The New Science of Sleep and Dreams (Video)

The New Science of Sleep and Dreams (Video)

In this featured video, professor Matthew Walker, PhD., founder and director of the University of California Berkeley’s Center for Human Sleep Science and author of the book “Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams,” shares the latest discoveries about sleep and how it impacts virtually every area of our physical and mental […]

80 is the New 60: Staying Healthy in an Aging World

80 is the New 60: Staying Healthy in an Aging World

Globally, aging populations are posing big challenges for healthcare systems; together, new technology and old techniques offer the opportunity to manage them. The new challenge for the 21st Century The Big Q: Can we live better? The Big A: Yes! The booming population of older adults is a testament to the incredible developments in science and technology […]

Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

From Halloween through New Year’s, holiday weight gain affects people the world over and, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, it can happen with any major holiday, not just the Winter ones. As you may know, it is a lot harder to lose that weight than to put it on. […]

We are what we eat, so…

We are what we eat, so…

We are what we eat, so what healthy eating habits are worth keeping? These eating habits are so good you may want to replace any fad diet or unsustainable diet with them, as follows: Eat smaller portions. Overeating, or eating larger portions, is an easy habit to get into. There are a few hacks to […]

Saturated Fat (cholesterol) Theory of Heart Disease Began With Ancel Keys

Saturated Fat (cholesterol) Theory of Heart Disease Began With Ancel Keys

According to the “Heart of the Matter,” American physiologist Ancel Benjamin Keys can be credited with originating and cementing the saturated fat/cholesterol theory of heart disease. In the 1950’s, Keys produced research that showed perfect correlations between cardiovascular disease and the dietary consumption of fat in several prominent Western countries. But, there was a problem […]

Pain, the Experience is Different Between Men and Women

Pain, the Experience is Different Between Men and Women

In studies involving men and women exposed to identical pain stimuli, women rated the pain higher on the pain scale. In addition to sex hormones, other factors affecting pain perception include emotions, attitude, age and a learned response from past experience It is no secret that men and women are different. Diane Halpern, Ph.D., past […]

Real Food Means a Healthy Brain

Real Food Means a Healthy Brain

We all should know that eating well is important for our physical health, but it is also essential for healthy brain function, and anything that we put into our bodies affects us. Healthy diets bring good results, whereas, unhealthy eating habits can cause some unwanted side-effects. Undereating may cause fatigue, fainting and dizziness, dehydration, low […]

Nurture Your Brain with Real Food

Nurture Your Brain with Real Food

A healthy diet can help promote positive thinking, there is Power in Positive Thinking Having a healthy diet can lead you to have a more positive outlook and not just about being healthy. If you eat the correct foods, you can raise the levels of serotonin, and this acts as a mood stabilizer. Not only […]

Eat REAL Food to Improve Overall Health

Eat REAL Food to Improve Overall Health

A healthy diet is as important to your mental health as it is to your physical well being. The food that we eat has a direct correlation to the way we think and the decisions that we make. Without a proper diet, the mind cannot function properly enough and have the clarity to make the […]

“The State of US Health”

“The State of US Health”

The Key to good health and long life is to eat Real food and avoid sugar in all forms and at all cost. A new report on “The State of US Health” published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), ranked “dietary risks” as the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the […]

This is TRE, aka Time Restricted Eating

This is TRE, aka Time Restricted Eating

The Big Q: What is TRE that we have all be hearing about? The Big A: Time-restricted eating is just what it sounds like. It is a form of intermittent fasting where you eat all of your meals for the day within a restricted window of time, ranging from 2-8 hours. That means you are […]

A Healthy Diet and Exercise are the Keys to Anti-aging

A Healthy Diet and Exercise are the Keys to Anti-aging

FLASH: There is a giant chemistry experiment happening the Western world that is wreaking havoc with our hormones, poisoning our bodies, and causing an epidemic of obesity that’s accelerating diseases. That is the theory of expert Cheryl Myers, RN, a noted author and lecturer who believes in bridging the gap between the worlds of mainstream […]

