April 25, 2015

You probably recognize the image above, as its the food pyramid from our government's recommended health guidelines for decades. If you look closely you see that carbs are supposed to account for most of the food that you eat. Kind of odd isn't it? Especially since eve...

January 30, 2015

We often talk about how positive body practices such as eating well, exercise and posture make you happier. The science on such topics is extensive, as we have covered in previous blog posts. Today we wanted to point out that the opposite is also true: Feeling happier...

January 2, 2015

It's a story so common that it has become a cliche. A person decides that for the New Year they will take better care of their health, so they sign up for a gym, go on a diet or buy a treadmill. In the beginning they are motivated, but then they tail off, and a few mon...

December 26, 2014

 

With the holiday season coming to an end, many of you are making plans to shed some pounds in the new year. When you are trying to lose weight, the first thing you should know is that it's a lot easier to consume a calorie than to burn it off.  So your first priority...

September 19, 2014

According to a just released study, artificial sweeteners like Saccharin, Sucralose and Aspartame might contribute to higher blood sugar levels, thus contributing to weight gain despite their zero-calorie status. With their use now ubiquitous, and Diet Coke having pass...

August 19, 2014

If you grew up anywhere near a TV, you'll probably remember this:

 

 

Popeye, so the story goes in pretty much every episode of his cartoon, gets strong when he eats his spinach. And the spinach is good for you, as your mother probably told you, because it's the vegetable...

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