After Susan gave birth to her first child, she wanted to lose a few pounds to get to her pre-pregnancy weight. And...then life happened. By the time she gave birth to kiddo number-four, about eight years ago, she was 120 pounds above her pre-baby weight of 150.Susan tried what felt like an endless cycle of diets. She visited doctors and reluctantly talked to surgeons about gastric bypass surgery. At 44 years old, her weight-loss struggle was nothing but frustrating. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Then, in October of 2017, she started seeing a holistic nutritionist. And for the first time, she actually felt optimistic that she might be able to lose weight.What IS Holistic Nutrition? Whereas registered dietitians focus on, well, your diet, holistic nutritionists look at other lifestyle factors, too, like your sleep habits, what's stressing you out, and your hormone levels for a more (wait for it...) holistic approach, says Erica Larson , an integrative nutritionist and … [Read more...] about Holistic Nutritionists Are B.S….Right?
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Thursday, March 08, 2018 by: David Williams Tags: artificial meat, beef, clean meat, food, food cloning, food labeling, food science, goodfood, grocery, lab meat, lab-grown meat, meat products, regulation, USDA, weird science (Natural News) The era of so-called clean meat – artificial meat that was created from cells in a laboratory setting instead of being taken from real, live animals – is almost here. And the world has barely begun to try to keep up. Even the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) has taken their sweet time in dealing with the issue. But now they have finally made their first move. In a newly-filed petition, the USCA has listed off all of their current concerns on clean meat, making it clear that they want the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to differentiate between conventional meat and artificial ones by putting forth official definitions for either one of them. This is according to a report that covers the 15-page petition, which aims … [Read more...] about U.S. beef industry makes strategic move to counter lab-grown meat with legal definition of “meat”
Getty ImagesVictoria Jones/PA Images Meghan Markle was keeping snug in chunky knitwear by All Saints, and continued her belted coat obsession in a navy and cream number by J. Crew as she arrived in Birmingham for her latest engagement with Prince Harry. The couple are launching a project aimed at inspiring female students on International Women's Day—with Meghan's white jumper being an acknowledgment to the suffragette movement, as the color is associated with women's suffrage and symbolizes resistance. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Buy now All Saints Jones Jumper, Allsaints.com, £168Buy now J Crew Two-Tone Wool Blend Coat, net-a-porter.com, £330The 36-year-old actress's two-tone wool blend navy coat with white edges is priced at £330 exclusively through Net-a-Porter, but has almost completely sold out in all available sizes. Meghan's Jones Jumper in chalk white is available from All Saints at £168. The Suits star also wore black trousers by … [Read more...] about The Hidden Meaning Behind Meghan Markle’s Latest Outfit
Monday, March 05, 2018 by: David Williams Tags: Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator, blood test, brain damage, brain health, brain trauma, concussion, CT scan, FDA, goodmedicine, head injuries, traumatic brain injury (Natural News) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just finished screening the first diagnostic blood test that can be used to evaluate the severity of what it calls mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) – concussions, to the layperson – and interestingly, it has approved the same for marketing. The blood test is called the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator (BBTI) and is now part of the FDA’s Breakthrough Devices Program. It is said that the new blood test can be used to accurately and quickly identify patients with existing brain tissue damage, or intracranial lesions, caused by head injuries without the need to resort to CT scans. Comparatively, the new blood test is not only less time-consuming, but is also a lot less expensive. In typical cases … [Read more...] about U.S. Food and Drug Administration issues approval for first blood test for concussions… but is it accurate?
