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11 Serious Concerns About Vegetable Oils (No. 2 is Scary)

2015-03-05T13:58:40+02:00

Fats in the diet are highly controversial. Saturated fat was previously blamed for raising cholesterol and causing heart disease, but this has now been disproven (1, 2). For some reason, dietary guidelines still recommend that we consume vegetable oils instead of saturated fats likebutter. This includes oils like soybean oil, cottonseed oil, canola oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil and grapeseed [...]

11 Serious Concerns About Vegetable Oils (No. 2 is Scary)2015-03-05T13:58:40+02:00

Too-early solid food could lead to problems for babies

2015-03-05T13:58:40+02:00

At least 40% of moms are feeding their infants solid foods far too early, according a new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics, and that may lead to problems for their children later in life. Researchers wanted to know how many babies were being fed solid foods (including cereal and baby food) sooner than [...]

Too-early solid food could lead to problems for babies2015-03-05T13:58:40+02:00

Is it Safe to Cook with Olive Oil?

2015-05-28T05:26:31+02:00

This is an answer to the many people who ask about cooking and frying in olive oil. Rehan Zaidi Olive oil has always been a nutrition saint. Its health benefits have been touted for ages – high in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer…the list goes on. (1, 2) Heck, even the USDA agrees the stuff is great [...]

Is it Safe to Cook with Olive Oil?2015-05-28T05:26:31+02:00

30 Healthy Snacks for Crunching Your Way Into the New Year

2015-03-15T12:15:11+02:00

Hello and welcome to this thing we’re doing where we help you figure out what you’re gonna put in your mouth this week. Some of these are recipes we’ve tried, some of these are recipes we’re looking forward to trying, all of them are fucking delicious. Tell us what you want to put in your [...]

30 Healthy Snacks for Crunching Your Way Into the New Year2015-03-15T12:15:11+02:00

10 Health Benefits of Cold Showers

2015-03-05T13:58:40+02:00

Not just for humans! Source: Travel Wild The practice of cold showers is still very much in the traditions of several nations today: Finland, Russia, Thailand, Korea, Japan and many others have a history of cold showering for good health. Read onto find out why maybe you should start feeling the chill of cold water! [...]

10 Health Benefits of Cold Showers2015-03-05T13:58:40+02:00

Oil Pulling: Ancient Secret for Optimal Health

2015-03-05T13:58:40+02:00

By Sayer Ji Contributing Writer for Wake Up World What Is Oil Pulling? Oil pulling is an ancient Indian folk remedy first mentioned in the early Ayurvedic text, the Charaka Samhita, which was believed to have been written approximately 1500 years ago. One oil pulls by simply swishing a tablespoon of oil (sesame, coconut and sunflower are commonly recommended) [...]

Oil Pulling: Ancient Secret for Optimal Health2015-03-05T13:58:40+02:00

Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind

2015-03-05T13:58:40+02:00

  By Amy Joyce   Earlier this year, I wrote about teaching empathy, and whether you are a parent who does so. The idea behind it is from Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist with the graduate school of education, who runs the Making Caring Common project, aimed to help teach kids to be kind. I [...]

Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind2015-03-05T13:58:40+02:00

Emotional health in childhood ‘is the key to future happiness’

2015-03-05T13:58:40+02:00

  Mick Jagger famously couldn’t get it, but now economists think they know what’s required to get some satisfaction. After investigating the factors in a person’s life that can best predict whether they will lead satisfied lives, a team headed by one of the UK’s foremost “happiness” experts, Professor Richard Layard, has come up with [...]

Emotional health in childhood ‘is the key to future happiness’2015-03-05T13:58:40+02:00

This Simple Blood Test Could Save Your Life

2015-03-05T13:58:40+02:00

by Mark Hyman, MD The next time you visit your doctor for blood work, make sure that along with your lipid profile you request a C-reactive protein (CRP) test. CRP measures the degree of hidden inflammation in your body. Mounting evidence underscores the critical role that inflammation plays in the development and continuation of diabesity. [...]

This Simple Blood Test Could Save Your Life2015-03-05T13:58:40+02:00

The Cost of Cancer Drugs

2015-03-05T13:58:40+02:00

The following is a script of "The Cost of Cancer Drugs" which aired on Oct. 5, 2014. Lesley Stahl is the correspondent. Richard Bonin, producer. Cancer is so pervasive that it touches virtually every family in this country. More than one out of three Americans will be diagnosed with some form of it in their [...]

The Cost of Cancer Drugs2015-03-05T13:58:40+02:00