A recent University of Michigan Health System study highlights the dangers of a high fat diet. High-fat foods can contribute to obesity, which increases the risk for developing type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Free fatty acids from foods are stored in body fat and are also linked to the onset and progression of inflammation Read MoreAre Caffeinated Beverages in Need of a Warning Label?
A seven year study published in the Medical Journal of Australia disclosed the rise in calls to the NSW Poison Control Center regarding adverse reactions to energy drinks. Over this period, the frequency of calls increased fivefold and is attributed to the more common exposure of caffeinated beverages and energy drinks, especially to teenagers. Majority Read MoreScientific Research Confirms the Importance of Nutritional Supplements for the Elderly
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) found that the daily use of multivitamins with minerals and other nutrients provides significant immune and other benefits in elderly persons. Multivitamins, antioxidants, calcium, omega fatty acids, folic acid and Vitamins B, C, D and E are among some of the most researched and reviewed nutrients. The 100-plus page Read MoreHow to Get Back on Track after the Holidays
The Holiday season is a joyous time for friends and family to come together and celebrate some of the most important things in life; health, happiness, togetherness, family and love. There is one thing that goes along with this time of year that might not be so good for us, holiday food, and lots of Read MoreHolidays: The Good, the Bad and the STRESSFUL!
Did your Holidays quickly stack up to something like this; Your in-laws are coming and staying for the Holiday weekend, cousins on both sides of the family are joining you for dinner with a total of 12 children under the age of 16 between them, half of whom are vegetarian by the way AND your Read MoreSugar and salts it’s all your fault, fat and carbs be gone!
Does your waist line scream something similar at you after the holiday season? You can beat the guilt by making your Holiday meals healthier. Studies show that the average American gains 1 to 2 pounds during the holiday season and these pounds often build up over the years! Making your Holiday meals a little healthier Read MoreHow to Stay on Track with a Healthy Lifestyle During the Holidays
Do you indulge during the Holiday season and then pledge to return to healthy eating and lifestyle choices at the New Year? What if you were able to keep up with good habits during the Holiday season, would you? Use These Tips for STAYING on Track with Your Healthy Eating and Exercise Habits During the Read MoreDoes Daylight Savings Time Affect You?
Do the shorter days leave you searching for the energy? Darkness signals your body to produce melatonin, the hormone responsible for making you sleepy, so the shorter days that come along with winter can cause you to feel like hitting the hay instead of the gym. Eating complex carbohydrates, found abundantly in whole grains, starchy Read MoreDo you pack on the pounds in the colder months?
Fiber is a great way to stay in shape and there is the added benefit of heart and gastrointestinal heatlh! Be sure to consume plenty of fiber, at least 14 grams per day, for a trim waist year round. A 2006 Bastyr University study found that participants who routinely consumed at least 14 grams of Read MoreEat Your Way Out of the Winter Blues
A daily dose of sunlight, regular exercise and a good night’s rest all boost your mood, here’s another great tip; carbohydrates. Start your day with a bowl of hearty oatmeal! Whole grain carbohydrates, like oatmeal, can help give your sullen winter mood a boost! Carbohydrates help to maintain serotonin levels, keeping you happy and preventing Read More