What Are The Differences Between Meat, Soy, Whey, Dairy, Hemp and Other Proteins?
July 31, 2012 | Nutrition | N.Longo
There's so much hype around getting enough protein that few of us stop and think about what type of protein we're ingesting and the differences that exist between different proteins. What's the difference between animal and vegetable protein? Which has more usable protein? Which is more efficient or healthier and does it matter?
How To Grow Organic Apples Without Any Kind of Spray or Pesticide
July 31, 2012 | NaturalLiving | T.Swensen
Apples may seem like the last bastion of pesticide-dependent gardening. In many commercial orchards, apples are sprayed 10 to 20 times per year. It's not hard to find organic home gardeners who still believe it's nearly impossible to grow good fruit without pesticides. Furthermore, most people probably expect organic fruit to come with a few spots or chew marks. I used to rely on insect traps and biological sprays, and I would still have fruit that was covered with disease and infested with worms. Then I found a way to grow pristine apples without using any kind of spray.
Can The Simple Act of Remembering Change The Way We Think?
July 31, 2012 | Memory | Editor
Can the simple act of recognizing a face as you walk down the street change the way we think? Or can taking the time to notice something new on our way to work change what we remember about that walk? In a new study published in the journal Science, New York University researchers show that remembering something old or noticing something new can bias how you process subsequent information.
Two Apples a Day More Effective At Reducing Heart Disease Than Statin Medications
July 30, 2012 | NaturalLiving | M.Torres
More evidence continues to surface supporting the superior effectiveness of nature's foods over medication in preventing disease. New research shows that just two apples a day could help protect women against heart disease lowering blood fat levels by almost 25 percent, a claim unattainable by cardiovascular prescription medications.
Scientists Measuring Decades-Old Amniotic Fluid Found Toxins In Almost Every Sample
July 30, 2012 | Pregnancy | Editor
Scientists measuring decades-old amniotic fluid found three common contaminants in almost every sample. This study is an example of what people who are adults or teens today may have been exposed to in the womb. The results provide some of the best evidence to date of fetal exposures to phthalates and PFOS.
Lucid Awareness Gives Incredible Insight Into Human Consciousness
July 30, 2012 | Consciousness | A.McCarthy
Identifying the areas of the brain that help us to perceive our world in a self-reflective manner is difficult to measure. During wakefulness, we are always conscious of ourselves. In sleep, however, we are not. But there are people, known as lucid dreamers, who can become aware of dreaming during sleep. These dreamers are giving insight into the neural basis of human consciousness.
Man Cures Eye Infection With Honey After Medicated Eye Drops Failed
July 29, 2012 | Healing | Editor
A man who spent eight years searching for a cure for a chronic eye condition was amazed when he finally found the remedy in a jar of honey which surpassed any attempts at healing with prescription medication.
How Fast Does Cancer Grow?
July 29, 2012 | Cancer | B.Kim
Over the years, I've found that many people don't seem to realize that the vast majority of malignancies aren't palpable and don't create symptoms for several years, and sometimes decades. This is a critical point to understand, as our choices today are unmistakeably what determine our risk for cancer and most chronic diseases in the years ahead - even thirty, forty, fifty years ahead.
Increasing The Nutritional IQ of Children Will Decrease Illness and Obesity Rates
July 29, 2012 | Prevention | Editor
Since schools do not properly teach children about nutrition and natural living, the next generation of competent and informed health seekers will need the help of their parents and their families to increase their nutritional IQ and effectively decrease illness, obesity and early death.
Blocking Sunlight Stops Critical Proteins Which Prevent Heart Attacks
July 27, 2012 | Sunlight | J.Summerly
It's that time of year when the media loves to terrify the public about how dangerous the sun is. The evidence for the health benefits of sunlight and vitamin D are overwhelming, yet all I can do is shake my head in disbelief as I see people massage the sunscreen on themselves and their children as if it's some magical protection against a foreign invader. There's nothing foreign or invasive about our sun, in fact researchers are now identifying how blocking its rays may actually increase the risk of heart attacks and dying.
Roofers and Construction Workers Have Higher Cancer Risk Due To Exposure To PAH
July 27, 2012 | Toxins | Editor
Roofers and road construction workers who use hot asphalt are exposed to high levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published this week in the British Medical Journal Open shows that roofers have higher PAH blood-levels after a shift than before and that these high levels of PAHs are linked with increased rates of DNA damage, and potentially with higher cancer risk.
