National Nutrition Month Is Here, March Into New Rules

As certified health nerds, we are pretty excited when March rolls around each year. That’s because it signals the arrival of National Nutrition Month! Many nutrition fads and diets come and go over the years. Not to mention the questions about whether eggs, milk, and fat are healthy. Use our list here of 20 new food rules to reach your nutrition and weight management goals without starving or suffering taste this spring!

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Super Bowl Party Dishes: Desserts

Even after snacking and filling up on Super Bowl party food, your guests crave dessert. When the usual brownies, cakes, rice krispies, chocolate covered pretzels, or even sweet popcorn won’t do, these easy, unique treat ideas will please. Try our recipes for Super Bowl cake pops, football bark, cannoli dip, brownie batter dip, and cherry cheesecake dip. Your party will be a hit!

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Party Dishes: The Main Courses

It’s party time and these recipes feed main courses to small and large groups alike. Skip ordering pizza and do some cool things with meatballs, sliders, tacos, and chili. They’re easy to make, and can be tweaked gluten-free, vegan, paleo, dairy-free or whatever needs for that person in your group. Yum!

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Alex Azar Sworn In As Trump’s New HHS Secretary

Alex Azar, a former 10-year executive of drug company Eli Lilly & Co., was sworn in as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Azar served as Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush. Supporters of his appointment see him as seasoned on industry matters and an experienced former HHS member. However, detractors challenge his ability to attack the primary issues facing HHS without bias. They note Azar’s significant time in the pharmaceutical industry and highlight former consultancy work at health insurance companies and biopharmaceuticals.

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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Coffee

Coffee is the most consumed beverage in the world. The overwhelming majority of these study results are positive. Humans have been drinking coffee for longer than recorded history, and research confirms that it has very few downsides. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows about 9,000 studies on coffee and over 25,000 on caffeine. The overwhelming majority of these study results are positive. We compiled a list of 10 of the most shocking and useful health benefits of coffee from that NIH data.

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Your Boss and Dietician Agree: Don’t Skip Lunch

Throughout numerous studies, researchers concluded that skipping lunch leads to accomplishing less at work or school and burning out. Also, the metabolism slows and weight increases. Then, people will often try to compensate for their lack of energy by drinking coffee, energy drinks, or sodas. However, it makes a bad situation worse, because..

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5 Tips To Avoid Political Banter During The Holidays

Hint: bookmark this post to calm your nerves and bring you to a place of apolitical zen. Because we know everyone around the table for Thanksgiving + good ol’ family drama + opposing political views = utter turmoil.

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Where is Melania Trump’s Cyberbullying Campaign?

Melania Trump announced her goal to protect children from cyberbullying in 2017. “It is never okay when a 12-year-old girl or boy is mocked, bullied or attacked … with no name hiding on the internet,” she said. But observers claim little has been done to actually combat the problem. Until her visit with the Secretary of Education to a school, reporters thought. Learn how the campaign against online bullies is going.

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Sen. Ron Johnson Responds To Our Healthcare Criticism

Earlier this year, we published an open letter to Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), slamming his dangerous votes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Read Johnson’s response, which includes his reasoning for why the Affordable Care Act must be disassembled, piece by piece.

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Vital Facts About Trump Opioid Crisis Emergency Plan

President Trump recently declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency, ignoring the recommendation of his opioid commission and breaking the promise to sign a national emergency declaration over the summer. Can the U.S. response to this crisis really be funded by $57,000 and taking back money already disbursed for HIV/AIDS treatment and training laid-off workers?

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