Prescription Painkiller Deaths Fall in Medical Marijuana States

 

medical-marijuanaA new study found that deaths from opioid overdoses have fallen sharply in the 23 US states where medical marijuana is now legal. Coincidence? Not likely.

For those with chronic pain, medical marijuana can be life changing, allowing a safer, natural form of treatment than the conventionally recommended pain-relieving drugs called opioids.

26 May 2015

Eating low-fat, thanks to lupin proteins

 

0ddb92eee52941c6bb61bea2903ebf90In emerging countries such as China or Brazil, meat consumption is rising dramatically. Indeed, worldwide consumption of red meat has quadrupled since 1961.

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) expects increasing prosperity to lead to a doubling of global meat production by the year 2050.

25 May 2015

Yoga: Try this Ancient Exercise to Help Tone Your Abs

 

ab-exerciseYoga is a practice that has been around for 5,000 years. Although many regard Yoga as just another form of exercise, it’s really a much more comprehensive practice that integrates mental, physical and spiritual elements.

In fact, it is said the physical positions of yoga represent only about 10 percent of its value, and the other 90 percent lies in the mental and spiritual growth that happens on the mat…

25 May 2015

ADHD Linked to Prenatal Antidepressant Use

 

antidepressant-pillsMore than one in 10 Americans take an antidepressant, and that number jumps to one in four among women aged 50 to 64.1 They’re the most commonly prescribed class of medication other than antibiotics,2 but despite their overwhelming popularity there’s an important question that needs to be answered: do they work?

Overwhelming evidence shows that antidepressants do not work as advertised. In fact, at best, antidepressants are comparable to placebos…

25 May 2015

The Real Meal Revolution launches new online Banting course

 

cc6207b2981c44f98938613c023249baThe Real Meal Revolution has taken South Africa by storm, having sold over 160,000 copies of the book in less than a year and setting social media alight with debate and Banting success stories.

To continue this food and health revolution, the team is proud to announce it will now be offering the world’s first interactive online Banting course, accessible to a worldwide audience…

24 May 2015

10 Popular Foods That Drain Energy and Add Extra Pounds

 

energy-draining-foodFor an activity that most people do multiple times each and every day, eating is embroiled in confusion and controversy. Or rather, not the act of eating, but the choice of what to eat. With each meal and snack, you have an opportunity to give your body adequate and even extra nutrition. But many fall short of this goal.

To be honest, the cards are very much stacked against you. Food advertising is everywhere and it promotes the most profitable products…

24 May 2015

Weight Lifting Can Boost Your Weight Loss Efforts

 

weight-lifting-for-beginnersAre you having trouble trimming down? Your diet definitely accounts for the majority of your success here, but exercise can help take you the rest of the way.

In addition to high intensity interval training, weight lifting is an excellent way to get rid of that stubborn excess body fat, because working your muscles is the key to firing up your metabolism…

24 May 2015

World Food Day – more than just feeding the hungry

 

445e170de143494a8b346069efaef679Food insecurity needs to be approached in several ways, one of which is being concerned with sufficient income with which to purchase food that is healthy and wholesome and which contains sufficient calories and nutrients.

Another takes a broader perspective and emphases the inability of a county or region to provide affordable food to its population…

23 May 2015

Proven: Kids Get Smarter Just from Exercising

 

exercise-for-childrenAn extensive review of relevant research has demonstrated that the more physically active schoolchildren are, the better they do academically.

Researchers analyzed 14 studies, ranging in size from as few as 50 participants to as many as 12,000.

All of the studies involved children between the ages of 6 and 18…

23 May 2015

Why BMI Is a Big Fat Scam

 

weight-managementIn 1832, a Belgian mathematician named Adolphe Quetelet developed what is today known as the body mass index (BMI). The formula divides a person’s weight by the square of his height, and is one of the most commonly used measures of excess weight, obesity, and overall health.

Initially, BMI was primarily a tool used by insurance companies to set premiums (people with BMIs in the “obese” category may pay 22 percent more for their insurance compared to those in the “normal” category)…

23 May 2015