Diet and Exercise

Overeating and How the Brain Reacts to Food

Overeating and How the Brain Reacts to Food

People tend to assume that they stop eating when they feel full, but many of us don’t. Why do we overeat? Some people overeat because their portion sizes are too big, and they don’t stop until their plate is clean. Others eat too much because they’re overly stressed, emotional, or just plain bored. Sometimes a dish is just so good that it feels wrong to let it go to waste. Scientists have long thought that certain individuals are more predisposed to overeating than others, but research as to why this is the case is ongoing. According to a pair of new studies, the way our brains reward us for eating may play a significant role.

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Does Food Tracking Really Help You Lose Weight?

Does Food Tracking Really Help You Lose Weight?

As modern society trends toward lifestyles that are decreasingly reliant on physical activity, and process foods are cheaper than ever, obesity continues its reign as one of the most alarming global health-related topics. This is especially true here in the USA, where obesity rates in adults are nearing 40% in several states. Recent statistics indicate that obesity-related diseases and disorders are responsible for 18% of deaths in Americans ages 40 to 85.

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Can You Have a Healthy Diet with a Limited Budget?

Can You Have a Healthy Diet with a Limited Budget?

We feel better when we eat well. We have more energy, we think more clearly, and our mood improves. Yet, time and time again, we default to junk food. Keeping a healthy diet can be a struggle for so many reasons. Maybe we’ve got a wicked sweet tooth, and the only cure...

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Healthier Heart Equals Healthier Gut

Healthier Heart Equals Healthier Gut

If there’s one universal truth that medical and health professionals of all varieties seem to agree on, it’s that exercise is the one true miracle drug. It improves mood, fuels weight loss, strengthens muscles and bones, increases energy levels, improves memory,...

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The Mediterranean Diet and Healthy Aging

The Mediterranean Diet and Healthy Aging

The Mediterranean diet has been a go-to recommendation for forming healthy eating goals for many years. Cultures around the Mediterranean region live longer, healthier lives than their American counterparts, and their diet is believed to be a large factor. This diet...

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Food Allergies

Food Allergies

Food allergies are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that have been on the rise over the past two decades. Rates among children have risen by over 50% since 1997, with 1 in every 13 children in the United States currently affected. Food allergies occur...

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Craving: Why Are We Willing to Pay More for Unhealthy Foods?

Craving: Why Are We Willing to Pay More for Unhealthy Foods?

Eating well is tough. Cookies, sugary cereals, and sweetened frappuccino’s are dietary staples for people around the globe. Most of us know that these foods aren’t great for weight gain or overall health, yet we continuously choose them over healthier alternatives....

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How Much Sugar is in the Foods We Eat?

How Much Sugar is in the Foods We Eat?

It’s no secret that sugar is a large contributor to the obesity epidemic in the United States. According to the World Health Organization guidelines on sugar intake, the daily-recommended allotment of sugar is no more than 30g per day. That’s less than one can of...

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Humarian Dimensions of Health

Humarian Dimensions of Health

It’s a new year, and with a new year comes new goal setting for getting healthy. As we all know, becoming healthy is not always an easy process. It can require serious commitment and legitimate lifestyle changes. Human beings have more choices for healthy living today...

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Can diet alone cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis?

Can diet alone cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis?

According to a recent study, yes! Dr. David Suskind, a gastroenterologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital, led a study demonstrating that pediatric patients with active Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC) were brought into clinical remission through dietary...

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Is yogurt a good source of probiotics?

Is yogurt a good source of probiotics?

Short answer? It depends. Yogurt can be a great natural source of probiotics if you are willing to adhere to some very specific criteria, but most people don’t eat the right kinds of yogurt or the right amounts of yogurt to meet the needs of their bodies. While it is...

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