The Mediterranean Diet’s Brain Benefits

My Body 2.2.2014

A large new study confirms that sticking to the Mediterranean diet — fish, poultry, vegetables and fruit, with minimal dairy foods and meat — may be good for the brain. Researchers prospectively followed 17,478 mentally healthy men and women 45 and older, gathering data on diet from food questionnaires, and testing mental function with a … Read More

Healthy Food Costs More—A Myth?

My Body 25.3.2014

The conventional wisdom is that more nutritious foods cost more. Here in the proverbial nutshell (walnuts score a deservedly impressive 82 on the 100-point NuVal scale, so let’s make it a walnut shell) is what’s right, wrong, and downright ugly about this persistent bit of prevailing perception. What’s right is what made it conventional wisdom in the first … Read More

How Eating Probiotic-Rich Can Protect You From Heart Disease

My Body 2.2.2014

While gut health and heart disease may seem unrelated at first glance, it turns out that the friendly bacteria living in our intestines may offer more benefits to our health than we ever imagined. Over the last several decades, the research investigating the role that infection plays in heart disease has been mounting. Studies have … Read More

Intense Training Works: Cut Exercise in Half and Burn More Fat

My Body 2.2.2014

If you’ve been slogging away at a slow and steady pace on the treadmill, stationary bike, or elliptical machine, you deserve some brownie points for making the effort. At a time when nearly 70 percent of all adults are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, not enough of us … Read More

Is There Danger Lurking in Your Lipstick?

My Body 2.2.2014

A soft pink, a glowing red, even a cyanotic purple — millions of women and girls apply lipstick every day. And not just once: some style-conscious users touch up their color more than 20 times a day, according to a recent study. But are they also exposing themselves to toxic metals? Most lipsticks contain at least … Read More

Hate Going to The Gym? How Stress Affects Your Workout

My Body 2.2.2014

Exercise can be intimidating for many of us. It may be that we simply have no desire to push our bodies through difficult exercises on a regular basis. Finding time to get to the gym can also be incredibly difficult to jam into our already tight schedules.  On top of that, we can find ourselves … Read More