Family Health

Your Fat Bum May Mean Healthier Babies

Your Fat Bum May Mean Healthier Babies

TweetLadies, behind you in the mirror. If you have a fat bum there’s a chance you’re going to feed gloriously healthy babies. Curvy women, here’s a reason to celebrate — it turns out ladies with some extra tush cushion are actually healthier, and better-equipped to feed their newborn offspring, and that’s not anecdotal or from a Kardashian. Science backs it up. Public... »

Adding Beer Helps Cut the Grilled Meat-Cancer Connection

Adding Beer Helps Cut the Grilled Meat-Cancer Connection

TweetNeed an excuse to pop open a cold beer? It turns out beer marinades cut the grilled meat cancer connection significantly. Grilled meats are about to start flopped all over everyone’s summer plates, and while that may be a great thing for cutting down on saturated fats and such, there’s a very real grilled meat and cancer connection. Even the National Cancer Institute warns against... »

Study Says Chronic Stress is Making You Gain Weight

Study Says Chronic Stress is Making You Gain Weight

TweetFight stress to fight obesity! Stress is a part of our daily lives. We all have a bit of stress to deal with: from our jobs, our home lives, our finances, the people around us, traffic, and the list goes on.  A certain amount of stress is normal, but if it persists and becomes chronic stress, that’s when it begins to affect our health. The side effects of chronic stress can be pretty se... »

The New Cancer Killer: Vitamin C

The New Cancer Killer: Vitamin C

TweetEat lemons to fight cancer! Vitamin C is one of the most important nutrients in your diet. Not only does it improve your immunity to disease, but it can prevent oxidative damage, combat toxins, prevent cellular degeneration, and reduce your risk of heart disease. As long as you are getting a healthy amount of Vitamin C in your diet, you have a much better chance at a long, healthy life. Howev... »

Vitamin C: Your Best Ally Against that Cold

Vitamin C: Your Best Ally Against that Cold

TweetTake more Vitamin C if you’re feeling sniffly! The common cold is one of the most annoying and persistent health problems we face today. It’s called the “common cold” because it’s so common—everyone gets it many times throughout their lives, and there’s very little you can do to prevent it. A cold usually sets in before you can take steps to prevent infecti... »

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

TweetHere’s why you need to spend more time in the sun… Vitamin D is one of those very important vitamins. It may not be as “glamorous” as the skin-hydrating Vitamin E, immune-boosting Vitamin C, or eye-protecting  Vitamin A, but it’s definitely an essential nutrient. Without enough Vitamin D, your body is unable to absorb and utilize calcium. A Vitamin D deficiency can lea... »

Is Vegetable Oil Bad? This Professor Links it to Growing Obesity Rates

Is Vegetable Oil Bad? This Professor Links it to Growing Obesity Rates

TweetTime to cut back on fried foods! It’s hard to walk into a restaurant without finding some sort of fried food on the menu. From French fries to fried potatoes to chicken-fried steak to deep-fried veggies, fried food is everywhere. Peanut oil and vegetable oils are both used for the frying of food, which means the food absorbs all the calories from the oil. No surprise here: vegetable oil... »

Gluten Free Diets Linked to Diabetes

Gluten Free Diets Linked to Diabetes

TweetYet another reason not to cut gluten! Gluten free diets are all the rage these days. Many people are cutting gluten from their menu because it’s the “in” thing to do. They may tell themselves that gluten is harmful, but what they don’t know is that gluten is ONLY harmful to those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease. For the average person, gluten is as harmful ... »

Solar Powered Prosthetics May Soon Be a Reality

Solar Powered Prosthetics May Soon Be a Reality

TweetYour body may soon run on the sun’s power! We are a long way from the days of “pirate peglegs” replacing lost limbs. Modern prosthetics can mimic natural movement, allowing amputees to engage in normal activities like walking, running, sports, and more. Every day, scientists are making new discoveries and creating new inventions to make prosthetics even more advanced and use... »

Heartburn Medicines Linked to Clostridium Difficile Infections  

Heartburn Medicines Linked to Clostridium Difficile Infections  

TweetYou may be feeding a superbug! Infections come in many different forms. You can suffer from fungal infections, bacterial infections, and viral infections that range from minor (like toe fungus) to life-threatening (AIDS). Modern science has developed medications to combat these infections, but some of the pathogens have adapted to resist medications. This has caused “super bugs”, ... »

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