Why 'The Good Place's' Kristen Bell says she's 'obsessive about food'
Kristen Bell doesn ’t just buy groceries and shove them into her refrigerator. Instead, she hits up Google and does what she describes as a “deep dive” into every brand she’s purchased, every ingredient listed on each box.“Food -- that’s my jam,” said “The Good Place” and “Frozen” actress. “I want... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

4 healthy summer reads
Get ready for summer by hitting the books, with this quartet of works to keep you motivated: 'The Ashram Cookbook - The Way We Eat: Recipes for Healthy Living'When Catharina Hedberg opened the Ashram in Calabasas in 1974, “People were in horrific physical shape,” she said. “They could hardly walk... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

6 ways singer Demi Lovato stays motivated — even on the road
Demi Lovato hadn ’t worked out in a week and was beginning to feel it.“I don’t know how but I injured my neck during a show so haven’t been able to exercise,” the singer-songwriter said on a recent afternoon. “Working out is a type of meditation for me, so I get a little stir crazy without it.”... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Better sleep requires a better routine, and perhaps an upgrade to your pillows and PJs
We might just have finished May ’s Better Sleep Month, but sleep — or the lack of it thereof — is an ongoing problem for millions of people. Experts say that not nearly enough people are getting their requisite seven to nine hours, and our addiction to technology — who hasn’t checked emails in the... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

In a toasty, cabin-like space, sauna yoga helps sweat out the kinks
Yoga with goats, yoga on a wobbly paddleboard, yoga hanging aloft from aerial silks … Has Los Angeles reached peak yoga?How about yoga in an infrared sauna? This is the concept behind Sweatheory, a wellness facility known for saunas available by the hour that also offers intimate yoga sessions... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Kercher Source Type: news

Your Instagram-ready summer getaway starts here...
Lounging poolside with a pitcher of margaritas was once considered the perfect midyear break.But these days, not so much.Instagram-ready sunrise asanas and plant-based food trucks have replaced sleeping in and heaving buffet spreads. After yoga and meditation offerings became standard at music... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

The workout that helped get Meghan Markle in shape for her wedding day
All eyes will be on the bride Saturday when actress Meghan Markle is set to marry Britain ’s Prince Harry.And while there ’s been much speculation about what the dress will look like, what color it will be, and who designed it, we know this much: Markle will be one fit bride.Markle is a well-known... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rene Lynch Source Type: news

Tonics are all the rage in L.A.: Here's where to start
Tonics are all the rage in L.A. these days. Look around and you ’ll find someone selling an elixir said to bolster or cleanse specific organs, or improve mental clarity, digestion, reproductive health and more.Critics may question their effectiveness, but proponents swear by them. Translation:... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Terry Gardner Source Type: news

The Eat Drink Vegan food and lifestyle festival returns to L.A.
The country ’s largest vegan food and wine event is poised to make its Los Angeles debut to bring the best and latest in plant-based living to the city.And it won ’t be just about kombucha, either: The four day event — to be held in Pasadena, West Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles — will include... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Moms: This Mother's Day, it's time to put yourself first
Mother ’s Day is about more than flowers and brunch. It can also help set the tone for a year in which women feel more connected to community and find ways to care for their bodies and lifestyles.“I hear from so many moms who forget to breathe, hydrate and take care of themselves in the smallest... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

It's the most exclusive, lavish — and pricey! — garden tour of them all
Garden tours are a lovely dime a dozen in Southern California, but leave it to Virginia Robinson, the fabled first lady of Beverly Hills, to inspire a daylong extravaganza that incorporates sumptuous food, fashion and floral design with tours of her historic mansion and gardens as well as other... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeanette Marantos Source Type: news

3 oh-so-L.A. events you don't want to miss
Yoga with jaw-dropping views, a wellness and food festival and lots of goop: Here are three of the hottest fitness and lifestyle events on the horizon:City Lights, the latest yoga experience to take to the skies at OUE Skyspace LA at the top of the U.S. Bank Tower, celebrates summer, sunsets and... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Valli Herman and Rene Lynch Source Type: news

