Ann Lokuta

Is there a fast track to physical health?

April 12, 2013

Let’s think back to Tuesday, when my classmate Katie Muir wrote on the effects of fasting on mental health (you’ll have to read her post to get all of the brainy details).  After covering all of the potential benefits and concerns that fasting could have on the mind, I figured it was only appropriate to […]

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Hate Vegetables? Blame It On Your “Supertaste” Gene

April 5, 2013

Kids (and adults) have been finding ways to avoid eating vegetables for decades.  A friend of mine once told me that she used to dump her broccoli in her milk and quickly empty out her glass in the garbage disposal at the end of each meal.  If she were ever caught, she would shamelessly blame […]

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Your Eating Habits: The Surprising Details that Make a Difference

March 29, 2013

A long day at work?  Too exhausted to even step foot in the kitchen?  Treat yourself to a night of self-indulgence with a meal that surprises, satisfies, and comforts your taste buds.  The enticing aromas of roasted garlic and fresh herbs tickle your senses the moment you enter Eatopia. Drooling yet? Foodelphia’s newest farm-fresh eatery […]

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Food Marketing: Not Quite a Gender Neutral Zone

March 22, 2013

As I sat down to watch a little tube the other day, I couldn’t help but notice the blatant marketing of certain foods towards males or females.  Ladies: eat Special K cereal and you’ll drop a pant size.  Fellas: drink Muscle Milk and you’ll turn into an elite athlete.  But, men also eat cereal and […]

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Relationship Status: Is it in our genes?

March 15, 2013

Girl loves boy.  Girl marries boy.  Girl and boy live happily ever after – unless girl or boy is genetically predisposed to have social issues which may lead to marital problems and dissatisfaction. Ridiculous, right?!  A group of Swedish scientists beg to differ.

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Healthy, Happy, and 100 Years Old

March 8, 2013

Picture yourself hiking to your neighbor’s house, where you’ll meet to have lunch: a spread of homegrown olives, freshly made hummus, and a thick loaf of warm bread – all slathered in just pressed olive oil.  You arrive at who knows what time (because nobody watches the clock here), bearing homemade wine and honey from […]

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To cook, or not to cook, that is the question.

March 1, 2013

Fad diets are no new player in the weight loss scene (the Atkins diet was originally written in the 70’s!), but this sure doesn’t mean that they’ve lost any steam.  From the HCG Diet to South Beach, a vast spectrum of ways to transform your current physique from “flab” to “FAB” have been proposed.  While […]

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Food Additives and Food Badditives

February 22, 2013

You’ve been in aisle 5 at your local grocer for 20 minutes debating what loaf of bread to buy.  One contains “no artificial flavoring”, another boasts “no sugar”, and a third claims to be “all natural”.  You look to the ingredients list so you can further weigh out your options and are faced with multiple “supercalifradgilisticexpialidocious” looking […]

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Sexercise: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

February 15, 2013

Bed boogie, knock boots, shagging, rumpy pumpy, horizontal tango, whoopee, hanky panky, boink, roll in the hay, boom boom, home run – you know what I’m referring to.  Even though Valentine’s Day is over, I’m sure we all still have a burning desire in our hearts for a little love and lust – but for […]

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Drinking and Exercise: A Bumpy Ride for Your Immune System

February 8, 2013

99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer – take one down, pass it around, and BOOM – the next day you’re coughing, sneezing, and coming down with an ugly case of something that’s not just a hangover.  What exactly happened inside your body between 6 P.M. the night before, and 6 […]

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