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processed foods health

These common foods may actually shorten your life

December 29th, 2020

A new study reveals how potentially devastating ultra-processed foods truly are for your health. Foods typically considered “junk food” usually fall into the category of being “ultra-processed,” and scientists have drawn a clear link between these foods and early death. In the new study, researchers determined that regular consumption of processed foods (as opposed to …

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Doctor says this popular cooking ingredient is ‘pure poison’

December 23rd, 2020

A Harvard professor is pushing back on the health claims made by those who promote the use of coconut oil, calling it “pure poison.” The professor, Dr. Karin Michels, says the saturated fatty acids in coconut oil make it dangerous to consume, and that it could cause serious health problems. Research regarding how fats are …

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Want to live longer? Get a dog

October 8th, 2019

If prolonging your time on Earth is a big priority for you, adopting a four-legged friend could help in a big way. A new study that takes into account many decades of research on overall health and pet ownership reveals that people who own dogs enjoy a 24% reduction in overall mortality. The study is …

red meat health

Switch up your protein sources to live longer, study says

June 13th, 2019

Studies focusing on potential links between consumption of red meat and overall life expectancy have long suggested that eating a lot of red meat — especially if it’s been processed — may increase overall mortality. Consumption of processed red meat has been implicated in the rise of cardiovascular health issues in the past, and a …

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Sleeping with the TV on is linked to weight gain, study says

June 11th, 2019

There are plenty of things that we all know can affect our weight. Cramming heaps of calorie-dense processed foods is a big no-no if you’re trying to get trim, and ensuring you’re getting plenty of exercise will help you keep the pounds off. Simple, right? Well, a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine draws …

Feeling ‘burned out’ is now an official medical diagnosis

May 28th, 2019

Do you ever just feel totally burned out? I don’t mean the run-of-the-mill exhausted feeling we all endure from time to time, I mean really, really burned out? Most of us assume that a feeling of “burn-out” is just one of the many pleasures of modern lives, juggling work, family, friends, and other responsibilities, but …

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New study says processed foods make us crave more calories

May 16th, 2019

What is healthy when it comes to food? That’s a question that many people struggle to answer on a daily basis around the world. How much sugar, fat, carbs, and salt our bodies need has been the topic of debate for, well, pretty much forever, and constantly-shifting nutritional guidelines aren’t making things any easier to …

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Stop letting babies watch TV, begs World Health Organization

April 24th, 2019

The occasional Netflix binge might seem like a harmless distraction to you and me, but the World Health Organization says those same personal standards should never be applied to babies and toddlers. In a new report, WHO insists that sedentary behavior in children up to five years of age puts them at a dramatically increased …