New research has discovered that meditation may be an effective treatment of insomnia, which is believed to be a 24-hour problem of hyperarousal, and elevated measures of arousals are seen throughout the day. Results indicate that patients saw improvements in…
A vegetarian version of the Atkins low-carb diet may help people lose weight and lower levels of bad cholesterol in the blood. A study of the so-called Eco-Atkins diet, which stresses plant proteins, worked better than a high-carb diet at reducing levels of low-density lipoprotein or LDL, which raises
Research discovered that cells from individuals who take a multivitamin have a younger biological age than cells from individuals who don’t take a multivitamin. Researchers looked at the length of telomeres, DNA sequences at the end of chromosomes that shorten as cells replicate and age.
New research suggests that low vitamin D levels in the body are associated with thinking or cognitive impairments. In the study participants with low levels of vitamin D scored worse on a standard test of cognitive ability than did their peers with normal levels. But what is vitamin D and how can we […]
Organically produced apples have a 15 per cent higher antioxidant capacity than conventionally produced apples, says a new study. Not only is organically grown food higher in nutritional value, but it is free from exposure to harmful herbicides and pesticides that when consumed over your life, can lead to […]
Hi Everyone! I’m sure you’ve noticed that I haven’t written any new articles in a while. I ended up taking a 30 day hiatus from all forms of work to relax, spend time with my brother Ryan who left for the Peace Corps, and visit family and friends. I’m back in San Francisco and more motivated than ever to
A new study suggests that older adults who eat diets rich in fruits, leafy greens and fish oil, have a lower risk of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss among older U.S. adults. It suggested that individual nutrients, including antioxidants lutein, vitamin C and vitamin E
You may never look at a banana in the same way again. We all think of a banana as a way to boost our energy, but energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a MUST to add to your daily diet.
Researchers in Canada are reporting evidence that eggs – often frowned upon for their high cholesterol content – may reduce another heart disease risk factor – high blood pressure. They describe identification of egg proteins that act like a popular group of prescription medications in lowering blood […]
Happy Earth Day Everyone! Earth Day is great; it’s a wonderful opportunity for millions of people around the world to take action to help save our delicate planet; the only bummer, it’s only one day each year. Here are 10 easy ways everyone can contribute to saving this beautiful blue ball in the sky that […]
A new study found evidence that human consumption of fructose-sweetened beverages can severely affect your health. According to the data, sugar consumption has been increasing every year. In 2005, the average American consumed 141 pounds of added sugar and the 2008 numbers look like they could be well over […]
Researchers from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute recently discovered that women who drink a few cups of tea and coffee each day may have a lower risk of endometrial cancer. But why tea and coffee together? Researchers found that the reason may be due […]
Canadian scientists investigated dietary factors in relation to heart disease. They discovered diets high in vegetables, nuts, and those that follow a Mediterranean diet were strongly associated with lower heart disease risk. People should focus on consuming a…
In healthy individuals walnuts lower cholesterol more than fish and both lower heart disease risk. A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that adding walnuts into your daily diet lowered serum total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol by a factor […]
An exciting new documentary called Food Inc. is about to inform the world how little we know about the food we eat. I think everyone will be shocked at how few corporations control our food supply and how they have dominated the industry. It’ll make you think twice about the food you eat and how […]
If you like chia seeds, and are passionate about eating orgainc food, then you’ll be excited to know that you can finally buy certified organic chia seeds. A great superfood company, Navitas Naturals has released a certified organic chia seed, sustainably harvested in Mexico. Chia seed are an ancient […]
Honeybush tea is probably the most underrated and least known health beverage I’ve come across. Grown in the high mountains of the Western and Eastern Cape regions of South Africa, this unique plant is not only delicious but it is extremely healthy for you.
For a change of pace every now and then, I’m going to publish an article by Stan ‘the stickman’ as sort of a way to lampoon current events happening in our reality. Now, Stan doesn’t have the luxury of a big brain like you and I do, but nonetheless he will still attempt to make sense out of the world we live in […]