What’s the Real Scoop on Meal-Timing?

Breakfast? Intermittent fasting? Late-night snacking? Depending on what you read, all of these can be glorified or vilified. But now, the American Heart Association (AHA) has released a “scientific statement” on meal-timing and frequency, and how they affect weight and heart disease. (1) Below are some highlights of the 27-page…

Is Salt Really Bad For Me?

Not as bad as you think for most people. This is another one of my hot buttons about which I have written before. Many people assume that salt is bad for everyone, though opinions on optimal amounts vary widely. For example, the European Heart Journal recently stated that there is…

Junk and Processed Food Damages Blood Cells

This is so embarrassing. When I read this study I was eating chocolate pie. Seriously. But it was not “processed” technically, because it was homemade. It came from real butter, sugar, cocoa, and eggs. But yeah, no antioxidants or other redeeming value. A cancer researcher at Swansea University stumbled upon…

The Key to a Long, Healthy Life

Is there one? One key? I actually think there are a lot. And most of us probably already know what they are. After chuckling through an article on Centenarians though, I thought about the things in life that truly make a difference in our mental and physical health. But first…

Don’t “Leave” With Regrets

What will you regret when you are about to leave this earth? I have lost both parents as well as all of my grandparents. And I had the amazing privilege of being with both my father and grandfather when they passed away. So I was fascinated to hear about the…

Perhaps Exercise CAN Offset a Week of Unhealthy Eating

Even when people only overeat occasionally, they may have increased fat tissue and metabolic issues. However, evidence shows that exercise has some protection on our cell’s metabolism of fat. This was a small experiment performed with lean and healthy young adults, so certainly not a representative sample of the U.S. They consumed…

Chewing is Underrated

Why do I have to remind myself to chew my food thoroughly before swallowing it and taking another bite? And don’t get me started on my kids. I’m not sure my son even tastes his food before he shoves in more. A recent article in the Washington Post had me…

Sitting: The latest

If You’re Fit, You CAN Sit More New Research! I cannot keep up with the sitting research. But this makes total sense. We all know that being sedentary most of the day is not good for us. But when researchers took fitness into account, they found that being more fit…