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Vitamin C for Heart Health

According to research from the University of Colorado, Boulder, vitamin C is as good for your heart as exercise. In overweight and obese adults, there’s a small blood vessel-constricting protein called endothelin that’s more active. This means their blood vessels are more prone to constricting, become less responsive to blood flow demand, and are more at-risk… Read more »

Five Surprising Vitamin C Super Foods

Vitamin C is an important, naturally occurring nutrient. From preventing cold and flu to rebuilding tissue, bones and blood vessels and boosting the body’s ability to synthesize calcium, vitamin C is something we all need on a daily basis. Studies have confirmed the need for vitamin C to support brain function, heal from injuries, and recover from… Read more »

Vitamin C Plus Antibiotics to Fight Cancer

A new study published by researchers at the University of Salford in the United Kingdom suggests that cancer stem cells, which fuel the growth of fatal tumors, can be knocked out by a combination of antibiotics and vitamin C. The research, which was published in the journal, Oncotarget, found that Doxycycline (an antibiotic), followed by… Read more »

Improve Your Prostate Health

The prostate is part of the male reproductive system. Throughout a man’s life, the prostate grows until it’s about the size of a walnut. Maintaining a healthy prostate is important because it can become enlarged and prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men. There are things you can do to improve… Read more »

Protein Packed Snacks for Men

Getting your required daily dose of protein can prove challenging for anyone, especially when you’re trying to stay in shape, build some muscle or lose weight. It’s especially difficult for men since they tend to gravitate toward sweet or salty, unhealthy snack choices. Here are five protein-packed snacks to keep you going throughout the day. Pumpkin seeds… Read more »

Why Steady Cardio Doesn’t Equal Weight Loss

When a man says he wants to lose some weight, chances are the first thing he’ll do is go for a run or hit the treadmill. A lot of men believe that cardio equals weight loss. But most guys are going about it all wrong. Cardio is about conditioning – you’re conditioning your body to… Read more »

Why Puzzles are Good for Your Brain

Not only are jigsaw puzzles excellent brain training and coordination improvement tools, they’re fun, too! Working a puzzle helps develop your abilities to reason, analyze, sequence, deduce, logical thought processes and problem solving skills. These types of puzzles also improve hand-eye coordination and develop a good working sense of spatial arrangements.  When you solve a… Read more »

The Connection Between Stress and Alzheimer’s

You know stress contributes to heart disease, digestive difficulties and sleep disorders such as insomnia. But recent research has also linked stress to Alzheimer’s disease. And it’s not just any stress, it’s the daily stress – the ongoing, unrelenting stress you experience as you navigate life – that’s to blame. In a study from the… Read more »

Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s with these Foods

The food you eat can impact your brain health. Things like trans fats and excess sugar can slow the brain down. But if you include the following foods in your diet, you just might reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Walnuts – these little guys pack a big nutritional punch! They… Read more »

Four Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Probiotics

You probably know that probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. You also likely know that our bodies are full of bacteria, both good and bad and that probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy. But here are… Read more »