What is a reducetarian? It’s a new diet aimed at ingesting less meat

What is a reducetarian? It’s a new diet aimed at ingesting less meat

When it comes to diets, “all or nothing” is a hard motto to live by. For example, think of the person who could be a vegetarian but just can’t give up bacon, or the vegan who occasionally slips up. A new movement — reducetarianism — aims to be mindful of eating less meat but not cutting it out altogether. The …

Colon cancer signs

Colon cancer signs

Colon cancer is fierce. It’s the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in the United States, and the second-leading cause in men, according to the American Cancer Society. One out of every 21 men and one out of every 23 women will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime, but the death rate has been dropping for several decades thanks …

Five reasons why your eyes could be acting oddly

Five reasons why your eyes could be acting oddly

Your eyes aren’t just there for seeing. They’re also connected to your nervous system, so they can be a clue that something’s wrong with your health. Here are a few reasons why your eyes can be doing weird things: Autoimmune disease – This could cause droopy eyelids, as muscle weakness can make it difficult to open your eyes all the …

Aquafaba: The trendiest health food you’re not eating

Aquafaba: The trendiest health food you’re not eating

What Is Aquafaba? Aquafaba is chickpea water — the water you find in the cans or boxes of chickpeas. This water that’s been soaking in chickpea goodness is a recently discovered egg white replacement. How Does It Work? When whipped, aquafaba has the consistency and texture of whipped egg whites. Goose Wholt, a software engineer from Indiana, discovered this frothy …

Recommended vaccines for college-bound kids

Recommended vaccines for college-bound kids

Along with the extra-long bedsheets and a laptop computer, be sure your college-bound child is completely covered when he or she heads off to school. In addition to dorm room essentials, college students need specific inoculations, too. “Vaccination requirements are legislated not by the federal government but established by each state. All have slightly different requirements,” said Dr. William Schaffner, …

Four scientifically proven ways to be happier

Four scientifically proven ways to be happier

Want to be happier? Science says you can make yourself happy. Call your mom – A 2010 study found that just talking to your mother for a few minutes a day can reduce your stress, because hearing her voice can release oxytocin, which is your happy hormone. It’s almost as good as getting hugged by her. Hang out with your …