(BPT) - With cold and flu season just around the corner you might think there isn't much you can do to prepare for the inevitable aches and achoos. A few small changes in your routine and at home can go a long way toward keeping you and your family healthy all season long. Tidy toilet bowls
Being aware of what's normal for your body is an important factor in keeping yourself healthy. If a problem arises, you can decide whether to see a health care provider. However, sometimes symptoms are mild, and it's hard to decide whether to seek medical attention.
Americans are working harder than ever. Some workers toil nine to 10 hours each day, sometimes without any breaks. Does this sound like you? Breaks, especially lunch breaks, are vital to being successful on the job. You may be thinking you don't have time for a lunch break in your busy day. In actuality, breaks help workers forge ahead with a higher rate of productivity. John Murphy, M.D., family physician at Read More »