Name: Ben Jernigan Age: 34 Occupation: Insurance adjuster Hometown: Seguin, Texas Start Weight: 420 pounds End Weight: 295 pounds Time Cycling: 6 years At my heaviest weight, I was 420 pounds. I’ve always been a pretty hefty guy. In my … Continue reading Once 420 Pounds, This Man Now Crushes 150-Mile Weekend Rides
At some point in your life, you may have tried to drop a few pounds but noticed your bod isn’t changing in spite of all your hard weight-loss efforts. I’m eating healthy! I’m not snacking on chips! I walked three … Continue reading 20 Reasons Why You’re Just Not Losing Weight
Deschutes Wowza! is a hazy pale ale that’s full-bodied yet easy to drink at 4% ABV (alcohol by volume). Wowza! continues the craft beer tradition of big-muscled flavor while staying impossibly light—just 100 calories and 4g of carbs per can. … Continue reading Deschutes Wowza! Is the Rare Low-Calorie Beer That Tastes Great
We are continually exposed to organisms that are inhaled, swallowed or inhabit our skin and mucous membranes. Whether or not these organisms lead to disease is decided by the integrity of our body’s defense mechanisms, or immune system. When our … Continue reading How to Boost Your Immune System: 19 Boosters
Ever-popular 30 day challenges are a well-known wellness trend. One especially common self-imposed test is Dry January, which encourages participants to give up alcohol for a month. If that sounds tough, imagine going more than three months without a drop … Continue reading Here’s What Happens When You Quit Drinking Alcohol for 100 Days
If you’re planning a vacation, the last thing you want to do is get sick or have a medical emergency while you’re away. Not every travel … Continue reading Avoid Common Travel Illnesses
Aversion therapy is based on the theory of conditioning, which states that a response becomes more frequent and predictable as a result of reinforcement. In other words, when you’re rewarded for a behavior by feeling good, this reinforces the behavior … Continue reading Aversion Therapy: Uses, Efficacy, Controversy and More
Did you know that the U.S. is spending nearly twice as much on health care than other developed, high-income countries, but we have a lower life expectancy? Recent data, published in November of 2019, highlights that U.S. life expectancy has … Continue reading Life Expectancy in the U.S: 8 Reasons and Solutions
Some things seem specifically designed to put you in a bad mood, like parking tickets or 40-minute wait times when you call customer service. But there is another rotten mood culprit out there: the bad mood foods that you’re eating. … Continue reading 10 Bad Mood Foods, Plus Healthy Swaps to Make
Gone are the days when you’d slink hungover into a CVS for Pedialyte on a Sunday morning making vague excuses about needing it for your sick small child or niece or whatever. The company has finally leaned into its role … Continue reading Pedialyte’s New Packets Are Finally for Adults – Is Pedialyte a Good Hangover Cure?
Four nogs? Your liver drinks them, too. Extra gravy? Your liver consumes it as well. Half of a jellied-cranberry log? Your liver would have stopped at a third, but you’re in this together, so . . . The important part is nearly every … Continue reading How Food and Alcohol Can Effect Liver, Increase Inflammation
Alcohol is one of those things that gets the side-eye by some hardcore members of the keto community, largely because it can mess with your ability to lose weight—on any diet, not justthe keto diet. But honestly, the keto diet … Continue reading 5 Alcoholic Drinks You Can Have On The Keto Diet
With the upcoming onslaught of holiday parties, there’s a chance you’ll experiencing the dreaded hangover at some point. Who among us hasn’t thrown back one too many glasses of champagne while toasting the new year? But while some may swear that coffee cures … Continue reading The 7 Best Foods to Cure Hangovers
A lot of things can sink your erection: poor heart health, smoking, and certain medications are all culprits of problems below the belt. Another major mood killer? A crappy diet. The foods you eat, how much you eat, and how … Continue reading How Your Diet Kills Your Sex Life – Erection Problems
Michelob Ultra just debuted a new organic beer with even fewer calories and carbs than its original counterpart — but don’t think an organic label gives … Continue reading Michelob Ultra Pure Gold – Michelob’s New Light Beer Is Also Organic
Most people I meet think that they’re pretty healthy. But when I probe a little deeper into their diets, I quickly find out that they are eating a lot of health foods you should never eat. I can’t blame them. With … Continue reading 21 ‘Health’ Foods You Should Never Eat
A slew of articles have been published in the wake of a recent American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference panel talk suggesting that a couple of beers or glasses of wine a day can, in fact, be … Continue reading Drinking Alcohol Every Day Linked to Living Past 90
It’s no surprise that alcohol affects people differently—think of that friend who falls asleep after two beers compared to the one who can stay out until … Continue reading Drinking Alcohol Is More Dangerous If You’re Poor
Scientific American asked the question back in 2015 if non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) was America’s greatest health risk of the times. In that year, the American Liver Foundation estimated that up to 25 percent of Americans were living with … Continue reading Are You One of the Many Women at Risk for Fatty Liver Disease?
