10 Ways to Tell if You Have an Unhealthy Relationship With Food and How to Fix It

By Brian Syuki The idea of having a relationship with food may sound like an odd concept, but it makes sense if you spend most of the day thinking about your eating habits and food consumption. Most folks, especially those trying to lose weight , have an unhealthy relationship with food. Most folks, especially those trying to lose weight, have an unhealthy relationship with food. This obsessive relationship can make it hard for you to enjoy food or lose weight. Unfortunately, most folks

35 Ways to Include Chia Seeds in Your Daily Diet

By Helen West Chia seeds are tiny yet extremely nutritious . Just 2 tablespoons (1 oz) contain 11 grams of fiber , 4 grams of protein and 137 calories ( 1 ). They’re a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and some minerals essential for bone health, including calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. Chia seeds are tiny yet extremely nutritious. Shutterstock Chia seeds are also flavorless, making them easy to add to many foods and recipes. This article shows you 35 fun and creative ways

6 Ways You Might Be Slowing Your Metabolism

By Franziska Spritzler Keeping your metabolism high is crucial for losing weight and keeping it off. Unfortunately, there are several common lifestyle mistakes that may be slowing down your metabolism. Doing these on a regular basis could make it hard to lose weight and make you more prone to weight gain in

4 Certifications To Help You Shop For Safer Beauty Products

You’re cruising through the store, about to grab that shampoo you need, but in the back of your mind, you’re thinking WAIT – wasn’t I planning to buy a safer, more natural version this time? Problem is, you’ve heard that conventional beauty and personal care products can be toxic, but you never got around to doing any research. And…Read the whole entry… » ; ; ; ; ; ; ;

Coconut Oil: Good or Bad for Dogs?

By Brianna Elliott Coconut oil has become quite trendy in recent years. Studies show that it has several impressive health benefits for humans. Many people also give coconut oil to their dogs or apply it to their dogs’ fur. Pexels Interestingly, many people also give coconut oil to their dogs or apply it to their dogs’ fur. While most studies on coconut oil have been conducted on humans, their results may be applicable to

Introduction to the US Food System: Public Health, Environment, and Equity

A public health approach to the US food system Introduction to the US Food System: Public Health, Environment, and Equity is a comprehensive and engaging textbook that offers students an overview of today’s US food system, with particular focus on the food system’s interrelationships with public health, the environment, equity, and society. Using a classroom-friendly […]

8 Reasons You Should Drink Yerba Mate Tea

By Alina Petre Yerba mate is a traditional South American drink that’s gaining worldwide popularity. It’s said to have the strength of coffee , the health benefits of tea and provide the joy of chocolate . This is a detailed review of yerba mate and its top eight health benefits. Yerba mate is a traditional South American drink that’s gaining worldwide popularity. Juan M. Haran / Flickr What is Yerba Mate? Yerba mate is a tea made from the leaves and twigs of the Ilex paraguariensis plant. The

WHO: 92% Of World’s Population Is Exposed To Dangerous Levels Of Air Pollution

Around 92% of the world’s human population are exposed to air pollution levels that exceed the “safe” limits set by the World Health Organization (WHO), owing to their place of residence, according to a new study. “The new WHO model shows countries where the air pollution danger spots are, and provides a baseline for monitoring [&hellip WHO: 92% Of World’s Population Is Exposed To Dangerous Levels Of Air Pollution was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from Planetsave, join thousands of others and subscribe to our free RSS

Health Valley Organic Multigrain Cereal Bars, Blueberry Cobbler, 6 Count (Pack of 6)

Health Valley Organic Multigrain Cereal Bars, Blueberry Cobbler, 6 Count. Health Valley Organic Multigrain Cereal Bars provide smart, delicious nutrition you can trust. Whether you enjoy them at home or on the go, our yummy bars are ideal for your healthy lifestyle. In Health Valley Organic Multigrain Cereal Bars you won’t find potentially harmful pesticides, […]

Do Probiotics Really Work?

“Dr. Hyman, can you tell me more about probiotics ? Can supplementing with them really help reduce belly bloat and IBS symptoms? How do you know which ones are good and which ones are a waste of money?” Well—to be frank, our poop and all the bugs that live in there are the great new frontier in medicine. Who knew!? The health of the 100 trillion bugs in your gut (which outnumber you 10 to 1) is one of the biggest things that impacts your health. Is

Make Pain Relief Easy with Zim’s Max Products

Looking for a way to get rid of annoying aches & pains? Check out some of our favorite products from Zim’s Max including their new Zim’s Freeze Patches here!

