Why The Most Popular New Year’s Resolution May Be More Important than You Think

If I was a betting person I’d be willing to wager that, if you asked around at your New Year’s party last night, you found at least one person whose resolution was to hit the gym more in the coming year. And I’d bet that if you asked them why, they’d mentioned the extra pounds…

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Autism: Is There a Gut Connection?

Could there be a connection between autism and the gastrointestinal system? A team of researchers led by Elaine Y. Hsiao of the California Institute of Technology recently noted that a subset of people diagnosed with autism also display a spectrum of gastrointestinal abnormalities. So to test this, her researchers injected mice with an immunostimulant known…

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Optimizing Your Brain: Two Ways to Power Up Your Brain for Better Performance

Could changing the way you eat help you think more clearly, learn more quickly, and make it easier for you to focus? While it’s probably not too surprising to hear that diet and brain health can often go hand in hand, what you might find curious is that some of the things you think about…

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Food, Farming, and New Year’s Resolutions: Starting the New Year Off With Purpose

For many of us, ringing in the new year means setting goals – maybe replacing a bad habit (or two) with a good one, or doing something completely out of the ordinary. Just a quick internet search tells me it’s likely that a lot of us may even be setting similar intentions . . ….

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Mindless Eating – Would You Notice if Your Popcorn Was Stale?

You too would eat stale popcorn. Did you just read the above statement and think: Stale popcorn? Not me. Under the right circumstances, you most probably would be eating this popcorn right alongside your fellow nay-sayers. This is the way of mindless eating. But before we get to the bigger issue of mindless eating, let’s…

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The 10-Day Challenge: Easy Ways to Change Your Health (and Change the World)

The best diet is the one you don’t know you’re on. This is the motto of Brian Wansink, PhD, who leads the Cornell Food and Brand Lab. And isn’t it a great one? Imagine losing weight while seeming to do… … nothing much. Yes, it sounded like a pipe-dream to me to when I first…

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