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The key to weight loss: ‘Log often, lose more’

The key to weight loss: ‘Log often, lose more’

Many people consider logging everything that they eat to be a tedious task. However, this effective weight-loss technique takes much less time than most people think, according to a recent study. Tracking what you eat more regularly appears to increase weight loss. Obesity is now a common health issue. According to the Centers for Disease […]

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Munchies: Does cannabis really increase desire for junk food?

Munchies: Does cannabis really increase desire for junk food?

A recent study shows that one of the stereotypical behaviors that people associate with consuming marijuana may have a firm basis in truth — legalizing cannabis produces a spike in junk food sales. A recent study finds strong evidence for the ‘munchies’ phenomenon. In the United States, marijuana laws have changed immeasurably over recent years. […]

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Has fast food become worse for our health in the past 30 years?

Has fast food become worse for our health in the past 30 years?

Filled with empty calories and ultra-processed, fast food may increase the risk of obesity and cancer. While fast-food chains have ostensibly been trying to offer more healthful options, a new study finds that the health impact of their menus has not improved — to the contrary, in fact. Fast food may now be worse for […]

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Health benefits of BCAAs

Health benefits of BCAAs

Supplements containing BCAAs, or branched-chain amino acids, are popular with bodybuilders and athletes for boosting muscle growth and performance. Limited research suggests that BCAAs may also have some other health benefits.BCAAs are essential amino acids. The three BCAAs are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. The body uses amino acids to make proteins, which are the building […]

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What are mania and hypomania?

What are mania and hypomania?

Mania and hypomania are periods where a person feels elated, very active, and full of energy. Hypomania is a milder form of mania. Mania and hypomania both involve periods when the individual feels excited or experiences an energized mood. They differ in how severe these mood changes are: Mania is a severe episode that may […]

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What counts as bipolar disorder?

What counts as bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder causes a person to experience episodes of mania or hypomania and depression. People who suspect that they have bipolar disorder should see a doctor, who will perform several tests and may refer them to a psychiatrist or psychologist for further assessment. Diagnosing bipolar disorder is difficult, as no single test can tell whether […]

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How to get into ketosis fast

How to get into ketosis fast

Ketosis is a natural state of the metabolic process. When a person has reached ketosis, their body is burning stored fat instead of glucose.As the body breaks fat down, acids called ketones begin to build up in the blood. These ketones then leave the body in the urine. The presence of ketones in the blood […]

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What to know about bipolar disorder and sex

What to know about bipolar disorder and sex

Bipolar disorder causes a person to experience intense shifts in moods, sometimes from a manic state to a depressed state, for example. These shifts can occur with changes in sexual desire, confidence, or sexual function. Though the symptoms vary from person to person, bipolar disorder can disrupt several aspects of a person’s life, including their […]

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What are the treatments for bipolar depression?

What are the treatments for bipolar depression?

For some people, bipolar disorder can cause episodes of depression. People can manage bipolar-related depression using medications, therapies, and other treatments. Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that involves shifts in mood, energy levels, and activity levels. Depending on the type of bipolar a person has, they may experience episodes of depression that interfere […]

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A list of the best high-protein snacks

A list of the best high-protein snacks

Many people turn to protein snacks to avoid hunger between meals. However, some snacks are more nutritious and less likely than others to damage a person’s health if eaten regularly. If chosen carefully, snacks can have good nutrients without containing substances that can cause a person harm. Also, it is important to choose a variety […]