The Bark – A Healthy Living Blog

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A protruding belly, high blood pressure and intense sugar cravings.

This is what happens to the body after drinking 10 cans of Coca-Cola a day, according to one man who took up the challenge.

George Prior, 50, decided to embark on a 'Coke diet' in order to show the harmful effects of the high levels of sugar found in the world's most popular drink.

In just 30 days he saw drastic changes to his formerly healthy and muscular physique.
He developed a protruding stomach and waistline and his weight ballooned from 12 stone (168lb) to 14 stone (192 lb).
His blood pressure soared from 129/77 to 145/96. This is way above the ideal...

in on Nov 25, 2014 .

I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight. 'I'm glad I have a good book to read. Perhaps I will get a short nap,' I thought.

Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the aisle and filled all the vacant seats, totally surrounding me. I decided to start a conversation.

'Where are you headed?' I asked the soldier seated nearest to me. 'Petawawa. We'll be there for two weeks for special training, and then we're being deployed to Afghanistan 

After flying for about an hour, an announcement was made that sack lunches were available for...

This video was filmed at St. Edmund's Academy, an independent, preschool - 8th grade day school in Pittsburgh, PA.

A Special Thanks To: Second Grade Students

Interviewer: Susan Miller, Assistant Head of School

Event Organizers:

Mr. Chad Barnett, Head of School
Lucy King, Admission Director

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When nonstick pans came out, they became an instant hit. Easy to clean and reducing the need for oil, they seemed like the perfect solution for every modern chef. But soon, concerns over their safety started mounting and Teflon – the most famous brand of nonstick coating – found itself on the health and safety blacklist. The manufacturers disagreed, but some of the evidence was too strong to ignore. Here we look at the dangers of nonstick pans and the healthier alternatives.

The risks begin when pans are overheated. When a nonstick pan reaches 500 degrees Fahrenheit (260 degrees Celsius), its coating starts to decompose. At 660...

Instant noodles are a convenient and tasty dish that is popular worldwide. The number one global consumer is China, and the United States is ranked sixth in instant noodle sales, with 4,300 billion units sold in 2013. In June 2014, a comprehensive study was published in The Journal of Nutrition that revealed the dangers lurking inside your cup of noodles. According to the international group of scientists, instant noodles are associated with cardio-metabolic risks, which mainly refer to the risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It seems that the handy and delicious dish comes at a price.

The study was conducted in...