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How Dieting When You’re Young Can Hurt You Later

Losing weight often is a good thing. But if you started dieting at an early age, you may have set yourself up for future health problems — especially if you skipped meals or tried fad diets to shed the weight. One long-term study found…

Trying to Lose Weight? Focusing More On Your Food Can Help

When you’re trying to lose weight, it may seem like all you do is focus on food. But training your attention on what you eat and how you eat it — some call it mindful eating — can have some real benefits for those trying to lose weight, new…

How to Stay Fit and Maintain a Trim Weight After Age 40

You have exercised all your life, and this is how you have always stayed trim. But now that you’re past age 40, you find the weight doesn’t stay off as easily as it used to — even though you’re still exercising as much as ever. Most of us…

23 Foods That Are Good For Your Skin

Your skin is a reflection of your overall health. If you’re healthy inside, you’re healthy outside. You can’t stop yourself from aging. But here are some foods I recommend that can help firm and protect your skin. Eat fish for firmer skin…

Goji Berries and Pregnancy

Goji berries, often used in traditional Chinese medicine, are small, red, edible fruit from a shrub native to China also known as Lycium barbarum. Goji berries are usually dried, eaten raw or cooked. They have recently been touted as a…

5 reasons why you should eat mulberries

Years ago, in the house where I grew up, I remember my mother tending to a small garden circled by a “fence” of mulberry shrubs. In the summer months when the mulberry shrubs bore fruits, my group of feisty friends and I would painstakingly…

8 superfoods you need to include in your diet

Superfoods are essentially foods that have extra-large doses of vitamins and minerals that can help us ward off diseases and live a longer, healthier life. Some of the nutrients that certain superfoods contain include a) antioxidants…

Goji berries take root among China’s aging rockers

Rock and roll may already be showing its age in China. An anniversary concert for legacy rock band Black Panther saw a group of vendors outside a Beijing venue on Saturday selling not T-shirts or beer, but goji berries. In many countries,…

How to Lose Weight the Right Way?

Many people call a truce with the battle of the bulge at a certain age, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. When you’re over 60, being a little overweight may actually be beneficial, because being underweight increases one's risk of…