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Deep Breathing can reduce stress, fatigue and high blood pressure

Take a deep breath because there is something you need to know. Ongoing research has shown that proper breathing can be an intelligent way to respond to chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, stress and other ailments - no health club membership required.

Screen time is disease time

Some kids play games... others are obsessed with them.

These kids practically live in their virtual worlds--and new studies show that when it goes too far, it can lead to some very real-world problems.

Is a low-carb diet a bad mood diet?

Question: After reading your report on diabetes, I got tested for insulin resistance. My results were positive and I tried following a low-carb diet, as you suggested. However, I found that my mood was terrible the whole time I was on it. It got so bad I stopped eating that way. I'd really like to go back to it, though, since it helped my blood sugar so much (not to mention that it helped me lose 15 pounds). Is this normal? And is there anything I can do to prevent it?

Fed to Death: The Truth behind the Rising Tide of Obesity

The U.S. is facing an obesity crisis.

Dozens of studies have reliably linked obesity to many of today's worst diseases, including heart disease and diabetes.

And for the first time in history, this generation of children is expected to die younger than the last.

How Much D Do You Really Need?

How much vitamin D do you really need? If you ask the Washington DC-based Institute of Medicine (IOM), it’s not much. In fact, their new recommendation is a mere 600 IU, up from the paltry 400 IU the government had previously recommended.(1)

10 Best Foods for Fat Loss - Burn Baby Burn!!

Just like there are certain foods that are good for your heart, there are specific foods that aid in fat loss.

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Acai: Separating Fact From Fiction

The fruit of the tropical palm tree known as Acai has generated lots of attention, lots of sales and lots of hype, some of it not supported by any science. Herbal expert Mark Blumenthal helps us decipher fact from fiction in this Herbal Insight hosted by Olivia Newton John.

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