Tim Noakes backtracks on dairy


ed02bb112da64c24aa8d643ee43af5d3Professor Tim Noakes has changed the status of dairy products from “all-you-can-eat” to eat “with caution” after dieters complained that they weren’t losing weight quickly enough, the Sunday Times reported.

Noakes admitted that cream and yoghurt had been “quietly removed” from the green list on the Real Meal Revolution website, the weekly said…

02 Apr 2015

5 Lifestyle Changes Could Prevent 80 Percent of Heart Attacks



Heart disease claims the lives of about 1 million Americans every year, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women. The most common form of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to a heart attack.

This year alone, 920,000 Americans will have a heart attack, and close to half of them will occur suddenly without any prior warning signs.1

A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of your heart becomes blocked. This is often the result of plaque build-up inside your arteries (atherosclerosis), which may rupture and form a blood clot that blocks blood flow.

02 Apr 2015

How Your Thoughts Can Rule Your Stomach


stomach_72Ghrelin has been dubbed the “hunger hormone” because in previous studies people given the hormone became so ravenous, they ate markedly more than their usual food intake.

Ghrelin may act on your brain’s “pleasure centers,” driving you to reach for another slice of cheesecake simply because you remember how good the first one tasted and made you feel (at least in that moment).1 In short, one of the forces driving you to eat (and overeat a second helping…

01 Apr 2015

Squats: 8 Reasons to Do This Misunderstood Exercise


hqdefaultIf you’re looking for a powerful way to boost your overall fitness and get some serious results — fast — from your workout routine, look no further than performing squatting exercises.

This is one exercise that should be a part of virtually everyone’s routine, as it’s relatively simple to perform, requires no equipment, and can be done just about anywhere…

01 Apr 2015

Do You Make These 5 Kettlebell Mistakes?


hqdefault (16)Use of kettlebells as a fitness tool goes back to the 1700s, when Russian strong-men began using them during training.

A kettlebell consist of a cast-iron ball and handle, and kettlebell exercises involve movements that throw off your center of gravity, forcing you to use multiple muscle groups, including your core, to maintain your balance…

01 Apr 2015

Banana Best For Health


bananaThere are many reasons why bananas are one of the most popular foods in the world. They offer the perfect portion size, come in their own handy, natural protective wrap, and are extremely economical. Fresh and creamy, bananas mix well with other fruits and are a favorite lunchtime addition or for noshing on the go.

One of the most cultivated tropical fruits, bananas are a close relative to the plantain, which is larger and darker. Over centuries, bananas have been used to settle upset stomachs (including morning sickness)…

01 Apr 2015

Has sugar lost its sweet spot?


3399c46d5a9146e586b92e94d6a6f6a0This is the strongest sign yet that the upstart product is threatening to eat into raw-sugar demand.

In less than a decade, the sweet-tasting Stevia powder has stolen a big chunk of the $1.3-billion global market for artificial sweeteners as more health-conscious consumers use it in what they eat and drink…

01 Apr 2015

What Whistleblowers Tell Us About Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness



In 2010, two Merck virologists filed a federal lawsuit under the False Claims Act against their former employer, alleging the vaccine maker lied about the effectiveness of their mumps vaccine (which is part of the trivalent measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine).

The whistleblowers, Stephen Krahling and Joan Wlochowski, claimed they witnessed “firsthand the improper testing and data falsification in which Merck engaged to artificially inflate the vaccine’s efficacy findings.”

01 Apr 2015