Simple Training Tweaks Helped This Guy Pack on 20 Pounds of Muscle and Get Jacked

• While recovering from an injury, Sherif Mikhail’s activity levels declined, leading him to gain weight. • After working with a weight loss coach to eat healthier and improve the efficiency of his workouts, Mikhail began to lose weight and get back in shape. • As a result, Mikhail is now lean and strong and feels like he’s in the […]

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This Basic Diet Plan Helped This Guy Lose Nearly 200 Pounds and Get Ripped

• Years of frequently eating fast food caught up to Anthony Brown, with his weight eventually topping out at more than 375 pounds. • After learning how to maintain a calorie deficit, he made simple changes to his diet to eat healthier and lose weight. • Now weighing less than 200 pounds, Brown has completed a dramatic weight loss transformation […]

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After Pregnancy Loss, Acupuncture Helped My 60-Day Periods Return to 30-Day Periods

There are a lot of things no one tells you about what your body goes through during and after a miscarriage. After two pregnancy losses, my body had tilted far enough off of its normal axis that my standard 30-day menstrual cycles spiraled to 60-day cycles. It wasn’t until I tried acupuncture for my menstrual cycle that it began to […]

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The Breath Guy: Breath work helped me support my dad with his multiple sclerosis

MenTal(k) Health is a weekly series that focuses on the way that men look at health and beyond. So far, we have spoken to mental health experts, cancer survivors, actors and nutritionists about what it means to be a healthy man every day. This week, we speak to 28-year-old Richie Bostock, more commonly known as The Breath Guy, who tells […]

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Thyroid hormone helped our ancestors survive but left us susceptible

Although most victims survive the 735,000 heart attacks that occur annually in the U.S., their heart tissue is often irreparably damaged—unlike many other cells in the body, once injured, heart cells cannot regenerate. According to a new UC San Francisco study, the issue may date back to our earliest mammalian ancestors, which may have lost the ability to regenerate heart […]

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Obamacare Helped More Women Access Care Before Pregnancy: Study

TUESDAY, Dec. 4, 2018 — Ever since the Affordable Care Act expanded Medicaid in some states, more women have received health care before pregnancy, a new study finds. The number of women who had Medicaid in the month before pregnancy rose from 31 percent to 36 percent in states that opted out of Medicaid expansion, but increased from 43 percent […]

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How establishing a baking ritual helped boost my wellbeing

It was a photograph of perfectly turned out sourdough on my Instagram feed that inspired me to have a go at making my own bread. "It's just flour and water," the caption read, inviting me and thousands of other followers to give the art of breadmaking a crack. With great anticipation I prepared a starter, a balanced mixture of water […]

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