1 of 29 Kris Jenner Kristen Mary Houghton is the woman who started the Kardashian Kraze. But we know her now by the shortened name "Kris." Her and her younger sister Karen both share "K" names, though their parents' names were Robert and Mary Jo. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 2 of 29 Meaning behind the "K" names ICYMI: All the Kardashian and Jenner sisters' names begin with the letter "K." Mom of all five girls, Kris Jenner, seemingly started that trend, and while she has never specifically given a reason for this, we've got to think it has something to do with her name and her late husband Robert Kardashian's last name. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 3 of 29 The reason the family isn't keeping the "K" theme There's soon to be nine Kardashian/Jenner babies, but not a single one of them has a name that starts with the letter "K"—which seems odd. But according to reports, Kim didn't want to use a K name because she thought the tabloids would … [Read more...] about The Hidden Meanings Behind All of the Kardashian/Jenner Baby Names
(Natural News) The term extraterrestrial used to stand for something truly great. Now, as far as the general public is concerned, it has all but lost its meaning. The same applies to the related phrase, extraterrestrial intelligence. Perhaps both terms just don’t roll off the tongue. No matter the reason, it’s quite clear that both words are, for lack of a better term, obsolete. Now, one of the world’s leading experts on the subject has given her thoughts on it, and surprisingly, she wants to get rid of it entirely.According to Jill Tarter, a world-renowned astrophysicist who served as a former director of the Center for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Research, it’s pretty much high time for the term “SETI” to be changed or rebranded. In her view, it’s a misnomer and could ultimately end up leading people down the wrong path on the search for alien life outside of the planet Earth.During a recently concluded meeting of … [Read more...] about Intelligence means technology: SETI expert says they’re actually searching for “technosignatures”
Your poop can tell you a lot about your health. Red in the bowl—which can signal anything from hemorrhoids to colon cancer—is a known red flag. But what if the color is just fine, but it doesn't exactly sink to the bottom of the bowl like normal poop does?It's not exactly common, but we've all probably experienced the floating turd. So what exactly does it mean if your stool is not sinking?Torch fat, get fit, and look and feel great with Women's Health's All in 18 DVD! “A floating stool is simply less dense than a sinking stool,” says gastroenterologist Neil Stollman, M.D. Doctors used to think this resulted from excess fat in the feces, but one study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests it’s actually extra air. Dr. Stollman says it could probably be either, though air is more likely.Extra air in the stool could come from unabsorbed carbohydrates, like lactose or fiber, which ferment in the colon and release gas, says Dr. Stollman. This may … [Read more...] about Here’s What It Means If Your Poop Floats
Donald Trump has a nasty habit of slipping into mean girl mode on Twitter. Some might even call him a bully. And to drive home the point, Nylon has created a video of teenagers reading his actual tweets aloud.In one scene, a girl in a school uniform says to her friend while walking down the hall, “Lightweight Marco Rubio looks like a little boy onstage.” Her friend’s response: “The problem is, he is a choker, and once a choker, always a choker. Mr. Meltdown!”RELATED: When It Comes to Proving Trump’s Misogyny, No One Says It Better Than the Man HimselfThey then keep the convo going at their lockers. “I hear the Rickets family, who owns the Chicago Cubs, are secretly spending money against me,” says one. “They better be careful. They have a lot to hide.”Sign up for Women's Health's new newsletter, So This Happened, to get the day’s trending stories and health studies.But our personal fave is one that involves … [Read more...] about Teenage Girls Reading Donald Trump’s Mean Tweets Sums Up This Entire Election
In one way or another, we're all on a search for meaning in our lives (not to get all deep on you). This pursuit is universal: It's what causes us to embrace—or reject—faith and to pick romantic partners who we think will give our journey more dimension and direction. A common time this quest tends to veer off course and into a ditch? When we're choosing a career—which is really kind of insane, considering we spend more hours at work than almost anywhere else.To be sure, tons of people pick a profession because they think it will garner them power or a fat paycheck; after all, we've been conditioned to think that money buys happiness, despite adages that say the opposite. We've convinced ourselves that picking a job just because we love it or because it makes us—and others—feel good is impractical or indulgent. But that assumption is totally misguided, as Women's Health reveals in this month's Meaning is the New Money. In this piece we explore the inherent … [Read more...] about What It All Means: Purpose Vs. Passion
Approximately a quarter of the country's physicians are international medical graduates. This diverse physician community, many of whom obtained their medical degrees abroad before taking up positions in the United States, play a significant but often overlooked role in U.S. healthcare. According to the American Association of Medical College (AAMC), more than 6,000 international medical graduates (IMGs) come to the U.S. each year to participate in medical residency programs, under what are known as J-1 non-immigrant visas. Once they complete their residency, these physicians have two options, should they wish to practice in the U.S. They can return to their home country for at least 2 years, then apply to re-enter the U.S. following a different immigration pathway, such as an H1-B worker visa. Alternatively, they can apply for what is known as a Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver. This allows IMGs to stay in the U.S. providing they commit to serving in underserved, often rural, areas for 3 … [Read more...] about Immigrant physicians: Why are they vital for U.S. healthcare?