How Sleep Loss Adds to Weight Gain

Losing sleep tends to make people eat more and gain weight, and now a new study suggests that one reason may be the impact that sleep deprivation has on the brain. The research showed that depriving…

What Happens When You Stop Exercising

We often focus on the benefits of exercise, but have you ever considered the effect a lack of exercise has on your body? Without regular, light activity, the body begins to slip out of balance and out of…

How I Became a Morning Person (And How You Can Too)

There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who spring out of bed at dawn, totally refreshed and looking like they live in a face wash commercial…and the rest of us, who hate those…

Elevated CO2 Levels Directly Affect Human Cognition, New Harvard Study Shows

In a landmark public health finding, a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health finds that carbon dioxide (CO2) has a direct and negative impact on human cognition and decision-making. These impacts have been observed at…

10 ways to control high blood pressure without medication

By making these 10 lifestyle changes, you can lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease. If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you might be worried about taking medication to bring…

Seven Foods to Supercharge Your Gut Bacteria

  Did you know we are only 10 percent human? Ninety percent of our cells are nonhuman, microbial cells. Since our diet influences our microbes, it’s true: We really are what we eat. The good news…

American Kids Are Eating Way Too Much Fast Food!

McDonald’s may be losing popularity in the U.S., but the dismal sales at the Golden Arches don’t mean kids have stopped chowing down on french fries, burgers, pizza, and fried chicken every day. Roughly one-third of American kids…

The Weight Gain-Inflammation Connection

When we think about inflammation, we often think of it as helping us heal from an obvious injury (like a wound) or fighting harmful bacteria. This is good inflammation working in our favor to keep us…

The Myth of Moderation

You know what they say when it comes to what to eat, “everything in moderation.” Whether it is chocolate, wine, red meat, dessert, etc. Nothing is bad, in and of itself, as long as we just…

Beginner’s Guide to Plant-Based Grocery Shopping

Starting a new way of life and health is like beginning a journey, so it’s helpful to have a map. This is a new adventure, and I was completely unprepared for all the changes when I began…