Summer has arrived: Backyard barbecues, swimming, hiking, cycling… and, of course, mosquitoes. The bites of those little critters are not only annoying and itchy, but may carry harmful viruses, such as West Nile virus and St. Louis encephalitis virus. Outside of the U.S., mosquitoes may carry even more dangerous diseases such as malaria and dengue fever.
Once upon a time, grains (wheat, rice, millet, etc.) were the darlings of nutrition: plant-based, full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They formed the base of the old food pyramid, with recommendations to eat 6-11 servings per day. But like a plot twist in a Christopher Nolan movie, grains have become vilified over the last 10 or 15 years: empty calories,
If you’re a reader of my articles, you might think the “This” I’m referring to is my favorite supplement — exercise. While that’s true, this time, let’s focus on that other foundation of health: sleep.
A recent study added to the evidence that inadequate or disrupted sleep induces metabolic changes in the body that can lead to diabetes and weight gain.