What is an Antioxidant Anyway?

What is an Antioxidant Anyway?

Anti-what? Antioxidant. It’s on food labels and supplement bottles galore – from chocolates to Vitamin E – yet we seldom discuss what an antioxidant does. Most people have no idea what superpowers they hold and why antioxidants are essential to our daily health. ‘Anti’ means to oppose, and ‘oxidant’, or oxidizing agent, create the oxidation

Eat More Fruits & Veggies for a Healthy Heart

A recent study on cardiovascular health has shown that inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption may account for millions of deaths from heart disease and strokes each year around the world. The study, conducted by the Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University and published June 10 by the American Society for Nutrition, estimated that roughly

What’s So Bad About the SAD Diet?

Just about everything. Could the SAD – Standard American Diet – lead to type 2 diabetes? Think about it. SAD is high in meats, especially highly processed lunch-type meats, milk-based foods (cheese yogurt, cottage cheese, etc.), potatoes, processed and prepared foods, fried foods, and sweets. In contrast, a healthy, nutritious diet has high levels of

Top Foods for Healthy Kidneys

Top Foods for Healthy Kidneys

Do you have problems with your kidneys such as frequent infections or kidney stones? The kidneys are two of the body’s most important organs. They prevent the buildup of wastes and extra fluid, and they keep levels of electrolytes stable. They make hormones that help regulate blood pressure, make red blood cells, and help bones

ZZZZZZZ….

ZZZZZZZ….

Sleep, ah, wonderful sleep! Sleep is the time when your body “reboots. Healing occurs during sleep and is vital to your survival. If you are not sleeping enough which includes enough hours as well as enough high-quality sleep, your health will suffer. The phrase “you can sleep when you die” is asking you to die

I Love Cod Liver Oil

I Love Cod Liver Oil

Why would anyone love cod liver oil? It’s so beneficial to the heart that I thought that I would open up February – the month of love – with info on cod liver oil, why I love cod liver oil, and why it’s just so darn healthy… We were having a discussion about the benefits

Do You Make These Mistakes?

Do You Make These Mistakes?

Are you one of those people who always tries the latest supplement or eating program that just came out? Do you suffer from pain and know in your heart that taking medication isn’t the best thing for you? Do you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning due to lack of energy? Do

How to Defeat Your Tired Brain

How to Defeat Your Tired Brain

Too many decisions. Too much pressure at work. Too many personal demands. Too much going on without time to rest and restore. A tired brain (sometimes called mental fatigue) is a brain that is unhealthy and has trouble responding well to life’s needs. Tired brain occurs when the brain cannot tolerate all that it’s asked