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.”

Why I Wish I Had Known This About Nutrition & Lactating Mothers

Before getting pregnant, I heard so much about how I should eat healthily before conception. What I didn’t hear much about was the importance of nutrition in postpartum and lactating mothers. In fact, during my postpartum check-ins with my doctor, he never asked me what I was eating or how my appetite was.

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.

Not Sure What Your New Year’s Resolutions Should Be? Here Are 9 Blue Zone Lifestyle Habits to Consider

If you regularly read pH blogs, you have seen that I constantly discuss chronic inflammation in Americans. Many in the health and wellness space refer to chronic inflammation as “inflammaging,” because it accelerates aging and promotes illness (thus making it more challenging to live a long and healthy life).

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.

California First U.S. State to Ban These 4 Potentially Harmful Food Additives

In recent news, which I was thrilled to hear about, California has become the first U.S. state to ban four potentially harmful food additives. I hope the rest of the United States follows California’s lead on this.

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