Getting enough sleep is not always easy, and sometimes it is just impossible to get your 8 hours in! But as long as missed sleep doesn’t become a habit, it is OK to have one shorter night every now and then. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to help your body get the best quality rest!
Have you ever wondered why certain diets and workouts work for some people, but not for others? It could be due to our genetic makeup. Is it possible to use our genes to help us determine what foods we should be eating and how we should be exercising?
The answer: YES! Welcome to the future of personalized nutrition, tailored to your unique body and based on your genes.
When I was in Africa, I was able to experience many foods that I'd never heard of or seen before. This is one of my favorite things about traveling - the discovery of new flavors, and along with them, new cultures. Recently, I found myself on assignment in South Sudan. This is a nation normally associated with civil strife - a quick search only brings up awful headlines about the fighting that is still ongoing in this beautiful country. Dealing with this humanitarian crisis was the main reason for my being there, yet when I'm on assignment, I still always make an effort to dive into local culture as much as I can.
A huge number of Americans - up to 30% - believe they should be eating less gluten, a protein found in some grains such as wheat, barley and rye. But is this fear of gluten legitimate and is there evidence to support this belief? Or is it just another misplaced fad, similar to the fear of fat that swept through America in the 80's and 90's?