Tag: nutrition

Emotional Eating By Children is a Learned Behavior, Not Inherited.

**This article was first published on BBC News.   Children who eat more or less when stressed or upset have learned the behaviour rather than inherited it, a study suggests. A study by University College London found home environment was the main cause of emotional eating. And this was due to parental behaviours including giving upset children their favourite food to

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Six Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate.

Dark chocolate has recently been discovered to have a number of healthy benefits.

Get Your Vitamins From Food Instead Of A Pill.

Vitamin and mineral supplements from a bottle simply can’t match all the biologically active compounds teeming in a well-stocked pantry. *First published in Harvard’s Healthbeat

What to Eat & Drink if You Have the Flu.

There are no magic cures for the flu, but you can ensure you maintain proper hydration and sustenance to minimize your discomfort and potentially speed up your recovery time. Here are some foods and drinks that will combat your flu symptoms:

Treating Pain Without Drugs.

More and more specialists are now prescribing non-drug treatments for their patients, in order to avoid drug dependence and treat the pain. And, it’s proving effective!

5 Foods That Fight Depression.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ~Hippocrates
Food is life; it’s preventative, it’s healing, it’s medicine. If you’re struggling with depression or feeling lethargic, give these five super-foods a try:

The Importance of Micronutrients.

In order for our bodies to function properly, we require a steady supply of raw materials known as macronutrients and micronutrients.

A Diet & Lifestyle Plan To Tame Your Anxiety.

Dr. Pedre offers a comprehensive approach to treating anxiety: balancing sleep (eight hours of quality sleep each night), lowering stress levels (using meditation and deep breathing), increasing exercise (yoga, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), improving nutrition and gut health.

Tips for Prepping Healthy Meals.

We all know what it’s like to reach the end of a long day, only to face another decision: what should we have for dinner?

The Health Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet.

There is substantial evidence that a Mediterranean diet provides protective health benefits, including lower coronary heart disease and cancer risk.

A New Year’s Resolution: Makeover Your Microbiome.

Trillions of microbial cells inhabit the human body. In fact, they outnumber human cells by 10 to one. A wide variety of intestinal microbiota help us process the nutrients in the foods we eat and stave off disease by boosting our immune systems.

Protein: how much is too much?

Protein powders and supplements are fairly new inventions originating from animal products like whey and casein (byproducts of cheese manufacturing) as well as plant-based supplements derived from soy, rice, pea and hemp products.

Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Signs & Symptoms.

There are two reasons for a Vitamin B12 deficiency: an individual is not consuming enough B12 to meet his or her needs, or he or she is unable to absorb enough despite how much he or she ingests.

What’s the Difference Between a Dairy Allergy & a Dairy Intolerance?

Food allergies and intolerances are running rampant these days. It’s important to know the difference between the two.

What is Glycemic Index & Glycemic Load?

The lower the GL, the more stability within the body, i.e. balanced blood sugar and insulin levels. For those who live with chronic blood sugar and insulin imbalances such as diabetes, it is imperative to maintain a low GL diet.