Can Flatulence (Farting) Help Cure High Blood Pressure?
July 27, 2012 | HumanBody | A.McCarthy
Just the title may make you giggle, but farting could help treat patients with high blood pressure, according to a new research.
When It's Time For a Health Check-up, Avoiding Your Doctor Can Save Your Life
July 26, 2012 | JunkHealthcare | D.Mihalovic
Today, more than ever, conventional medicine is one of the biggest threats to your health. You're nearly 300,000 times more likely to die from a preventable medical injury during a hospital stay. Pharmaceutical drugs are 62,000 times more likely to kill you than food supplements and 7,750 times more likely to kill you than herbal remedies. CT scans are a major cause of the breast cancer they are supposed to detect. No ifs, ands or buts about it, Doctors are a leading cause of death and if you want to a live longer life, you'll avoid them.
The Verdict Is In: Energy Expenditure Is Not The Problem, It's Our Food
July 26, 2012 | YourWeight | A.McCarthy
Modern lifestyles are generally quite different from those of our hunter-gatherer ancestors, a fact that some claim as the cause of the current rise in global obesity, but new results published in the open access journal PLoS ONE find that there is no difference between the energy expenditure of modern hunter-gatherers and Westerners, casting doubt on this theory.
Have We All Gone Multigrain Crazy?
July 26, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
Multigrain snacks have proliferated throughout the food industry, but are these products really healthy as what their labels suggest?
Researchers Now Claim That Not Just A Sunburn, But Tanning Itself Causes Skin Cancer
July 25, 2012 | JunkScience | M.Torres
We've been on the planet for at least hundreds of thousands of years, working and playing all while taking in the sun's rays. However, according to new research, not only are sunburns contributing to cancer, but tanning is also now a culprit. That's right--if you happen to get a nice tan at the beach, melanoma may be creeping around the corner. At least that's the claim by a group of researchers who have published their findings in the journal Nature Communications.
Are Ticks Being Genetically Engineered To Make People Allergic To Meat?
July 25, 2012 | Allergies | M.Torres
It's no secret that there's a global plan to try to get people off of meat. Vegetarians and vegans have been pushing the trend for decades now and in terms of health, it would likely have a positive impact on western populations. However, shouldn't we have the choice? Shouldn't this come from within and be a desire for the love and care of animals rather than some dictatorial control mechanism by the scientific elite? Genetically engineered ticks may be causing severe, life-threatening allergic reactions to meat that may soon start to spread throughout the entire world.
Raisins As Effective As Popular Sport Chews To Boost Your Workout
July 25, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
According to a new research, you can now replace your dose of sports chews with the good old raisin as it provides the same workout boost without the extra preservatives or chemicals.
Many Who Perform Poorly on Individual Tasks Excel in Team Environments
July 24, 2012 | Lifestyle | M.Torres
What our society judges as inferior performers of a particular task simply fail to properly assess their strengths. That's one of the reasons our templated educational system is so flawed for children with so many talents. It's also the reason many people are inspired by team environments in the work place with empowering leaders rather than demanding bosses.
15,000 Chemical Compounds Identified In Biodiverse Algae
July 24, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
From omega-3, to protein, vitamins, and antioxidants -- algae has big potential as an industrial source of high value functional ingredients for food production. But with less than 10% of the world's algae species properly characterized, we are only beginning to realize the full potential of this amazing seaweed.
Research Suggests High Antioxidant Intake Cuts Cancer Risk
July 24, 2012 | Prevention | Editor
Increasing dietary intake of the antioxidant vitamins C, E, and selenium could help cut the risk of developing pancreatic cancer by up to two thirds, suggests research published online in the journal Gut.
New Research Casts Doubt on Pasteurization Techniques For Milk
July 23, 2012 | JunkFood | N.Longo
Pastuerized milk is perhaps one of the most nutritionally deficient beverages misappropriately labeled as a "perfect food." Our public health officials even issue advisory warnings to ensure that those with weakened immune systems only consume pasteurized foods. The truth about pasteurization is that it denatures milk. It alters its chemical structure, makes fats rancid, destroys nutrients and ultimately results in the formation of free radicals in the body. New research conducted by the Milk Quality Improvement Program at Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have identified the predominant spore-forming bacteria in milk and are casting doubt on current pasteurization techniques.
