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Top Balance Nutrition founder discusses protein shakes
Maria Bella, dietitian, and Nikki Ostrower, a nutritional expert, in NYC explain why the body needs protein and how powders are not always best after a workout. A lot of protein powders are processed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD and Adults: Systems, Strategies and Shortcuts that Foster Success
For individuals with ADHD, the foundation for success is accepting your ADHD. This includes accepting that your brain is wired differently—not defectively, said Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D, a clinical instructor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and clinical psychologist who specializes in ADHD. “The truth is, adults with ADHD are creative, driven, intuitive, resourceful and are capable of great success,” said Natalia van Rikxoort, MSW, a social worker, therapeutic arts facilitator and life coach who specializes in ADHD and helps her clients use their strengths to overcome challenges and discover t...
Source: Psych Central - October 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Attention Deficit Disorder Creativity Disorders General Happiness Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Work Issues Adhd Adults With Adhd Boredom getting things done organization Productivity success Success Strategies Source Type: news

Protein Powder Can Provide Boost But At What Cost?
Americans spend big money on protein supplements, but research is mixed on whether that's a good thing. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gym workout diet: THIS supplement can REVERSE age related muscle loss
GYM workouts can be made even more effective by adding protein to your diet, with protein powders one of the most quick and easy sources. This is how to choose which type is best for you. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

London personal trainer never drinks a protein shake
Max Lowery, 27, of London, says 90 per cent of people don't need to drink protein shakes, and warns that many whey protein powders can be full of chemicals and artificial sweeteners. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supplement warning: Not enough of THIS vitamin past age of 60 risks bone fractures
SUPPLEMENTS have become popular for providing a daily nutritional boost, and now include everything from vitamins and minerals, to protein powders and fish oils. But particular types are more important at certain stages in your life. This is what an expert says you should be taking during each decade to optimise your health. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

15 Foods A Nutritionist Always Keeps In Her Fridge
By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Healthy eating is my foundation, and I like to think of a well-stocked fridge as pre-production for everyday life. Having the right mix of nutritious foods on hand helps me hit my daily target for veggies and fruit, and lets me throw together simple but balanced meals, so I don’t ever have to rely on takeout. To stock up for the week, I shop at multiple spots, including my local farmer’s markets, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, traditional supermarkets, and on amazon.com. I’d say I spend about $100 per week on groceries (some of the things I buy aren’t pictured because...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adding protein powder to your smoothie can make you FAT  
At roughly 500 calories per drink, experts at Sheffield Hallam University doubt the need for trendy protein shakes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to use protein powder for weight loss
Most protein powders are built for muscle gainers. But the right ones can help you lose weight with ingredients that aid metabolism and quell appetite. Nutritionist Rick Hay says what to look for. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hemp food products surged 44% to $129 million in sales despite insane regulations
(Natural News) Hemp is an incredibly versatile plant that is also extremely nutritious.  It’s used to create building materials, automobiles, paper, clothing, jewelry and furniture, but it can also be found in a variety of heath-focused foods. Hemp-based foods are a budding market, with a wide array of offerings: Hemp protein powder, hemp seeds and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Would You Drink A Probiotic With The Gut Bacteria Of Elite Athletes?
Can sneaker endorsements, cereals, protein powders or electrolyte cocktails get any of us closer to the peak level performance of our favorite athletes? Despite billions in sales, the answer is probably no. But how about an elite athlete’s biology? With 100 trillion cells in the human body, bacteria outnumber our own human cells 2 to 1, and bacteria in our gut affect all our key organ functions. The microbiome plays a role in our health, development and wellness, including endurance, recovery and mental aptitude. What if we could tap the gut bacteria of elite athletes to produce customized probiotics ― and what if ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Scoop On Finding A Healthy Plant-Based Protein Powder
Conclusion After completing this study, and factoring in the above, of all the plant based proteins I have tried, I would personally choose Nutiva's Plant Protein Superfood 30 Shake in either vanilla or chocolate as my top choice. For me it is obvious since Nutiva is actually certified organic, is at a great affordable price, low in sugars (and not stevia) and has a great taste. Serving suggestion: Add 2 tablespoons of Hempseeds to your shake for an extra 8g of Protein and 1.7g Omega-3.Consider the addition of 1 tablespoon of Nutiva Coconut Manna (ie coconut butter) and water to eliminate the need for buying cartons of al...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's The Best Type Of Protein Powder?
