Monthly Archives: August 2015

Social Media May Lead to Poor Body Image

Women have struggled with body image issues for decades, and much of this can be attributed to  comparing themselves to the “perfect” women portrayed in magazines and on television. Now, a new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health shows that social media, such as Facebook, may also play a role in how women […]

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Time to Start a Yoga Practice

Do you want to do something good for both your mind and body at the same time? Try yoga. Yoga is a mental, physical and spiritual practice which originated in India. The term yoga comes from the Sankskrit word “yuj,” which is defined as “to unite or integrate.” The practice of yoga focuses on the […]

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Do Not Eat At Night!

It seems like the time of day we eat our meals may be related to our ability to lose weight. According to a recent study published in Biochimie, eating late in the day or at night disrupts circadian rhythms and may negatively affect weight and health. This is because our fat cells, gut and liver […]

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Food Companies Finally Listening

Last week, Kellogg announced that is planned to eliminate artificial colors and flavors in its cereal and snacks by 2018. General Mills Inc. has also said that is plans to have 90% of its cereals free of artificial colors and flavors by the end of 2016. Both companies have shown declining sales since more Americans […]

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Supplement of the Month: Hyaluronan

What is Hyaluronan and where is it found? Hyaluronan (hyaluronic acid) is a substance found naturally in the body in cartilage, synovial fluid, the skin and in the eye. It is mainly taken to alleviate joint disorders, such as osteoarthritis, since it acts as a cushion and a lubricant. It can be taken orally or […]

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