Are you one of the many that crave your afternoon caffeine boost in the form of a sugary, bubbly beverage? As adults, we know that soda isn’t the best choice of beverage, yet the taste and energy boost are hard to pass up. But new research is uncovering that soda may do more than perk you up and expand your waistline. Current Nutrition Reports recently shared that drinking sugar-sweetened drinks like soda impacts your gut bacteria, causes inflammation, and increases oxidated stress. Do you know what all those things have in common? They’re causes of early aging. In fact, researchers from the University of California San Francisco shared, “For a daily consumption of the current standard 20-ounce serving size for sugar-sweetened sodas, this corresponds to 4.6 additional years of aging.”
So, why exactly does it cause that type of accelerated aging? Let’s dig a little deeper.
After the teen years, most women will see cellulite develop in areas where fat deposits are concentrated, including the thighs, hips, and buttocks. While excess fat definitely makes the condition worse, even slim women find they may have uneven fat deposits just below the surface of the skin that cause the dimpled—and dreaded—“cottage cheese” effect.Continue Reading Can Food Really Fight Cellulite?
Girls used to start puberty at 12 or 13. A recent study, conducted by authors Louise Greenspan (a pediatric endocrinologist at Kaiser Permanente) and Julianna Deardorff (an associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley), found that by the age of 7, 23 percent of black girls, 15 percent of Hispanic girls, and 10 percent of white girls had started to develop breasts.Continue Reading Puberty Starting Age 7 — What’s Going On?
If Pepsi, Coke, and other sugary sodas are part of your daily diet, you’re doing a lot more than quenching a thirst. Sugary carbonated drinks have actually been linked to shorter life spans and aging-related diseases like cancer.Continue Reading Drinking Sugary Sodas Can Have the Same Effect as Smoking
For a healthy, vibrant glow as you enter the new year, consider not only the creams and lotions you put on your skin but the vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and antioxidants that you put into your body.Continue Reading Six Food Groups To Make Your Skin Glow In 2015
As we complete 2014 and the new year spreads before us, shining and full of promise, here are some resolutions that can help us to truly transform ourselves, body and mind.Continue Reading New Year’s Resolutions That Have Staying Power
Nothing like the holidays to make us aware of excess belly fat. We’ve eaten too much turkey and gravy, nibbled on the non-ending stream of holiday cookies that show up at work, and find ourselves too busy to go to the gym. December is a great time to take a serious look at the popular diets that promise a flat stomach, along with improved general health and a new lease on life! (For a complete review of America’s top 32 diets, check out “Find the Best Diet” at U.S. News & World Report.)Continue Reading Which Diet Will Help My Belly Fat?
Summer is nearly over. While you may have a lovely tan, your skin may also feel dry, rough, with uneven color if you were in the sun without adequate protection. It is now time to start a nurturing skin regime that replenishes your antioxidants and helps to repair sun damage.Continue Reading Antioxidants, the Key to Repair Sun Damage!
The complex task of taking care of the largest organ in the body—the skin—can break down into two simple rules:
1. Protect during the day
2. Repair and regenerate at night
Continue Reading Taking Care of the Largest Organ in the Body—Your Skin