Published Saturday, 30 March 2013
Published Saturday, 16 March 2013
As we get older, nutrition rules change or at least get stricter. At what age do we need to make these changes? The recommendations listed below should be addressed at different stages of life, and it's probably safe to start thinking about them as well as applying these changes in your 30’s.
Seek out vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 is often overlooked. Needed to make blood cells and improve cognition, vitamin B12 gets into the body along with animal proteins like eggs or meat. If supplemented it should be taken separate from your regular vitamins.
Published Saturday, 02 March 2013
Everywhere you go, people are sniffling, sneezing, and coughing. Think you're next to get sick? Not necessarily. There are no guarantees, but you can seriously lower your odds of illness by taking simple precautions to avoid germs and keep your immune system strong says Sandra Fryhofer, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Here are some ways you can prevent getting sick.
Eat to beat illness
Diet is the fuel that runs the complex human machine and all of its parts, including the immune system. Eat well to be well. Read the labels to know what you are eating.
Published Saturday, 16 February 2013
Every year, sneeze sufferers swear: "This is the worst allergy season ever." And they’re right. "Pollen levels are increasing, pollen seasons are getting longer, and more people are developing allergies," says Estelle Levetin, PhD, chairwoman of the aerobiology committee for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
In fact, this year’s fall allergies (affecting at least 12 million Americans) will likely last up to 27 days longer than average in the northernmost parts of North America, going even into November in some spots, a new study suggests.
Published Saturday, 02 February 2013
It’s the time of year where everyone puts on a little weight. Holidays are in full blown effect and no one is thinking about the weight that can and is being gained. Aside from all the sweets and heavy food here are several ways extra weight gain can sneak up on you, and some adjustments with your possible battles.
Published Saturday, 12 January 2013
According to Devarajan Sankar, MD, PhD, researcher, a study of 300 people (average age 67) with mild to moderate high blood pressure, those who added about one ounce of a blend of sesame oil and rice oil to their meals daily had an average blood pressure drops of 14 points systolic (top number) and 11 points diastolic (bottom number). This was almost as much of a blood pressure drop in those taking the blood pressure drug nifedipline (procardia). The theory of this all is that the antioxidants and fatty acids found in these oils may have a blood pressure lowering effect. The blends of oils used in the study are not commercially available, but you can make your own 50/50 mix. Find which oils work for you today!
Published Saturday, 29 December 2012
Fight colds, flu, and pneumonia all winter long.
According to Bottom Line health, colds are potentially more dangerous than most people realize. That is because they often weaken an already compromised immune system, making the sufferer more vulnerable to flu and pneumonia.
Published Wednesday, 12 December 2012
There are many key things you can do to extend the quantity of your years. Here are some ways below that can help you.
Proper Food Choices: Generally speaking you should focus your diet on whole, unprocessed foods (organic vegetables, grass-fed meats, raw, dairy, nuts, and so forth) that come from healthy local sources such as small organic farms near your home.
According to Michelle Albert, MD, MPH, over 10 years researchers studied the link between work and stress and cardiovascular health in 22,000 women (average age 57). Woman with the most stressful jobs, including those with high demands and little opportunity to make decisions or use creativity were 38% more likely to suffer heart related events such as stroke or death than those with less stressful jobs. Risk for heart attack was 70% higher.