4 Myths Nutritionists Wish People Would Forget

When it comes to nutrition, advice can feel like a minefield. New research may contradict studies that came out only a few years ago, and then get replaced by fresh insight soon after publication. The fast pace of change in the nutrition world can make it challenging...

How Much do You Really Need to Walk to Lose Weight?

Regardless of age or fitness level, a dedicated walking program coupled with proper nutrition can be an excellent way to lose weight. To do it right and reach your goals, you’ll need to make sure you’re walking far enough, at the right intensity and paying attention...

Why Walking 10,000 Steps a Day Is Arbitrary

Whether you’re new to walking or just looking for an easy way to reach your weight-loss goals, you’ve likely heard the advice you should aim for 10,000 steps a day. For most people, this translates to roughly 5 miles (depending on things like height and walking gait)....

Homocysteine – A Vascular Enemy

Homocysteine may appear to be nothing more than a basic amino acid whose chemical properties seem to mimic cysteine. But unlike cysteine, the notoriety of homocysteine has grown considerably over the past few decades as researches unveil this amino acid’s dark secrets...

The Evidence on: Due Dates

What is an estimated due date, and how is it determined? What are the risks of going past your due date? Does induction increase the risk of Cesarean? At which point do the benefits of being electively induced outweigh the risks? Does a person’s goals and preferences...