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Importance of Sleep

There is an established connection between sleeping and hunger. This is because there is a connection between sleep and the levels of leptin and ghrelin in the body. Ghrelin is a hormone that is released when we are hungry. It increases our appetite. Leptin has the … [Read More...]

Alcohol and Your Health

Spanish researchers that found drinking alcohol was associated with a poor diet.  The study looked at the drinking and eating habits of over 12,000 adults age 18- 64.  They found that binge drinking, heavy drinking, hard liquor and even drinking during meals were all … [Read More...]

All Calories Are Not The Same

A commonly accepted principle in diet and weight-loss is that a calorie is a calorie.  This theory states that it is not the source of our calories, but the number of calories that is the deciding factor in our health and weight management.  As an example, 100 calories … [Read More...]

BMI is Not the Best Indicator of Health

Body Mass Index (BMI) is often used as an indicator of health but a new study by researchers at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada gives more evidence that this measurement may be misleading many people.  They found that some ethnic groups are more likely to be … [Read More...]

Good News For Coffee Drinkers

Both the benefits and adverse health effects of coffee consumption have been the subject of study in recent years. Coffee has a long history of being blamed for many ills from stunting your growth to claims that it causes heart disease and cancer. But the latest run … [Read More...]

It’s a Fast Food World

Ever wonder why new fast food restaurants seem to be opening everywhere, even when there are plenty around already? Research from the University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Public Health in Chapel Hill might offer an explanation.  What they found is that … [Read More...]

Are We Poisoning Our Kids?

Today, nearly one in three children is overweight or obese.  Children are now developing obesity-related diseases, previously considered primarily adult conditions, at an alarming rate.  These lifestyle related diseases such as type-2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high … [Read More...]