Posts by: Joe Eitel

Fattening Foods vs. Weight Loss Foods [Graph]

berries vs french fries
A long term study published in the New England Journal of Medicine provides further evidence that it’s not just how much food you eat that causes weight gain but what you eat as well. Maybe the most important finding is that certain foods tend to cause weight gain more than others, while some foods actually promote weight loss. Read More…

HIV Patient Cured of the Virus with Bone Marrow Transplant

HIV AIDS ribbon
Timothy Brown is the first person to ever be cured of HIV. CNN recently reported the good news, saying Brown received a bone marrow transplant with an “HIV-resistant mutation”. The news was reported at the 2012 AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. Read More…

5 Tips for getting Children to Eat Healthy

boy eating vegetables
Getting kids to eat healthily these days can seem a like an impossible task, especially with the multitude of junk food available to them. However, it’s not an insurmountable task when good habits are put in place, along with some basic common sense. With some of these basic tips you can get your children eating (and enjoying) the good stuff. Read More…

Ever Wonder What Your Dreams Mean? [Infographic]

Do you have recurring dreams that seem to make no sense at all? Well, you’re not alone. Research shows that 65 percent of men and 70 percent of women have recurring dreams at one time or another. It’s tough decipher the meaning of dreams, but a new infographic created by Marcus K. Vamer can help to paint a clearer picture for you… Read More…

Study Finds More than 98 percent of Adults Don’t Follow a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

A recently published study found that less than 2 percent of Americans follow seven critical behaviors that can significantly reduce your risk of heart disease. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the U.S., so this research yielded especially alarming results. Read More…

Urinary Tract Infections in Women May be Caused by Chicken


A new published report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests contaminated meats, particularly chicken, cause many of the six to eight million annual cases of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women. In fact, contaminated chicken is the cause of as many as 85 percent of UTI cases, according to the report. Read More…

More Promising Research about the Benefits of Interval Training


There’s no doubt that exercise can be quite time consuming, which the reason many people avoid doing it altogether. However, we’ve discussed specific ways to exercise here at Promote Health that can cut your exercise time in half while providing the same, if not better, health benefit. This method is called high intensity interval training, or HIIT, and several clinical and university studies have proven its effectiveness in the past. A new study further proves HIIT is a time efficient and effective way to exercise. Read More…

Moderate Exercise may Alter Genes to Improve BMI


Certain genes in your body have a predisposition to obesity. In other words, your genetic makeup plays a role in how easily you gain and lose body fat. A new study shows that walking for an hour per day can actually reduce the genetic influence of these “fat genes” by up to 50 percent. The study findings were recently reported at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2012 Scientific Sessions. Read More…

Do Hot Dogs Kill You?…Maybe


A new study conducted by Harvard University School of Public Health reminds us that eating too much red meat increases death caused by heart disease and cancer by up to 21 percent. This isn’t necessarily new information, but the study does offer some good, accurate results worth taking a look at… Read More…

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