Site Search

advertisement

Other Sites for More Information

advertisement


advertisement

Monday
Apr152013

Diet Strategy – Less is Enough

Researchers have shown that while eating for pleasure – not for hunger – is driven primarily by the availability of tempting treats, it doesn’t take much food to satisfy those cravings.If cravings for snacks are sabotaging your efforts to lose weight, here’s a new trick that may help. Researchers at Cornell University and in the Netherlands have shown that while eating for pleasure – not for hunger – is driven primarily by the availability of tempting treats, it doesn’t take much food to satisfy those cravings.

Click to read more ...

Friday
Apr122013

What Diet Do You Follow? (Poll)

A recent Q&A discussed the Mediterranean Diet and its health benefits: Mediterranean Diet: Best For Your Heart? Check out the article and tell us what type of diet you enjoy following!

Thursday
Apr112013

Fruits, Veggies and Energy

Research results showed a strong relationship between good moods – feeling calmer, happier and more energetic – and a high intake of fruits and vegetables.Need something to brighten your day and pep you up? New research from New Zealand’s University of Otago suggests that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables may do the trick. The study included 281 young people – mean age 20 – who recorded their daily food intake in an internet diary and rated how they felt for 21 days.

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Apr102013

How to Make Matcha Tea - Dr. Jim Nicolai (Video)

Matcha is a special variety of green tea in which the whole, powdered leaf is consumed rather than just an infusion of the leaves. Matcha is an especially rich source of antioxidants and phytochemicals that have been associated with improved cholesterol ratios, increased metabolism, and even lowered cancer risk. One important polyphenol found in matcha is EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), a potent antioxidant that is probably responsible for a good deal of matcha's health-protective benefit. Dr. Weil's colleague, Dr. Jim Nicolai, shows how to enjoy a delicious cup of matcha green tea.

Learn more about matcha tea and other green teas.

Looking for more videos? Check out Dr. Weil's YouTube channel for a great selection.

Tuesday
Apr092013

Giving Away Money Can Make You Happy

The act of giving away money fosters the idea that being able to do so must mean that you’re better off than you thought you were.If you want to feel good about yourself, give some money away. That’s the gist of a new study from Harvard Business School presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Researcher Michael Norton’s findings suggest that the act of giving away money makes people who aren’t rich feel wealthier and, therefore, happier and more satisfied with their lives.

Click to read more ...

Monday
Apr082013

Secondhand Smoke and Dementia

Secondhand smoke can increase the risk of dementiaHere’s another good reason to avoid secondhand smoke: it can increase the risk of dementia. This link was revealed in a newly published joint study from British and Chinese researchers who looked at 5,921 Chinese men and women over age 60. The data gathered included information on the participants’ smoking history, exposure to secondhand smoke and mental status.

Click to read more ...

Friday
Apr052013

What Type of Exercise Appeals to You Most? (Poll)

A recent Q&A discussed the "core" and "core muscles" of the body: Concerned About Your Core? Check out the article and tell us what type of exercise you enjoy the most!

Thursday
Apr042013

Removing Ovaries May Speed Memory Loss

The younger a woman is when she has her ovaries removed during a hysterectomy or some other type of surgery, the higher her risk of declining memory and thinking skills.The younger a woman is when she has her ovaries removed during a hysterectomy or some other type of surgery, the higher her risk of declining memory and thinking skills, but this doesn’t happen when women reach menopause naturally. These findings, from the Rush Memory and Aging Project at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, are scheduled to be presented in March 2013 at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.

Click to read more ...