Wellness

Stuck at a Weight Plateau? Try Intermittent Fasting

by Joel Fuhrman, M.D., Wellness Contributor Stuck at a weight plateau? Try adding intermittent fasting to your routine. The use of time-restricted eating (also called intermittent fasting) is gaining popularity for a variety of health reasons, and if you are stuck at a weight and want to lose some more, intermittent fasting might be the help you need. Here’s how it works: In the...

Hot Hikes with Thick Thighs: The Latest Chafing Remedies

The sun is out; it’s a beautiful day, and you have your heart set on getting out there and moving your body. The fresh air and exercise might feel great, but for many of us, going out unprepared for this reality, can ruin a great day. Unexpected thigh chafing is more than annoying, it's painful! We went looking for...

What to Do When Someone You Love Has Cancer

There aren't many of us untouched by cancer, whether we've fought our own battles or held the hands of friends and loved ones as they went through their own treatments. It's not uncommon for those who have not had cancer to know what to say to their friends undergoing treatment. How do we talk about it, or ask about...

7 Common Myths About Grain Products

by Natalya Fazylova, Wellness Contributor Nutritionists say that excluding grain products from the diet is not only useless but even dangerous. On the other hand, people who want to lose weight are still trying to stay away from them. But we have collected seven myths about grain products, which you should know. 1. Cereals contribute to weight gain. A study performed by...

3 Signs It’s Time to Slow Down

The average American logs 44 hours per week with their employer and 50 or 60-hour workweeks are common in some industries. Combine those long workweeks with other commitments, like parenting, social events and volunteer work, and it’s easy to pile too many obligations into an already hectic week. While some adults love leading fast-paced lives, it’s not necessarily good for their...

Are There Healthy Sugars?

by Joel Fuhrman, M. D., Wellness Contributor Agave, honey, coconut sugar, and maple syrup are all marketed as healthier alternatives to table sugar and other added sugars, such as high-fructose corn syrup and evaporated cane juice. Is there any truth to those claims? Here are the facts. Alternative sweeteners, just like conventional sweeteners, add little nutritional value and contain substantial calories. Since...

What You Drink Could Hurt You

It doesn't matter if you're enjoying time outside on a warm spring day, or cozying up by the fire on a cool fall night. Just make sure you think twice before reaching for a sugar-sweetened beverage to satisfy your cravings. Why? Sugary drinks have been linked to a number of very serious health risks. Joel Fuhrman, M.D., of Wellness.com explains...

Top 20 Sacred Sexual Secrets

Sexual health is one of the most important elements of our being. It's natural to our existence. So why do we sometimes label it as "dirty" and shy away from it? Andrew Pacholyk of Wellness.com has spent years studying sexuality and applying what he has learned to his fertility practice. Check out his list of 20 sacred secrets in full...

5 Good Reasons to Find Another Doctor

by Fred Fletcher, Wellness Contributor These days you cannot take a chance on just any doctor.  You need to find a doctor that is not only keeping up with the latest technologies and treatment options, but who is also caring and self-involved.  Beyond that, you need to get off the old adage that all doctors are equally-competent; in fact, run...

Eat Soup to Lose Weight

by Joel Fuhrman, M.D., Wellness Contributor Why Sunday is Definitely Soup Night In my house, Sunday is Soup Day. Almost every Sunday I make a huge pot of vegetable bean soup. It is a convenient way to do two important things: make sure that I have a reliable meal on weeknights when I am tired after working all day, and it...

Your Attitude and Your Face

Your face says a lot about you. It's not just about your skin condition, pimples, or winkles. It's about your natural, day-to-day expression and the...