Divine Health Twin Pack, One Green Supremefood(30 Day Supply)-7.40 oz + One Red Supremefood, 30 Count-6.3oz

Divine Health’s Living Green Supremefood now contains Fermented Grasses to improve absorption. This greens product is an all-natural blended variety of “Super Foods” that provide a broad-spectrum nutritional support from certified organic grasses and natural food factors not found in isolated vitamins or mineral concentrates. In addition to the green grasses, sea vegetables (seaweed) and […]

Berkeley Soda Tax Is Working

Jennifer Falbe and other investigators from Kristin Madson’s group at UC Berkeley have just produced an analysis of the effects of the Berkeley soda tax on consumption patterns. Berkeley’s soda tax passed in a landslide in November 2014. Berkeley vs. Big Soda They surveyed people in low-income communities before and after the tax went into effect. The result: an overall 21 percent decline in

6 Reasons Why Your Allergies Might Be Getting Worse

By Bill Gottlieb More than 24 million American children and adults suffer from asthma , which is when the respiratory “pipes” (bronchi) that carry air in and out of the lungs are inflamed and spasm. And every year, the disease sends more than 1.8 million people to the hospital, killing nearly 4,000 with severe, choking asthma attacks. Fifty percent of people with asthma have attacks triggered by

Is Your Toothpaste Toxic?

Popular toothpastes , even many marketed as “natural,” contain harmful ingredients including endocrine disruptors, inflammatory agents and carcinogens, according to a new report from The Cornucopia Institute, an organic industry watchdog. Popular toothpastes, even many marketed as “natural,” contain harmful ingredients including endocrine disruptors, inflammatory agents and carcinogens. Shutterstock Behind the Dazzling Smile: Toxic Ingredients in Your Toothpaste , describes how the quality of “natural” toothpastes varies significantly between brands and how these personal oral care products commonly include nonessential ingredients that may

EpiPen Scandal: ‘One Death Is Too Many’

Two days ago I put my son Conor on an airplane to Europe. Conor has anaphylactic peanut allergies so, before he left, we purchased a new EpiPen for the trip. We both got sticker shock. Ten years ago, I was paying a $12 co-pay for each EpiPen I purchased. In 2007, the wholesale price for an EpiPen in the U.S. was around $57 and our insurance company paid everything but the co-pay. This week, I learned that the wholesale price was now $600 for a two pack, which is the smallest quantity available for purchase. We paid the $600. EpiPen’s have saved Conor’s life more than once. A Senate committee

Is Eating a Raw Diet Healthy?

The ancient healing system of Ayurveda is quite forthcoming in its recommendations and it has a definitive stance on food preparation: Food should almost never be eaten raw. This might surprise you, as many health aficionados who swear by raw diets also believe in the tradition of Ayurveda. If you love eating raw but want to follow the teachings of this ancient medicine, here’s what you need to know to make an informed decision about whether or not to eat raw. Pixabay The Case for Raw Food First, let’s go over the health benefits of eating raw. Proponents of raw diets maintain that uncooked foods contain more active enzymes, as

Dr. Hyman: 5 Ways to Raise Healthy Eaters

“Dr. Hyman, I’m about to start your Eat Fat, Get Thin Plan , which is completely different from the way my family normally eats,” writes this week’s house call. “I want my kids to eat good food, too. Can they eat the foods on this program? And do you have any tips for helping me trick them

Starchy Vegetables: Good or Bad?

By Terita Heath-Wlaz For years after transitioning to a more plant-based diet, I didn’t eat a lot of “starchy vegetables.” I’d heard that leafy greens like spinach and chard were better for me than starchy vegetables like corn, peas and potatoes. So I ate the leafy greens. A lot! Here’s a list of common vegetables in the “starchy” category: corn, peas, potatoes, zucchini, parsnips, pumpkin, butternut squash and acorn squash. iStock But there’s more to the picture of sound nutrition than a ranked list of veggies. Take a close look at the way

100% of McDonald’s Chicken Now Raised Without Antibiotics

By Kari Hamerschlag When McDonald’s announced earlier this week that it has eliminated antibiotics important in human medicine from its entire chicken supply—at least six months ahead of schedule—the news filled me with optimism that we can make even bigger changes in how meat is produced in this country. The move, which comes after two years of dialogue with Friends of the Earth and a coalition of groups working to end the misuse of antibiotics in meat production, shows that with the

6 Health Benefits of Drinking Aloe Vera Juice

By Karen Reed This article was reposted with permission from our media associate Positive Health Wellness .

Creative Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget

If there is ONE most important element to healthy living, I believe it’s eating healthy food. Why? It’s something we do (at least) three times a day, every day. It’s what fuels our bodies to get the exercise we need, nourishes our brains to support our mental health, and builds up our immune system to fight off sickness. Food…Read the whole entry… » ; ; ; ; ; ; ;

5 of the Most Nutritious Vegetables on the Planet

By Maggie McCracken Kale, cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts and cauliflower may all look different, but they’re actually remarkably similar. These five veggies are all part of the Cruciferae family. We laymen commonly refer to them as cruciferous vegetables. In addition to being closely related, these five vegetables also have something else in common: They’re some of the most nutritious vegetables on the planet. We’re not saying you