Whether or not you choose to adopt a paleo lifestyle, there are some simple things that you can take away from the paleo diet: eat fresh, unprocessed foods and include lots of plants in your diet. Paleo’s focus on nutritious and beautiful ingredients leaves lots of room for experimentation – without having to go mammoth-hunting.
There’s no need to feel limited or to get bored with your food. The paleo diet is filled with fresh, delicious ingredients that can easily come together to create a beautiful meal without having to agonize over menu planning – or hunt wild boar, for that matter.
Think high-impact exercise is the only way to get the benefits of a workout? Think again. Low-impact doesn’t have to mean low-intensity. Find out what low-impact exercise, reasons you might want to do one and how to make it more effective.
It seems like everything has its opposite. There’s left and right, up and down, front and back and male and female, hot and cold, to name a few. This even applies to the nutritional world. Just as there are nutrients your body needs, there are also anti-nutrients that work against the activity of nutrients in […]
Quinoa is a grain that has recently garnered the attention of the health community, but it is not new. In fact, quinoa was referred to by the Incas as the “mother of all grains.”
Pear-shaped people were once thought to enjoy a lower rate of heart disease and type 2-diabetes compared to apple-shapes, those who store fat around their waistline. Recently, a study called this into question. Find out why thigh and buttock fat is a health risk too
Some people cling to a low-fat diet in hopes of lowering their risk for heart disease. That’s not necessarily a good move for overall health. A recent study looked at low-fat diets and their effect on heart health and came to some surprising conclusions. Find out what they are.
What is the thermic effect of food and how can it impact your weight? Find out more about how what you eat and when you eat it impacts your metabolic rate and how you can subtly influence it with your diet.
Vitamin D plays a critical role in nearly every system of the body, including immune function, cell growth, the central nervous system and the inflammatory response. Adequate levels are essential for proper bone health, and numerous studies suggest that higher levels of vitamin D may protect against cancers of the breast, colon and prostate, as well as heart attacks.
You’re feeling a little tired and less motivated to work out over the past few weeks. Plus, you’re more winded when you exercise and your heart rate is higher than usual. You blame it on overtraining and take a few days off.