Pseudo Science vs. Natural Remedy: What Are The Myths You Follow That Keep On Making You Sick
July 23, 2012 | Prevention | J.Del Rosario
Have you ever reached for an over the counter medication, only to put it down and pick up a natural remedy instead? Nature offers people numerous ways to ease injuries and illnesses. Yet some pseudo-science medical myths can actually confuse the benefits of natural remedies and turn you feeling worse rather than better in no time.
Pre-Season Fitness Makes No Difference To Risk of Injury
July 23, 2012 | Fitness | Editor
But the type of sport played and gender did, according to a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Technology. This study into varsity athletics found that women had a shorter time to injury than men and that certain sports, such as volleyball, also had a significantly shorter time to injury than others, such as hockey or basketball.
Less Salt Is Not Only Bad For Your Health, It Can Increase Your Risk of Death
July 20, 2012 | Prevention | M.Torres
The need to reduce the amount of salt in our diets has been one of the most persistent, yet misguided public health messages from the past two decades. We've all been told that reducing our consumption of salt will reduce disease and save thousands of lives per year. However, as usual, public health advice is once again the last advice you should follow.
High Doses of Vitamin D Needed For Elimination of Low Vitamin D Levels in African Americans
July 20, 2012 | Sunlight | Editor
Over 90% of African Americans may have vitamin D deficiency, and daily doses of 4,000IU or more may be needed to eliminate deficiency, says a new study from the Medical University of South Carolina.
Contrary To Popular Belief, Men and Women Have The Same Sexual Fantasies
July 20, 2012 | Sex | Editor
A study conducted at the University of Granada have demonstrated that there are not significant differences between men's and women’s sexual fantasies. The fact is that both sexes have intimate and romantic sexual fantasies involving their partner or loved one.
Don't Crash and Burn After Your Flight: Nutritional Carry-On Items Are The Key
July 19, 2012 | Immunity | M.Crossman
When you're flying, your carry-on bag is your home away from home and holds all of your essentials, from sleep masks to books that will hold your attention during your trip. For a pleasant flight, fill your bag with items that are relaxing, entertaining and even immunity-boosting. You’ll have everything you need to sit back, relax and enjoy your flight.
Bananas Are As Effective As Gatorade For Athletes Study Finds
July 19, 2012 | Nutrition | A.McCarthy
Can the modest banana provide the same or more health benefits during heavy exercise than high-tech sports drinks? A new US study has found that bananas were as least as effective as PepsiCo sports drink Gatorade in providing nutritional support to trained cyclists during prolonged and intensive exercise.
A Healthy Protein Rich Salad
July 19, 2012 | Nutrition | B.Kim
Looking for a light but filling summer salad while doing our full body cleanse program? Look no further than this colourful medley of antioxidant and protein-rich plant foods.
12 Foods You Can Regrow From Scraps
July 18, 2012 | NaturalLiving | Editor
The versatility of nature allows us to take parts of what we want and regrow it, many times without seeds. Want to talk about reuse and recycle? Nature invented it.
Media Blames Multivitamins For Schizophrenic Man's Psychosis and Murder of Father
July 18, 2012 | JunkJournalism | D.Mihalovic
Regardless of the absurdity of the claim, the mainstream media will stop at nothing to demonize vitamins. The CBC reported on a news segment which attempts to place the blame on multivitamins for a schizophrenic man's murder of his father. Adding further insult to injury, the report remarkably highlights the fact that the man's lack of anti-psychotic medications are the cause for the violence.
Statistics Show Mammography Does Not Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths
July 18, 2012 | JunkHealthcare | A.McCarthy
Breast cancer mortality statistics in Sweden are consistent with studies that have reported that screening has no impact on breast cancer deaths among women aged 40-69, according to a study published yesterday in the Journal of The National Cancer Institute.
Vaccines Are Causing Mutations That May Jeopardize The Health of Future Generations
July 17, 2012 | Vaccines | D.Mihalovic
Vaccines are causing an unprecedented number of mutations creating superbugs and potent viruses and bacteria that may eventually threaten future generations and humanity itself. Evidence continues to mount from the scientific community who now admit that certain vaccines are in-fact causing both viral and bacterial mutations. Ironically, the same researchers assert that "better" vaccines are needed to offset the rise in persistent mutations.
