Bye, Bye BMI?

For years, doctors, nutritionists, and anyone with a calculator have been using a mathematical formula called Body Mass Index (BMI) to determine whether someone is overweight or not. BMI does a pretty good job of determining whether or not you’re obese, and since obesity is known to play a major role in one’s health and […]

Diverticular Disease: What Is It and How to Manage It

It is estimated that about 50% of people over the age of 60 are living with diverticular disease.  Many people have heard the name, but many more are unsure of what it is, seeing as a large percentage of those who have diverticulosis do not suffer from any symptoms.  Diverticulosis is characterized by pouches forming […]

Ouch! My Muscles Hurt! 6 Tips to Remove Lactic Acid Faster

When we work out strenuously, our muscles compensate for lack of oxygen by producing lactate, a.k.a. lactic acid, which allows the muscles to utilize glucose for energy. Once lactic acid is produced, it can remain in the muscles, causing pain and soreness that usually peaks between 24-72 hours after the vigorous workout. Unfortunately, anyone who […]

Pomegranates: The New Miracle Food?

Pomegranates have been around since the beginning of time—legend has it that Adam and Eve snacked on them in the Garden of Eden—and the odd-looking fruit’s benefits have been known for nearly as long. Here are a few reasons you should rush out to your nearest grocer and pick up a few of these odd-looking […]

Food for Thought: Zero Calorie Foods and 1,000+ Calorie Foods

We recently came across two really helpful infographics. The first shows a bunch of very low, zero-, or negative-calorie foods that may be able to help you achieve your dieting goals. The second shows almost exactly the opposite: Fast-food items with more than 1,000 calories (half or more of what most people should be consuming […]

Acid Reflux: Common Causes, Symptoms, and Ways to Combat Acid Reflux

Maybe it’s the middle of the night, you wake up coughing, choking.  Or perhaps you are at work, you have a big greasy meal for lunch, and all of a sudden you feel a burning, stabbing, insistent pain in your chest. Sound familiar? If these scenarios do sound familiar, you could be one of the […]