10 Interesting Articles in 2014

Here are 10 articles from 2014 that I found especially interesting. There are 3 articles about the microbiome and the bugs in our gut. The most fascinating one is the research showing that the bugs in our gut may be driving our appetite, cravings and moods, driving us to eat what they want. I had to include the important piece from Men’s Journal, on how every time you walk into a physician’s office, you run the risk of overtreatment. This is essential reading if you haven’t seen it yet! There are also articles on some unusual beneficial effects of exercise and the detrimental effects of sitting too long. And obviously I had to include posts about the benefits of fat and the evils of sugar.

1. Science Daily 

It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us may very well be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want.

2. NY Times

Being physically active may encourage beneficial germs to thrive in your gut, while inactivity could do the reverse.

3. NY Times 

Study of Organic Crops Finds Fewer Pesticides and More Antioxidants

4. The Age

A British professor’s 1972 book about the dangers of sugar is now seen as prophetic. Then why did it lead to the end of his career?

5. Men’s Journal

Every time you walk into a physician’s office, you run the risk of overtreatment: Tests you don’t need, medications that are ineffective (or dangerous), procedures that cause more problems than they solve. In many cases the best thing for your health is to do nothing.

6. The Daily Beast

Everything You Know About Fat Is Wrong

7. Huffington Post

8 Ancient Beliefs Now Backed by Modern Science

8. The Salt 

Another reason to avoid artificial sweeteners…..seems like they alter our Gut Microbes and raise the risk of Diabetes.

9. Psychology Today

Sitting for hours on end isn’t just bad for your waistline and physical health, as has been well-documented in recent years. Turns out, according to new studies, extensive sitting also undermines your emotional well-being.

10. Fast Company

Scientific evidence shows that we can teach our brains to feel more compassion, both for others and ourselves.

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