The ‘OMAD’ Diet is Here

The ‘OMAD’ Diet is Here

FLASH: OMAD is the acronym for “one meal a day,” it involves eating all your nutrients in a 1-hr time frame, with nothing more other than calorie-free beverage options, for the remaining 23 hrs per day. The OMAD diet is an extreme form of intermittent fasting (or 16/8), and involves eating all your nutrients in […]

Ax Added Sugars From Your Diet

Ax Added Sugars From Your Diet

FLASH: Finally, people are getting the message about the dangers of sugar. Fully, 70% of Americans have cut back on foods high in added sugars aka processed foods, that according to a survey by the International Food Information Council Foundation, but there is a long way to go. A Key ways to reduce your sugar […]

I Cannot Write Enough About Brain Food: Dark Chocolate is Tops

I Cannot Write Enough About Brain Food: Dark Chocolate is Tops

FLASH: Dark chocolate, brain food at its best! Dark chocolate is full of neuroprotective flavonoids which benefit the health of the brain by promoting brain plasticity and helping your brain cells live longer. These flavonoids enhance cerebral blood flow which helps to improve attention span, memory, problem solving capabilities and reaction time. The flavonoid epicatechin […]

Olive Oil: 1 of the Best anti-Inflammatory Foods

Olive Oil: 1 of the Best anti-Inflammatory Foods

FLASH: When you buy it, buy EVOO and in a dark bottle. Studies have demonstrated the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of phenolic compounds of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil). One phenolic compound known as oleocanthal found in extra virgin olive oil has been discovered to have powerful natural anti-inflammatory benefits. Oleocanthal exhibits the same anti-inflammatory […]

Are Too Many Diets Confusing The Population

Are Too Many Diets Confusing The Population

A recent analysis made by doctors from Corpometria Institute, the first center for the prevention of bariatric surgery in the world, shows that the world has never been dieting so much as today. And yet obesity prevalence keeps increasing, in a similar speed as diet attempts. As many as 45 million Americans are always in the on-and-off process of […]

The Mediterranean Diet is Better for Mind, Body, and Planetary Health

The Mediterranean Diet is Better for Mind, Body, and Planetary Health

New research from the American Psychological Association (APA) finds that the Mediterranean Diet is better for mind, body, and planetary health. It is no surprise Decades of research has found that the Mediterranean Diet, a style of eating developed by nutritionist and doctor Ancel Keys featuring plant-based, nutrient-rich foods helps increase longevity and because it […]

Educate Your Children About Junk Food

Educate Your Children About Junk Food

Letting teenagers know they are being manipulated by food marketers may be a simple way to encourage healthier eating, according to research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Many of the leading chronic diseases threatening human health, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, are the result of poor dietary choices. These […]

Craving Foods, Here is How to Stop

Craving Foods, Here is How to Stop

An effective diet begins with a plan that maps meals and snacks based on foods that help you feel full longer. Why? If you feel satisfied, you will be less likely to get up in the middle of the night and make yourself a ‘Dagwood’ sandwich. Sometimes cravings can get the better of you. You […]

Your Liver, Your Health

Your Liver, Your Health

Fact: The human liver weighs about 3 lbs, filters all of the body’s blood daily, and when healthy is the only organ capable of regenerating; the liver performs nearly 500 functions, including regulating cholesterol levels. Our liver weighs about 3 lbs and is located on the right side of of the abdomen. Reddish brown in […]

The Health Benefits of Organic Hemp Seeds

The Health Benefits of Organic Hemp Seeds

FLASH: Hemp seeds are the seeds of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. They are from the same species as cannabis (marijuana), but a different variety. And they contain only trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana. Hemp seeds are exceptionally nutritious and rich in healthy fats, protein and various minerals. Below is a […]

