• A Bay Area study quantifying the public health benefits of green transportation choices is getting some important national exposure. The online version of the American Journal of Public Health today released findings from a study looking at the public health benefits potentially accruing to the San Francisco Bay Area...
     
  • February is American Heart Month, and the US Food and Drug Administration has a tool to help you achieve a heart-healthy lifestyle.  It's called the Nutrition Facts Label, and it can be found on all packaged foods and beverages. Now in its twentieth year, the Nutrition Facts Label helps you track the various...
     
  • Valentine's Day can be a lonely day for single mid-life women who are having reservations about their lives as opposed to making romantic dinner reservations. Self-Love Sherpa Wendy Baudin invites them to reframe their lives without relying on a dinner date, life partner, or spouse to complete them. Since 2008,...
     
  • Today, Metagenics, Inc., a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company focused on improving health, introduced the FirstLine Therapy Healthy Transformation Weight Loss Program, a 12-week nutritional and lifestyle program to help patients improve their lives. This program was modeled after a recent clinical study in...
     
  • Fun facts about Valentine's Day
    Expressing one's love to another is a celebrated custom on Valentine's Day; whereby sweethearts and family members present gifts to one another, such as cards, candy, flowers and other symbols of affection. Opinions differ as to who was the original Valentine, but the most popular theory is that he was a...
     
  • A national survey of fitness enthusiasts who exercise three or more times a week show a strong dedication to reaching fitness goals; however the vast majority – 82 percent— admitted to falling short when it comes to post-workout nutrition habits.   The results of the survey from Abbott...
     
  • While the majority of Americans are at least aware of atrial fibrillation (AF), many may be unable to identify or may even ignore the warning signs of the disorder. In fact, according to a new survey issued by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), one in three Americans indicate that if they felt their heart quiver or skip...
     
  • Diets lean on meat and rich in healthy fats like olive oil were most effective at promoting weight loss and lowering blood sugar among people with diabetes in a review of evidence from the last 10 years. Benefits were also seen with diets low in carbohydrates, high in protein or low in simple sugars. "If you look...
     
  • A nutritious diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables might be healthier for humans but not necessarily healthier for the environment, according to a French study. After analyzing the eating habits of about 2,000 French adults, and the greenhouse gas emissions generated by producing the plants, fish, meat,...
     
  • ConsumerLab.com, a leading provider of consumer information and independent evaluations of products that affect health and nutrition, announced Life Extension has been rated number one in four categories in the 2012 ConsumerLab.com survey of vitamin and supplement users. The ratings results from four consumer...