Teen Sleep and Activity Too Low, Screen Time Too High: Study

Only 1 in 20 U.S. adolescents is meeting national recommendations for sleeping, physical activity, and screen time, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The study, published today in JAMA Pediatrics, also revealed differences in the findings between females and males, with just 3 percent of girls… Continue reading Teen Sleep and Activity Too Low, Screen Time Too High: Study

Podcast: The Power of Gratitude in Your Life and Brain

Gratitude. It’s a buzzword for personal growth. We’re told from the time we’re just tiny tots to say thank you and show gratitude, even when we don’t feel like it. But gratitude has power. Real power. Gratitude can change your outlook on life.Gratitude can change your hormone balance.Gratitude can influence behavior.Gratitude can ease anxiety and… Continue reading Podcast: The Power of Gratitude in Your Life and Brain

The Power of Gratitude in Your Life and Your Brain

Gratitude is an important aspect of human social interaction. It is valued by both religious and secular people and societies. It can also have a unique and profound impact on your brain – and your life! The Roman statesman Cicero said of gratitude that it “is not just the greatest of virtues, but the parent… Continue reading The Power of Gratitude in Your Life and Your Brain

Nutrition, Lifestyle, Disease and Wealth: Is There a Connection?

Is it possible that better nutrition could solve two critical problems that have persisted worldwide? According to one food industry expert, it’s our own wealth that is driving obesity levels. He says our economy is thriving because we’re NOT as active as we once were, especially at work. Combined with dramatically cheaper calories, this creates… Continue reading Nutrition, Lifestyle, Disease and Wealth: Is There a Connection?

Aaah…Science Confirms: Lavender is Relaxing

Lavender works its relaxing magic all around us: from garden borders to bath bombs to fabric softener. But why not in our hospitals and clinics? And what is the science behind the magic?     Research published in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience shows for the first time that the vaporized lavender compound linalool must be… Continue reading Aaah…Science Confirms: Lavender is Relaxing

Intermittent Fasting May Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Planned intermittent fasting may help to reverse type 2 diabetes, suggest doctors writing in the journal BMJ Case Reports after three patients in their care, who did this, were able to cut out the need for insulin treatment altogether. Around one in 10 people in the US and Canada have type 2 diabetes, which is… Continue reading Intermittent Fasting May Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

12 Weight Loss Hacks That Don’t Work

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who are trying to slim down, lose some weight or just find a healthier way of eating, you may have fallen victim to this kind of click-bait nonsense: “Dr. Schmozz’s 10 Natural Weight-Loss Tricks” “Easy Fat Loss With (insert weird food name here)” “Eat/Drink/Do This Every Day… Continue reading 12 Weight Loss Hacks That Don’t Work