Food

Carb-Heavy Meals Wards Off a Good Sleep

About 30% of Americans have insomnia, and a new study finds carb-heavy diets may share part of the blame. A study looked at diet-linked fluctuations in blood sugar, said lead author James Gangwisch. He is assistant professor of clinical psychiatric social work at Columbia University in New York City. “Highly refined sugars” — added sugars, sodas, white

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Paleo Diet

Physiological Effects of Keto Diet on the Human Body

In this interview, Benjamin Bikman, Ph.D., an obesity and diabetes scientist and associate professor of physiology and developmental biology at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah,1 reveals how the ketogenic diet affects your physiology and supports optimal health. Bikman’s conviction that insulin is a key to health and disease prevention, and that controlling carbohydrate intake is the most effective way

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Lifestyle

Healthy Hair Peanut Oil

A number of clinical tests have shown that traditional peanut oil mixed with lemon juice is a remedy far more effective dandruff treatment than any of the specially formulated shampoos.

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Health

Keto Diet Helps Shield Mice With Flu Virus, Study

A study published n the journal Science Immunology, researchers reported that feeding mice a low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet helped shield the critters against influenza infection. The influenza A virus, commonly called the flu, is a viral infection that targets the respiratory system — the nose, throat and sometimes the lungs. In the U.S., it causes more than 20,000

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Weight Loss

Intermittent Fasting Could Benefit Heart Health, Study

A new study included more than 2,000 patients who had cardiac catheterization between 2013 and 2015. They were followed for 4.5 years afterward. Those who fasted regularly had a higher survival rate during follow-up than those who did not, according to researchers at Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah. Fasting was a

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Fitness

Why Does Your Weight Fluctuate?

Holly Lofton, MD, director of the Medical Weight Management Program at NYU Langone Health, and Eduardo Grunvald, MD, FACP, medical director of the UC San Diego Weight Management Program, talks about fluctuations in weight mainly due to fluids as well as fat loss and gain. It’s harder to put on muscle than it is to put

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