The Closer You Live To The Sea, The Healthier You Are, But That May Soon Change
July 17, 2012 | Pollution | A.McCarthy
A new study from the European Centre for Environment & Human Health has confirmed previous findings that people living near the coast tend to have better health than those living inland. Researchers point to some obvious reasons for this benefit, but other experts now claim that living less than 50km from the coast could be a detriment in the future.
How To Brew 9 Different Types of Tea To Maximize Health Benefits
July 17, 2012 | Antioxidants | T.Remedios
We've all heard claims about green tea being good for weight loss and chamomile tea reducing stress, but what are the other kinds of teas and how do we maximize their health benefit claims? We take a look at the flourishing tea market, its vast and interesting varieties and the health benefits of different kinds of tea available to us today.
The Cyclic Effects of Being Dumbed Down
July 16, 2012 | MentalHealth | S.Sifandos
Reality television is a genre of television we're all familiar with by now. It's a type of programming that presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and usually features ordinary people instead of professional actors, sometimes in a contest or other situation where a prize is awarded. It appears that for the most part the more dumbed down and situationally unaware the individual characters are on these TV shows the more honour, prestige and popularity they maintain amongst viewers.
New Research Says Do At Least These 3 Things If You Want To Lose Weight
July 16, 2012 | YourWeight | Editor
Women who want to lose weight should faithfully do at least three things especially at lunch suggests new research from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Volunteering Can Actually Give You The Sense of More Free Time
July 16, 2012 | Lifestyle | Editor
Many people these days feel a sense of "time famine"--never having enough minutes and hours to do everything. We all know that our objective amount of time can't be increased (there are only 24 hours in a day), but a new study suggests that volunteering our limited time--giving it away-- may actually increase our sense of unhurried leisure.
Study Confirms Cardioprotective Effect of Chia Seeds
July 15, 2012 | Antioxidants | Editor
Consumption of chia seeds, rich in ALA, may increase blood levels of the long chain omega-3 EPA by 30%, says a new study from the Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina.
Vaccines Are Recombining To Produce Lethal Viruses
July 15, 2012 | Vaccines | Editor
Three vaccines used to prevent respiratory disease in chickens have swapped genes, producing two lethal new strains that have killed tens of thousands of fowl across two states in Australia, scientists reported.
Are You More Likely To Gain Weight If You Have Friends Heavier Than You Are?
July 15, 2012 | YourWeight | Editor
It may not be a reason to shed your larger friends, but if you want to get slim, a new study suggests you should at least be aware that your friends may have a big influence on your weight.
Cobalt May Be The New Mercury: Failed Surgical Implants Are Releasing Toxic Nanoparticles
July 13, 2012 | Nanotechnology | J.Hamilton
Hip replacement surgery has skyrocketed in the last few decades and surgical intervention to replace the arthritic ball and socket joints has used some questionable materials. Scientists have now discovered that the inflammation in tissue surrounding failing chromium-cobalt metal-on-metal (MOM) implants is caused by the release of cobalt ions from metal debris that wears away from replacement joints. These ions are known to cause genetic damage and will eventually lead to further medical complications.
Study Finds Link Between Personal Care Products and Diabetes in Women
July 13, 2012 | Diabetes | Editor
Brigham and Women's Hospital study is the first to examine an association between phthalates and diabetes in a large population of women.
Wild Blueberries Protect Against Cardiovascular and DNA Damage
July 13, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
New data suggests that wild blueberries may reduce oxidative damage to DNA and decrease the risk of cardiovascular and degenerative diseases.
Why Does The Government Approve of Gruesome Images on Cigarette Packs and Not Cosmetics, Alcohol or Junk Food?
July 12, 2012 | GovernmentAbuse | M.Torres
There is a shameful double standard that exists at the expense of smokers. We all know smoking is bad for our health and that modern-day cigarettes are the equivalent of cancer on a stick. Smokers know it too. But why do government officials allow graphic images of disease on cigarette packages without extending the same courtesy to the labels on cosmetics, alcohol and junk food, some of which cause more disease and deaths annually than tobacco.
Rob Schneider On Vaccines, Parental Rights and Corporate Greed
July 12, 2012 | Vaccines | Editor
Rob Schneider from Saturday Night Live fame and countless appearances in film and television, speaks out on parental rights regarding vaccines, efficacy and the proliferation of dosages throughout the years.
