Minimizing Your Cravings

Think before you eat. Sounds like good advice, but the war between the mind and the tastebud won’t be won by a catchy phrase. No, the power to overcome will be a mix of energy between what you know to do and your will. So, that being said, what’s up with ‘20 minutes?’ “Most [cravings] go away…

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…

Powerful Health Benefits of Tea

The health buzz word associated with green tea is ‘antioxidants.’  Its leaves, loaded with flavonoids  and other polyphenols, act as antioxidants to lower the risk of some diseases.  “While numerous studies have found possible benefits, the actual benefits of drinking tea are not certain,” said the report. But there’s the catch. What else are you consuming? …

The Many Benefits of Walking

As fuel prices edge closer to $4.00 per gallon, many of us are looking for ways around those constant fill-ups at the pump.  Also, as we’re coming out of a long, cold winter and into the nicer spring season, shaking off those foul-weather doldrums is a pleasant prospect.  So, consider this: walking.  It is a…

The Powerful Benefits of Mushroom

Pharaohs decreed that no commoner could touch a mushroom, thus reserving the delicacy for royalty. Likewise, many other civilizations including Mexico, Russia, China and Greece, held it in high regard, going as far as practicing rituals with the mushroom. Today the mushroom is enthroned as a powerful antioxidant. Bearing essential nutrients that are of great value to the…

All Adults Should Take a Daily Multivitamin

One of the most commonly asked questions is “Why should I take a multivitamin?” Ideally, we would all get our essential vitamins and minerals from our diet, but according to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), most of us do not. With this finding JAMA recommends taking a multivitamin as one way to promote…

Eat More Protein and Lose Weight

If you’re managing to eat 7 to 9 daily servings of fruits and vegetables, give yourself a pat on the back.  But don’t be tempted to cut back on protein to make room for all that produce.  Recent research has shown that getting a higher percentage of calories from protein helps people get slim and stay that…