Despite the most widely accepted and well-established chronic disease practice guidelines uniformly calling for lifestyle change as the first line of therapy, doctors often don’t follow these recommendations. As seen in my video, The Best Kept Secret in Medicine, lifestyle interventions are not only safer and cheaper but often more effective in reducing heart disease and failure, hypertension, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and deaths from all causes than nearly any other medical intervention.
“Some useful lessons may come from the war on tobacco,” Dr. Neal Barnard wrote in the American Medical Association’s ethics journal. When he stopped smoking himself in the 1980s, the lung cancer death rate was peaking in the United States. As the prevalence of smoking dropped, so have lung cancer rates. No longer were doctors telling patients to “[g]ive your throat a vacation” by smoking a fresh cigarette. Doctors realized they were “more effective at counseling patients to quit smoking if they no l..

It's your foundation, so treat it right with these core-strengthening moves from Tracy Anderson.
Rozalynn S. Frazier August 15, 2017 The truth: The belly is a bad place to pack on pounds. That’s because excess visceral fat—found deep within the abdomen—increases major health risks (heart disease, type 2 diabetes, even dementia). One study revealed that normal-weight women with bigger bellies had a 48 percent higher risk of premature death than their slim-stomach counterparts.
Luckily, you can take control of that gut. “Cutting portion sizes, reducing saturated fats, and exercising more will all help,” says Roshini Rajapaksa, MD, associate professor of medicine at NYU School of Medicine.
Adds Cynthia Sass, RD, “Foods rich in monounsaturated fats, such as avocados, extra-virgin olive oil, and nuts, have been shown to help ward off belly fat, as have beans, lentils, and peas.”
Performing ab-centric moves is also key, says star trainer Tracy Anderson. But you’ve got to hit the mu..

From mood to energy level, the sun has major effects on your happiness.
Alice Park August 10, 2017 This article originally appeared on
Even Hippocrates believed that the changing seasons had something to do with health—and that the key was how much available daylight there was during different times of the year.
Many centuries later, it’s clear he was onto something. As people spend more time indoors staring at computer and television screens, scientists are starting to appreciate how exposure to sunlight affects various body systems.
The most interesting support for our dependence on daylight emerged with a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. The term was coined by Dr. Normal Rosenthal at Georgetown University to describe the so-called winter blues: the lethargy and feelings of sadness and hopelessness that come when the weather forces people to spend more time indoors and the season provides little opportunity for exposure to natural light. Some peopl..

Home Food 16 Healthy Slow-Cooker Suppers to Savor These hot and healthy one-pot meals are worth the wait.
These hot and healthy one-pot meals are worth the wait.
More Genevieve Ko August 17, 2017 1 of 17 DMILSTEN/Getty Images Healthy slow-cooker recipes Toss in a few good-for-you ingredients, turn it on—”and come back later to a delicious dinner (and easy cleanup!). You can make these hearty slow-cooker supper recipes ahead of time to feed a crowd or feast for a week yourself on savory leftovers. While vegetarians can certainly make use of slow cookers, the “low and slow” method is perfect for tenderizing less pricey cuts of meat so you can fill up on protein without breaking the bank. Plus, cooking your meals over low heat for lengthier periods of time ensures that your resulting masterpiece is brimming with flavor. Try these 16 slow-cooker suppers–they're worth the wait.
2 of 17 Slow-Cooker Chicken with Tarragon and Leeks Try this recipe: Slow-Cooker Chicken with Tarragon a..

Home Food Your Guide to Vegetarian Eating Delicious Vegan Recipes Try these delicious vegan recipes that pack plenty of flavor.
Try these delicious vegan recipes that pack plenty of flavor.
More 1 of 5 Why go vegan? A vegan diet—one that eliminates animal products of any kind—requires a little creativity in the kitchen. But the health benefits may be worth it: Nonvegan ingredients like dairy products and meat can be high in saturated fat and cholesterol, and eating a high volume of veggies is associated with a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease, several common cancers, and other chronic diseases. Even if you're not ready give up your Brie, try these vegan recipes that are just as tasty as they are healthy.
Jamaican rice and peas
Try this recipe: Jamaican rice and peas
Light coconut milk gives this Caribbean dish a creamy taste while still being vegan-friendly. But don't let the name of this recipe fool you: “Peas” are island-dweller slang for kidney beans, which ad..

Home Sex Masturbation Relieves Anxiety, Helps You Sleep, and Boosts Your Sex Life. So Why Don't More Women Do It? Solo sex still carries a stigma, even though it has real health benefits and is gaining major visibility in pop culture. We reached out to researchers and activists to find out why.
Danielle Friedman August 16, 2017 After centuries of being treated as the act that shall not be spoken of, female masturbation is finally shaking off some of its cultural baggage.
Broad City’s Ilana Glazer and Insecure’s Issa Rae have casually sought out ménage à moi on screen. Actress-turned-singer Hailee Steinfeld praises solo sex in her breakup ballad “Love Myself.” And in this month’s Bust magazine, Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez publicly laments that she once felt guilty about self-love. The message is clear: Everybody’s doing it. Right? Well, not everybody.
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Those of us with unfavorable cholesterol scores are constantly bombarded with the importance of controlling LDL-HDL levels. Unfortunately, many of the drugs prescribed for cholesterol reduction can have serious side effects such as fatigue, muscle cramps, brain fog, etc. Trying a natural adjustment to your diet may be a better and less risky way to…

A few years ago, health fanatics were touting the benefits of cutting carbohydrates. That meant breakfast without cereal, Asian cuisine without rice and burgers without buns. Pasta? Forget it. A few years ago, health fanatics were touting the benefits of cutting carbohydrates. That meant breakfast without cereal, Asian cuisine without rice and burgers without buns….

Atherosclerosis occurs when cholesterol, fat, and other substances in your blood build up in the walls of your arteries. The process can begin when you’re a child, but it may not become a problem until you’re in your 50s or 60s. As this muck gathers in your arteries, it forms plaque. Plaque can clog or…

Cholesterol Types – Cholesterol has many types. The two big components are called LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and HDL (high-density lipoprotein). And simplistically, we talk about the LDL being the bad cholesterol and the HDL being the good cholesterol. Cholesterol is a blood fat needed by the body in moderate amounts. However, high cholesterol( levels can…

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