Dark Chocolate Reduces Stress and Inflammation

New research shows there might be health benefits to eating certain types of dark chocolate. Findings from two studies being presented today at the Experimental Biology 2018 annual meeting in San Diego show that consuming dark chocolate that has a high concentration of cacao (minimally 70% cacao, 30% organic cane …

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Why Do Overweight Women Avoid Healthcare?

A study out of Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health linked past experiences with bias and discrimination and avoidance of doctors in women with higher body weights. The stigma of weight and internalized feelings relating to it were found to be associated with healthcare avoidance in women with higher …

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Eat Raw Fruit And Vegetables To Boost Your Mental Health

New research has suggested that if you want to boost your mental health, eating raw fruit and vegetables could be more beneficial than cooked, canned and processed options. The study revealed that eating raw fruit and vegetables was associated with fewer depressive symptoms, higher positive mood and higher life satisfaction. …

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Fat Shaming and Weight Bias at Your Doctor’s Office

The anecdotes are legion. One time when Abby Carter (not her real name) had to get her gallbladder out, her doctor told her that he made her surgeon wait an extra day even though she hadn’t eaten anything that day. The doctor wanted her to know what it felt like …

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Monday Meals: Thai Baked Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes get a bad rap. The carb-phobic among us see the words “sweet” and “potato” and run the other direction. In reality, sweet potatoes are a great addition to a healthy diet. Despite their natural sweetness, they are lower on the glycemic index than regular potatoes; which means that …

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Monday Meals: Grilled Lemon Chicken Salad

As the seasons change and the days warm up, many of us are craving lighter, fresher flavors. Take advantage of this urge and the sudden availability of bunches of fresh asparagus to make this bright and easy meal. The technique of grilling the lemon adds complexity, depth and a little sweetness …

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Duodenal Switch Surgery: One (Now) Skinny Chef Says It Saved Her Life

You know what they say about never trusting a skinny chef! Well, after losing 160 pounds in 14 months, this chef is so totally transformed that even best friends and industry regulars don’t recognize her!  And while she knows all about food and nutrition, in the end, it wasn’t exercise — or even …

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Has Dieting Ruined Your Metabolism?

Have you ever tried — or wanted to try — to lose weight by doing something a little more extreme? Whether it’s a radical diet, fasting, cleansing, or juicing, these types of weight loss programs tend to be successful in the short-term – which is what makes them popular. But …

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Monday Meals – Benefits of Bitter Greens!

“Take the bitter with the sweet…” It’s more than just an old proverb, good advice to remind you that life is full of ups and downs. It’s also a directive from Mother Nature – and it’s speaking to your digestion!  From our earliest days as hunters and gatherers we knew …

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What’s So Great About Bone Broth?

They say chicken soup can sooth your soul, but Bone Broth just might be able to soothe so much more.  Touted as the newest health drink — and maybe even the “soup-er food” of 2016 — Bone Broth is full of vitamins and minerals.  It’s readily attainable, too; now you …

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