If You Think Yogurt is Just for Dieters, Keep Reading!

One of the more recently discovered benefits of yogurt is that it may help older adults with hypertension lower their blood pressure. There was evidence of reduced hypertension with even small amounts of yogurt consumption.

Don't Forget Phosphorous If You Want to Keep Your Bones and Teeth Strong!

Phosphorous is a good example of one of those overlooked – and at times misunderstood – minerals. It is just as important as calcium. Both work together to build strong bones and tooth enamel. Phosphorus also plays a role in muscle contraction, the nervous system, cognitive health, hormonal balance, and heartbeat regulation.

Cabbage - A Calcium Option You May Ignore

For years, conventional wisdom has been that dairy is the king when it comes to foods rich in calcium. And while it is undeniable that milk, cheese, and yogurt are jampacked with this important mineral, they are not the only game in town! Consider, for example, the common and humble cabbage.

Cottage Cheese Before Bed?

Cottage cheese is not the prettiest looking food out there. If I’m being completely transparent, this type of cheese reminds me of those not-so-sexy, back-in-the-day salad bars that also offered jello. But a recent study provided evidence suggesting that I may want to give cottage cheese a chance in my regular diet.

Are Sardines A Man’s Best Friend...When It Comes To Anti-Aging?

Are five cans of sardines per day just what the doctor ordered? Particularly when it comes to men’s health? First, what exactly is a sardine? Besides just, to put it frankly, a smelly fish?

Don’t Let Muscle Cramps Cramp Your Workout Style

It’s so discouraging to be in the middle of a really good workout, or, in my case, during a golf game, and get derailed by a muscle cramp. Also called muscle spasms or a ‘Charley/Charlie horse’ (when occurring in the legs), muscle cramps are defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as sudden and involuntary contractions or spasms in one or more of your muscles. That sounds about right! To some, muscle cramps may just be a nuisance, but I believe that anything that interferes with you being physically active (which is such a key pillar to good health and wellness) must be addressed. And, of course, muscle cramps are uncomfortable!

Do Antinutrients Get a Bad Rap?

The latest foods to find themselves portrayed as dietary “villains” are those that contain what are known as antinutrients. The word itself is almost enough to make any health-minded person run in the other direction avoid them at all costs. After all, by definition antinutrients are compounds found in plant and animal foods that inhibit our bodies’ ability to absorb these and other foods’ various nutrients.

Are You Vegan or Vegetarian? Be Mindful Of Your Bones

If you choose a plant-based diet, it’s important to be very proactive about making sure you get these two key nutrients: vitamin D and calcium.

You’re Not Too Young to Get Colorectal Cancer!

If you do a simple Google search of “colorectal cancer and young people,” you will see far too many recent stories about people under the age of 40 afflicted by this type of cancer. It is reportedly the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States. It is also the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in American people, according to the American Cancer Society.

The Curd Wars: Processed Cheese vs. Real Cheese

As information about health and nutrition is becoming more abundant and substantiated, so are the drastic shifts in economic prosperity for some of America’s oldest industries. Take, for example, the dairy industry.

Alternatives to Ambien That Can Help You and Elon Musk Sleep Better at Night

Elon Musk, the genius behind Tesla and SpaceX, has had a rigorous schedule for the last two decades, and his health and personal life have suffered as a result. This week Musk tweeted: “Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.”

Newborns Are Dying from Vitamin D Deficiency?

“I had not been informed of the need for infant vitamin D supplementation, or that we were at greater risk due to having dark skin, and I had no idea how catastrophic the effects of a vitamin deficiency can be.”

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