Category: Science

Health Check: do you really need carbs to recover from exercise?

Guest Post Carbohydrate-rich diets are often recommended as part of exercise regimes to promote recovery and maximise performance. But recent research suggesting such foods may not help exercise recovery and their potential link with metabolic diseases are raising questions about

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Want to lose weight? Train the brain, not the body

Guest Post Despite massive government, medical and individual efforts to win the war on obesity, 71 percent of Americans are overweight. The average adult is 24 pounds heavier today than in 1960. Our growing girth adds some US$200 billion per

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Sugar may be as damaging to the brain as extreme stress or abuse

Guest Post We all know that cola and lemonade aren’t great for our waistline or our dental health, but our new study on rats has shed light on just how much damage sugary drinks can also do to our brain.

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Healthy High Fiber Foods

Studies show that fiber benefits digestion and provides a feeling of fullness after a meal. This can help with blood sugar regulation and with weight loss. You should aim for about 25 grams of fiber per day but you may

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Managing Digestive Issues: Part 3

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Acid Reflux In part 3 of this blog series on digestive health, we’ll dive into something that is all too familiar to many: acid reflux. If you have acid reflux, then you’re part of the

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Managing Digestive Issues: Part 2

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Welcome to part 2 of “Managing Digestive Issues.” If you have IBD or know someone who has it, then you understand how much diet plays a role in IBD “flares.” Ulcerative

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