12 Things That Make You Gain Belly Fat

Excess belly fat is extremely unhealthy. It’s a risk factor for diseases like metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer (1). The medical term for unhealthy fat in the belly is “visceral fat,” which refers to fat surrounding the liver and other organs in your abdomen. Even normal-weight people with excess belly fat have an … Read more

If You’re Not Getting At Least 7 Hours of Sleep, You’re Risking Your Health. Here’s Why

More than a third of the population is not getting enough sleep. It’s not healthy to be drained and fatigued throughout the day, craving caffeinated beverages and sugar rushes, but it’s certainly way too common. Unfortunately, fatigue has been accepted as a part of western life. Now, a new study jolts us back to reality. … Read more

Increasing Your Intake of Tryptophan for Dinner Could Help You Go to Sleep in 5 Minutes

The right food at the right time can get you ready for a good night’s sleep. By Ellen Kamhi PhD, RN, AHN-BC, AHG and Lynn Allison Can’t sleep through the night? If you find yourself tossing and turning instead of sleeping soundly, you are not alone. Experts say that at least once in our lives, most … Read more

3 Things You Didn’t Know Were Making You Tired

If you’re constantly feeling tired and run down, it may not be for the reasons you tell yourself. You’re probably not lazy, or boring. The reason may be you’re not getting the fuel you need to energize your life! Here are 3 surprising reasons why you’re tired: 1. You’re Not Sleeping or Resting Enough This … Read more

Massive, 13-year study: getting an extra hour of sleep may cut belly fat in half!

One of the major causes of chronic stress in the modern environment is sleep deprivation and disturbance. Even a single day of sleep deprivation can increase cortisol levels by over 100%. Sleep duration has been declining over the last few decades. In 1910, people slept 9 hours on average. By 1960, surveys indicated that Americans … Read more

5 science-backed ways to fall asleep the second you put your head on a pillow

To truly heal your body you must get enough sleep. Compared to any medication or natural remedy, sleep might be the most powerful and efficient at healing your body. Sleep helps replenish energy, boost your immune system, rest your brain, improve your memory, and decrease any pain you are experiencing. In addition sleep improves longevity, … Read more

Never wake up in the middle of the night again! 5 foods to eat before bedtime!

According to the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, nearly 1 in 10 adults in the United States suffers from insomnia. Although most of these people suffer from short-term insomnia, many of them also suffer from chronic insomnia (i.e., difficulty falling or staying asleep for more than six months). Such sleep deprivation can significantly … Read more