We hear a lot about cholesterol when it come to our health. What the number should be, what it can predict, and how we can lower it or keep it in check. But this is a tricky little number that isn't always so clear cut. Read on to find out all the important pieces of this number and what it truly means for your health.
Older adults who notice memory loss may be on to something. A new study shows that seniors who reported problems with memory were more likely to develop dementia years later. Although this sounds like bad news, it actually presents an opportunity.
Pamela and her 16-year-old daughter, Mackenzie, know it's not easy being a girl. It's even harder when girls are expected to conform to feminine stereotypes. If Pamela and Mackenzie could talk to each young girl who was struggling with being herself, this is what they'd say.
A large part of eating healthy is eating fresh fruits and vegetables. By looking at the "Dirty Dozen" (12 foods most likely to contain pesticide residue) and the "Clean 15" (15 foods that contain the least amount of pesticide residue), you can focus on eating healthy, and eating clean!
Heavy metals—the kind you ingest, not the music—can be found in a variety of foods we eat. Even in surprisingly small quantities, they can cause toxicity throughout the body, and children are most vulnerable. Learn how to protect yourself and your family while still getting the nutrients you need.
The typical Western or American diet, full of processed food, high in carbohydrates, and low in fiber, is hard to resist. It's everywhere, and over time, eating the Western diet can lead to a variety of health problems. An alternative to the Western diet is the prudent one, which, as its name implies, provides a more careful approach to meeting your dietary needs.
Eating a healthy diet can be hard. Making sure your kids eat a healthy diet can be even harder. And ensuring your kids eat healthy foods while on the go? Well, that's a whole different ball game.
Who would have imagined that being grateful could actually help your physical health? Besides making you more appreciative of the good things in life, studies show that an attitude of gratitude affects both the brain and the body.