This article originally appeared on www.ProShapeFitness.com References: 1. Phillips, SM, and LJ Van Loon. "Dietary Protein for Athletes: From Requirements to Optimum Adaptation." National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2016. 2. Hoffman, Jay R., Nicholas Ratamess A., Jie Kang, Michael Falvo J., and Avery Faigenbaum D. "Effect of Protein Intake on Strength, Body Composition and Endocrine Changes in Strength/Power Athletes." Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. BioMed Central, 13 Dec. 2006. Web. 23 Sept. 2016. 3. Aragon,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Do They Do It? Here Are The Secret Weapons From The Fittest Men Of 2016
What is the Flex 50? The Flex 50 is not just the fittest men of 2016. The Flex 50 is that - but it's also much more. The Flex 50 is a collection of the most influential and dynamic experts and leaders in the worlds of fitness, sport and general badassery, selected by the fitness-focused AskMen editors. The Flex 50 is a celebration of men who redefine what fitness means. These men inspire us to seek out our limits - then throw them out the window. They train not just for championships, gold medals or the thrill of winning. These men train for life. Committing to that healthy lifestyle is the hardest part -- but it's a ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask JJ: How To Think Outside The Cereal Box?
Ask JJ: Do you have any healthy breakfast ideas for my kids? They want Pop-Tarts and Frosted Flakes, but I know we need to do better. Everyone's heard that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day," but the wrong breakfast can do more harm than good. Typical go-to breakfast choices for the younger crowd include cereal, waffles, pancakes, and muffins. And while all those foods might be convenient, they also guarantee a mid-morning blood sugar crash that will leave your kids restless, cranky, and unable to concentrate. By lunchtime, they'll have a hard time staying awake, much less learning long division...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Key Workout Essentials For Women
Credit It's one thing to go to the gym three or four times a week; it's quite another thing to actually do the right things when you get there. Truth is, a lot of people are consistent with their routine, but they still forget the essentials that virtually guarantee more comfort and faster results. Worse, by ignoring these essentials that every great workout program has, they're risking injuries. We don't want that to be you and that's why we have come up with these 7 workout essentials that would aid you along your fitness journey. 1. Quality Workout Outfits Without good training clothes, your workout is probably goi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sarcopenia: How to Prevent Loss of Muscle As You Age
.x-sidebar{display:none;} .x-main{width:100% !important;} Your grandmother probably never heard of osteoporosis. Then Big Pharma came out with the first bone drug in 1995. Now billions are spent on this disease. And everyone worries about bone density. But there is another condition just as threatening. Maybe even more so… but you won’t see any TV ads. Mainstream doctors rarely, if ever, bring it up with their patients… even though it affects around 45% of the older population. I’m talking about sarcopenia… a loss of muscle as you age. Sarcopenia is the degenerative loss of skeletal muscl...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - August 25, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

7 Amazing Super Foods You Need to Know About
We keep reading about how important superfoods are to include in your diet. What exactly are superfoods? There is no scientific definition of a superfood but the term usually refers to foods containing high levels of vitamins and minerals that offer many health benefits such as boosting your immune system and natural weight-loss (1)(2). By consuming these superfoods on a regular basis, you are feeding your body large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, fiber, probiotics, and high levels of omega 3 fatty acids. Superfoods also contain few calories, are low in sugar and salt plus have lots of soluble fiber and health-boostin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personal Trainers & Nutritionists: Stop Pushing Products on Your Clients