Four brilliant ways to give your lifestyle a health and wellness boost
A triathlon that anyone can do, finding your fitness tribe, a meditation-manicure-pedicure and wellness services that come to you. Here are four ways to add some health and wellness to your lifestyle:A run (or walk) on the beach capped by yoga and meditation will make up next weekend ’s Wanderlust... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Dancer Julianne Hough's painful battle with endometriosis
While shooting a live episode of “Dancing With the Stars,”Julianne Hough felt sharp, stabbing pains in her pelvic area. She ’d felt similar pains before, but this time was different.“I was trying to be OK,” recalls the 29-year old dancer, choreographer and actress. “But the minute we cut to a... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Feed your caffeine habit with these 'clean' grab-and-go coffees
Whether coffee is good for you or not depends on whom you ask. There are those who swear their health improves once they give it up, and others who believe the research that the drink can help guard against Alzheimer ’s and heart disease.Nutrition experts, however, agree on one thing: If you are... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Heading to Coachella? Here are some packing tips
Music festival season is upon us — which essentially means all-nighters, exhaustion, dusty campgrounds and iffy shower and bathroom access. (Ladies, you already have yourportable urinals for emergencies, right?)Here are a few things to toss in your bag to keep you calm, clean-ish, quenched and... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

How prayer beads can enhance your meditative lifestyle
Walk into many a meditation or yoga studio here in Los Angeles and beyond and you ’ll see a treasure-trove of malas, made from all variety of gemstones and crystals.At heart, these prayer beads are a mechanical device for counting off a set number of prayers, said John Kieschnick, religious studies... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alene Dawson Source Type: news

Hey L.A., here are 4 ways to level up your fitness
Freeform dance-cardio, the meaning behind mantras, women ’s self-defense and a free workout in the park — here’s what’s happening on the local wellness scene in April.Moved LA, a “creative movement space” in the Los Angeles area known as Frogtown, will hold workshops in April where people are encouraged... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Inspired by the L.A. Marathon? Here are 10 secrets veteran runners know all about
Prepare to get bit by the running bug.The L.A. Marathon takes place on Sunday, which means you ’re about to be bombarded with inspirational images of super-fit people giving it their all. Want to join in? You probably know you’ll need high-quality kicks, sun screen and a beginner’s training plan... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roy M. Wallack Source Type: news

This yoga-meets-tribal dance workout can burn over 800 calories
Fitness pop-ups, obstacle course training, ballroom dancing and body-weight calisthenics: Here are four ways to boost your metabolism in the weeks ahead:Celebrity trainer Bizzie Gold — who has worked with Julia Roberts and Jennifer Love Hewitt — will be holding a three-day fitness pop-up in West... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

5 tips for surviving the time change
Ugh. It's the worst night of the year: Time to "spring" forward and lose a precious hour of sleep Sunday.The transition to daylight saving time can be especially brutal, saidDr. Alon Y. Avidan, director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center. “The body has a harder time adjusting to losing sleep,”... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rene Lynch Source Type: news

Don't forget to change the clocks and 'spring forward'
Ugh. It's the worst night of the year: Time to "spring" forward and lose a precious hour of sleep Sunday.The transition to daylight saving time can be especially brutal, saidDr. Alon Y. Avidan, director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center. “The body has a harder time adjusting to losing sleep,”... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rene Lynch Source Type: news

Male doctors are disappearing from gynecology. Not everybody is thrilled about it
Many women, doctors and patients alike, say it's about time. But some male doctors lament the trend, saying they have something special to offer their patients, gender differences aside. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Long Beach hospital on active earthquake fault set to close
Community Medical Center Long Beach will close within four months after a report revealed the facility sits on an active earthquake fault, hospital officials said Monday.Officials said in November the hospital would not meet state seismic regulations that will become effective next June because... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Walking with wolves in Angeles National Forest
Clare wouldn ’t make eye contact. The 12-year-old from Wisconsin, on vacation with her mother, Shannon, wouldn’t speak when asked a question. She buried her face in her mom’s blouse, terrified. I recoiled in embarrassment, as if I’d done something wrong.But two hours later, something unexpected... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roy M. Wallack Source Type: news

