When you eat is as important as what you eat

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Meal timing strategies such as intermittent fasting or eating earlier in the day appear to help people lose weight by lowering appetite rather than burning more calories, according to research published in the journal Obesity. The study is the first to show how meal timing affects 24-hour energy metabolism when […]

What You Need to Know About Essential Oils

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If there’s a “cool kid” in the social-media wellness world, it’s essential oils. In recent years, these plant-derived extracts have been celebrated on Pinterest boards and Instagram feeds for their ability to do just about everything, be it elevating mood, lowering anxiety, easing heartburn, or cleaning grimy floors. Indeed, essential […]

Excess body fat increases depression risk

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Carrying just ten kilograms of excess body fat increases the risk of depression by seventeen per cent. The more fat, the greater the probability of developing depression. This is the conclusion of a new study carried out by researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark. The study’s last author, Dr. Søren […]

How to Treat the Common Cold

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While mostly harmless, a cold packs a multi-symptom punch and lingers like an annoying house guest. Rest, whole foods, and plenty of fluids are key to treating a cold, but here are some additional tips for relief from Mark Hyman, MD. Symptom: Runny nose and congestion Remedy: Daily saline flush […]

Get Smart About Antibiotics

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Antibiotics haven’t had the best press lately. The misuse and overuse of antibiotics have been implicated in the rise of life-threatening superbugs, which have proliferated in recent years. Repeated use of antibiotics is hard on our guts as well — the drugs destroy both bad bugs and good bugs which, […]