Health

Plenty of animals take it down a gear or two over winter. Some mammals just go to bed permanently for a whole season, others, go halfway around the world just to get away from the cold. Although weirdly enough, humans are not among them. Sure, you might say no to...
Doing good is good for you. Volunteering for as little as two to 2.5 hours each week can be beneficial for your health, a new study suggests. Unitedhealthcare and VolunteerMatch studied 2,705 volunteers age 18 and older and found that 75 percent of those who volunteered in the past year said it...
There’s a lot of confusing information about food out there. One day you hear a report that drinking coffee is good; the next day a new study claims that drinking coffee will lead to a heart attack. Is pasta okay to eat, or is it the enemy? I get...
Don’t judge a granola bar by its wrapper. Recent research from New York healthcare network Northwell Health found that parents often choose snacks for their kids because the packaging and associated marketing make it appear to be healthy, when the nutrition label tells a far less wholesome story. “Food marketing can...
Curry leaves of kadi patta have long been used in India households to flavour numerous delicacies. The curry tree belongs to the family Rutaceae, which is native to India and Sri Lanka. They are often dubbed as superfoods. It has long been known to treat many health and skin...
The normal sounds that people make when they breathe should hardly be noticeable. However, abnormal breaths may sound strained, and odd noises may come from the lungs when the person inhales or exhales. These sounds are more apparent with a stethoscope, but some are loud enough to hear with the...
If you haven’t heard about keto, you may be living under a rock. Perhaps you’ve heard about the ketogenic diet from the newest cookbook table at your local bookstore, or maybe you saw the recently released Netflix documentary “The Magic Pill” profiling the diet. It’s also possible you’ve been following @KetoGuido (yes, it’s that Vinny from “Jersey Shore”) on...
With todays fast-paced life, following a healthy lifestyle is a difficult task. However, adopting healthy lifestyle habits are essential to achieve wellness. From preventive care to managing lifestyle issues, wellness represents a natural and holistic experience that people can adopt in every aspect of their lives. Wellness is about living...
When it comes to personal hygiene habits, brushing your teeth twice a day is up there with showering: it’s second nature to (hopefully) most of us. Although unlike our almond milk or protein powder, we generally buy whichever toothpaste is on special at the supermarket, giving little thought to what’s...
As a nutritionist, I am a huge fan of salads. After all, colorful veggies are great — chock full of nutrients without too many calories. However, just because you order a salad when you go out, (while thinking you are being virtuous), does not necessarily mean that it is...

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