I'm a rarity as a holistic nutritionist. I don't sell any products. The key to a healthy lifestyle is to eat real food in reasonable quantities and to move your body frequently. Click on almost any Yelp page or business website for a weight-loss coach, holistic nutritionist, or health and wellness program and you'll see products like these offered for sale: • Total body cleanses • Vitamin and mineral supplements • Fat burners and appetite suppressants • Hormone pills • Herbal products • Packaged processed foods • Protein bars and shakes • Strict diet plans that eliminate entire fo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Looks-Conscious Teens Trying Risky Supplements
MONDAY, June 27, 2016 -- Many teens are turning to risky, unregulated supplements to boost their looks, warns a leading group of U.S. pediatricians. These products -- including protein powders, steroids and diet pills -- are often useless at best,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 27, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Top Ways To Stay Jacked And Still Enjoy The Summer
Photo courtesy of Generation Iron. Stay lean in the summer. Summer's here! The beaches, the pools, the BBQs, the vacations, the road trips, and all the other fun stuff summer has to offer. We didn't work hard all winter and spring to throw our physiques away in the summer, right? We don't have to! With planning ahead and making wise decisions you can still keep those six-pack abs popping; and bodies hard as long as you follow a few suggestions and guidelines. Keep fitness exciting! Don't let working out get in the way of summer activities and outdoors fun. Find ways to keep things interesting. Skip the treadmill and g...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Your Favorite Exercise Teachers Eat Every Day
After a tough exercise class, many people find themselves crawling toward the nearest source of food and hoovering up anything in sight. But imagine doing that exhausting exercise class two, three or four more times in one day. That’s what your favorite teachers and trainers do to help keep you motivated. Not only do they have to show you proper moves, but they also sweat (and even suffer) alongside you to inspire you to give it everything you’ve got, just like they do. Of course, it takes a lot of food to fuel all of that activity. HuffPost Lifestyle asked master trainers from five major gyms and boutique exer...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

What Your Favorite Exercise Teachers Eat Every Day
After a tough exercise class, many people find themselves crawling toward the nearest source of food and hoovering up anything in sight. But imagine doing that exhausting exercise class two, three or four more times in one day. That’s what your favorite teachers and trainers do to help keep you motivated. Not only do they have to show you proper moves, but they also sweat (and even suffer) alongside you to inspire you to give it everything you’ve got, just like they do. Of course, it takes a lot of food to fuel all of that activity. HuffPost Lifestyle asked master trainers from five major gyms and boutique exer...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Steps for the Perfect Smoothie for Weight Loss
There are so many reasons to start drinking smoothies, especially for breakfast, lunch, or a snack. Here are five of them: We all know we need to eat more fruits and vegetables, and get more antioxidants, vitamins, and healthy fats into our diet. A good smoothie has all of that. Smoothies are great for busy people -- especially people who don't like to cook -- because they're fast! At the same time, making smoothies can help you connect with your kitchen. Smoothies introduce you to the grocery store's produce aisle, and all its possibilities. You know every single ingredient that's in a smoothie you make yourself (unl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Probiotic Products Live Up to Their Promises?