Drinking Lots of Soda and Sugar-filled Drinks May Lead to an Early Death

Drinking Lots of Soda and Sugar-filled Drinks May Lead to an Early Death

FLASH: New research associates sugar-sweetened beverages with early mortality; artificially-sweetened beverages are not much safer. Scientists have found even more evidence it’s time to stop the soda, put down the lemonade, and eliminate sugary-sweet coffee in your diet. These sweet drinks taste good, but they may also set drinkers up for early death. A 34 […]

Jay Leno: Cholesterol 911

Jay Leno: Cholesterol 911

Former NBC “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno has opened up about his battle with high cholesterol, a condition which he described as a “time bomb”. “There are a lot of people walking around like that, they’re just time bombs,” Leno said in a new video created in association with Cholesterol 911 to shed light on high […]

Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

FLASH: The 2 most important treatment strategies for SAD are optimizing vitamin D level and Sun exposure. In addition to optimizing vitamin D and getting daily light therapy, the following strategies may also be helpful in the treatment of SAD: Exercise:Exercise is a well-recognized tool for improving your mental health. In a Y 2008 interview […]

An Unhealthy Lifestyle and Your Brain

An Unhealthy Lifestyle and Your Brain

FLASH: aAn unhealthy lifestyle can trigger inflammation throughout your body, which can then accelerate wear-and-tear on your brain, a new study suggests. The Big Q: What happens? The Big A: Faster declines in thinking and memory for those who do not practice healthy habits that counteract inflammation. Long-term inflammation is most often caused by chronic […]

Eat Real Food, Exercise, Halt Brain Aging

Eat Real Food, Exercise, Halt Brain Aging

FLASH: A recent study is the 1st to separately evaluate diet and exercise, and the effect they have on cognitive ability, finding those who improved their diet and continuously walked or cycled for 30 mins 3X a week reversed signs of brain aging. According to a survey by AARP, 93% of Americans believe maintaining brain health […]

When I Think About a Healthy Diet I Include Bacon

When I Think About a Healthy Diet I Include Bacon

A healthy diet means Organic fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and the fated pig (bacon) Scientists have looked more than 1,000 raw foods to reveal their nutritional value and discovered that rendered pork fat, aka lard, made the Top 10. The research disclosed that 3.5oz of pork fat contains 632 kilocalories, and is a good source […]

Some Diet and Fitness Myths

Some Diet and Fitness Myths

The classic Greek and Roman Myths are fanciful stories. But, the problem with diet and fitness myths is that they get passed around and even appear in print and on the Internet, and people start to accept them as truth. And nothing can get in the way of your weight loss and fitness goals more […]

Super Foods and Your Diet

Super Foods and Your Diet

Some foods speed up your metabolism more than others or keep the appetite under control so that we can more easily lose weight and body fat. Experts point out that these Super foods should always be eaten as part of a healthy overall diet. According to Medical News Today there are the 8 Top fat-burning […]

There is Unique Vegan Food in Europe Too

There is Unique Vegan Food in Europe Too

An Key part of traveling is having the opportunity to try the local cuisine, but for vegans this can be difficult. Many local specialties include meat or dairy, and finding something that fits your lifestyle can be difficult.   But, veganism is on the rise making it easier to stick to your plant-based diet while […]

Love: the 4-Letter Word in Medicine

Love: the 4-Letter Word in Medicine

Dr. Dean Ornish, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), is perhaps best known for his pioneering work in how to use food and simple lifestyle strategies to improve health. And for 40 years, Dr. Ornish has directed clinical research showing you can reverse not only Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, but […]

Dog Age Vs Human Age: 7 to 1 is a Myth

Dog Age Vs Human Age: 7 to 1 is a Myth

Pet parents, especially those with older dogs, often don’t realize (or perhaps just do not want to think about) how quickly furry family members age compared to us. Many are surprised to learn their “still acts like a puppy” pet is technically a senior or geriatric dog. There is a general guideline many veterinarians use […]

Lose That Weight, Keep It Off

Lose That Weight, Keep It Off

When trying to lose weight, even if it’s 10 or 20 lbs getting started is the hardest thing to do. But, for those who are truly obese, with 100’s of pounds to lose before getting to a healthy or ideal weight, the prospects of years of lifestyle changes is daunting.  Facing that kind of challenge, […]

