Camila Castello, 34, and Akahi Ricardo, 36, are what is known as “Breatharians” - they eat just three times a week, and only ever a piece of fruit or some vegetable broth at a time. The couple, who live between California and Ecuador, claim they have forgotten what it feels like to be hungry, and Castello says she only ate five times throughout her first pregnancy. “Humans can easily be without food, as long as they are the connected to the energy that exists in all things and through breathing,” Castello said.
Queen of bizarre beauty trends Gwyneth Paltrow proved that even she has her limits after friend and former Victoria’s Secret model, Miranda Kerr, revealed that she loves leech facials. During GOOP’s first-ever wellness summit in Culver City, California, actress Paltrow said that her and Kerr frequently swap numbers on healers and doctors. Speaking on the panel, Kerr said, “Have you tried leech therapy?” only to be greeted by a wave of gasps from the audience.
The diet advises sleeping for abnormally long periods of times, even using sedatives to do so, to stop yourself eating. On the lighter end of the scale, a good night’s sleep has been proven to boost health and wellbeing, but some people encourage sleeping for 20 hours a day by using sleeping pills and sedatives, which can be highly addictive.
Known as a ‘gentle’ caesarean, childbirth experts are increasingly advocating a technique, which mimics normal childbirth by allowing the baby to emerge at their own pace, rather than being pulled out by a doctor. Instead, the new mother is encouraged to watch their baby being born through a small surgical incision as the child wriggles itself through the gap. Now, doctors are saying that this approach can help women bond better with their children because they can hold them without them having to be whisked away and cleaned, the Daily Mail reports.
If you want to slim down, nutritionists and fitness experts will tell you to cut down on alcohol. According to research presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society, everyone’s favourite party spirit can help lower your blood sugar too. Specifically, it’s the sugars that naturally occur in the agave plant from which tequila is made.
A baby has become an internet sensation after apparently walking just a few minutes after being born. The video clip of the surprising scene was uploaded to Facebook and has stunned people across the globe, amassing 72 million views, over 1.6 million shares and 339,000 reactions.
A chemical in magic mushrooms could be used to treat people with depression who don’t respond to prescription drugs, according to a top psychiatrist. Psilocybin, the compound which causes people to hallucinate when they ingest magic mushrooms, is believed to easy mental illness because it triggers a sub-type of serotonin receptor in the brain. In recent years, researchers have been investigating the effects of illegal drugs with psychoactive effects, including LSD, MDMA and magic mushrooms - in what has been hailed the psychedelic renaissance.
Removing a condom during sex - known as stealthing - transforms a consensual act into a non-consensual one. It's a little-discussed form of gender violence, but that is all changing thanks to a new study into the phenomenon, published last week. When a man removes a condom during sex - often unbeknownst to his partner, be they man or woman - he is opening them up to the risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
Lawmakers are calling for a ban on a carcinogenic ingredient commonly found in body washes and lotions. When it comes to grooming, we slather and lather beauty products onto our skin in an effort to look better and smell fresher. Or maybe you did when microbeads – the small pieces of plastic in facial scrubs and makeup – made headlines last year.
A gene has been linked to depression in a study which researchers hope will shed light on the little-understood condition. To investigate the mental illness which affects over 300million people worldwide, researchers studied the genetic makeup of a group of almost 2,000 people in an isolated village in the south west Netherlands. The team at the Erasmus University Medical Centre in the Netherlands and the Russian Academy of Sciences in Novosibirsk found that the NKPD1 gene accounted for a 4 per cent rise in the risk of experiencing the symptoms of depression.
March 22 is World Water Day, something that saturates the life of Matt Damon. In 2009, his organization, H20 Africa, partnered with Gary White to form Water.org. Since then, the organization has brought clean drinking water to more than three million people in developing countries.
Londoner Diana Andrews took a photo of a fellow gym-goer on the treadmill. Bodybuilder Andrews then posted another photo saying “I bet she’s ordering [burgers] for delivery,” in reference to the fact that the woman on the treadmill was also on the phone. Unsurprisingly, Andrews has received a huge backlash for her posts and has now deleted many of her social media accounts.
Body Art, whose full name is King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite, has devoted his life to body modification. The 37-year-old from Birmingham, who was formerly known as Mathew Whelan, first became fascinated with body art when he was nine-years-old.
Laura, Nicola, and Allison Crimmins are triplets from Dublin, Ireland, who have never left each other’s sides. From their apartment to their career, and every beauty and diet routine, the women share everything — including body measurements.
A dog that was missing for the past month is now back home with his owners in Wisconsin after a group of boaters spotted the dog bobbing in the middle of a lake.
An Australian Cattle Dog was rescued this month in California after waiting in the yard for his deceased owner, officials said.
Cosmopolitan.com beauty editor Carly Cardellino lived like Victoria’s Secret Angel, Lily Aldridge, for an entire week… here’s what happened.
Do you normally consume five or more fruits and vegetables a day? After taking the quiz, people are told whether they have a low, average, or high risk of developing serious diseases, as well as which areas of their bodies might be at risk. The quiz is a good idea because it can help give people a wake-up call, Nagi B. Kumar, PhD, RD, senior member in the Population Sciences Division and director of Cancer Chemoprevention at the Moffitt Cancer Center, tells Yahoo Health. Next to genetics, diet and lifestyle are “incredibly important” risk factors for cancer, Homayoon Sanati, MD, a medical oncologist and medical director of the MemorialCare Breast Center at California’s Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, tells Yahoo Health.
Goals are critical to focusing your motivation and attention to get the things in life that matter to you but being over-focused on goals can also distract you. Here are five simple steps so you can enjoy true happiness along the path to achieving your goals and dreams.
Expert Life Coach Jacqueline Hurst gives Get The Gloss her top tips on what to do when the desire for perfection starts to hinder your goals A little bit of perfectionism can be a good thing - well presented work, an impeccably decorated house or a string of high achievements can be the outcome. We reached out to Clinical Hypnotist and Life Coach, Jacqueline Hurst, to get her top tips on what to do when aiming for greatness turns into disastrously striving for flawlessness.
By creating an amazing lifestyle and being passionate about the things you do, you will start attracting the opposite sex instead of spending your life chasing them and hoping you’ll connect with them.
From slipping a little spirulina into smoothies or switching up a breakfast builders brew for matcha, potent powders of the health food variety (read: not drugs) are sneaking their way into our day to day diets.
We spoke to expert Dermatologist, Dr Stefanie Williams about the valuable skincare tips we ought to know but don’t When it comes to skincare do’s and don’ts, we like to think we’ve got it all under control. So, looking to delve a little deeper into our dermis to discover what’s going on, we got in touch with Clinical Dermatologist, Dr Stefanie Williams, to find out about some important skincare facts we really ought to know. Make sure to only have medical grade facials in your dermatologist’s clinic.