Foot-Long Cookies Will Soon Be a Permanent Menu Item at Subway. Let's Not Normalize This.

I’m not one to demonize foods, however, we can’t deny that there is an obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease (the leading cause of death for both American men and women) crisis in the United States. Fast food consumption is a major contributor to this issue. Although It’s convenient, relatively affordable and palatable, it’s also overall nutrient-void, pro-inflammatory (which is why it contributes to disease) and even addicting.

To the Boomers Who Smoked in Their Younger Years, You Need to Know This About Lung Cancer Screening

You may be a Boomer who no longer smokes (and hasn’t for years), but you still may be eligible for lung cancer screening. Recently, the American Cancer Society (ACS) updated their screening guideline for lung cancer.

The Emsella Chair May Be Your Answer to Managing Urinary Incontinence

There is good news for those looking for options to manage incontinence. It is the recent availability of a non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment known as the Emsella Chair. It works by delivering electromagnetic energy that triggers over 11,000 pelvic floor muscle contractions over the course of a 30-minute treatment. This is far more than you would be able to achieve doing Kegel exercises on your own.

When It Comes to Heart Health, Don’t Fall into the Exercise Paradox Trap

We continue to read about people, usually men, in the prime of life who succumb to a heart attack during or shortly after exercising. The question the becomes: “If something that is supposed to be good for me can kill me, should I even do it?” In the health and fitness communities, this is known as the “exercise paradox” or the “sports paradox.”

Halloween Is Over, But You Should Be Afraid of “Zombie” Cells. Strawberries May Help!

Senescent cells are also known as “zombie” cells. They are essentially cells that are not alive but also not dead. Like a zombie! They are associated with chronic inflammation and thought to promote tumor growth. The good news is that we can be proactive, and consuming strawberries may be key in staving off those “zombie” cells.

You Need to Know About “Fried Rice Syndrome.”

Back in 2019, I published a blog about a 20-year-old college student who died after eating leftover pasta that had been left out at room temperature for five days. Here we are, a few years later, and this same story recently went viral on TikTok. When I shared this story in 2019, I didn’t know at the time that there is actually a name for the condition that caused this young man to pass - “Fried Rice Syndrome.”

Young Woman Dies After Drinking Heavily Caffeinated Lemonade at Panera Bread. Here’s What You Need to Know

May sound pretty harmless, but certain "lemonades" contain between 260-390 mg of caffeine (a usual eight ounce cup of coffee contains about 95 mg). This level of caffeine intake can result in death.

Study Shows B12 Deficiency Increases Inflammation. Don’t Let This Block Your Path to Healthy & Happy Longevity

The reality is that if we eventually get the privilege to become elderly (and, of course, the goal is happy and healthy longevity) we have to be mindful about B12 deficiency despite eating animal foods.

Having Surgery Soon? Here’s Why You Should Walk Right Into It

It is evident that walking (per guidance of your doctor) can be a good activity after surgery., but what I think is not as widely known or discussed is that walking before having surgery also appears to be just as important.

If You Are Midlife, It’s Not Too Late to Work Towards Happy, Healthy Longevity

I think most people would agree that a healthy, happy and long life would be most attainable through freedom from chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. It would also be amazing to grow old with mobility, independence and as little chronic pain as possible. Learn how we can make this possible.

If You Live in This Half of the United States, Vitamin D Deficiency may be a Real Threat

Vitamin D deficiency may be inevitable depending on where you live. For example, if you live in the 37th parallel, you are at a greater risk of developing a vitamin D deficiency.

Yes, Young Women Too Can Get Breast Cancer.

Many young people are being diagnosed with breast cancer. Take, for example, a woman named Lindsey Parr Gritton. Thirty-six weeks pregnant with her second child and only in her late twenties, Gritton was at a doctor’s appointment. She complained of a lump in her breast that she said was burning, according to this article from People Magazine where Gritton was interviewed. She was later diagnosed with breast cancer.

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