Every year approximately 720,000 Americans fall victim to a heart attack. According to a new study conducted at the Karolinska Institute, 80 percent of these events are preventable by following a healthy lifestyle involving five behavioral changes. Read more »
Researchers across numerous disciplines and countless studies have found that polyphenols from natural foods provide a protective effect against many disease processes, especially those compounds that are known to cross the blood-brain barrier to promote brain health and slow the rate of cognitive decline and dementia. Read more »
Quinoa may be world’s most popular “superfood,” but don’t let its trendy status overshadow its incredible health benefits. Quinoa is loaded with protein, fiber and minerals, and doesn’t contain any gluten. Here are 11 proven health benefits of adding more quinoa to your diet.
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Think getting rid of heartburn is just a matter of changing your diet? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Read more »
Everyone knows that water is good for the body, but it is all too easy to lose sight of just how important this basic necessity is to a healthy, productive body — and of whether or not we actually drink enough. Read more »
Taking good care of your eyes is a vital aspect of healthy aging. Prevention and treatment can keep your eyes healthier and your vision clearer than your grandparents or great grandparents enjoyed. Read more »
There are countless lifestyle digressions that have a direct impact on shortened lifespan and developing disease conditions, most notably lack of physical activity, exposure to pollutants and household chemicals, eating a diet filled with processed foods and smoking. Read more »
If you could do something to reduce your risk of dying by almost 10%, would you do it? Of course you would! And according to a recent study, there is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to do just that. Read more »
Low fat diets and lack of crucial omega-3 fats from the foods we eat are a significant concern, as the brain is then deprived of the proper building blocks to support effective chemical and electrical signaling between neurons. Read more »
When consumed in excess, added sugar can have disastrous effects on your health. However, some sources of sugar are worse than others… and sugary drinks are the worst, by far. This primarily applies to sugary soda, but also to fruit juices, highly sweetened coffees and other sources of liquid sugar.
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There’s no shortage of information stressing the importance of vitamin B12. The water-soluble vitamin supports healthy cell turnover, helps regulate the nervous system and is required to convert carbohydrates into energy the body can use. But if the importance of vitamin B12 is so widely understood, why is B12 deficiency one of the most underdiagnosed conditions? Read more »
Watch this hilarious video to find out! The second cat to make an appearance is so funny. Read more »