Heart Disease Risk Can Be Lowered by Combining Statins with Blood Pressure Drugs

Researchers say prescribing statins along with blood pressure medications improves the survival odds for people with hypertension. The number of deaths from stroke and heart disease could significantly decrease if people are given statins in combination with medications that lower blood pressure. That’s the conclusion from researchers in a new study published in the journal Lancet. Researchers at Queen Mary […]

best Morning Drinks to Get Your Day Started

Think about it: Sleeping seven or eight hours a night is a long time to go without water. And that’s not counting other factors that might be at play — like maybe a few too many glasses of wine the night before. So, by the time you wake up, your body is likely, already slightly dehydrated. The good news though? […]

The Best Vegan (and Vegan-friendly) The second part

Florida: The Farmer’s Table We’ll cut to the chase: like many places on this list, The Farmer’s Table does serve meat. But why, you ask? Why pick a restaurant that serves meat when there are so many other great ones that don’t, like Miami’s Eden in Eden or Plant Food + Wine? Well, it’s a rare thing for a traditional restaurant to […]

The Best Vegan (and Vegan-friendly) Restaurants

green New American Vegetarian Arizona: Green Restaurant (Phoenix and Tempe) Sometimes, there seems to be this superiority complex in the vegan community against mock meats. Like, once you become an enlightened vegan, you’ll stop craving meat substitutes and just content yourself with the unadulterated taste of tomatoes. Us, we take pleasure in a good veggie burger: both the hearty grainy […]

How Important is Breakfast?

Last week someone asked me how important is it to eat breakfast, pointing to a study that said those who ate breakfast weighed less and that eating breakfast within 30 minutes was critical for weight-loss. Before I continue, let me preface that I do think it’s important to eat, and eat well, which is why we lay out a breakfast, […]

How Eating Breakfast Can Help Your Metabolism

Plenty of research has found that eating breakfast is important for weight maintenance, metabolism and overall good health. Now, the evidence gets even stronger: a small new randomized controlled trial finds that regularly eating a substantial morning meal directly affects how fat cells function in the body by changing the activity of genes involved in fat metabolism and insulin resistance. […]

This Mom Ditched Her Emotional Eating Habit and Lost More Than 300 Lbs.

Courtesy Michelle Ball At almost 500 lbs., Michelle Ball was an emotional eater. After marrying her high school sweetheart at 21, she quickly gave birth to two children 20 months apart, and gradually, Ball says, “let [herself] go.” “When I got married I was a little smaller than I am now,” Ball — who currently weighs 180 lbs. after undergoing […]

How to care for sensitive skin

Anyone who has sensitive skin knows that this skin condition is not easy to live with iStock If you have a sensitive or reactive skin – prone to redness, irritation and itching – your aim is to keep it cool, calm and collected, but can you keep it healthy and youthful, too? Anyone who has sensitive skin knows that this […]

Keeping your body youthful

Ever heard the old adage that a woman can lie about her age, but her neck and hands tell the truth? That’s all about to change… The French have a saying that a woman’s face starts at her breasts, and that you need to take as much care of this skin as you do your precious face. They have a […]