4 convenience foods that won't destroy your diet
The most ardent intentions to eat healthy can be easily scuppered when you ’re hungry, it’s late, and your only dinner option is that lonely packet of ramen noodles in your pantry.So in an age when convenience trumps all, here are some handy and healthy entree ideas to stash at home. Covering paleos,... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

He lost 40 pounds in six weeks by going vegan
David Carter, 30, was a defensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys when he made what he calls the “life-changing decision” to go vegan and eliminate meat, seafood and dairy from his diet.He grew up in South Los Angeles, where his family owned a barbecue restaurant. He was a “straight-up meat eater,... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

You don't need to give up cheeses, milk and coffee creamers to go vegan
Consumption of plant-based dairy is on the rise.By 2022, global sales of dairy alternatives areexpected to reach $21.7 billion: Store shelves are increasingly filled with yogurt, milk, cheese, coffee creamers and cream cheese — only they’re made from nuts, seeds, rice, oats, coconut and even... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Peanut allergy treatment succeeds in study
The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A California company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped children tolerate the nuts in a major study.Millions of children have peanut allergies, and some have life-threatening reactions... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Source Type: news

K-beauty is red hot: Where to shop skincare at the source in L.A.
Your shelves may not be stocked with an array of Korean cosmetics and skin-care products, but that could change at any minute.The K-beauty universe continues to explode, offering an increasing array of face masks, serums, soaps, makeup and creams, especially must-have “BB creams” (think, magical,... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Short Source Type: news

The hottest new yoga workouts in L.A.
Didn ’t qualify for the Winter Olympics? Neither did we. Between sweating — and sweating yoga — here are a few ways to stay in shape in and around Koreatown.The ultimate guide to Koreatown>>>>With the late 2017 opening of its latest studio, Hot 8 Yoga in the heart of Koreatown offers some 100... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Flu deaths reach a high, but outbreak shows signs of easing
A 14-year-old high school student in Thousand Oaks has died of complications from the flu. But as the flu outbreak appears to be peaking, another virus is now sending kids and older adults to hospitals. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Great L.A. Walks: Strolling Pasadena greenery
Here's an urban walk in Pasadena, easily accessible by car, bike, bus or Metro, that offers plenty of the green stuff. It starts on Green Street at a castle and includes stops in three parks. Plan on having a picnic lunch halfway through the walk.1. Begin this walk on East Green Street, just north... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charles Fleming Source Type: news

4 ways to level up your love game
Embarking on a 40-day program to find love, rekindling romance with your significant other, how to stop binge-eating if you ’re lonely and why you should fill your space with feel-good crystals. To welcome Valentine’s Day, here’s a look at four diverse books about romance and relating.::In “The... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

4 ways to level up your love game this Valentine's Day
Embarking on a 40-day program to find love, rekindling romance with your significant other, how to stop binge-eating if you ’re lonely and why you should fill your space with feel-good crystals. To welcome Valentine’s Day, here’s a look at four diverse books about romance and relating.::In “The... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Guilt-free chocolates? Count us in!
Indulging in a box of chocolates for Valentine ’s Day doesn’t necessarily mean blowing that diet. As the confection most associated with the Feb. 14 holiday, chocolate has been getting a makeover of late.Brands are now coming up with functional sweet treats that are (comparatively) low in sugar,... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

4 guilt-free chocolates to indulge in this Valentine's Day
Indulging in a box of chocolates for Valentine ’s Day doesn’t necessarily mean blowing that diet. As the confection most associated with the Feb. 14 holiday, chocolate has been getting a makeover of late.Brands are now coming up with functional sweet treats that are (comparatively) low in sugar,... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

