Folk medicine practitioners have used herbs for centuries to treat health problems such as obesity and diabetes. Modern scientific studies only recently started investigating some of these herbs to test such claims, but the encouraging study results indicate a few herbs may be important tools in the fight against fat.
Maintaining a normal body weight can be a challenge for many people. The medical community has long supported exercise and healthy eating choices to help patients achieve their ideal body weight. Unfortunately, staying healthy and disease free may be more complicated than just achieving a normal body weight. Recent evidence shows that more than half [...]
Does diet play a role in treating depression? Almost 10% of the population suffers from some form of depression. Even though there are medications to treat the symptoms of depression, recent research shows they may only be effective for treating severe depression. This leaves people with mild to moderate depression few treatment options that really work. What about diet? Does it play a role in treating depression?
Despite their reputation for causing weight gain, fats serve a useful purpose in the body. Find out why you need fats and why a very low-fat diet can be unhealthy.
Saturated fat has long gotten a bad rap when it comes to health. But saturated fat may not be the health monster it’s made out to be. Most people replace saturated fats with processed carbs. Find out why this is even more heart unhealthy.
Athletes are at greater risk for iron deficiency, which can affect sports performance, but why is this so? This article discusses four reasons why iron is more of an issue in athletes than it is for sedentary people.
Few spices have been in use for as long as cinnamon has. Its healing virtues, however, have only recently begun to be discovered by modern science. Derived from the dried bark of a small tree that grows in Egypt, Vietnam, Indonesia, Brazil, India and Sri Lanka, cinnamon has been a fixture in Chinese medicine and Ayurveda. Nowadays it plays an increasingly important role in the practice of alternative medicine in the west.
Not eating breakfast may save you a little time, but it will do nothing positive for your health. Prepare the night before, and set your alarm a little earlier so you can make time for breakfast.
There are a number of reasons not to buy into the promises of extreme diets. For one, they don’t lead to permanent weight loss and they’re nutritionally unbalanced. But there’s another reason why extreme dieting and rapid weight loss may be harmful. It may release toxins store in fat tissue into your bloodstream. Find out more.
In the past, eggs have been maligned for their role in raising cholesterol. Now a recent study suggests that not only do eggs not raise total cholesterol, they may actually improve your lipid profile. Find out more about the impact eggs have on lipids and discover other surprising health benefits of Eggland’s Best eggs.