”..men lie, women lie, numbers don’t..” Jay-Z.
During his acceptance speech at the 2009 American Music Awards, Jay-Z quipped about the ubiquitous relationship killer – trust. He’s not wrong. Infidelity is a leading cause of divorce, and in the U.S., rates are high: 40-50% of marriages end in divorce. But it need not be that way.
Through the simple act of hugging someone you release a feel good hormone called oxytocin, which promotes feelings of trust and bonding — both in yourself and the person you’re touching. Not only that, oxytocin can help control high blood pressure, anxiety, digestive disorders, and pain.
Could it be true then – All you need is love…..?READ MORE
This week I want to share with you, highlights from a podcast I recently listened to. It was about gratitude and our health – mental and physical.
The official podcast can be found here (source: Ben Greenfield Fitness Show). Till then, here’s what you need to know.
Question: Which of the following statements is true?
A: ‘I can’t put weight on, I have a fast metabolism’
B: ‘I can’t lose weight, I have a slow metabolism‘
C: ‘I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure – my doctor says it’s metabolic syndrome’
Answer: All of them
Sure, metabolism is how fast your body burns calories, but when it’s out of control it can make you sick. This state, known as metabolic syndrome is on the rise, bringing with it an increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.
Full disclosure: I hate fish and seafood. I hate shrimp, squid, lobster, crab and especially sushi. I’ve tried them all, but my taste buds just don’t respond. READ MORE
“The same dietary advice cannot be good for everyone, because we are all different”.
That’s the hard line from Dr. Eran Elinav – immunologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. His team studies nutritional genomics, a promising field of genetics that explains why you don’t lose weight on a given diet, even though your friend does.
A study published by the Journal of American College of Cardiology has found that just one or two sugary drinks per day, can increase your risk of a heart attack by a whopping 35%!
Just in time for summer, try these healthy and refreshing alternatives instead.
A doctor diagnosing you without seeing you, or a contact lens which monitors your blood sugar around the clock. Healthcare is on the precipice of a major revolution, and technology is leading the way.