How to Know if You're Getting Enough Prebiotics in Your Diet

The sheer amount of research that goes into finding out how the human body works is staggering. Of course, all of this is vital to help us know how to deal with diseases and conditions successfully. The other plus point of this is that we get to find out about things that can help us out, things we probably would never have known about otherwise.

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Lorna Frances is a nutritional medicine graduate and health and wellness writer at azhealthyfamilies.org. She is an advocate of natural medicine and is passionate about finding natural solutions to common health issues. Connect with Lorna at https://www.facebook.com/atozhealthyfamilies/ or www.azhealthyfamilies.org

How Popular Milk Alternatives Stack up in Your Cup

Milk? It isn’t just from cows anymore, that’s for sure.

Today the cold case in the grocery store stocks all sorts of alternatives to traditional dairy milk.

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Is Saturated Fat Bad For You?

Since the days when our ancestors were living in caves, gathering food and hunting wild animals, saturated fats have played a part in our diet.

In the latter half of the last century, saturated fats were reviled as one of the worst things in the world. They were thought to cause high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke, and heart disease, as well as being a contributory factor to diabetes.

Recently, the tables have turned yet again. New research has revealed many surprising health benefits.

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Helen Sanders is chief editor at HealthAmbition.com. Established in 2012, Health Ambition has grown rapidly in recent years. Our goal is to provide easy-to-understand health and nutrition advice that makes a real impact. We pride ourselves on making sure our actionable advice can be followed by regular people with busy lives. Follow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/healthambition

Fennel vs. Ginger for Menstrual Cramps and PMS

Ninety percent of women report having painful menstrual cramps at least some of the time.

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

Even Modest Changes in Middle Age May Significantly Extend Your Life

In How to Reduce the Risk of Sudden Death, I discuss how public health workers tend to work in their own separate domains.

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

How Many Carbs Per Day Should I Eat?

Although it’s a never-ending battle for many people all over the world, the benefits of maintaining a healthy body weight have been widely known for years.

The idea behind any weight loss program is simple: use more energy than you consume. In practice, however, most of us know it’s easier said than done.

Limiting carbohydrates has become a popular way to get rid of those excess pounds. It reduces the amount of calories in your diet almost automatically and can also help to reduce appetite.

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Helen Sanders's picture

Helen Sanders is chief editor at HealthAmbition.com. Established in 2012, Health Ambition has grown rapidly in recent years. Our goal is to provide easy-to-understand health and nutrition advice that makes a real impact. We pride ourselves on making sure our actionable advice can be followed by regular people with busy lives. Follow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/healthambition

How Many Calories Should I Eat (to Lose Weight)?

Whether you are trying to actively lose weight or simply to maintain a healthy weight, one thing that almost guarantees success is getting the right amount of calories each day. This is easier said than done, however.

If you’re wondering “how many calories should I eat daily?” you’re not alone. Many people wonder what the right amount is and often allow themselves too few calories when trying to lose weight.

In this article, I hope to address once and for all the amount of calories that each of us needs to eat daily.

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Helen Sanders's picture

Helen Sanders is chief editor at HealthAmbition.com. Established in 2012, Health Ambition has grown rapidly in recent years. Our goal is to provide easy-to-understand health and nutrition advice that makes a real impact. We pride ourselves on making sure our actionable advice can be followed by regular people with busy lives. Follow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/healthambition

Health Benefits of Consuming Less Sodium

We've all heard that cutting salt from our diet makes us healthier. However, few of us know exactly how a low sodium diet benefits us and how our body becomes healthier. Various studies have found specific advantages from reducing sodium intake. Below we outline the top three ways consuming less sodium benefits our health.

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Mikkie Mills is a freelance writer who's passionate about health, fitness, organic cooking and eating, and yoga. When not writing she loves traveling, hiking, and cooking. Find more from Mikkie on Google+.

I Will Stop Exercising to Lose Weight

You must change your thinking about exercise and its proper place in your plan for health and fitness if you are to succeed. 

Do not stop exercising, but temper your expectations about what exercise can accomplish towards your weight loss goals. 

