Guest Post: Maintaining Healthy Blood Pressure

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Four Chronic Diseases I Hope I Never Have

  Four Diseases I’d Never Want Spending time working in hospitals gives a good perspective into how severe some chronic diseases can be. It also serves as motivation to help me do More »

Effectiveness Of The 2013-2014 Influenza Vaccine Update

  How Effective Has The 2013-2014 Flu Vaccine Been? The “official” end of the 2013-2014 influenza season ended on March 31. As we reported earlier toward the end of 2013, the CDC More »

Who Is Justina Pelletier?

                Who Is Justina Pelletier – And Why Should You Care? Justina Pelletier’s story is one that has been swept under the rug by most More »

Running and Sudden Cardiac Death

  Is Long Distance Running Bad For Your Heart? Time for our Workout Of The Month. Each month we take a look at a different exercise and break it down by movement, More »

How To Avoid Foodborne Illness

  For anyone who has ever had foodborne illness you know how horrible it can make you feel and how you’ll never want to experience food poisoning again. I’ve had the illness More »

The Health Benefits Of Pumpkin

Do you like what you read here? Get our articles sent directly to your inbox.             What Are The Health Benefits Of Pumpkin? From pumpkin pie, to More »

 

On A Personal Note: Why You Should Still Count Calories

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Lately I’ve noticed a re-occurring mantra that has been predominately within the Real Food (and especially) within the Paleo communities. That mantra: you shouldn’t count calories but rather, focus on eating real food. Here’s why I disagree and why counting calories has not gone the way of the dinosaurs.

The Best and Worst Health and Fitness News This Week

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Time for the best and worst Health and Fitness News from the week. This weeks edition: recipe of the week featuring banana cinnamon pecan parfait, should you give your kids dairy, how rosemary extract can help with diabetes, how fish oil pills can prevent brain damage in alcoholics, what happens when you’re pregnant and Obama comes to town, and how a high carb diet can kick start cancer. All that and much much more….

Understanding Exertional Rhabdomyolysis In Athletes

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This is part one on a series that we’re doing on rhabdomyolysis. Rhabdomyolysis (or rhabdo for short), is something that every athlete, novice or beginner should be aware of. There are a lot of myths out there in the fitness world involving rhabdomyolysis from what causes it to how it’s treated. Hopefully this clears up some of the air.

The Best and Worst Health and Fitness News This Week

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Time for the best and worst Health and Fitness News from the week. This weeks edition: recipe of the week three ingredient fudge and brisket chli, fifteen foods to keep in your kitchen year round, why guys should do yoga, vitamin B and its effects (lack of) on Alzheimer’s, why you should consider putting more corn into your diet, and do we really get shorter as we age? All that and much much more….

Guest Post: Maintaining Healthy Blood Pressure

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This story is from a YLB reader, Jennifer Smith on behalf of,TABlites, which helps offer alternative solutions to smoking cigarettes. Some reader stories contain general advice about health and personal development. Others can be examples of how a YLB reader achieved success or failure. Want to submit your own reader story? Send us an email