The American Cancer Society (ACS) recently updated its guidelines on preventing cancer, and its recommendations offer few surprises. Basically, current research confirms what we’ve known for decades— a healthy lifestyle (at least moderate amounts of exercise and a nutritious diet) is cancer-protective. When it comes to eating, the ACS recommends ditching sugar-sweetened beverages, highly processed…

Bee venom treatment, drinking breast milk, and essential oils – are they the new medical discovery of the century, or just another trend? Netflix’s new docuseries, “(Un)Well, looks into these wellness fads and more to give some insight into whether they are healthy or not. The six-part docuseries takes a look at the $4.5 trillion…

The fasting diet fad exploded on the scene as a new hip way to lose weight, however it may actually have some sustainable health benefits. Professor Mark Mattson, a neuroscientist at John Hopkins University, has been studying the effects of the diet over the last two decades and even practices it himself. His research recently…

When was the last time you had a full serving of vegetables? At your last meal? Maybe yesterdays dinner? If so, you are beating out a chunk of the American population. As it turns out, one in four of never had a vegetable at all. In a survey, which was commissioned by VeggieTracker.com by Dr.…

Why it’s really harder for millennials to stay thin than it was for baby boomers. A study published in the journal Obesity Research & Clinical Practice found that those who eat and exercise the same amount as people 20 years ago are still heavier. Authors of the study looked at the dietary data of 36,400…

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