Archive for the ‘-Healthy Living’ Category

Can Diet Reduce the Symptoms of ADHD in Children?

ADHD  is a relatively common disorder affecting some 10% of children. With many parents leery of medication, there has been a rise in diet related treatments. A recent study in Pediatrics took a look at many of these diets to see if they were effective in treating the symptoms of ADHD. (more…)

Does Your Dog Read Your Mind? New Studies Show They Know More Than We Think!

There’s a reason they are known as man’s best friend. Dogs seem to sense what we need and respond by being there for us. For this reason, dogs are not only pets but also hold the esteemed positions of therapy dog and service dog often in our society as well. While most of us will argue that our dogs are extremely smart and understand all we tell them, new evidence has recently emerged that can back this up and may be even more impressive than many of us thought.


Calories Not Protein Lead to Weight Gain

According to a new study, it isn’t necessarily what you are eating but how much that leads to weight gain. While it was previously believed that a high-protein diet could lead to weight gain this new study indicates that protein consumption may not have an impact on body fat after all. It does on the other hand have an impact on how the body uses calories and the loss or gain of muscle mass.


Heartburn: The 5 Worst Culprits

When we think about the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas many things come to mind: shopping, family, stress, parties. Whatever you have planned this holiday season there will more than likely be a bit of overindulgence involved and with the extra cookies and cocktails can come a serious case of indigestion. Here are some of the worst offenders when it comes to upset stomachs (more…)

Taking the Stairs isn’t Only Good for You, it Saves Time Too

Think you don’t have time to take the stairs? Think again. According to the latest research taking the stairs instead of riding the elevator can actually save you several minutes a day and improve your health at the same time.