Five Steps To Finding Your Way In 2023

Many of us are wary about making New Year’s resolutions for fear that we may experience failure. But here’s an approach to change that involves designing your own path forward—one that puts your own dreams first. These five steps will help you envision your best future, whether you take them at the beginning of the…

How the gut and the lungs are connected

What you eat can keep your respiratory health in top shape There was a time when we assumed that the gut is for eating and lungs are for breathing. Not long ago, research revealed that they communicate, and that means that your choice of food may help lower your risk of respiratory illnesses. What is…

6 ways to strengthen your natural immunity

Fighting off germs is busy work for our immune systems, but we can make it easier on ourselves. Discover how small lifestyle choices can keep our immune systems ready for action—and make a big difference in our long-term health. According to Lisa Osborne, an assistant microbiology and immunology professor, there are simple things we can…

Nourishing the Brain

Did you know that your brain uses about 20% of your energy each day? That means we burn on average 320 calories just to think!+ No wonder the brain needs good sources of energy from the foods we consume, and often a little extra help from nutrient supplementation in order to balance out the gaps…

Avoid seasonal stress-based eating

Everyone knows the holidays can be stressful. But it’s not just the effort to stay on budget or the dinnertime antics of your oddball uncle that make this time of year challenging. Healthy eating can take a nosedive at this time of year, too. End your year on a high with proactive measures to avoid…

Deep Dive, Vitality: Extending Life

Zinc, selenium, and CoQ10 support healthy aging Zinc and selenium linked to anemia Being low in iron is not the only cause of anemia. In this study, doctors measured zinc, selenium, and iron levels in 285 nursing home residents. Although fewer than 2 percent were low or deficient in iron, 31.6 percent had anemia. Doctors…

Deep Dive, Vitality: Take Back Your Mornings For Better Mental Health

It’s 7 am, and your eyes open to the musical chimes of your phone alarm going off.  Have you thought about how much your brain might be processing during this rushed awakening from slumber to content onslaught? And the kind of mental gymnastics your brain is already performing? Creating a morning routine can help you…

8 Tips for Lymphatic Health

In this podcast, learn about ways you can help support your lymphatic system health, especially during the coming winter season. As always, thank you for taking time to listen to this short, but informative dive into an important aspect of your overall health. Listen here. You can also read the podcast transcript below: You know,…

Deep Dive Vitality: Omega-3s and Selenium Extend Life

According to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, omega-3 fats are part of cell membranes throughout the body. They affect the health of the receptors on cell walls that make it possible for cells to communicate with each other. “They provide the starting point for making hormones that regulate blood clotting, contraction and…

How emotional intelligence can help us

In the early 1990s, Daniel Goleman’s book, Emotional Intelligence (Bantam, 2005), came onto the scene. While his was not the first research to explore the inner workings of our emotional lives, it was nevertheless considered a game-changer. From his work, a shared language came together about the importance and wisdom of our feelings. Since then, more and…

Deep Dive Vitality: 5 Health Benefits of Nostalgia

Good for your mental health and emotional health A blast from the past could be a blast for your physical and psychological wellbeing. Nostalgia—reveling in the past and reminiscing about the good ol’ days—is about more than just daydreaming. Researchers say it’s also the foundation for your health and happiness. Cue sourdough bread-making during the…

Deep Dive Vitality: Mastering midlife with imagination and some new perspectives

Is midlife malaise dragging you down? You’re not alone. Read on for ways of navigating midlife slumps with a positive attitude toward your past and future and enthusiastic engagement in the present. New perspectives on the past Midlife dissatisfaction routinely involves longing for what once was (flawless skin? tireless libido?). Eliminating such longings might be…