Fat and Thin Find Common Ground

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When binge eating disorder gained legitimacy as a full-fledged mental condition in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in May, many people in the eating disorders and obesity communities wondered: Will this inspire us to finally get along? It was a good question, since historically, the two groups have […]

Deep Fried and Good for You

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Fried food is probably not on anyone’s lists of healthy eats, but you have to start with this: Fat is good for you. The long-lived people of Crete might not drink a glass of olive oil a day, but they consume three times as much as we do, and that’s probably more desirable than our […]

3 Quick and Powerful Kundalini Yoga Meditations

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“May we all understand, in the breath of life we can be Infinite and with our fearlessness and character, we can achieve all the riches of the earth to share them with mankind.” ~ Yogi Bhajan The New York Times recently ran an article about people’s increasing interest in meditation. Yoga studios around the country […]

Tested Recipes for Kitchen Safety

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Today’s kitchens easily supplant the bathroom as the home’s most dangerous room. While scalds and falls on tile can inflict serious harm in the bathroom, modern kitchen appliances and gadgets offer many more opportunities for injury. Even a seemingly simple kitchen task can result in a devastating injury. Just ask April Stewart Klausner, a New […]

Keeping Food-Borne Illnesses at Bay

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Each year, one in six Americans becomes sick from eating contaminated food. But while outbreaks of food-borne illness linked to processing plants or imported products capture the public’s attention and raise fears about the safety of the food supply, as many as 70 percent of food poisoning cases originate in the kitchen. People, not products, […]

The Boy With a Thorn in His Joints – (This is an incredible story)

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When my son, Shepherd, was 3 years old, he and his twin brother, Beau, took soccer lessons for the first time. They were so excited that they slept in their uniforms — a purple T-shirt with a yellow star kicking the ball with one of its points — the night before their first practice. But […]

Ask Well: How Often to Exercise

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Q: Does it really matter if I work out three days in a row, rather than spreading my exercise through the week? A: It probably does matter. As Dr. Michael Joyner, a physiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., points out, exercise has long-lasting, cumulative effects on your health and fitness, but it also […]

The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food – LONG but GREAT!

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On the evening of April 8, 1999, a long line of Town Cars and taxis pulled up to the Minneapolis headquarters of Pillsbury and discharged 11 men who controlled America’s largest food companies. Nestlé was in attendance, as were Kraft and Nabisco, General Mills and Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola and Mars. Rivals any other day, […]

Why Four Workouts a Week May Be Better Than Six

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A common concern about exercise is that if you don’t do it almost every day, you won’t achieve much health benefit. But a commendable new study suggests otherwise, showing that a fairly leisurely approach to scheduling workouts may actually be more beneficial than working out almost daily. For the new study, published this month in […]

This Week’s Recipes: Kale & Winter Squash… Perfect for Cold Weather!

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The Many Colors of Squash Some of the more varied vegetables of fall all go by the same name: squash. But as Martha Rose Shulman explains in this week’s Recipes for Health, you can discover new flavors by cooking with a squash of a different color. This week it’s hard not to think about pumpkins, […]