Grow Your Own Real Food, This is Why

Grow Your Own Real Food, This is Why

Grow Your Own Real Food, This is Why While stockpiling food is important, not knowing how to grow or find your own food is a huge mistake for anyone interested in long-term “off-grid” survival. Sooner or later even a stockpile designed for a year or more will run out. The only way you can truly […]

Nutritional Ketosis Protects Against Neurological Degeneration

Nutritional Ketosis Protects Against Neurological Degeneration

Nutritional Ketosis Protects Against Neurological Degeneration Most of us know of friends or have loved ones suffering with Alzheimer’s disease and may have personally witnessed the ravages of this neurological disease. The good news is there is strong evidence that nutritional ketosis helps prevent the kind of neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), as […]

A Balanced Diet of Real Fool is the Core of Good Nutrition and Heart Health

A Balanced Diet of Real Fool is the Core of Good Nutrition and Heart Health

A Balanced Diet of Real Fool is the Core of Good Nutrition and Heart Health We have all heard the old adage, “an Apple a day keeps the Doctor away.” Proven Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) modalities such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda all speak of keeping the body’s “vital energies” in proper […]

Use Your Diet to Combat Air Pollution

Use Your Diet to Combat Air Pollution

Use Your Diet to Combat Air Pollution Pollution is the “largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the world today,” according to research published in The Lancet recently. The study revealed that 9-M premature deaths were caused by pollution in Y 2015, which is 16% of deaths worldwide. What’s more, among the pollution-related […]

Why Consider Organic Grass Fed Beef

Why Consider Organic Grass Fed Beef

Why Consider Organic Grass Fed Beef Grass fed beef comes from cows that are allowed to graze on pasture and consume their natural diet of grass. This is different from cows raised in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), which are fed a processed diet containing grains and even growth-promoting drugs. Organic grass fed beef production requires […]

The Mediterranean Diet Slow Aging

The Mediterranean Diet Slow Aging

The Mediterranean Diet Slow Aging New articles published in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences found that a Mediterranean diet may slow aging. The 6 articles reported on elements of the diet including the positive relationship between the diet and physical and cognitive function, the value of taking a coenzyme Q10 supplement […]

Improve Your Memory!

Improve Your Memory!

Improve Your Memory! A healthy lifestyle can support brain health and even encourage the brain to grow new neurons, a process known as neuroplasticity. Your brain’s hippocampus, i.e. the memory center, regenerates throughout your entire lifetime, when you give it the right tools Lifestyle factors that may improve memory and promote neurogenesis include exercise, eating […]

The Real Danger of Diabetes

The Real Danger of Diabetes

The Real Danger of Diabetes The increased risk of health conditions like cardiovascular disease, cancer and kidney disorders have been linked with diabetes and early death, a new study sheds light on the psych factors that come into play while managing the condition that affects over 30-M Americans. Those psychological factors led Finnish researchers to […]

Mr. Spock, “Live long and prosper”

Mr. Spock, “Live long and prosper”

Mr. Spock, “Live long and prosper” People in the 21st-Century are taking advantage of the longevity revolution, it is 1 that promises a longer life than their grandparents could have imagined. But, good health and quality of life depends on wise choices. There are some basic guidelines that will keep our brains sharp, our muscles […]

The Best Foods for Healthy Lungs

The Best Foods for Healthy Lungs

The Best Foods for Healthy Lungs Anthocyanins Protect Lung Health Flavonoids are a group of polyphenols, phytonutrients found in most fruits and vegetables. There are more than 6,000 unique flavonoids, but as a group, they’re most well-known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and have been found to lower the risk of many chronic conditions […]

Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods, Herbs, and Spices

Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods, Herbs, and Spices

Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods, Herbs, and Spices Herbs and cooking spices contain a wide variety of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, and help maximize the nutrient density of our  meals. Every time we flavor our meals with herbs or spices we are “upgrading” our food without adding a single calorie. In fact, on a per gram fresh […]