Earth Remains on a Collision Course With Disaster If Trends Are Not Reversed
July 12, 2012 | Sustainability | Editor
Despite the ever-louder drumbeat for sustainability and global efforts to advance environmental initiatives, Earth remains on a collision course with "unprecedented levels of damage and degradation." That's according to a new assessment that includes UC Santa Barbara researchers among its authors.
The 5 Top Health Threats Affecting Children, Yet Denied By The Mainstream Media
July 11, 2012 | ChildHealth | M.Torres
The mainstream media and government have peddled the same lame health concerns affecting children for decades. Whether it's drug abuse, smoking, teen pregnancy, obesity or any other perceived public health threat, no officially recognized health concern affecting children compares to the actual threats which are rarely if ever discussed by public health entities or the mainstream media. The reasons for this convenient ignorance are simple...deception and distraction.
An Animal's Perceived Intelligence Decides Whether or Not We're Ok With Eating It
July 11, 2012 | Lifestyle | M.Malory
A recent study in the journal Appetite suggests that an animal's perceived intelligence is the main factor in determining whether or not we will be disgusted by the thought of eating it.
Honey Improves Immunity and Relieves Anxiety
July 11, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
For ages, the anti-bacterial properties of honey have been revered and so it is little wonder that it has been used for medicinal purposes all over the world. If you have a sweet tooth but shrink at the empty calories in processed sugar, honey is your savior.
Study Explains Why Immune-Mediated Diseases Are Now So Common Due To Modern Diets
July 10, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
Certain saturated fats that are common in the modern Western diet can initiate a chain of events leading to complex immune disorders such as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) in people with a genetic predisposition, a new study has claimed.
Extracts From Green Tea and Grape Seed Offer Plant-Based Glycemic Control
July 10, 2012 | Antioxidants | Editor
Extracts from grape seed or green tea inhibit the action of certain starch-digesting enzymes and offer a plant-based alternative for glycemic control, suggests new data from the Linus Pauling Institute.
Take This Quiz To Find Out If You're Addicted To Work
July 10, 2012 | Lifestyle | C.Andreassen
Most people are aware that over-working is bad for our health, however most people are unaware of the potential physical and emotional consequences--including stress, insomnia, lower immunity and impaired relationships with family and friends.
Overweight? Didn't You Know There's a Vaccine For That Too?
July 9, 2012 | Vaccines | D.Mihalovic
A new crop of bogus vaccines are claiming to promote weight loss. A new study, published in BioMed Central’s open access journal, Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, promoted the claimed benefits of two vaccines which chemically and artificially inhibit the action of natural hormones.
Your Doctor Should Ask How Far You Walk, What You Eat, Not How Much You Weigh
July 9, 2012 | YourWeight | Editor
Doctors should be asking patients how far they walk and what they eat rather than what they weigh or what their blood pressure is, since exercise habits are far more important to their health, say experts.
Eating These Foods Lowers Death From Breast Cancer
July 9, 2012 | Prevention | D.Liu
A new study recently published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment suggests that eating folic acid rich foods such as spinach, asparagus, lentils, garbanzo beans, orange juice and lima beans can help reduce risk of death from breast cancer and increase the odds of survival.
Meditation Success Relies on Techniques That Are Comfortable Rather Than Popular
July 6, 2012 | Consciousness | Editor
New to meditation and already thinking about quitting? You may have simply chosen the wrong method. A new study published online July 7 in Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing highlights the importance of ensuring that new meditators select methods with which they are most comfortable, rather than those that are most popular.
Factory-Fed Fish: How The Soy Industry is Expanding Into The Sea
July 6, 2012 | Toxins | Editor
Why are trade associations for an agricultural commodity that is grown on land involved in policies and marketing that affect the use and stewardship of our oceans?
Why A Protein Meal Tells Your Brain You're Full
July 6, 2012 | Nutrition | A.McCarthy
Feeling full involves more than just the uncomfortable sensation that your waistband is getting tight. Investigators reporting online on July 5th in the Cell Press journal Cell have now mapped out the signals that travel between your gut and your brain to generate the feeling of satiety after eating a protein-rich meal. Understanding this back and forth loop between the brain and gut may pave the way for future approaches in the treatment and/or prevention of obesity.
