Longevity Watch: Muscle and Bone

Improving one’s diet, exercising, taking supplements to fill nutritional gaps, having a healthy social and spiritual life–all the steps we take to become and stay healthy are a part of any quest to live long and prosper. As we age, the wrinkles, the decrease in bone density and muscle strength, the brain fog and fading…

Digest This!: Tips For Your Digestive Health

Could some simple fixes like mindful eating and natural digestive aids help with bloating, gas, heartburn, and indigestion? Consider these tips for your digestive health. Try mindful eating Being more attentive while we eat can serve many purposes aside from avoiding digestive discomfort. It can help us appreciate and enjoy our food more and slow…

Embrace Non-Starchy Veggies

Small, achievable steps are the best way to reach major goals. One small step you can take to help improve your food choices is to increase your intake of non-starchy vegetables. Starchy vegetables are lower in fiber and nutrients, and they turn to sugar very quickly once you consume them, which increases the likelihood that…

Digital Detox for Your New Year

When was the last time you went a week—or even a day—without plugging into your phone, computer, or tablet? Chances are it’s been a while. While many of us require this technology for our jobs, our screen time often takes up far too much of our free time. Constant scrolling and swiping has been linked…

Blood Sugar Management Tips You Can Use

Follow these video tips to help you reach your blood sugar management goals. Then, consider these 9 sugar swaps to help you enjoy your food and reduce sugar intake at the same time! Instead of breakfast cereal, try a mix of coconut flakes, nuts and seeds. Nix the fruit juice. Instead, eat a piece of…

Omega Update

Healthy omega levels help support the body in a variety of ways.  The brain, including mood, the heart, the inflammation response and dry eyes all benefit from having the correct ratio of omegas. Because our typical Western diet is sorely lacking in omega-3, many of us are out of balance. In these studies, researchers looked…

Nutrients For Healthy Skin

The skin is our body’s largest organ. It provides a barrier to infection. When it absorbs the sun’s rays, it helps our body manufacture vitamin D. But the skin needs tender loving care. Besides internal nutrients, whatever we put on the skin is also important. Anything the skin absorbs bypasses the liver, meaning that toxins…

Diabetes Update

Want lentils with that? Researchers tried replacing half of rice and potato servings with lentils, bringing about surprising results. Antioxidants and omega-3s likewise proved helpful for better blood sugar management. Check out these recent findings. Control Blood Sugar Better with Lentils In this simple but revealing study, 48 healthy adults ate a dish of white…

Cholesterol Matters: Healthy Choices for Your Healthy Heart

Healthy cholesterol levels depend upon diet and lifestyle choices, as well as an element of genetic predispositions. We aim for lower LDL and triglyceride numbers, while shooting for higher HDL, the “good” cholesterol. Besides looking at total cholesterol, experts also evaluate very small particles known as VLDL, as well as comparing the ratio of LDL…

Exercise for Your Eyes

The eyes have it–a challenging job staying healthy. Because they have no natural protection from the sun’s rays or the blue rays emitted by electronics like our smartphones and computers, they are subject to large amounts of oxidative stress. The blood flow and health of the neurons connected to the eyes also play a big…

Be A Brainiac With These Nutrients

Even sitting still, your brain uses up around twenty percent of the calories your body burns. Healthy neurons need healthy cell walls and good blood flow to help the brain function at its best. The nutrients you give your brain through diet and supplements can make a big difference in how how well your memory…

Take This To Heart: Nutrients For A Healthy Ticker

For many reasons, omega health is closely tied to the fitness of the heart. Besides being important to the health of our cell walls and the viscosity of our blood, omegas play some surprising roles when it comes to heart health. Here are some of the latest studies: Fish oil protects against air pollution Airborne…