Staying Relaxed During the Holiday Rush


It’s the week of Thanksgiving, which means that the holidays are finally here. During the holiday season, there are lots of fun things to look forward to — putting up holiday decorations, spending time with loved ones, baking with your kids — but the holidays can also be one of the most stressful times of the year. During the holidays, you have ...

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Understanding the Links Between Circadian Rhythms and Healthy Weight Maintenance


Earlier this week, the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three American scientists for their discoveries of physiological mechanisms that control circadian rhythms. In 1984, they isolated a fruit fly gene that regulates the physiological response to light and dark. The gene codes for a protein that accumulates in the cell during the night and is degraded during ...

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Using Nutrition to Combat Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most commonly diagnosed functional gastrointestinal disorder, affecting between 10 and 15 percent of all people around the world. Ironically, IBS is also one of the least well-understood medical conditions. In some cases, the symptoms can be difficult to recognize.  In other cases, IBS is simply a diagnosis of last resort — that is, the doctor makes the diagnosis simply by ruling out the other ...

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