Could This be the Key to Better Heart Health?

Neutralizing certain gut microbes with a substance found in food may lower risk of heart disease in some people.


First Russia Bans GMOs, Now a Junk Food Tax Could be Next

California is rolling out its soda tax again, while Russia may add soda, potato chips and palm oil to their excise tax list. Both cite health concerns.


Kroger Supermarket in Ohio Gives Free Fruit to Kids

A supermarket in Greenville, Ohio, gives free fruit to kids, and the community response has been overwhelmingly positive.


6 Tips to Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner Without Getting Stuffed

Avoid weight gain this Thanksgiving by following these simple suggestions to enjoy the holiday without completely stuffing yourself.


American Prescription Drug use more than Doubles

Prescription drug use among American adults has more than doubled, especially medications to treat diabetes, heart disease and other obesity-related drugs.


Obese Kids’ Health Improves After Just 9 Days Without Added Sugar

Reducing the amount of sugar that children consume for as little as 9 days is all it takes for youngsters’ health to start improving, a new study says.


Could Antibiotics be Making Children Fat?

According to recent research, kids who take antibiotics throughout their childhood gain weight “significantly” faster than children who don’t.


Obesity in Midlife Linked to Earlier Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers announced that being overweight or obese at age 50 puts people at greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease early.


5 Tips to ‘Trick Yourself’ into Eating Less and Eating Healthier

It can be hard to control your food portion sizes, but there are solutions. Here are 5 tips to eat less (but enough) and healthy at the same time.


More Than 1/3 of Children Eat This Health-Hazardous Food Every Day

According to a new CDC report, more than 1 in 3 children and teens ages 2 to 19 in the U.S. fill up on some type of fast food item every single day.


Toddler with Type 2 Diabetes Believed to be Youngest Patient Ever Diagnosed

A sad story has emerged out of Texas about a 3-year-old obese girl who is believed to be the youngest patient to ever be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.


Vitamin C ‘as Effective as Exercise’ at Improving Vascular Tone

A new study has found that vitamin C may be just as good as exercise for improving vascular tone in overweight and obese individuals.


How Soybean Oil Consumption Ballooned by 1000x in 100 Years

In 1967. soybean growers and food manufacturers started growing a ‘cheap’ oil to sell. As a result, we now consume 1000 times more soybean oil today.


Don’t Drink This if You Want to Avoid Diabetes

A new study shows that drinking a single sugary drink daily ups the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes – even in skinny individuals.


New Study Suggests Ireland to Become Most Obese Nation in Europe

The World Health Organization predicts that Ireland will become the most obese nation by the year 2030. Why? Largely due to adopting a Western diet.


Why Resveratrol Makes Red Wine the Exception to the Rule

Resveratrol, a polyphenol in grapes and red wine, may help fight breast cancer, obesity, macular degeneration, colitis and more. Check this out.


The One Amino Acid You Should Be Eating to Lose 62% More Fat

Eating more protein, and the amino acid leucine in particular, can boost metabolic rate 3x more than eating fat and simple carbs – leading to weight loss.