Chronic inflammation is a silent killer because it's very difficult to diagnose. It happens when the immune system stops working properly and assumes that everything in the body is an infection. When something is wrong in your system, pro-inflammatory hormones summon white blood cells to attack the problem and once the situation is under control, anti-inflammatory agents take over and start the healing process. When the immune system is unbalanced, chronic or acute inflammation happens and that condition could be life-threatening.
After the ALS ice bucket craze, a new challenge has popped up--the one gallon challenge to detoxify your body quickly and easily. And just in time, too, because after a summer of indulging and accepting all those BBQ invites, we could probably use a little health kick. But before you balk at the thought of healthy habits and the season coming to a close, read on to learn how to take on this sweet and tasty challenge.
Imagine having your kid come back from school and say she was served school lunch out of a trash can. That is exactly what happened to Utah student Sierra Prince, who claims that she asked a kitchen employee for pizza, but there wasn't any left. The gross solution another school lunch worker found was to dig up a toss pizza--straight out of the trash can! Now this is the perfect example that some people just aren't meant to work with kids and belong in a freaking prison yard instead. Now Sierra's mom is fighting back and has some strong words for school officials.
Mami, stop what you are doing right now and run to the kitchen! Open the freezer and make sure you don't have a box of Applegate Naturals Chicken Nuggets in there. If you do, don't feed your child! Perdue just recalled 15,300 pounds of the kids' favorite meal because they are contaminated with pieces of plastic!
To lose weight successfully, you have to understand the anatomy of your body first. You are frustrated because your high protein diet is working well for your husband, but you are still waiting to see the results. The reason your waistline is not shrinking is because of your serotonin levels. Yes, that hormone is responsible for giving us the feeling of satiety and that high protein meal is lowering your levels of the hormone.Continue Reading >
A California-based packing company has just issued a recall for fresh fruits sold in stores you've probably visited to do your groceries. The reason is so scary! A selection of fresh fruits have been flagged because they might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious infections in children, sick or elderly people and those with a weakened immune system. The risks are even more dangerous for pregnant women as Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths. Read on to see the products that could be contaminated!
Just when I thought Hollywood was embracing curves and women with more meat on their bones, a new unhealthy trend starts circulating. Apparently now the "it" thing is to be a size triple zero with a 23-inch waist. Yes, sadly that's NOT a joke. Grazia magazine reports that women in L.A. are obsessing over being the tiniest they can get. "It's not about size zero anymore. These days, double-zero sizes don't cut it either. Size triple zero is the number-one goal here."
Ugh, really people? Why are we regressing when we should be progressing!Continue Reading >
Women are used to being fat shamed, but we forget that thin women also get attacked. In fact, prestigious Ivy league Yale is in hot water for almost kicking out one of their students for being too thin. The 20-year-old woman, Frances Chan, claims in a personal essay written for The Huffington Post that the school nurse conducts monthly weigh-ins on her because they believe she has an eating disorder.
Not only does their conduct sound unprofessional, but the bigger issue is that Chan claims that her whole family including herself are naturally very thin people.Continue Reading >
Ladies, it might be time to flip the switch on the men in our lives. It may be time to sit ourselves down on the sofa every night and call out, "Honey, can you get me a beer?!" And you don't even have to feel guilty about it because the latest research suggests that beer may be good for your health. Red wine has long been celebrated for its health benefits, well turns out beer may even have more health benefits than its hoity toity wine-y relative. How so?
I'm used to microwaving certain foods if I'm on the go, but is it really all that healthy? For the longest time you've heard the debate go back and forth about whether it's dangerous or not to microwave your greens. Well, finally the answer is here!
And guess what? It's not what you would expect!Continue Reading >