How to Battle Belly Fat

Belly fat is a growing health concern, especially as one enters middle age. Muscle mass is lost as one ages and estrogen loss in menopausal women increases the risk of belly fat. Excess stomach fat is tied to a higher risk of diabetes, heart disease and cancer. As we age, belly fat causes more health [...]

Mediterranean Diet Really Works to Reduce Heart Attack Risk

It seems that just about every week there’s a new diet craze, one that promises to not only save your life, but make you taller, smarter, and more beautiful. The problem with most of those diets is that there’s usually no science behind them, nothing that can back up their claims. Well, that’s changing. A [...]

Food Allergies and Intolerance + Food Addiction + Potty Training + Food Fights

[amazon asin=0778804208&template=thumbnail&chan=default]Guest 1: Alexandra Anca, author of The Food Allergy Health and Diet Guide .
Topic: Managing food allergies and intolerances by eliminating common allergens and gluten.
Issues: Identifying the most common allergens; finding out for sure whether you have an allergy/intolerance; strategies for living with food allergies; preparing healthy, delicious allergen-free meals.


[amazon asin=1596438312&template=thumbnail&chan=default]Guest 2: David Kessler, author of Your Food is Fooling You.<
Topic: How your brain is hijacked by sugar, fat, and salt.
Issues: Why we overeat; why it’s so hard to stop; how we can break the cycle once and for all; additional pressured by teens; helping teens stay away from potentially lifelong bad habits.


[amazon asin=0976287706&template=thumbnail&chan=default]Guest 3: Preston Smith, author of The Potty Trainer.
Topic: The ultimate guide to potty training your child.
Issues: When to start potty training; how to do it; the importance of parents staying engaged in the process; the increasing number of post-potty-training issues such as bedwetting, daytime accidents, etc; when a toilet-related issue warrants a trip to the pediatrician.


[amazon asin=1581105851&template=thumbnail&chan=default]Guest 4: Laura Jana, author of Food Fights .
Topic: Winning the nutritional challenges of parenthood armed with insight, humor, and a bottle of ketchup.
Issues: How to pick your battles and arm yourself accordingly; tv dinners, fast foods and other nutritional minefields; the 5-second rule; influences of family, friends, and others.

Healthy Eating for the Teenage Athlete

All teens (and the parents who feed them) should be pay attention to what they eat. But that’s especially important when that teenager is an athlete.  In this guest post, Arica Wright talks about essential eating for teen athletes and those who love them.

 

Athletic teenagers don’t always make the best choices when it comes to choosing what to eat. Sometimes this is due to a lack of knowledge, convenience, availability of healthy food options or what tastes good. Teen athletes need extra calories for not only their sport, but also to fuel their growth. Without the correct nutrition, the athlete may not perform optimally, have enough energy to get through their practice or game and may end up causing growth or health problems.

Calorie and Nutritional Requirements

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Eating Healthy through Better Cooking Habits

As parents, we all want our kids to eat right. But with most of us running ourselves ragged at work or with the kids, it’s easy to slip into pre-packaged-meal mode. In this guest post, Tom White shows us that cooking can be a lot easier–and a lot more fun–that we think.

Fall is the time of year when the nights become longer and you wake up to cool, crisp mornings followed by warm sunny days.  It’s also the time of year when our bodies naturally tell us the winter months are coming and it’s time to pack on a few pounds to keep warm with through the cold season.

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Antioxidants May Increase Sperm Quality

We’ve talked a few times on this blog about how men’s sperm quality decreases with age–and their chances of fathering a child with schizophrenia and some genetic defects–increases (the risk is still extremely low, but it is elevated in older men). But there may be hope.

According to Andrew J. Wyrobek, who lead a team of researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Californian and the University of Bradford in England, middle-age and older men who consumed antioxidant-rich foods and supplements had better quality (less damaged) sperm than men who consumed less.

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