By: Amy Gorin A daily dose of good bacteria can boost your health, but not all foods containing probiotics are created equal. Find out which are the best to add to your diet. You've probably heard the term "probiotics" thrown around in your doctor's office or grocery store, especially regarding some staple foods in your kitchen, including yogurt, kefir, and kimchi. You might've also caught wind that probiotics are living microorganisms (including common bacterial strains like Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium as well as yeast), but not the scary kind that make you sick. It's the opposite: Probiotics support pro...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Nutritionist's Guide to Stocking a Healthy Kitchen
It's no secret that preparing our own meals makes it easier to stick to a healthy-eating plan. You know the ingredients going into your food, and there's no sneaky extra sodium, sugar or calorie bombs hiding in home-cooked meals. That being said, it can also be time consuming to make everything at home, not to mention the time it takes to go to the grocery store if all the elements aren't already in your kitchen. One way to make it a little easier is to ensure that your kitchen is always stocked with what you need -- ingredients that are satisfying to your taste buds and easy to prepare, whether you are enjoying a relaxing...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts Say This Diet Could Help You Lose Weight And Get More Sleep
You might already know that good shut-eye plays a key role in dropping unwanted pounds. Research has consistently connected a lack of sleep to weight gain and, conversely, research shows that good sleep typically helps weight loss.  But a new study flips this connection on its head, finding that if you're trying to lose weight through diet, a high-protein eating plan might stand above the rest because it actually improves the quality of your sleep. "Our research suggests that what you eat while losing weight can influence whether or not sleep improves," said the study’s author, Wayn...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experts Say This Diet Could Help You Lose Weight And Get More Sleep
You might already know that good shut-eye plays a key role in dropping unwanted pounds. Research has consistently connected a lack of sleep to weight gain and, conversely, research shows that good sleep typically helps weight loss.  But a new study flips this connection on its head, finding that if you're trying to lose weight through diet, a high-protein eating plan might stand above the rest because it actually improves the quality of your sleep. "Our research suggests that what you eat while losing weight can influence whether or not sleep improves," said the study’s author, Wayn...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Experts Say This Diet Could Help You Lose Weight And Get More Sleep
You might already know that good shut-eye plays a key role in dropping unwanted pounds. Research has consistently connected a lack of sleep to weight gain and, conversely, research shows that good sleep typically helps weight loss.  But a new study flips this connection on its head, finding that if you're trying to lose weight through diet, a high-protein eating plan might stand above the rest because it actually improves the quality of your sleep. "Our research suggests that what you eat while losing weight can influence whether or not sleep improves," said the study’s author, Wayn...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Protein Series Part III: What Kind?
Does Protein Quality Make a Difference? Ask a health consultant if synthetic vitamins are just as good as natural, food-based versions. You might hear that the food industry and government are conspiring to poison us. Synthetic versions work, but research shows some natural sources do indeed work better. Why? Phytonutrients and other synergistic agents found in food sources often add absorbability and functional value. Evolution can be crafty like that in the kitchen. The concepts of bioavailability and interaction are foundational throughout biology -- there is an optimal recipe and context for every life process. That do...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protein Series Part II: Strategic Timing
Conclusions often state there isn't much difference as long as total intake reaches a specific threshold. However, that doesn't necessarily show the best method(s) for performance, growth, recovery, or even weight-loss goals. And, by Knockout, It's... Metabolic Contextualism? Don't steal that term -- I'm going to create a philosophy or religion around it, right next to Absurdism or Existentialism. Studies show that even 10 grams of protein is sufficient to create an anabolic upturn in potential recovery, but 20 to 40 grams of protein maximizes this threshold. Counter opinions are largely contextual. If I just crushed 600 c...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teen Anti-GMO Crusader Rachel Parent: Idealist Or Pawn Of Father's Supplement Business?
