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Could Your Genes Make You Look Fat?

There are 100 genetic markers linked to obesity but it only seems to contribute to 3% of the difference in body mass index between people. To help us understand the difference between genetics (nature) and habits (nurture), scientists in England compared the weight of...

Slow Your Resting Heart Rate with Beans

It was observed that eating one cup of beans a day for three months decreased a person’s heart rate by 3.4 points. A similar effect would be achieved by spending 250 hours on a treadmill. Beans provide a low-fat protein, are naturally high in fiber, have a low...

Mindful Eating

In a study done last year, a group of 105 overweight individuals was asked to simply record all the food they ate. They were not asked to count calories or to follow a certain diet. Simply keeping track of what they ate increased their food intake awareness. The...

Garlic for Your Heart

Heart disease patients were randomized to receive either garlic powder or placebo tablets twice daily for three months. The results were astounding in those that took the garlic powder. Their arterial function increased by 50 percent and their arteries’ structure...

Hydrate to Lose Weight

When you drink enough water you don’t only replace calorie laden drinks, but you also avoid dehydration which causes a decrease in your blood volume. According to a recent study, when the kidneys detect a drop in fluids they release an enzyme that causes a rise in...

Smile! It Doesn’t Cost You Anything

Of the 230,000 people followed for an average of 14 years in a study, those who were optimistic had a 35% lower risk for cardiovascular events and a 14% lower risk for early death compared with their pessimistic peers. “A merry heart does good like a medicine, and a...
Sad Facts of Opioids

Sad Facts of Opioids

Opioid deaths are higher than those due to hypertension, pneumonia and HIV/AIDS combined.

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