Carl Lowe Archive
Carl Lowe has written about health, fitness and nutrition for a wide range of publications including Prevention Magazine, Self Magazine and Time-Life Books. The author of more than a dozen books, he has been gluten-free since 2007. Email this author.
If you’re tired of regaining weight each time you take off pounds, you’re not alone. Almost everyone puts the pounds back on after a diet. But researchers have found ways to improve the odds of getting slender and staying slender.
Burning off more body fat may be as simple as sprinkling a common spice on your dinner. And now scientists are starting to investigate the fat-fighting natural chemicals in this condiment that you can start using today to vanquish fat cells.
If a painkiller is the first thing you reach for when you come down with a cold, you may be making your cold worse. Research in England shows that one of the most common pills people take for a cold may worsen viral respiratory infections.
While HDL is considered the “good” cholesterol that helps keep arteries functioning, not all HDL does its heart-protection job very well. But researchers at UCLA have found an exercise that makes your HDL better at keeping your cardiovascular system in tip-top shape.
To take calcium supplements or to pass them up: Experts continue to argue about the value of taking this mineral in pill form. But a reliable recommendation about what you need to do to get enough calcium to protect your bones is finally taking shape.
Research based on national statistics shows that the leading source of “injury death” in the United States is your local pharmacy. In our rush to swallow all kinds of prescription painkillers, drug poisoning has increased by 300 percent since 1980.
Eating too much greasy, sugary junk food gets much of the blame for making us overweight and prone to diabetes and heart disease. But researchers in France have found that common contaminants on your dinner plate are adding to the health dangers.
Certain jobs demand a high level of emotional intelligence and the ability to understand what others are feeling. For instance, if you are involved in sales, comprehending how others react to your pitch can spell the difference between success and failure. And a study shows that reading the right kind of book can sharpen your ability to read what other people are thinking.
Many studies indicate that being married does good things for men’s health. Married men may live longer and healthier lives. But that begs the question: What happens to the longevity and well-being of men who get divorced?
If you want to get the most nutrients from a salad, take the advice of researchers who have found that what you put on your salad is as important as what’s in your salad. A study at Purdue shows that olive oil on a salad helps your body absorb more beneficial phytonutrients than other oils make possible.