February 21, 2018

Eating Tips To Keep Your Heart Healthy and Happy

We’re now more than halfway through American Heart Month, but that doesn’t mean the encouragement
February 20, 2018

How To Thrive in a Turbulent World

LOS ANGELES, Calif (January 20, 2018)–Forget Type As and Bs. The future lies with Type Rs—the resilient individuals, leaders, businesses, families, and communities who turn challenges into opportunities in times of upheaval, crisis, and change. Type R stands for Transformative Resilience and is the focus of a new book by strategy and leadership expert Ama Marston and psychotherapist Stephanie Marston — Type R: Transformative Resilience for Thriving in a Turbulent World. According to the authors, those who follow the principles of this program find themselves more and more able to cope with difficult circumstances in these challenging times. Readers learn […]
February 20, 2018

Rejuvenate with Fasting-Mimicking Diet

LOS ANGELES, Calif (January 23, 2018) –The term “Fasting-Mimicking Diet” is being seen more often these days. Science Daily published a story on the results of a clinical trial here. The Wall Street Journal wrote about the diet in April 2017, and Forbes Magazine wrote about it in February of 2017. It has been gaining popularity in recent years because it seems to turn on genes that fight aging. Its creator, Dr. Valter Longo, the Director of University of Southern California’s Longevity Institute, created it in 1997 when he joined USC. This diet restricts your food intake to between 750 […]
February 20, 2018

12 Ways To Practice Happiness Daily

On a quest to achieve richer fulfillment in your life? While happiness may be relative, there are actions you can take every day to keep your mind positive and your body at its best. Here are 12 happiness activities to exercise daily, excerpted and adapted with permission from the book The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky. 1. Express gratitude Bolsters self-esteem; encourages moral behavior; diminishes feelings of anger and bitterness. Strategies: Keep a gratitude journal. Express gratitude directly to someone else, either in person or by writing a letter that you can send or keep. 2. Cultivate optimism Prompts […]
February 19, 2018

EWG Applauds Bill to Warn of Asbestos in Cosmetics

WASHINGTON – Today EWG praised legislation introduced by Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., that would
February 13, 2018

How To “Rewire” Eating Habits and Lose Weight

LOS ANGELES, Calif (February 13, 2018) We are genetically wired to eat more and move less – the exact opposite of what health authorities advise us to do. So instead of berating yourself for struggling to lose weight or for ‘cheating’ on your diet, cut the guilt, arm yourself with this knowledge and follow Robb Wolf’s groundbreaking plan in his new book, Wired To Eat: How To Rewire Your Appetite and Lose Weight for Good. A cutting-edge view that goes way beyond paleo and proves that resetting your metabolism is not about which foods you eat, it’s about how your […]
February 12, 2018

The Importance of Dietary Fiber

Foods containing fiber help you in important ways, including keeping your digestive tract functioning properly. A high-fiber diet also can reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. But how much fiber do you need and what ways can you get it? “It’s good to start your day with some high-fiber foods,” says Kate Zeratsky, a Mayo Clinic dietitian. Zeratsky says the right breakfast can get you more than a quarter of the way to your daily fiber goal. “High-fiber cereals are an easy and tasty way to get your fiber in,” says Zeratsky. “Also, fruits are a good source of fiber, […]
February 12, 2018

Leucine Improves Endurance and More

If you’re interested in sports supplements, you may have heard of Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) and perhaps even read about one of them with some good research behind it regarding performance enhancement: L-leucine. Of all the BCAAs, leucine has been the most thoroughly researched because during exercise, the rate of oxidation for this amino acid is higher than the others, isoleucine and valine. Leucine is known to stimulate protein storage in muscle and it is known that after aerobic exercise, it decreases significantly in the body and needs to be replaced. Leucine is found both naturally in food as […]
February 12, 2018

170 Million Americans Drink Radioactive Water

WASHINGTON – Drinking water for more than 170 million Americans in all 50 states contains radioactive elements that may increase the risk of cancer, according to an EWG investigation released today. Radiation in tap water is a serious health threat, especially during pregnancy, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s legal limits for the most widespread radioactive elements are more than 40 years old. But President Trump’s nominee to be the White House environment czar rejects the need for water systems to comply even with those inadequate standards. The most common radioactive element in American tap water is radium. EWG’s analysis of test data from almost […]
February 12, 2018

How To Make Your Workplace Healthier

You spend about half of your waking hours at your job, which means making your workplace—whether that’s a traditional office, shared space or home office—work for your wellness can aid immensely in your health journey. Stand Up for Yourself What’s one of the biggest modern-day obstacles to better health? Sitting. The average American adult sits for nearly eight hours each day, which exacerbates a chain of problems from head to toe. For example, when you slump in a chair, your abdominal muscles go unused and become mushy. That—combined with tight back muscles—makes for a posture-wrecking alliance that exaggerates the spine’s […]
February 6, 2018

Almost 3/4 of High-Risk Toddlers Miss Annual Lead Tests

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A new EWG analysis of state records shows that each year between 2012 and 2016,
February 6, 2018

Is Sugar Responsible For Obesity and Diabetes Epidemics?

Gary Taubes, journalist and author, argues that sugar could be a fundamental cause of the global obesity and diabetic epidemics, with detrimental effects on the human body. Bringing the matter to forefront, Taubes emphasises that “we must do more to discourage consumption while we improve our understanding of sugar’s role” which according to him goes beyond just empty calories. Taubes further writes that it has long been suspected by the doctors that sugar is a fundamental cause of obesity and type 2 diabetes. But until recently, the ideas of fat consumption and total energy balance have taken over the debate […]
February 6, 2018

Smart Food Choices Fight Heart Disease

You already know that diet is linked to overall health and what we eat on a daily basis can have a big impact on whether we’ll develop conditions like type 2 diabetes or heart disease or even suffer a stroke. Unfortunately, more and more people are being diagnosed with these conditions in the United States. For example, in 2012 alone, an estimated 700,000 people died from cardiometabolic diseases, like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, or stroke. Of those 700,000 deaths, 319,000 likely were linked to a poor diet. That’s a high number of deaths each year that are totally preventable with a healthier diet. Dariush Mozaffarian, […]