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Nutrition | Comments Off on Vegetarian Comfort Food at Thanksgiving

Vegetarian Comfort Food at Thanksgiving

Vegetarian Comfort Food at Thanksgiving

By TARA PARKER-POPE Zucchini cakes are among the comfort foods of Thanksgiving. The traditional Thanksgiving table is filled with comfort foods like cheesy casseroles, creamy potatoes and marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes. But the cookbook authors Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough offer a new spin on traditional comfort foods by packing them with fall vegetables. Bruce Weinstein […]

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General | Comments Off on Fat Cells Grow Differently in Belly Vs. Bottom

Fat Cells Grow Differently in Belly Vs. Bottom

Fat Cells Grow Differently in Belly Vs. Bottom

In abdomen, cells expand in size, but in lower body, number of cells increases, scientists find. WEDNESDAY, Oct. 6 (HealthDay News) — Differences in the way body fat grows may explain why increased belly fat appears to boost the risk for certain diseases while extra pounds on the thighs and other parts of the lower […]

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latest wellness trends | Comments Off on A short period of gluttony can have a lasting effect

A short period of gluttony can have a lasting effect

A short period of gluttony can have a lasting effect

Overeating for just four weeks can cause changes in body fat composition that last for years, Swedish researchers said Tuesday. The study serves as a warning that even brief periods of increased food consumption — the first few weeks of college dorm life, a three-week cruise with its all-you-can-eat buffet, the string of parties from […]

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Nutrition | Comments Off on Fiber facts: The trick to understanding labels

Fiber facts: The trick to understanding labels

Fiber facts: The trick to understanding labels

By Jane Harrison, R.D., Staff Nutritionist, myOptumHealth Content provided by It seems everyone is joining the fiber movement these days. Stores are filled with products promoting their whole-grain or high-fiber status. But are they really healthier? For most fruits, vegetables, beans and legumes, the answer is a resounding yes. Things get murkier, though, when talking […]

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Nutrition | Comments Off on Changes in USDA Guidlines

Changes in USDA Guidlines

Changes in USDA Guidlines

Since first published in 1980, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans have provided science-based advice to promote health and reduce risk of major chronic diseases through optimal diet and regular physical activity. The Dietary Guidelines have traditionally targeted the healthy general public older than age 2 years, but as data continue to accumulate regarding the importance […]

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Lasting Lifestyle Changes, Mindfulness | Comments Off on Oprah Talks to Eckhart Tolle

Oprah Talks to Eckhart Tolle

Oprah Talks to Eckhart Tolle

The remarkable spiritual teacher whose new book Oprah calls the most important she’s ever chosen for her book club explains how to free yourself from the tyranny of the past, live more fully in the present, and come to the calm, joyful place where intuition, creativity, and wisdom live and breathe. When I interviewed Meg […]

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General, Lasting Lifestyle Changes, Stress | Comments Off on Sleep and Chronic Disease

Sleep and Chronic Disease

Sleep and Chronic Disease

As chronic diseases have assumed an increasingly common role in premature death and illness, interest in the role of sleep in the development and management of chronic diseases has grown. Notably, insufficient sleep has been linked to the development and management of a number of chronic diseases and conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and […]

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Lasting Lifestyle Changes, Nutrition | Comments Off on Diabetes: America’s Silent Killer

Diabetes: America’s Silent Killer

Diabetes: America’s Silent Killer

If there were a deadly disease raging through your body, wouldn’t you want to know how to stop it? Unfortunately, more than 6 million Americans are walking around with a silent killer eating away at their health—and they have no idea they’re even at risk. That silent killer is diabetes, the fastest-growing disease in history. […]

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Wendy's Blog | Comments Off on Fitness Facts of Aging

Fitness Facts of Aging

Fitness Facts of Aging

Muscle strength declines by 10-20% between the ages of 20-50 years of age. Between ages 50 and 70 strength drops another 25-30% Research demonstrates that regular strength training improves balance, gait speed, functional independence, moral, depression symptoms and energy intake. Lean body mass decreases with sedentary living and age. The loss of lean body mass […]

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Mindfulness, Nutrition | Comments Off on 7 Ways to Mindful Eating

7 Ways to Mindful Eating

7 Ways to Mindful Eating

By Patricia Volk Professor Brian Wansink, PhD, is the author of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think and director of the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University. He has conducted more than 250 experiments proving that people have no idea how much they’re putting in their mouths or for what reason. […]

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