Monday, November 30, 2015

A Simple Remedy for Hair Growth

If you want to promote hair growth, try this simple, inexpensive natural remedy.
This is a simple treatment for hair growth by using garlic and olive oil. There are some reasons why this simple mixture is effective for hair growth:  Read more

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Stomach Vacuum Exercise for Athletes

The stomach vacuum is a classic bodybuilding exercise for a slimmer waist, but this variation updates for better athletic performance


Monday, November 23, 2015

Why Going Grain-Free Is the Key to Weight Loss

Williams Davis, MD., author of the best-selling book Wheat Belly, reveals why going grain-free is the key to weight loss.
These days, gluten is at the center of many people’s dietary dartboards — with too few actually understanding what the stuff is or why they’re giving it up. (For the record, gluten is a protein found in grains such as wheat, barley, and rye). In addition, the rising popularity of diets such as Paleo, Bulletproof, and even Atkins has more of us turning our backs on grains and reorienting our eating habits to emphasize higher protein and healthy fat sources. Read more

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Vitamin D Deficiency Can Lead to Erectile Dysfunction

Could a daily dose of vitamin D cure erectile dysfunction?

An estimated 20 to 30 million American men suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED), a term used to signify the inability to attain or maintain erection of the penis sufficient to permit satisfactory sexual intercourse. New data from the University of Milan indicates that low levels of vitamin D can be a significant factor in leading to ED. Read more

Monday, November 16, 2015

5 Tips to Stay Fit When You Sit All Day

If you have to sit all day, here are five tips to help you stay fit and healthy.
Over the last century workers around the world have seen working environments and conditions improve. Thanks to technology and innovation, many dangerous or strenuous tasks have become automated. Even though general work conditions have greatly improved, the modern work environments are not free of health concerns. Today the average American spends 8 hours a day sitting down. While it sounds better than the industrial and tactile jobs of the previous century, sitting for extended periods is linked to a host problems, including diabetes, heart disease and premature death.

Changing jobs to improve your health may not be an option, but there definitely are things that you can do to be healthy when you are required to sit all day. Here are five tips to stay fit while you sit: Read more

Friday, November 13, 2015

New Research About Protein Intake

If you are active or older, you need more protein, new research suggests.
As a sports dietitian, I am often asked by athletes and exercise enthusiasts, “How much protein do I need?” But simply suggesting a daily total number of grams of protein per day is not enough. Plus, it’s hard to make sense of the all the conflicting info out there on protein intake and muscle protein synthesis (aka muscle building).

At the recent Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Nashville, Blake Rasmussen, Ph.D., from the University of Texas discussed some of the latest science on protein. Here is some insight on how much protein you should be eating, which foods are best, and guidelines for when to eat them. Read more

4 Flu Fighting Foods You Probably Aren't Aware Of

You may not be aware of it, but food can help you fight the flu, says Joshua Krause.
Most people seem to welcome the holiday season, even though it can be a hectic and expensive time of year. We love reacquainting ourselves with family and friends, getting cozy with our loved ones, and enjoying some well deserved time off from our jobs. I feel the same way about this time of year, though I take exception with one particular aspect of the season. As soon as November 1st rolls around I know that I’ve entered the danger zone, and it usually lasts until March. That’s the season that typically gives me at least one cold or flu bug, and I’m sure it’s the same for many of you. Read more