We are Eating Too Much Sugar, But Are There Healthy Halloween Treat Options? The average American consumes 152 pounds of sugar and 133 pounds of flour per year, says Mark Hyman, MD, in Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? That’s nearly three-quarters of a pound daily, or as Hyman notes, “a pharmacologic dose our
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Your body secretes about 50 hormones that control many critical functions including metabolism, homeostasis (balance), sexual activity, and contraction of the heart muscle. Think of hormones as messenger molecules that one part of your body makes and then transports (via the bloodstream) elsewhere. Your pancreas, for instance, secretes insulin, a hormone that helps your body
Vitamin C: The Discovery Scurvy, a clinical syndrome that results from vitamin C deficiencies, was first reported in 1550 BC. The description from Hippocrates sounds grim: “The mouth feels bad; the gums are detached from the teeth; blood runs from the nostrils…ulcerations on the legs; some of these heal… skin is thin.” In the 18th
Where in the Body is Arthritis? All in the Joint A joint is any place where two or more bones connect, including your shoulder, elbow, knee, and jaw. Adults have over 200 joints, allowing mobility, flexibility, and the ability to stay physically active. For every joint in your body: A flexible tissue called, cartilage, lines
“Get more energy! Burn fat faster! Build muscle! Recover quicker!” Ergogenic Aids – Or – Workout Supplements Those are among the many claims of ergogenic aids, more commonly called exercise or workout supplements, which you will find as powders, pills, and liquids in warehouse chains, fitness stores, health food grocery stores, vitamin shops, and many