Eat Pistachios To Lower Your Risk Of Type 2 Diabet...

Just a handful of pistachios a day could help reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in people with pre-diabetes, according to a new clinical trial. The term “pre-diabetes” refers to people whose blood sugar levels are higher than normal but are not yet in the diabetes range. People classified as pre-diabetic can still […]

Hatha Yoga Boosts Brain Function In Older Adults

If you want to boost your brainpower well into old age, try doing hatha yoga a few times a week. A new study suggests that hatha yoga not only helps you relax, but may also limber up the brains of older adults. Reduce Your Stress and Sharpen Your Mind According to the study by the […]

The Five Best Foods For Your Brain

Protecting your brain against degeneration, nourishing your grey matter and boosting the production of neurotransmitters is possible just by eating more delicious whole foods. Sounds like wishful thinking, right? It isn’t. Our brains require nutrients — just like our muscles, heart and lungs do. Given that, the idea that eating the right foods can be […]

Healthy Oils That Soothe Arthritis

If you have Wesson, Puritan, Mazola, Crisco, margarine, vegetable oil or even plain organic canola or grapeseed oil on your shelf, it’s time to restock it. Once considered “good oils,” these and other polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) oils can actually lead to a number chronic conditions — including arthritis. There are other options — and […]

Swap Out Bread For Better Health

Eliminating bread from your diet is at once one of the most sensible and hardest decisions you can make regarding your health. There’s good reason for this:bread and baked goods are as addictive as sugar. They stimulate the reward center of the brain (the striatum) to release dopamine, a chemical that creates feelings of pleasure.  […]

5 Safeguards Against Alzheimer’s

Amid all the dire warnings from doctors and health officials about the triple-crisis of obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, the scary statistics about the explosion of Alzheimer disease in the United States seem to be getting lost. There are definite steps you can take to protect you brain and body from the ravages […]

More Natural Light Exposure at the Office Enhances...

        Instead of using caffeine or sugar-filled drinks as a crutch to get you through your workday, stay sharp all day long by letting in more light. A new study shows that more natural light exposure in the workplace could benefit workers’ mood and metabolism.    Let the Sun Shine in   […]

Drinking Sodas Speeds Up Cartilage Loss

Cracking open an ice-cold soda might seem refreshing on these hot summer days, but drinking it has long-term consequences — especially if it’s a habit for you. In fact, if you have joint issues, sipping sodas is providing anything but relief. While you are distracted by the addictive flavor, a soda is busy firing up […]

Use Positive Memories To Get Moving

Trying to muster up the motivation to exercise? Start by closing your eyes and thinking back to a time when you took in gorgeous scenery on a trail or had an exhilarating bike ride. More than simply being wonderful memories, according to a new study, positive memories of past exercise can be powerful motivating forces […]

5 Reasons Why Chili Peppers Spice Up Your Health

Red or green, chili peppers do much more than spice up your salsa or give your stir-fry a serious kick. In fact, capsaicin – the active ingredient in chili peppers – delivers a host of healthful benefits. Chances are if you’ve applied an over-the-counter pain reliever cream, you’ve already experienced firsthand what capsaicin can do. […]

Eat Whole Foods to Lower Your Risk of Heart Diseas...

It’s true that following a diet low in total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol is effective at lowering “bad” cholesterol. Still, you might not get the results you’re hoping for. New Research on Heart Disease According to a new study, a “whole food diet,” or Mediterranean-style eating approach, may be the most successful at reducing […]

Boost Your Memory by Drinking Green Tea

From aiding in weight loss, reducing cholesterol, and protecting against cancer, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, there’s so much good green tea can do for you. Now, the list is about to get longer… New research shows that green tea may even make you smarter by improving your working memory. It’s a groundbreaking discovery: […]

The Top Five “New” Superfoods

It seems like every week there’s a new superfood that’s getting all the buzz. Some foods are, of course, more deserving of that moniker than others. And while “old” favorites like blueberries, chia seeds, goji berries, spirulina, cocao, and kale remain the nutritional powerhouses they’ve always been, there’s good reason you’ll soon see a lot […]

Sweet Curry Dip

Place the following ingredients in a blender: ½ cup extra virgin olive oil ½ cup sunflower seeds 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar ½ teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon turmeric 4 teaspoons curry powder 2 peeled and sliced apples Then blend all of the ingredients until smooth. I enjoy savoring the dip with slices of fresh […]

Myth Busted: Obesity Does Not Prevent Bone Loss

Obesity carries many health risks, but if there were an upside, it was thought that carrying around the extra weight helped to protect against bone loss. It was a belief that understandably provided some consolation to many of us… The reasoning seemed plausible and appeared to be based on sound research. However, a new study […]

Top 5 Benefits of Zinc

  Long a key ingredient in cold remedies, sunscreens and even diaper rashes, zinc is an essential mineral that tends to fly under the radar. That’s shame because zinc plays a number of critical roles in our bodies — and without enough of it our bodies can break down. In fact, researchers consider it one […]