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Nutrition


My Child is Obese: What Do I Do?

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Protein 101

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For Workouts, Is Cold Water Better Than Room Temperature?

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empty calories

Research shows that Americans are consuming absurd amounts of food that provides little to nothing for our bodies—a.k.a empty calories In the era where “gluten-free” and “organic” are common terms, we seem more health conscious than ever before. But are we really giving our bodies what they need? A closer look at the American diet …

Fast Food Phthalates

Written by Brenna Houck – Eater.com It’s generally accepted that fast food isn’t particularly healthy, but a new study out this week suggests that people who consume more fast food may also be ingesting potentially harmful chemicals. According to Bloomberg, the research provides evidence that fast food is a major source of a category of industrial chemicals called …

Green Tea Weight Loss

Written by Taylor Smith | Healthy-Mag.com Weight loss pills—we dismiss them out of hand, largely because we think they’re too good to be true. If there were some magic pill that could help us lose weight, obesity wouldn’t be a worldwide epidemic projected to be the number one cause of death around the world by …

Dissecting the urge to eat, and how to gain control Written by Caitlin Schille What are you craving right now? A sugary treat or a savory snack, perhaps? Cravings often lead us to make less-than-optimal diet choices, so let’s take a closer look at what your cravings mean. A popular message in the current world …

peanut exposure for allergy prevention

Having a peanut allergy is a serious problem. It involves careful monitoring of foods consumed, and even careful monitoring of foods consumed by those around you. There are two sides to the argument of how to best prevent peanut allergies from developing in children. Some believe that exposing children to peanuts at a young age …

And other microwave questions By Angela Silva Rumors have circulated for years regarding the safety of using microwaves. But are they actually causing harm to our food and our bodies? Take a big sigh of relief over that microwave popcorn you just ate, because microwaves are perfectly safe and actually one of the best methods …

By Caitlin Schille Water fluoridation is a hotly contested topic in contemporary Western society. Lauded by some as one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th century, other fringe groups blame it for rising ADHD rates and cite it as a cause of cancer. While water fluoridation certainly has clear oral health benefits, …

It sounds like a hip new video game, but the omega-6 controversy is actually part of every American’s daily life. At the root of the issue is the United States’ drastic dietary turn that happened about 65 years ago, which left us with nutritional excesses and deficiencies that altered the national health landscape. The Background …

Nutrition tips

Mineral deficiencies are responsible for a host of health problems, which are incorrectly treated by drugs. Some say we should be ingesting certain amounts of vitamin and mineral supplements to prevent disease, like osteoporosis. Robert Thompson, M.D. says these recommendations might actually lead to serious health problems. He offers these suggestions for Americans to take charge of …

coconut water facts and fiction

The truths and myths behind all the coconut water buzz Lately it seems that everyone is nuts for coconuts—coconut water that is. From celebrity endorsements to the “mother nature’s sports drink” nickname, coconut water is falling off the shelves around the nation. So what’s all the hype about? Coconut water is said to be low …