60 Second Stress Busters

60 Second Stress Busters

It’s been a day. You have just had it with work. Your relationship. The noisy neighbors. Politics. Everything. You feel really stressed out. What can you do? Here are a few simple, surprising stress busters that can give you almost immediate relief. 1. Go outside for a short break. Take a walk. Breathe deeply. Being

60 Second Vitamin C

60 Second Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential vitamin that your body cannot produce on its own. In an ideal world, we would all eat a diet rich in vitamin C with citrus fruits, vegetables with their skins, and more. But we don’t live in an ideal world. To ensure we have enough vitamin C for our bodies

60 Second All Plugged Up

What is more uncomfortable than feeling all plugged up? Constipation is often joked about, but for those who chronically suffer from it, constipation is no laughing matter. Many causes of constipation are easily remedied. A lack of grain, fiber, vegetable roughage, water, nerve damage, injuries, etc. can all be sources of sluggish bowels. Things that

60 Second Sugar

Here are six interesting facts about sugar. The average American ingests 61 pounds of refined sugar per year, including 25 pounds of candy! Sugar may give you wrinkles via a process called glycation in which excess blood sugar binds to collagen in the skin, making it less elastic. Can you imagine eating 16 sugar cubes

60 Second Magnesium

Most Americans would greatly benefit from increasing their intake of magnesium. Magnesium is found in foods such as nuts, seeds, leafy greens, peas, beans, and whole grains. Supplementation is also a good way to increase this vital nutrient while not increasing caloric intake. Few people are truly deficient in magnesium, but the U.S. Department of

60 Second Inflammation

Inflammation is a term used when the cells of the body do not function correctly — their chemistry is “off”. It does not mean that you have a red or swollen area. You can have inflammation without having pain. When the inflammation gets bad enough, a body part will fail. Irritable bowel syndrome, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis,

60 Second Almond

A recent study has found that adding almonds to your diet can reduce the risk of heart disease by keeping blood vessels healthy. The study was led by Professor Helen Griffiths, Professor in Biomedical Sciences and Executive Dean of the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston University in Birmingham, UK. Researchers tested the

60 Seconds on Vitamin C

Scientists wanted to find out what in foods prevented scurvy. The answer, it seemed, was ascorbic acid because when it was given, people did not get scurvy. However, in nature, ascorbic acid does not exist alone. It is always found with many other compounds such as rutin, flavonoids, amino acids, ascorbate oxidase, and tyrosine, all

Six Easy Ways to Boost Your Immunity

If ever there was a time to become aware of ways to build up your immune system, that time is now. And it may be easier than you think. You may be doing some of these things already. But combined, these immune building superpowers can help to keep you healthy during these challenging times. Let’s