FOOD & DRINK 08/22/2018 04:58 pm ET A Harvard professor recently went on a rant against coconut oil that's got everyone spooked. Don't fret just yet. By Leigh Weingus If you add coconut oil to your morning smoothie, stir fry your veggies in it, or swish it around in your mouth in the name of your oral hygiene, you’re probably not thrilled by Harvard professor Dr. Karin Michels’ recent declaration that coconut oil is “pure poison.” Thanks to its high levels of saturated fat, Michels argued, coconut oil is “one of the worst foods you can eat.” She added that coconut oil is actually more unhealthy than traditional lard. While Michels isn’t wrong about the whole saturated fat thing — coconut oil contains 12 grams of saturated fat per tablespoon — the coconut oil conversation is more nuanced than Michels’ statement is leading people to believe. Let’s take a closer look. The Conflicting Science Around … [Read more...] about Is Coconut Oil ‘Pure Poison’? Here’s What Studies Actually Say
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Eat Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by A Harvard professor called coconut oil “pure poison.” Not everyone takes such a harsh stand. ByRoni Caryn Rabin and Sophie Egan Aug. 21, 2018 In an online video that has gone viral, a Harvard professor takes on the popular food coconut oil, calling it “pure poison.” Is it really that bad for you? The lecture, by Karin Michels, a professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, was delivered in German and is called “Coconut Oil and Other Nutritional Errors.” While not everyone takes such a harsh view against coconut oil, many experts are skeptical about its rising popularity as a purported health food. The New York Times health writer Roni Rabin and food writer Sophie Egan both answered readers’ questions about the health benefits of coconut oil. … [Read more...] about Is Coconut Oil Good or Bad for You?
Friday, July 20, 2018 by: Frances Bloomfield Tags: beauty, goodhealth, skin and nails, skin care, skin health, sunlight, supplements, vitamin D, wound care (Natural News) Have you ever wondered how much sun you need to get your daily dose of vitamin D? What about if anything can be done to prevent stretchmarks? Wonder no more: These pressing questions about your skin have been answered by Dr. Rachael Morris-Jones, a hospital dermatologist with more than 20 years of clinical experience under her belt. Writing for the DailyMail.co.uk, she’s shared what she knows to put these queries to rest (though some will be disagreed on, as you’ll see below). How much sun is needed? The average person requires around 20 to 25 micrograms (mcg) of vitamin D a day. This is a good starting point, but not the only factor to consider. Sunlight intensity, cloud coverage, skin type, location, and even the month of the year can all affect the amount of time you should use sunning. One way … [Read more...] about How much sun do you need to get enough vitamin D? Dermatologist shares the answer to this and other questions about your skin
Healthy and strong muscles are essential for proper body functioning. Also, some people may want to achieve a physical appearance that is enhanced by muscle development. Skeletal muscles are composed of contracting muscle fibers that make movement possible. Muscle contraction also plays a role in how a person sits and stands – in other words, their posture. Muscles also affect joint stability, heat production, and maintenance of body temperature. Interestingly, a skeletal muscle is not just a muscle but an organ as well. They contain many components including muscle fibers, connective, nerve, and blood or vascular tissues. Muscles vary in size from the large ones in the back and thigh to much smaller muscles in parts of the body such as the middle ear. A common question when a person starts exercising is how long does it take to build muscle, and the answer can be a complex one. As we age, muscle mass and strength decrease – especially in men, who are noted to lose muscle … [Read more...] about How long does it take to build muscle?
Following a period of heavy travel, nights out, and celebratory events, I found myself with more than severely dehydrated skin and the post-holiday blues. I found myself with a lot whole lot less of my eyelashes.Eyelash extensions had started as the ideal solution to an intense holiday schedule. They shaved off minutes from my makeup routine, looked great in pictures, and kept me looking fresh-faced(ish) after a five-hour flight. However, two months of a full set of extensions and subsequent fills left my lashes dry, brittle, and sparse. The only solution to the repercussions of my eyelash extensions appeared to be new eyelash extensions. MORE: 22 Gorgeous (Nontoxic!) Natural Beauty Products And Sets“Wearing extensions or false lashes can leave your natural ones thin, brittle, and damaged so it’s important to take a break from time to time,” says New York-based dermatologist Jeannette Graf, MD, FAAD. “Periods of extended use can also damage the lash follicles … [Read more...] about The Best Way To Grow Your Eyelashes Longer And Fuller Naturally