You already know that your thyroid is the “master gland” when it comes to controlling your metabolism. Have you ever wondered what effect dieting and calorie restriction has on it? Read on and find out why it’s not a good idea to cut calories back too low even if you’re trying to lose weight.
Eating a healthy diet is important for heart health but it’s more than just the types of fats you eat. Micronutrients count when it comes to the health of your heart, especially the mineral composition of your diet. Find out which minerals are most important for the health of your heart and how to get more of them naturally through diet.
You need protein in your diet and there are a variety of ways to get it. There are some compelling reasons to get at least a portion of your protein from fatty fish. According to a new study, it could help to prolong your life.
Some people choose to eat a paleo-style diet based on the idea that hunter-gatherer societies had less heart disease and other chronic diseases common in modern society – but did they really have less evidence of heart disease? A new study calls this into question and offers a possible explanation why heart disease may still have occurred in primitive societies.
Antioxidants have become synonymous with health but lots of myths abound about these free-radical fighters. Here are five antioxidant myths you should know about before biting into your next antioxidant-rich food or taking an antioxidant supplement.
Most people are concerned about maintaining a healthy heart and brain, but there’s another important body part you should be concerned about – your thyroid gland. Your thyroid gland regulates your metabolism and plays a vital role in weight control. Plus, thyroid problems are common, especially in women. This article talks about how to keep your thyroid gland healthy and points out a simple screening test you can do at home for an under-active thyroid gland.
Most people focus on their cholesterol as a marker for their risk for heart disease but it’s not the only one. There’s growing evidence that inflammation plays a role in heart disease and you can measure that through a blood test. Find out more about the role inflammation plays in heart disease, how to measure it and how to reduce inflammation.
Aerobic training has been linked with improvements in brain health and cognition – but what about resistance training? Can it make you smarter or improve your cognitive function? Get the scoop on resistance training and how it impacts the health of your brain.
What is “normal” when it comes to blood pressure? When is it too high? And can it go too low? High blood pressure is a dangerous condition that often does damage without producing symptoms. And though not as common, low blood pressure can be dangerous as well.
Is exercise bad for your knees as some people say? Find out more about exercise and how it impacts knee health, especially your risk for osteoarthritis of the knees. You may be surprised at the results.