Study Shows How Organic Tomatoes Exceed Conventional In Antioxidant Value
July 5, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
Tomatoes grown by organic methods contain more phenolic compounds than those grown using commercial standards, say researchers.
Brazil Introduces Legislation To Protect Public Health From Processed Foods
July 5, 2012 | JunkFood | Editor
The Brazilian government has introduced legislation to protect and improve its traditional food system, standing in contrast to the governments of many industrialized countries that have partly surrendered their prime duty to protect public health to transnational food companies, argue nutrition and public health experts writing in this week's PLoS Medicine.
People Will Cooperate According To Their Emotional State And Not For Reward
July 5, 2012 | MentalHealth | M.Torres
A study by researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Universidad de Zaragoza has determined that when deciding whether to cooperate with others, people do not act thinking in their own reward, as had been previously believed, but rather individuals are more influenced by their own mood at the time and by the number of individuals with whom they have cooperated before.
6 Healthy Foods To Replace Your Naughtier Preferences Without Sacrificing Flavor
July 4, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
Just because you're trying to eat more healthily doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your favorite food preparations! There are a number of nutritious ingredients that can replace your naughtier preferences without forgoing flavor. Try the following examples and see if your palate isn’t as pleased as your waistline!
Diets Rich in Monounsaturated Fats Triple Ability To Conceive Over Dairy and Meat
July 4, 2012 | Fertility | Editor
New research indicates a diet containing lots of monounsaturated fat - found in the fleshy green fruit, olive oil, as well as peanuts, almonds and cashews - can as much as triple the chance of success in women resorting to fertility treatment to conceive.
Largest Pharmaceutical Misconduct Settlement In History As GSK Fined Over 3 Billion
July 4, 2012 | BigPharma | Editor
Pharmaceutical drug maker GlaxoSmithKline PLC will pay $3 billion and plead guilty to federal charges to resolve a slew of criminal and civil issues stemming from its use of kickbacks, misbranding and other misconduct to market drugs such as Paxil, Wellbutrin and Advair, the U.S. government announced.
The Number One Reason So Many Women Have Trouble Losing Weight
July 3, 2012 | YourWeight | D.Mihalovic
If I were to have a penny for every woman that comes into my office with a weight loss complaint, I would be taking many more vacations. Thousands of women have expressed their inability to lose weight no matter how hard they diet, exercise or eat ‘healthy.’ While there are many variables and circumstances that cause this difficulty, there is one factor that persists more than any other.
Don't Be Afraid To Reflect or Daydream -- It's Critical For Health and Well-Being
July 3, 2012 | Consciousness | M.Torres
Many have speculated that our consciousness is activated during daydreaming. Past research has shown that the brain seems to contain a "default mode" in which certain regions become more active at rest. While moments for reflection may be hard to come by, a new study suggests that the long-lost art of introspection -- even daydreaming -- may be an increasingly valuable part of socioemotional functioning.
Parents May Be More Than 50 Percent Less Likely To Catch a Cold Than Non-Parents
July 3, 2012 | Immunity | Editor
New research led by Carnegie Mellon University shows that being a parent influences health in another positive way. Published in Psychosomatic Medicine, the research provides the first evidence that, when exposed to a common cold virus, parents are 52 percent less likely to develop a cold than non-parents.
6 Signs Your Body Is Telling You Something and Why Not To Ignore It
July 2, 2012 | Prevention | Editor
The body is a magnificent machine. When things go awry, it generally doesn't just shut down without warning, like an incandescent light bulb popping its filament. Instead it sends us little signals (think of them as gentle biological taps on the shoulder) letting us know that something is amiss.
Deep Hunger Pangs Make People Turn To Junk Food Rather Than Healthier Choices
July 2, 2012 | JunkFood | Editor
After going without food for many hours, most of us would rather reach for French fries or chicken fingers than green beans or carrots, according to a new study from Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab.
July 2, 2012 | Consciousness | B.Kim
I've long believed that our greatest power is the ability to choose our thoughts. Being a father of two young boys, I'm not in the same peaceful warrior-like state that I consistently embodied when I was in my mid to late 20's. Still, despite having few opportunities to be alone with a clear blue sky, I have this visceral memory of how blissful it can be to choose a stream of compassionate and grateful thoughts.