eNews on Prevention, Wellness & Lifestyle
May. 14, 2014

9 habits of people with a healthy relationship to exercise
The Huffington Post
Much like the precarious line between thinking carefully about food and obsessing over it, exercise is also a highly beneficial component of a healthy lifestyle that can easily become problematic. Especially among people with a history of eating disorders, a healthy relationship to exercise is "just as pertinent as having a healthy relationship with food," says Marjorie Nolan Cohn, RD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and an American College of Sports Medicine certified Health Fitness Specialist. More

For heart health, lifestyle changes have advantages over drug therapy
Consumer Reports via The Washington Post
The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology caused a ruckus late last year when they issued new guidelines that, by some measures, would double the number of people who should be taking a cholesterol-lowering drug. Lost in the ensuing uproar was a less controversial but in some ways more far-reaching recommendation from the same organizations: a renewed emphasis on the power of lifestyle changes in preventing and treating heart disease.More

How to exercise during allergy season
Upwave.com via CNN
It can feel impossible to do much of anything when you're sneezing and blowing your nose constantly. And if you're one of the 8 percent of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, you might find yourself struggling with those symptoms when attempting outdoor exercise in the spring and fall. More

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The truth about elimination diets
Women's Health via ABC News
Skipping out on certain foods in the name of weight loss is nothing new — but the latest trend in elimination diets has little, if anything, to do with weight loss. Now, throngs of health-conscious eaters are turning to elimination diets in an effort to cure everything from headaches and fatigue to skin irritations and digestive woes.More

Why is your diet gluten-free?
The Boston Globe
On his show this week, Jimmy Kimmel took to his "Pedestrian Question" segment to the hiking trails of Los Angeles, sticking microphones in the faces of the fit, trim, and shirtless, to ask them about the diet that's taking the nation by storm: gluten-free.More

What you need to know about vitamin B12
Networx.com via Mother Nature Network
Vitamin B12 is essential to the normal functioning and regeneration of your body. A water soluble vitamin available via numerous dietary sources, B12 is currently being researched as a preventative treatment — or even a cure — for a number of widespread diseases. Why, then, are so many people unaware of the need for this crucial nutrient?More

Tests find risky stimulants in weight-loss supplement
USA Today
Scientists have found a "cocktail of synthetic stimulants" in a U.S.-made weight-loss supplement while investigating a series of health problems experienced by Dutch consumers, according to research published. The supplements Dexaprine and Dexaprine XR are sold by California-based iForce Nutrition. Dexaprine XR continues to be sold in the USA through Internet sites, including Amazon.More

9 habits of people with a healthy relationship to exercise
The Huffington Post
Much like the precarious line between thinking carefully about food and obsessing over it, exercise is also a highly beneficial component of a healthy lifestyle that can easily become problematic.More

Top 5 food facts vs. fiction
The Huffington Post
Krista Yoder Latortue writes: In a recent individualized nutrition counseling session, I was discussing the evidence and science behind many of the eating habits my client was practicing.More

Exercise vs. diet: The truth about weight loss
The Huffington Post
When it comes to slimming down, which one matters more — exercise or diet? Two experts weigh in. "Yes, you can lose weight with diet alone, but exercise is an important component.More

6 facts about saturated fat that will astound you
Back in 2000, the journalist Nina Teicholz got a gig reviewing restaurants in New York City for a small paper. It didn't pay much, but it did come with free meals out, which is how Teicholz found herself eating the kind of rich, fatty food — choice cuts of beef, creamy soups, foie gras — that she'd avoided all of her life. More

Compound in red wine and chocolate may not be secret to better health after all
HealthDay News via CBS News
Resveratrol — a substance found in red wine, grapes and chocolate may not add years to your life, and it doesn't appear to reduce the risk for heart disease or cancer either, according to new research. "When it comes to diet, health and aging, things are not simple and probably do not boil down to one single substance, such as resveratrol," said study lead researcher Dr. Richard Semba, a professor of ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.More

Seasonal allergies: Cough up the dough
By Denise A. Valenti
Spring has sprung, and that means so have seasonal allergies for many folks. An inappropriate immune response to a harmless substance, seasonal allergies generally create quality-of-life concerns without creating major illness. Treatments for seasonal allergies or allergic rhinitis are varied. There are holistic, natural approaches that are available, but most allergy sufferers use antihistamines. The good news is that the cost of combating this annual foe is steadily declining with over-the-counter treatments.More

Alcohol deaths on the rise worldwide
CBS News
Approximately 3.3 million deaths worldwide in 2012 were the result of alcohol consumption, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. Additionally, 16 percent of people in the world who use alcohol could be categorized as binge drinkers. More