Exercise intensity is the subject of ongoing debate. Is moderate intensity good enough or do we need to do high intensity interval training to make the exercise beneficial? The research is in conflict.
Calories in nuts? They may be quite a bit lower than are being reported on most nutrition labels. A new method of measuring calorie absorption is starting to change the thinking of how to measure the number of calories in nuts.
Best tool for weight loss? It happens to be the technique of keeping a food diary. As a Certified Nutritionist, I ask all of my clients to record their food intake.
Sugar causes overeating. But why? New research demonstrates that a high-sugar diet dulls the sensation of satiety and causes overeating. Foods with more intense flavor and structure induce sensations of feeling full.
High blood pressure can be lowered with meditation according to recent research. A new study by Veterans Affairs showed that meditation was linked to lower cardiovascular risk.
Craving salty foods? Surveys estimate almost 100% of women and nearly 70% of men report having experienced cravings — or intense desire for a specific type of food — during the past year.
What is a healthy lifestyle? The answer is not always clear. The American Cancer Society’s new guidelines increase the amount of weekly exercise and provide more details on which foods are best to eat.
Should I take vitamins? It’s a good question without a clear-cut answer. While this issue has been studied for some time, scientists do not agree on whether taking a daily multivitamin is beneficial to your health or just a waste of money.
Healthy diet programs are not a one-size-fits-all proposition. There is no perfect diet that works for every metabolism or body type. The foods that are healthiest for you may be different from what works for others.
Gastrointestinal problems? Many of us try probiotics to relieve the symptoms. But do they really work?