Fasting: The Way to Good Health

Fasting: The Way to Good Health

Fasting: The Way to Good Health Research from the University of Southern California has found that a 3-day fast can regenerate the entire human immune system. This remarkable and major breakthrough points to a straightforward and low-cost way to improve health and well-being. Fasting, abstaining from all or some foods or drinks for a set […]

Fish: The Ultimate Superfood

Fish: The Ultimate Superfood

Fish: The Ultimate Superfood People have been eating fish since the dawn of man. It has been a staple for people in every area where fish can swim and has without a doubt been one of the foods that has kept people alive. Fish is a lean protein, with vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and numerous […]

When it Comes to Food Always Chose Quality Over Quantity

When it Comes to Food Always Chose Quality Over Quantity

When it Comes to Food Always Chose Quality Over Quantity It is very important to know that not all protein is created equal. For heart health, experts say the Key is moderation and choosing wisely. “Very high intake of meat, especially processed red meat, is not good for overall health,” said Dr. Jyrki Virtanen, author […]

It is Quality Over Quantity When Feeding Our Hearts

It is Quality Over Quantity When Feeding Our Hearts

It is Quality Over Quantity When Feeding Our Hearts High-protein diets are around like popcorn, but not all protein is created equal. For heart health, experts say the Key is moderation and choosing wisely. “Very high intake of meat, especially processed red meat, is not good for overall health,” said Dr. Jyrki Virtanen, author of […]

A Protein Boost Might Be the Answer…

A Protein Boost Might Be the Answer…

A Protein Boost Might Be the Answer… Feeling less than satisfied on a restricted-calorie diet, then a protein boost just might be the answer. According to numerous studies, a diet with more protein than the typical 15% of calories will leave you feeling fuller and help conserve muscle as you lose fat. While high-protein diets […]

Eat Heart Healthy Real Food

Eat Heart Healthy Real Food

Eat Heart Healthy Real Food For heart benefits, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, beans and grains remains the way to go, according to a new research review. The review, by an American College of Cardiology (ACC) nutrition committee, examined the evidence on a few diet “hypes.” Among the findings: Omega-3 fats and legumes (including […]

Boosting Your Immune System as You Age Is Key

Boosting Your Immune System as You Age Is Key

Boosting Your Immune System as You Age Is Key Our immune system is challenged as the years go by. Diversity among disease-fighting T- and B-cells declines; our innate immunity, meaning protection provided by our skin, sweat and tears, and a general inflammatory response changes and we develop inflammaging. Inflammaging is the accumulation of inflammatory mediators […]

Our Eyes May Be a Window to a Healthy Brain

Our Eyes May Be a Window to a Healthy Brain

Our Eyes May Be a Window to a Healthy Brain Worsening vision and cognitive function are common among older people, but we have the ability to take control of our health so our eyes and mind stay clear and functioning optimally Diseases that affect blood vessels, veins and arteries have long been implicated in cognitive […]

Good Food for Our Pet’s Good Health

Good Food for Our Pet’s Good Health

Good Food for Our Pet’s Good Health Free radicals cause damage called oxidative stress in our pet’s body, and oxidative stress and the inflammation it causes are directly linked to aging and disease Free radicals occur naturally as the result of metabolic, cellular and immune system functioning, as well as certain external factors Antioxidants neutralize […]

Change Lifestyle, Slash Blood Pressure Fast

Change Lifestyle, Slash Blood Pressure Fast

Change Lifestyle, Slash Blood Pressure Fast Lifestyle changes lower blood pressure as effectively as Rx medication. Changing lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise can slash blood pressure in just 14 days, a new study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition says. “I’ve been using lifestyle changes to lower blood […]

