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Reflect and Boost Your Brain Power

A neurology team from the UK has found that people had increased brain activity when they were asked to think about themselves. The authors say their findings are significant because they open the door for more research and bridge the gap between psychological and neural processes. Other studies have shown that an area of the… Read more »

B Vitamins to Protect Against Alzheimer’s

There is now strong evidence to suggest that your daily dose of B vitamins may help protect you from Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease affects 36 million people worldwide. Therefore, a lot of research is put into finding a cure, but unfortunately some of the promising studies have failed late-stage clinical trials. Researchers from the FMRIB… Read more »

Exercise is Good for Your Brain

You know the wide-ranging benefits of exercise. Physical fitness is important for weight loss, bone strength, heart health and more. Now there’s research to suggest that staying physically fit can help keep your mind sharp as well and it doesn’t matter when you begin. Research has demonstrated that just three hours of light exercise weekly… Read more »

Spring Ahead Without Feeling Tired

Spring Ahead This Saturday, March 11th, daylight savings ends and we move our clocks ahead one hour. You’ll go to sleep at 10:00, but really it’s now 11:00. You’ve lost an hour of sleep! That one hour can wreak havoc on our internal clocks. Our bodies are extremely sensitive to changes in light and schedules…. Read more »

Five Foods to Improve Sleep

Sleep has a significant effect on your daily mood, productivity and health. Nutrition plays a large role in how well you sleep. Food relates directly to serotonin, a key hormone that — along with Vitamin B6, B12, and folic acid — helps promote healthy sleep. If a good night’s sleep is important to you, try… Read more »

Physical Consequences of Sleep Deprivation

A startling study published in the journal Sleep found that nearly one quarter of people who sleep fewer than six hours a night have some kind of cardiovascular disease (clogged arteries, an abnormal or weak heartbeat, etc.). Worse – Harvard Medical School experts say that if you routinely fail to get five hours of sleep,… Read more »

Boost Bone Health with Dairy Plus Vitamin D

Milk – it does a body good, right? It is well known that dairy products are essential for healthy bones by helping us meet our daily calcium requirement. But you could drink 8 glasses of milk a day and it wouldn’t matter without vitamin D to help your body absorb the calcium. Researchers from Harvard… Read more »

Low Impact Exercise for Bone Health

Exercise can increase energy, elevate mood, and improve quality of life. Building strength and flexibility can even prevent future injuries, while regular physical activity can lower the risk and progression of chronic conditions such as osteoporosis. Some of the best exercises for bone health are those that are low-impact. They are designed to increase cardiovascular… Read more »

Foods to Avoid for Bone Health

With many health conditions, the foods you choose – or choose not – to eat, can play an important role in preventing or managing symptoms. Whether you need to alter your diet to control your symptoms can somewhat depend on how great your risk is. Not everyone needs to eliminate the following foods known to… Read more »

Eating Antihistamines

Allergy season is getting an early start this year. Allergies are caused by an exaggerated immune response to triggers such as pollen, mold and dust. And while avoiding the allergen is ideal, it’s not always possible or practical, especially in the spring when pollen is everywhere. Instead of fighting back with antihistamines, a natural alternative… Read more »