Cardiovascular Exercise and Improved Health

A recent study by a university in the Netherlands concluded that in addition to cardiovascular improvement and healthier aging of the body, aerobic exercise increases cognitive fitness in older people. Healthy people above age 50 are discovering that by getting off the couch and doing something physical (walking, biking, using cardio machines at the health…

Excess Sugars in Baby Formula

Take the case of Similac Organic baby formula.  Similac Organic is far sweeter than other formulas, because it is the only major brand of organic formula that is sweetened with cane sugar.  Cane sugar, or sucrose, is significantly sweeter than sugars used in other formulas. Similac Organic is so sweet, in fact, it may have…

Social Factors Affecting Ability To Quit Smoking

Relationships have much to do with decisions to quit smoking, the study found. Ranked highest was the spouse, stating that “the other spouse’s chances of continuing smoking decreases by 67 percent.” If your friend quits, your chances of continuing decrease by 36 percent. Just under that percentage ranks co-workers and siblings. Researchers are finding that…

Coffee Increases the Risk of Diabetes

  Blood sugar levels jumped 250 percent higher after male volunteers consumed caffeine an hour prior to eating low-sugar cereals, interfering with the body’s response to insulin, said an article reported by United Press International. This jump in blood sugar was found to make the body “’resistant to insulin which in turn makes our blood-sugar levels…

Cut Cancer Risk with Flavonoids!

Strawberries, apples, onions, beans, Brussels sprouts along with green and black teas are chock-full of flavonoids – water-soluble plant pigments with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Such were the findings of a study conducted by a UCLA team of the dietary habits of smokers with or without lung cancer, published in the June issue of Cancer.…