The Many Benefits of Magnesium

The Many Benefits of Magnesium

The Many Benefits of Magnesium Magnesium (Mg) is essential for mitochondrial ATP production. A supplement that is helpful for sleep is magnesium. There are dozens of different types of magnesium supplements. Magnesium threonate has the added benefit of providing some antiretroviral activity, and retroviruses tend to be a challenge inherent with many neurodegenerative diseases. Threonate […]

A Diet Rich in Fish Beneficial for Good Heart Health

A Diet Rich in Fish Beneficial for Good Heart Health

A Diet Rich in Fish Beneficial for Good Heart Health A new advisory, published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation supports findings from many other recent studies that show that a diet rich in fish could be beneficial for health. “Since the last advisory on eating fish was issued by the Association in 2002, scientific studies […]

The Growing Interest, Investment in Anti-aging and Life Extension

The Growing Interest, Investment in Anti-aging and Life Extension

The Growing Interest, Investment in Anti-aging and Life Extension The interest and investment in anti-aging therapies is growing. The goal is not just to live longer, but to be as youthful and healthy as possible for a longer frame. Telomeres were discovered in the 1930’s. Every cell in the human body contains a nucleus, and inside […]

The Link Between Food and Mood

The Link Between Food and Mood

The Link Between Food and Mood Recent research looking at the effects of the antihypertensive diet on mental health concluded this kind of dietary pattern, which is low in sugar and high in fresh fruits and vegetables, can help reduce the risk of depression in many people especially seniors. Overall, people who followed the DASH diet […]

NFL Champion Quarterback Tom Brady Tells Us What He Eats

NFL Champion Quarterback Tom Brady Tells Us What He Eats

NFL Champion Quarterback Tom Brady Tells Us What He Eats New England Patriot Tom Brady eats a restrictive, plant-based diet that centers on “anti-inflammatory” foods and avoids some dietary staples nutritionists recommend. The Big Q: Is Mr Brady getting anything that helps his game and off-field performance? The Big A: Nutritionists are divided on The […]

Fasting Extends Lifespan   

Fasting Extends Lifespan   

Fasting Extends Lifespan Fact: Most people want to live a healthy, long life. The Big Q: What is the best way to switch on the body’s ability to promote cellular protection, regeneration and rejuvenation? The Big A: Valter Longo, PhD., a researcher and director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California (USC), […]

Mood Depends of Diet, Eat Real Food

Mood Depends of Diet, Eat Real Food

Mood Depends of Diet, Eat Real Food Anew study reveals that the types of foods we should eat to improve our mental health change as we age. Researchers at New York’s Binghamton University conducted an anonymous internet survey which included people from around the world. They completed the Food-Mood Questionnaire (FMQ), which includes questions on […]

It Is No Secret, Sugar Can Kill People

It Is No Secret, Sugar Can Kill People

It Is No Secret, Sugar Can Kill People Major industries have and continue to devoted huge financial resources to shaping scientific debates that may threaten profits. Prime example: Big Tobacco pushing back on how smoking kills people. This corporate strategy of subsidizing scientists, lobbyists and researchers to present results putting the products in the good light […]

Eat Healthy To Age Well

Eat Healthy To Age Well

Eat Healthy To Age Well A healthy diet may  very well translate into a healthier old age. The scientists followed close to 1,000 men and women in England, who were born in March 1946, throughout their adulthood. Those people who ate more fruits, vegetables and whole-grain cereals, and fewer highly processed foods throughout adulthood did […]

Sugar Is Responsible for Disease

Sugar Is Responsible for Disease

Sugar Is Responsible for Disease Facts: Refined sugar was not consumed on a daily basis until 100 years ago. Before that, it was a treat afforded by the very rich as sugar cane was a difficult crop to grow. In the past 100 years, rates of obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and numerous other chronic diseases have skyrocketed. […]

Protect Your Eyesight, Eat Right

Protect Your Eyesight, Eat Right

Protect Your Eyesight, Eat Right More than 70% of survey respondents from a National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) survey revealed that the loss of their eyesight would have the greatest impact on their day-to-day activities. Further, as rates of chronic diseases like diabetes rise, along with an aging population, rates of blindness and low […]