This story is co-authored with David Warmflash, physician and science writer. Imagine. You come home after a hard day at school. You're hungry, so you reach for a bag of delicious corn chips. You don't know what's in there because there's no label, so you eat it... OMG, there's GMOs in it! You didn't know! You might be harmed! That's why we need food labeling, to protect innocent children being targeted by evil corporations! It all boils down to one pitch line: "You have a right to know what's in your food." That's the gist of anti-GMO campaigner Rachel Parent's stump speech, delivered at schools and on televisio...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

21-Day Challenge
My husband, daughter, and I are embarking on a 21-Day Challenge to eat cleanly. My daughter has tried it before -- for my husband and me, this is all new, but we consented to give it a try, all in the name of family harmony. Given my recent podcast with Michael Farrington on nutrition for junior tennis players, I thought I would expand on that theme and share some recipes and menu ideas that you can adapt to suit your family's needs. At the beginning of January, Emma returned to Atlanta for a 3-month stint, testing the local acting waters. She has been living in the Los Angeles area since leaving for college back in 2007....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Things In Your Home Secretly Making You Late
Every morning, you swear that this is the day you won't be a hurried and harried mess out the door. You go to sleep extra early; you set 15 different alarms on your phone; you've even scheduled the automatic timer on your coffee machine. But no matter how hard you try, you still find yourself dashing for the front door or cursing traffic all because you're running late. Again. Well, we have some good news: It's not you, it's your house. Below, the 9 things at home that are secretly making you late. 1. Your alarm clock sucks.  It's time to upgrade your wake-up system. Swap your phone's built-in alarm (which you've...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I've Stuck to My Plant-Based Diet for Seven Years By Doing These Seven Things
For seven years I've eaten primarily plants. Now, sticking to ANY healthy habit for seven years is a major accomplishment (heck, sticking to any healthy habit for seven days, or even seven HOURS can be a major accomplishment!), but sticking to a healthy habit that's centered around food is not always a piece of dairy-free, gluten-free cake. Because of temptations! And inconveniences! And dang ice cream cravings. But it's true, I've eaten almost exclusively fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds without meat or dairy for over half a half-decade and I haven't become a "health nut hermit," a total social outcast, a pain-in...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Smart Smoothie: How to Make the Right Smoothie for Your Goals
Ahh smoothies... so many of us think they are the healthiest choice. Smoothies can be an excellent addition to your meal plan or they can truly be your saboteur. Be smart! It is very important that you know why you are adding what you are adding and there is a purpose to it. Otherwise, the calories and sugar can get totally out of control and you are basically drinking dessert and empty calories. See below a list of categories of different things you can add to your smoothie. Based on your goals, palate, creativity and level of motivation, make your smoothies work for you. This could be a quick pre or post workout meal, a ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's Healthier To Eat A Bug Than It Is To Eat A Steak
It sounds like an ancient proverb, but it's actually a scientific finding: In a battle of little insect versus big cow, insect wins.  A study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition compared the healthfulness of edible insects with more traditional protein like beef, pork and chicken, finding that the bugs beat out the mammals in terms of nutritional value. Researchers at the University of Oxford used two different metrics of nutritiousness: The first, the Ofcom model, appoints a score from one to 100 based on a food's calorie, sodium, sugar and saturated fat content per 100 grams o...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Excessive use of workout supplements 'emerging' eating disorder
Stephen FellerSAN DIEGO, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Increases in men replacing meals with legal appearance- and performance-enhancing drugs such as protein powders are being classified as having eating disorders. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a reliance on protein powder is as dangerous as anorexia
Scientists in California found more than 40 per cent of men surveyed increased their use of whey protein, creatine and other supplements over time, with eight per cent being warned to cut back by their doctor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finding the Right Protein Powder
Amongst health fanatics, protein is always the nutrient of interest. Eating healthy requires effort and maintaining an adequate protein-to-carbohydrate ratio is one way to achieve a proper diet. Sometimes, however, it's hard to take the time to put together the right foods to achieve the recommended daily allowance of protein. That's where protein powder comes into play. Protein powder was traditionally only available in whey, soy and casein, but can now be found in additional forms such as hemp, rice and even pea. Most of the powders you will find contain whey protein, which is a complete protein. Protein powder seems to...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Start Your Day Healthy: The Benefits of Breakfast
