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Ask the nutritionist: “I skip meals sometimes because my schedule is so busy. Is...

A nutritionist discusses what happens to your body when you skip meals.

Do You Focus on Fitness #4Mind4Body?

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally –it’s important to pay attention to both...
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Ask the doc: “I don’t have a period. Can it be due to stress?”

—Candace P.*, Fresno Pacific University, California Stress could be one possible explanation. But first, let’s make sure it’s not something else, such as pregnancy. Sometimes women don’t know they’re pregnant because their cycles can be...
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Trending diets: What they are, why they don’t always work, and what to try...

Rate this article and enter to winWhen it comes to making healthy food choices, it can be hard to know which way is up. Trendy diets that sound way too weird or way too...
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Ask the doc: “What can I do about my high blood pressure?”

—Blake B.*, Ashford University, San Diego, California(*Name changed)High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common medical disorder, affecting about a third of the population. Only about half of people who have hypertension have it...
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Ask the nutritionist: What’s the difference between good carbs and bad carbs?

“What’s the difference between good carbs and bad carbs?”—Briana U., California State University, NorthridgeCarbohydrates, or carbs, are a class of macronutrients (nutrients that we need a lot of) that serve as the body’s primary...
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The mediterranean diet

Looking for a healthy, flavorful diet? The “Mediterranean Diet” is inspired by the cuisine of countries along the Mediterranean Sea. It’s low in saturated fat but includes heart-healthy fats like olive oil, incorporates lots...
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Antioxidants

Rate this article and enter to win“Antioxidants” is a buzzword slapped on many food labels now, but what exactly are they and why do we need them?Antioxidants help protect our cells from damage by...