Scientific 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 More

Holidays: 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 More

Sugar 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 More

How 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 More

Does 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 More

High Fat Foods Damage Body Cells, Contribute to Obesity and Can Lead to Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease

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 More

Lack of Sleep Can Cause Serious Health Conditions

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has identified that many U.S workers, approximately 41 million, are not getting the recommended amount of sleep. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults sleep seven to nine hours a night. Dr. Sara Luckhaupt, lead author of a new study, reported that night shift workers and those Read More

Protect Against DNA Damage and Genetic Mutations

March is National Health Month, Protect your DNA Free radicals break down the lipids in our cell and mitochondrial membranes, reducing their ability to transfer and create energy and protect the contents of the cell.  When the walls of our mitochondria are attacked by free radicals, mitochondrial DNA and proteins become susceptible to oxidative stress Read More

Optimism Strengthens Your Immune System

In a study of about 125 first-year law students, researchers examined the relationship between personal optimism and cell-mediated immunity (CMI), which plays a central role in protecting you against viral infections. At five points over the course of the school year, participants answered a series of questions and had their CMI measured through a simple Read More