Did you know there is a direct correlation between your dental health and your overall health? In fact, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, a part of the NIH, concludes that the mouth is a mirror of health … Continue reading Receding Gums: Causes + 10 Natural Home Remedies
On college campuses, in fraternities and sororities, in backyards, in basements and in bars, people are drinking to excess and getting alcohol poisoning, a life-threatening (and entirely preventable) emergency. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates … Continue reading Alcohol Poisoning Prevention & Recovery
What’s the lowest calorie alcohol? News flash: A single night out can cost you a shocking 1,000 calories in alcohol alone. During this season’s flurry of festivities, those liquid calories can add up fast–and that’s before you even get to … Continue reading What’s the Lowest Calorie Alcohol? 8 Drinks Ranked
A glass of wine at the end of a workday. A cocktail before a social event. For 20 years, my drinking had been moderate. But maintaining moderation was a struggle. There were plenty of nights I’d promise myself I wouldn’t … Continue reading ‘I Gave Up Drinking Alcohol (Mostly)—Here’s What Happened’
If you’ve ever spent an evening overindulging in alcohol, chances are you’ve experienced the group of unpleasant symptoms known as a hangover. Headaches, nausea, vertigo and abdominal pain are just a few of the troublesome symptoms associated with consuming alcohol … Continue reading How to Get Rid of a Hangover: 9 Home Remedies
What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to … Continue reading TED Talk: Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong
Suzanne knew something was wrong when she woke up with a hangover on a Monday morning. She never drank on Sunday night, but her friends had come over to provide some company since her husband was out of town. Suzanne … Continue reading Out of Control Alcohol: Is Abstinence Required, or Will Moderation Work?
Demi Lovato isn’t one to stay quiet about her struggles with addiction and mental health. And now she’s opening up about the rock-bottom moment that pushed her to seek help. Continue reading Demi Lovato Says This Rock-Bottom Moment Finally Convinced Her To Get Sober
The worst hangover you’ve ever had is like the first time you have sex: you never forget it. Continue reading Tequila Will Give You The Worst Hangovers, According To Survey
You’ve probably heard that alcohol contains empty calories and, if you want to lose weight, it’s a good idea to scale back on how much you drink. Continue reading The Truth About Alcohol And Weight Gain
Maybe your nightly glass of wine has turned into two or three. Or you’re overdoing it on the beer and have the gut to prove it. Continue reading 8 Things That Happen When You Stop Drinking Alcohol
SubscribeIt’s been a while since we heard from troubled teen star Amanda Bynes. But on Friday, the 31-year-old actress spoke to the media for the first time in four years, telling a Hollyscoop reporter what she’s been up to lately … Continue reading Amanda Bynes Just Opened Up About Her Sobriety In Her First Interview In Years
If you think you’ve just been imagining that alcohol hits you a little differently depending on when you’re drinking—good news, you’re not crazy! Continue reading When Is the Best Time of Day to Drink?