Are Carbs Standing in the Way of Your Weight Loss?

There’s no question that obesity is a major problem in the United States, with about two-thirds of all adults weighing more than they should. In recent years, carbohydrates have shouldered much of the blame for our struggles with weight loss and eating a healthy diet. The reality, however, is that a low carb diet is not theRead More

Could eating yogurt help treat depression?

A new study suggests that there may be an effective alternative to medication for the treatment of depression: probiotic bacteria found in yogurt. Researchers suggest that probiotic bacteria found in yogurt may help to treat depression. Researchers found that Lactobacillus – “friendly” bacteria present in live-cultured yogurt – reversed depressive-like behavior in mice by altering their gutRead More

Why New York is a great winter destination – just wrap up warmly

When I visited New York in December, I admit that despite thermals and layers, I was freezing. The cold temperatures – sometimes reaching lows of -2°C – were further blighted by biting Arctic winds. Yet streaming eyes, and a faced pinched by the frost did not deter me from enjoying an hour-long narrated horse and carriage ride around CentralRead More