10 health and fitness devices you'll want to buy right now
A bed that gently rocks you to sleep. Headphones that help you focus. And a portable running coach.These and other futuristic devices were on display at the latest Consumer Electronics Show, held last month in Las Vegas. Here ’s a closer look at some of the standout health and fitness products... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roy M. Wallack Source Type: news

We found 8 fitness gurus who will help you get back on track — for free
It ’s a new year and a new you: one that’s highly motivated to hit the gym… until you quit going three weeks later.We have a solution. We scouted out eight fitness gurus — who use their YouTube channels and Instagram feeds — to serve up free full-length workouts every week, along with healthy recipes,... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melinda Fulmer Source Type: news

These nature-based remedies may help at the first sign of a cold or flu
Given the severity of flu cases sweeping through the U.S., including California, fighting off the illness is a priority these days.And while many over-the-counter medications are effective, they also contain fillers, including chemical dyes and GMOs that have been banned in most European countries,... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Greg Critser, author who wrote about obesity, drugs and aging, dies at 63
Greg Critser, a Pasadena-based writer who explored fear and obsession in books about obesity, prescription drugs and aging, has died after a years-long fight with brain cancer. He was 63.Critser wrote well-regarded books that he referred to as “my American pathology trilogy” — books that touched... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steve Marble Source Type: news

Buzzy happenings on the L.A. fitness and lifestyle scene
Get ready for an obstacle course; embrace your inner feminine power; try some not-so-hot yoga and shake up your workout in 27 minutes. Here ’s what’s happening on the L.A. wellness scene:If you ’ve ever considered entering one of those obstacle-course races — rolling tires up hills, lugging sandbags... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

What the death of a parent can teach us, if we're willing to learn
The death of a parent can send shock waves through your self-perception and reposition the mental space you occupy on the planet. The grief can be life changing. Think you ’re noticing a higher than usual number of people posting on Facebook about a parent passing recently? You’re right.Studies... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alene Dawson Source Type: news

California hospitals face a 'war zone' of flu patients — and are setting up tents to treat them
California hospitals have had to scramble for more space and staff to keep up with the high numbers of patients showing up in the ER sick with a deadly strain of the flu. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Flu death toll rises in California
The number of Californians under 65 who ’ve died of the flu has jumped to 42, compared with nine at the same time last year, state officials said Friday.The flu season, which runs from October through May, typically peaks in February. Public health officials say they don ’t yet know whether the... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news

Why you want to take a stroll through one of L.A.'s most famous cemeteries
A century ago, Dr. Hubert Eaton reinvented the American cemetery by turning what he called “unsightly depressing stoneyards” into manicured green spaces that celebrate the joy of life after death. Today, Eaton’s Forest Lawn welcomes visitors to explore the park, enjoy its substantial art collection... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charles Fleming Source Type: news

Why you want to take a stroll one of L.A.'s most famous cemeteries
A century ago, Dr. Hubert Eaton reinvented the American cemetery by turning what he called “unsightly depressing stoneyards” into manicured green spaces that celebrate the joy of life after death. Today, Eaton’s Forest Lawn welcomes visitors to explore the park, enjoy its substantial art collection... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charles Fleming Source Type: news

Why actress Lea Michele finds Instagram 'very intimidating'
Singer and actress Lea Michele wasn ’t particularly strong as a high school volleyball player, but she stuck it out anyway.That was what Michele — who shot to fame on the TV series “Glee” — told an audience of teen girls recently at an event sponsored by Gatorade in Santa Monica. She joined Women's... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

California flu season could be one of the worst in a decade, state officials say
California health officials said Tuesday that the state ’s flu season could turn out to be one of the nastiest the state has seen in a long time.“This appears to be one of the worst seasons we’ve had in the last 10 years,” state epidemiologist Dr. Gil Chavez said in a call with reporters. “We’re... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Soumya Karlamangla Source Type: news