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.

Take a Deep Breath Means Taking a Belly Breath

I recently realized that when I am stressed, I tend to be more of a chest breather as opposed to a belly breather. It’s as if my neck, shoulders and chest tighten up and I forget that a proper, invigorating breath should really come deep down from the belly.

Celebrate National Youth Sports Week

It’s National Youth Sports Week, and playing sports has the potential to have a very positive impact on children not only physically but also mentally. A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Queensland found evidence which exhibited that children who participate in sports are more likely to have better long term mental health, according to a report from News Medical that discusses the study.

Being Proactive About Your Health Can Mean Being Your Own Health Hero

It is possible to find yourself in a personal health crisis where you may have to be your own hero by being your own advocate and seeking multiple medical opinions. Check out this story about a stage 4 colon cancer survivor.

September is Healthy Aging Month. The Weight of This Is Up to You!

September is Healthy Aging Month. In order to have a healthier mindset about aging in general, we should probably stop using the term anti-aging. The word anti means opposed to or against. I, for one, am not against aging.

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