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

Six Steps for Clearing Brain Fog

Do you find yourself constantly feeling fatigued, distracted, suffering from headaches, unmotivated, anxious, moody or just plain out of sorts? You might be suffering from “brain fog.” Brain fog can be caused by nutrient deficiencies, sugar overload, a lack of sleep and too much stress, all of which deplete energy levels. The brain relies on

Why is Organic Farming So Important?

When you purchase organic food for your table, you are doing much more than providing healthy food for you and your family. What is organic farming? The core principle of organic farming is to raise crops without the use of any synthetics. The National Organic Program (NOP) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates

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

Your Heart Goes Nuts for Almonds!

Your Heart Goes Nuts for Almonds!

A recent study has found that adding almonds to your diet can reduce the risk of heart disease by keeping blood vessels healthy. These findings add weight to the theory that Mediterranean diets may have big health benefits. The study was conducted by Professor Helen Griffiths, Professor in Biomedical Sciences and Executive Dean of the