Master Your Metabolism

Have you discovered that your metabolism slows with age? Did you know the average woman gains 1 and a 1/2 pounds a year during her adult life. Gosh, that means by the time you are forty you have added 40 or more pounds. What can we do? There is new research that we can use…

Stroke Prevention

There was a new study that just came out last month on strokes. Researchers have discovered that there are 10 controllable risk factors to prevent it. The top factor in this review is that high blood pressure or hypertension, is the most important one to consider. In 90 percent of all strokes that were looked…

Get Out and Circulate

Our lives have become focused around activities that require us to be still. We are either commuting, stuck in traffic, on the computer or the leisurely tv time. Leading cardiologists are warning us that we are sitting still way to much. The American Heart Association (AHA) says that we are spending far too much time…

Exercise to Combat Cancer

There is a new study out that shows exercise protects us from cancer in different ways. For some time now, health researchers across the world have know that athletes enjoy a significantly lower risk of cancer. At first it was suggested that there may be a simple explanation. Athletes eat more healthily and are less…

Love Your Man

We just celebrated Father’s day and I wanted to remind the guys about their health, during June, which is men’s health month. Here are a few reminders for the men in our life. Get regular medical checkups and preventive screenings for cancers, specifically prostate, colorectal, lung and skin cancers. Use sunscreen. Studies show fewer that…

Red Light

Do you know what the red light means when it appears on your car or truck you are driving? It is usually called the idiot light. It means that there is something that needs your attention pertaining to your vehicle’s operating condition. The same thing applies to your physical body. Pain is the red warning…

Sweet Dreams

Having trouble trying to sleep at night? Are your sleep patterns out of whack? It might have to do with melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone made by the pineal gland. Melatonin helps to control your sleep and wake cycles. Your body has its own internal clock that controls your natural cycle of sleeping and waking…

The Sugar Debate

I noticed on Netflix that there is a new documentary available to watch called “Sugar Coated”. It explores how the food industry has put sugar into our food supply over the years. This 90 minute film tracks the Sugar Association from the early seventies to now. Politics aside, I was surprised to find out doctors…

Walking Benefits

If you have not started walking yet, let me give you a list of some of the benefits of taking a walk that I found. These are great stats. Just 2 hours of walking a week can reduce your risk of stroke by 30%. 40 minutes 3 times a week protects the brain region associated…

In a Rut

I came across this stat the other day. Sitting for 11 or more hours a day is associated with a 40% increased chance of death over the next 3 years when compared with sitting less than 4 hours a day. It made me stop for a moment to think about how many hours I was…

Coffee Talk

Do you love your coffee in the morning? It’s a good thing right? You get that shot of energy and firing all of those neurons. The upside is that it can promote a healthy heart, reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and make you smarter. Yes, I like that last benefit. So, why are…

Coconut Oil Benefits

Many people from around the world are enjoying a healthy lifestyle from eating massive amounts of coconut, so why should we not all be using it? What are the advantages of coconut oil? The Lauric acid in coconut oil can kill bacteria, viruses and fungi, helping you to fight infections. It can kill hunger, making…