Based on findings presented in a report titled U.S. Health in International Perspectives: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health, Americans have a higher chance of dying from all causes than people living in 16 other developed nations.
Infertility is not something that comes up in daily conversation. It’s not like ADHD or obesity—things that are often talked about as people discuss their struggles. But like obesity and ADHD, there is a great possibility that the increasing rates of infertility can be tied to diet and environmental factors.
If you thought you were doing your body justice by reaching for the low-fat cheese or milk, you may want to think again. While dietitians and others recommend low- and no-fat varieties, more experts are starting to realize why full-fat milk, cheese, and dairy as a whole should be chosen. If you want to lose weight and be healthy, skip the skim and reach for full-fat varieties of foods instead, especially dairy.
An estimated one-in-four Americans over the age of 45 is currently taking cholesterol-reducing medication known as statin drugs. Lifestyle changes can be as (if not more) effective than statins at reducing cholesterol and that people are far more likely to stick with the lifestyle changes than they are with the prescription regimen.
A proper diet (meaning nutritional plan, not weight loss fad) paired with an active lifestyle is the foundational key to a healthy weight and disease prevention. While these things take some serious effort and practice, here are some simple fat loss tips to help you get started on your weight loss journey.
A new study by the National Institutes of Health has linked diet beverages with heightened risk of depression in older adults. Researchers surveyed over 260,000 adults aged 50 to 71 in the United States on their beverage habits. Ten years later, survey responders were asked if they had been diagnosed with depression. Of those who reported consuming four or more daily servings of artificially sweetened soda, iced tea, or fruit drinks, 31 percent had been diagnosed.
You’ll seldom find yourself arguing with most conscientious consumers when presented with the fact that high fructose corn syrup is a health-destroyer and should be avoided. But, what about other sugars? Some experts say that table sugar (both brown and white, from cane or beet) is similarly bad for you, as is the fructose found naturally in fruit. But, have we taken the sugar-scare too far?
We have heard it said for some time now ”you are what you eat.” Meaning, if you consume foods that are not healthful, your health will ultimately be compromised. Mothers should take note that their children will also be “ what their mother ate.” Meaning, if mom eats poorly during pregnancy, her child’s health may suffer.
There are countless reasons why diets fail—because so many are trends not based in real health science, we make excuses for unhealthy habits, and more. But a recent study found that dieting actually increases your cravings for high calorie foods, yet another factor working against the traditional dieter.
No one wants lessons in lung health from Marlboro, dieting advice from an overweight individual, or financial advice from Hostess. So, why are registered dietitians being given formal education courses by the Coca-Cola Company?