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

ENDORPHINS: The “Happy Hormone”

Endorphins are part of a group of chemicals naturally found in the brain called “neurotransmitters.” They have pain-relieving properties, euphoric properties (a “high” or buzz or feeling in love feeling), they improve mood, affect the release of sex hormones, and reduce appetite. What Can Endorphins Do? Endorphins naturally block pain signals in the nervous system.

Is Your Diet a SAD Story?

Do you eat a Standard American Diet? If so, your diet – and ultimately your health – might be a SAD story! The SAD diet 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