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State of obesity: Why health & weight issues vary among regions
July 29, 2013
Anyone who has traveled outside their own state knows that America is a land of differences. Different accents, different geographic features, different attitudes toward life. Health and weight...
Eating mushrooms just as effective as taking vitamin D supplements
April 24, 2013
Put down the pills and head to the supermarket. Mushrooms and supplements had the same effect on participants’ vitamin D levels in a new study presented at the American Society for Biochemistry...
When emotional turns physical: 10 effects of stress on the body
October 18, 2012
Stress is usually categorized under mental health, but it can manifest in physical ways as well — and the long-term effects can be serious. From headaches and acne to heart problems and hypertension...
Media Mash: Egyptian mummies, on-the-go beer & power-generating viruses
August 15, 2012
HellaWella’s media mash is a weekly feature listing the latest and most interesting health-and-wellness stories we’ve read in the past week, pulled from the Web and linked for your convenience. If...
How obese is your state?
August 13, 2012
Being No. 1 isn’t always a good thing. According to new data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mississippi leads the country in terms of obesity with 34.9% of...
[Infographic] 125 popular soups ranked by sodium content
June 6, 2012
The lesson we learned this week: The sodium in frozen meals is nothing compared with the outrageous amount in soup. While some of these brands may be low in calories and fat, it’s more than likely...
[Infographic] The new (ab)normal: Portion sizes today vs. 1950s
May 31, 2012
It’s not news that Americans’ colossal portion sizes have played a major role in our obesity epidemic, but this infographic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention really depicts how...
Potatoes: Friend or foe? Breaking down recent spud studies
September 6, 2011
Back in June, a study was generating headlines like “Feeling fat? Blame all those potatoes.” And then last week potatoes sprouted into the spotlight again with a new study claiming that the...
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