This study, along with other studies with similar results, showed that a protein-rich breakfast led to less hunger throughout the day and saw favorable changes in the hormones and brain signals that control appetite. This Egg White and Vegetable Frittata is another outstanding way to get in a protein-rich breakfast. This recipe is great to make in batches; just freeze the extras and then pop them in the microwave for a quick and easy breakfast. Tofu Morning Tofu and Vegetable Scramble is another protein and nutrient rich way to get your day started in a healthy way. It's abundant in nutrients and antioxidants including p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Busy Silicon Valley, Protein Powder Is in Demand
Protein-packed drinkable meals come in powder form, are inexpensive, and are quick and easy to make so tech workers don’t actually have to eat. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BRIAN X. CHEN Tags: Twitter TWTR NYSE Engineering and Engineers Food Start-ups Computers and the Internet Source Type: news

Protein World poster danger is the protein powder it pushes to women not the image
The ad campaign for Protein World’s weight-loss range sparked angry complaints that women are being held to unrealistic physical standards with some posters in London being defaced. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ICYMI: Tango As Medicine, What Stress Looks Like And Your Brain On 'Food Porn'
ICYMI features what HuffPost editors are reading this week. This week, we teared up while re-reading this year's recipient of the Hillman Prize -- a long-form profile of an abortion doctor who treats women in Mississippi. We were also awed by our infographics editor's illustrations of stress and curious to learn more about why people hate Lilly Pulitzer. We also spent time unpacking the devastating history of an author and actor who suffered psychosis after a car accident damaged his brain. Read on and tell us in the comments: What did you read and love this week? 1. This Is What Stress Physically Feels Like -- The Huf...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 5 Carbs You Should Be Eating Before The Big Race
Attention, runners! Repeat after us: Carbs are good for me. In fact, carbohydrates aren't just nutritious in the days leading up to a big race like a marathon -- they're essential. And with both the Boston Marathon and London Marathon right around the corner, we spoke with Pam Nisevich Bede, a registered dietitian, Runner’s World contributor and experienced marathoner, to gain insight into the best ways to carb-load in the days before a big race. "When you put months and months and hours and hours into your training, you want to make the most out of race day," Bede said. "And when you introduce more ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What To Eat After You Work Out
By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD As a sports nutritionist, I consult for pro teams and privately counsel professional and competitive athletes in numerous sports, as well as fitness enthusiasts. Pros and weekend warriors definitely have different nutrition needs, but they do have one thing in common: In order to get the most out of being active, everyone needs to eat properly to help their bodies recover from the wear and tear of exercise. Here are six rules to follow, and how to prevent overdoing it, which can cancel out the weight-loss benefits of breaking a sweat. Eat within 30 to 60 minutes after exercise. If you've had a p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask JJ: Breakfast or Fast?
Dear JJ: You say to eat a substantial breakfast within one hour of waking up. However, several experts believe intermittent fasting, which usually involves skipping breakfast, is best for fat loss and better health. I'm confused! As intermittent fasting becomes more popular and anti-breakfast studies occasionally surface, haters have more ammunition to skip out on the day's first meal. "Now new findings from two randomized controlled trials are poking holes in our common acceptance of the morning meal as a panacea," writes Anna Almendrala. "[T]aken together, the two studies reveal some holes in the so-call...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Tips to Nourish Your Body During Chemo
Good nutrition is important, especially if you have cancer. The challenge for many is that chemotherapy can wreak havoc on your ability to eat. Common side effects of chemo include mouth sores, nausea and loss of appetite. Chemo can also temporarily damage taste buds causing foods to taste metallic or cardboard-like. The inability to eat, for whatever reason, can lead to malnutrition. When cancer patients become malnourished, they can feel weak or tired and may be unable to receive the treatments they need to get better. Follow these tips to give your body the nutrition it needs to stay strong and fight the cancer: 1...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protein Spiking Investigation Webpage Launched by The Oliver Law Group...
Nick Suciu, an attorney with The Oliver Law Group P.C., is leading the firm’s investigation into allegations that protein powder manufacturers sometimes engage in “nitrogen spiking”, which is also...(PRWeb June 17, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/06/prweb11948555.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 17, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vegan protein powders with low heavy metals: Health Ranger reveals the cleanest products tested so far
(NaturalNews) When it comes to purchasing protein supplements, buyer beware! As Natural News has now exhaustively documented, rice protein products sold right now across health food stores like Whole Foods are contaminated with toxic heavy metals.This story is now going global... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news