In an effort to appeal to the health-conscious consumer, food companies often use artificial sugars or sugar substitutes to sweeten their products. Many of the sweeteners provide flavor with hardly any (if any at all) caloric addition to the food, making them a great way to cut calories. But, critics of sugar substitutes say that… Continue reading Sugar Substitutes- Do They Cause Health Concerns?
Fatty liver disease is the result of fat build up in the liver beyond normal ranges. Categorized into two groups- non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD), both can result in liver damage, scarring, and even liver failure. Recent studies have shown that obese patients with a sedentary lifestyle who started… Continue reading Regular Physical Activity Can Reduce The Risk Of Fatty Liver Disease
A study from the American Cancer Society found a link between long periods of leisure time sitting and a higher risk of death from all causes of death. As technology has advanced during the last few decades, sitting time has increased. One study estimated that 90% of non-work time was spent sitting, and more than half… Continue reading Why Sitting Less Is Crucial For Overall Health
Our pets are often the first thing we see when we wake up. They are there at the door to excitedly greet us when we get home, and send us off to sleep with glorious hugs and kisses. In short, these wonderful companions are a unique and special part of our lives. They are always… Continue reading Can Pets Help Weight Loss?
For some, eating healthy can sound like the food budget is going out the window. Nutritious, whole foods that support your body’s function don’t have to break the bank. In fact, if you plan ahead and follow a few basic guidelines, you will find that healthy eating can be quite economic, without lacking flavorful food.… Continue reading Eating Healthy On A Budget