Category Archives: Food & Nutrition

Investing in Your Bone “Bank”

A new study has found that calcium supplements in people under 35 could significantly improve bone mass. Their analysis included more than 7,300 participants across 43 studies. The researchers found that both dietary sources of calcium and calcium supplementation had positive effects on overall bone mineral density, but bone mineral density measurements of the femoral […]

Can Drinking Coffee Help You Live Longer? 

That morning cup of coffee may do more than just perk you up.  According to new research, it may actually extend your life. A new study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology suggests that drinking 2 to 3 cups of coffee daily can significantly reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and increase […]

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month – Are You Taking Charge of Your Lung Health?

November is Lung Cancer awareness month, so it’s a good time to think about the health of our lungs. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. We all know not smoking and avoiding exposure to pollutants can help protect our lungs, but sometimes we take our lungs for granted. […]

That Halloween Sugar Rush and Your Body

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s almost impossible to escape all that sugar-laden candy, so it’s a good time to think about sugar and its effects on our bodies.  We all know that eating too much sugar isn’t good for us. Sugar contains no nutrients, it only contains calories that can lead to a […]

Fighting Fall Allergies- The Natural Way

Most people associate allergies with the onset of spring, but for many people, fall culprits such as pollen, ragweed, and mold can also trigger the dreaded sneezing, watery eyes, runny noses, and coughing.  Medication such as antihistamines can be helpful but may cause unwanted side effects.   Fortunately, there are some natural ways that may help […]

Back to School – Healthy Tips for Parents & Kids

You are likely back into the full swing of preparing lunches, racing to get the kids to school on time, shuffling them to activities, and repeat. So we thought it timely to share some tips on keeping your kids healthy this school year. Now, we’re certainly not against a treat every once in a while, […]

Breast Cancer and Diet

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While breast cancer is a complex disease with many contributing factors that cannot be controlled, there are some things you can control, which research shows may significantly reduce your risk: Maintain a healthy weight: Excess body weight and postmenopausal weight gain are associated with breast cancer. Exercise: Women […]

The Super Star Starches

When you think of starchy foods, chances are things like white bread and pasta come to mind. Unfortunately, these simple starches are rapidly digested, raise your blood sugar, contribute to weight gain and increase your risk of diabetes and heart disease. But there is another less well-known type of starch, one that functions similarly to […]

Physical Fitness Linked to Lowering Alzheimer’s Risk

People who are more physically fit are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study.  The study involved 649,605 military veterans with an average age of 61 who didn’t have Alzheimer’s disease at the start of the study. The participants were divided into five groups, from least fit to most fit. When […]

Midlife and beyond. The health issues facing women.

Whether it’s unwanted weight gain, the loss of lean muscle, bone health concerns, or other issues, there are many challenges facing women during the years leading up to menopause and beyond. Weight Gain Hormonal changes increase the rate at which women store fat and diminish their ability to burn fat. It also causes changes in […]