Think Prunes Have Only One Health Benefit? Think Again!

When you think of the health benefits of prunes, one thing – and probably only one thing – comes to mind. This is not surprising since eating prunes is probably one of the best things you can do to keep yourself regular or address an occasional bout of constipation. Research, however, continues to discover more of how this popular dried fruit (prunes are dried plums) can contribute to your health. To give you some background, prunes date back to ancient western Asia. They eventually spread to Europe and then made their way to the U.S. in the middle of the 19th century. Today, we consume almost a third of a pound of prunes per person, second only to dried dates.

Coenzyme Q10. The Holy Grail Of Anti-Aging

Perhaps we would approach aging differently if we were educated and armed with the education and tools necessary to age as healthily as possible.

I Have Alpha-Lipoic Acid & Vitamin C Deficiency. Being Proactive Is A Must

I run the risk of not getting the right amount of nutrients from my diet if I am not aware how much I really need. And the most reliable way to know how much I really need is to do tests which will show the amount of these nutrients in my body.

Be Proactive About Nutrition Before Pregnancy. Your Child’s Heart May Depend On It

March is National Nutrition Month, and I think many of us would agree that the nutrition of our children is of the utmost importance. What people may not realize, however, is that women need to consume a healthy diet even before getting pregnant. Our diet before pregnancy may affect the health of our future child. 

Yes, You Can Overdose On Caffeine. Here’s What You Need To Know

In shocking news, a personal trainer and father of two in the U.K. named Thomas Mansfield died from a caffeine overdose after consuming an amount of a caffeine powder supplement equating to 200 cups of coffee. According to BBC News, Mansfield used kitchen scales to calculate the amount of powder he was consuming. Tragically, a miscalculation cost him his life. He was just 29-years-old. The coroner said the cause of death was “caffeine toxicity.”

Don't Let Your “Built Environment” Determine Your Health

In my opinion, many people underestimate the power of walking when it comes to overall health benefits. Maybe it’s because we tend to associate a good, effective workout with a lot of sweat and a rapidly beating heart.

Read Product Content Labels to Help Keep Your Gut Healthy

You can help protect the delicate balance of microbes in your gut by avoiding products with potentially harmful ingredients and working with your doctor or pharmacists to reduce the impact of medications you need to take.

Carbs Are Not The Enemy…If You Choose The Right Ones

Summer is just around the corner, and so many of us are trying to lose excess weight we put on during the pandemic. Your first plan of attack may be to cut out carbohydrates as much as possible, but a recent study suggests that going low-carb may not be entirely necessary for significant weight loss.

Death of Bob Saget: A Reminder To Us All To Be Proactive About Head Injuries

I’ve bumped my head a number of times and never really thought much about it, but the recent passing of actor, comedian and one of America’s favorite television dads Bob Saget got my attention and made me realize we all might want to be more careful.

Still Checking Your Emails After Dinner? Doing So Can Put Your Health At Risk!

If the line between “work time” and “personal time” was getting blurry before the pandemic, it’s now safe to say that for many people that line has now disappeared. This is not very surprising given that 71 percent of us are now working from home (WFH) and more than half want to continue doing so after employers fully open their offices.

Want to Reduce Body Fat? Try Resistance Training!

While aerobic exercise may indeed burn off more calories per workout, the real secret to reducing your body fat over the long term is resistance training.

Always Fatigued? Your Diet and Lifestyle May Be to Blame!

We all get tired feel drowsy at times. These feelings are normal parts of our innate daily circadian rhythm. We know when we need to rest and when it’s time to get some shuteye, whether it’s a good night’s sleep or a nap, after which most of us feel refreshed and ready to go. But for people suffering with fatigue, feeling sluggish, lethargic, weary and tired throughout the day for no apparent reason – even after sleep – is the norm.

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