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Intermittent Fasting is More Than a Fad

By Addy Hatch, WSU News

Intermittent fasting was the most-searched diet online last year and the second-most-popular choice of the 38% of Americans aged 18 to 80 who said they followed a specific eating plan.

There are now apps to guide you in intermittent fasting, plus books, blogs and articles touting its success. Unlike some other popular diets, however, there’s also a growing collection of scientific evidence behind it, especially in relation to diabetes and the collection of conditions known as metabolic syndrome.

“I’m starting to see more talk about intermittent fasting and even fasting at the American Diabetes Association meeting,” said John White, chair … » More …

Healthy for the holidays gift guide

By Addy Hatch, WSU News

If you’re looking for a gift to sustain mind and body wellness, why not consult an expert?

Healthcare professionals at Washington State University Health Sciences tell us some of the gifts they’ve given their friends and family—and themselves—that can help encourage exercise, sleep, relaxation or self‑care.

Here are their suggestions:

Marian Wilson

Assistant professor, WSU College of Nursing:

Health starts with a healthy planet! This year I intend to give gifts that will help reduce plastic waste like bamboo utensils, reusable bags for fruits and vegetables, and stainless-steel straws. I also try to give gifts that can be consumed … » More …