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The Science of Metabolism

I have been working out with a trainer for about a month now. I understand that muscle weighs more than fat and that fat takes up more body…

Started by michelley

6 Apr 5
Reply by Sven Andersson

OK to eat salt

Levels of sodium intake recommended by CDC associated with harmful health outcomes This article doesn't address salt intake for people with…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

4 Apr 3
Reply by Luara

Eat raw veggies, Live longer

Experts confirm that fruit and vegetable consumption reduces risk of mortality Let's eat salad! ... a combined fruit and vegetable consumpt…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

4 Apr 2
Reply by Grinning Cat

How you can be fit but not healthy: diet AND exercise matter

Thanks to Idaho Spud for calling our attention to this article! Summary: Exercise doesn't erase the effects of a junk diet, and while exerc…

Started by Grinning Cat

1 Mar 31
Reply by Steph S.

Brain Damage from Sleep Loss

 25% of a bundle of nerve cells associated with alertness and cognitive function in mice died after sleep similar to shift workers. Crammin…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Mar 20
Reply by Idaho Spud

High-protein diet raises cancer risk in middle age

In a long-term epidemiological study on over 6800 adults,they found people ages 50 to 65 who ate a diet rich in animal proteins during midd…

Started by Luara

3 Mar 11
Reply by Luara

Good midlife diet prevents dementia later

Healthy midlife diet may prevent dementia later What you eat in your forties has a huge impact on your mid sixties mental function. Damn, c…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Mar 11

Tryptophan deficiency causes bad cholesterol

'Bad cholesterol' indicates an amino acid deficiency, researcher says If your low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or the “bad cholesterol” is too…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Mar 8

Climate Destabilization impacts health

Column: Climate Change Means Living Sicker and Dying Quicker Linda Marsa pulls together information on how our health will suffer from foss…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Mar 2

Does It Cost More to Eat Healthy?

Dec 17, 2013 04:50 PM We're all told to eat healthier food. But is the financial burden of this demand too much for some families to bear?…

Started by Steph S.

7 Dec 19, 2013
Reply by Luara


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