Worried About the Summer Holidays? Eat Watermelon!

Not only is watermelon delicious but there are also so many nutrients and potential health benefits of eating this fruit.

Let’s Win The Fight Against Hypertension. Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?

At-home blood pressure monitoring may be key in catching high blood pressure. But as I always like to say, prevention is better than cure. And one of the ways we can help prevent high blood pressure is by maintaining a healthy diet void of excessive amounts of sodium (salt). It’s also extremely important to be aware of specific nutrients that may help prevent high blood pressure or help manage it.

More Than 100 Toxic Chemicals Found in Cannabis Smoke. Here’s What You Need To Know.

In most states where marijuana is legal, weed dispensaries are considered essential businesses. So, it may seem that smoking weed is harmless and that now is the perfect time to do it, however, a recent study suggests otherwise.

It’s Time to Redefine “Perfectly Healthy”

On one hand, it has become much more inclusive and holistic to lump together physical health, mental health, social health and even financial health. On the other hand, we are still prone to letting our eyes be the judge as to whether someone “looks healthy.”

If You Haven't Already, Make Exercise a Habit. Right Now!

Researchers of a recent study found an association between long-term training and metabolic disease prevention. The theory is that long-term exercise may alter muscular gene activity in a way that could help prevent the development of metabolic health issues such as diabetes and heart disease (conditions that millions of Americans suffer from).

Prominent Hollywood Publicist Dies of ALS. How We Can Be Proactive About This Devastating Disease

This disease essentially causes you to lose control of your brain. And if you do not have control of your brain, you may find it difficult to control your body.

Congressman’s Wife Dies Of Mitral Valve Prolapse At Just 39. How Can We Be Proactive?

Also known as Barlow’s syndrome and floppy valve syndrome, MVP, as the name suggests, involves a prolapse (a bulging or falling out) of the mitral valve. If you look at diagram of heart in this blog, you can see that the heart contains four valves. The purpose of the mitral valve is to help move blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle. Essentially, heart valves prevent the backward flow of blood.

Some Really Cool Things About Castor Oil

Castor oil is a type of vegetable oil made from castor beans (Ricinus communis). The “beans” are really just seeds. They are definitely not something you want to eat.

5 Reasons You May Want To Consider Krill Oil

In some cultures, krill is consumed as food. For example, Japanese cuisine may incorporate krill. They call it “okiami.” And a popular Norwegians snack is krill paste with crackers. But many of us will probably not come across krill for food in our regular daily life. You do, however, have access to krill oil supplements (just as you do fish oil supplements).

Want To Live Longer? Make Sure You Are Getting Enough Vitamin K

A recent study found evidence which showed that older adults with lower vitamin K levels were more likely to die within 13 years compared to older adults who had adequate vitamin K levels, according to one report discussing the study.

The Complicated Relationship Between Stress and Nutrition For Women Over 50 (7 Things You Need To Know!)

Nutrition and stress have a mutual cause-and-effect relationship. In addition to motivating us to eat comfort foods, stress may impact how effective our body is at using the nutrients contained in the food we eat. Moreover, the nutritional value of the foods we eat can increase or decrease our stress levels.

Sea Moss In Your Smoothie?

Sea moss is a species of red algae. You will likely find it at your local health food store in dried form or capsules and powder. You may also find sea moss in lotions and other skin and cosmetic products.

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