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As a lifelong fitness enthusiast and armchair philosopher (BA in Social Science, UC Irvine), Steven communicates his passion for health and wellness with an offbeat slant. It's a lifestyle, he will insist; and fitness is really a journey to find what fits--for you. His personal fitness journey has primarily centered on resistance training for more than fifty years. An intense three-year exposure to Shotokan Karate under Sensei Ray Dalke and Sensei Edmond Otis in Southern California during his thirties (he is now 65, since you're wondering) had a significant impact on his appreciation for the martial arts as fitness disciplines. It is his sincere hope that you will find insight, inspiration, and knowledge from the ideas he sends your way. Find more of his work at The Senior Health and Fitness Blog.
 

Who's Right in the Salt Debate?

To Salt or Not to Salt

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NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a strictly non-commercial, science-based public service provided by Dr. Michael Greger, providing free updates on the latest in nutrition research via bite-sized videos. There are more than a thousand videos on nearly every aspect of healthy eating, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. NutritionFacts.org was launched with seed money and support by the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit charity, NutritionFacts.org now relies on individual donors to keep the site alive.

Dr. Greger is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he proudly serves as the public health director at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

His latest book, How Not to Die, became an instant New York Times Best Seller. 100% of all proceeds he has ever received from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements has always and will always be donated to charity. Dr. Greger receives no compensation for his work on NutritionFacts.org.

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The sheer amount of research that goes into finding out how the human body works is staggering. Of course, all of this is vital to help us know how to deal with diseases and conditions successfully.... read more
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08/07/2018
Ninety percent of women report having painful menstrual cramps at least some of the time. Around the Mediterranean, fennel seeds have been traditionally used to relieve painful... read more
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In How to Reduce the Risk of Sudden Death, I discuss how public health workers tend to work in their own separate domains. The tobacco folks rarely talk to the alcohol, nutrition, or sexual... read more
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Although it’s a never-ending battle for many people all over the world, the benefits of maintaining a healthy body weight have been widely known for years. The idea behind any weight loss... read more
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03/10/2018
We've all heard that cutting salt from our diet makes us healthier. However, few of us know exactly how a low sodium diet benefits us and how our body becomes healthier. Various studies have found... read more
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03/09/2018
You must change your thinking about exercise and its proper place in your plan for health and fitness if you are to succeed.  Do not stop exercising, but temper your... read more

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Orange gingham napkin with silverware and dinner plate setting.
09/05/2018
The sheer amount of research that goes into finding out how the human body works is staggering. Of course, all of this is vital to help us know how to deal with diseases and conditions successfully.... read more
Black and white dairy cow with blue sky and clouds.
08/29/2018
Anonymous (not verified)
Milk? It isn’t just from cows anymore, that’s for sure. Today the cold case in the grocery store stocks all sorts of alternatives to traditional dairy milk. Some people want to drink milk that... read more
Two waffles on white plate with butter and syrup.
08/22/2018
Since the days when our ancestors were living in caves, gathering food and hunting wild animals, saturated fats have played a part in our diet. In the latter half of the last century, saturated... read more
Woman in darkened room, looking sick in bed.
08/07/2018
Ninety percent of women report having painful menstrual cramps at least some of the time. Around the Mediterranean, fennel seeds have been traditionally used to relieve painful... read more
Healthy Meal served with chicken salad and fruit
05/25/2018
In How to Reduce the Risk of Sudden Death, I discuss how public health workers tend to work in their own separate domains. The tobacco folks rarely talk to the alcohol, nutrition, or sexual... read more
Various types and shapes of pasta noodles piled together.
04/05/2018
Although it’s a never-ending battle for many people all over the world, the benefits of maintaining a healthy body weight have been widely known for years. The idea behind any weight loss... read more
Very hungry businesswoman about to bite into sandwich
03/13/2018
Whether you are trying to actively lose weight or simply to maintain a healthy weight, one thing that almost guarantees success is getting the right amount of calories each day. This is easier said... read more
Glass and chrome salt shaker on table.
03/10/2018
We've all heard that cutting salt from our diet makes us healthier. However, few of us know exactly how a low sodium diet benefits us and how our body becomes healthier. Various studies have found... read more
WHite bathroom scale on black background
03/09/2018
You must change your thinking about exercise and its proper place in your plan for health and fitness if you are to succeed.  Do not stop exercising, but temper your... read more

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