Sleep May Clean Our Brains of Toxic “Gunk”

Inadequate sleep has been linked to weight gain and increased stress. And too little shuteye can leave us feeling distracted. But now, research is suggesting that sleep is also essential to “clean brains” – it can help scrub our brains of “gunk” that could cause neurological disorders. Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center … Continue reading Sleep May Clean Our Brains of Toxic “Gunk”

Finally, a Justification for Craving Sugar

Sweet lovers may finally have a scapegoat for their cravings. According to several research studies, a craving for sweet treats can be explained physiologically. Studies have suggested that cravings for carb-rich foods come from a need to affect one’s neurotransmitters, especially in obese individuals or those with eating disorders. Certain meals may also create a … Continue reading Finally, a Justification for Craving Sugar

Kids May Be Healthier: Are We Doing Something Right?

There are indications that childhood obesity is on the decline. Maybe our kids are finally getting healthier. Or are they? According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) “Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years.” However, the journal Pediatrics recently reported a small but significant … Continue reading Kids May Be Healthier: Are We Doing Something Right?