5 Foods that Help You Sleep

5 foods that can help you 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 »

Vitamin D Deficiency May Predict Aggressive Prostate Cancer

prostate caner and vitamin d deficiency

  According to a new study from Northwestern, African-American and European-American men at high risk of prostate cancer are more likely to be diagnosed with an aggressive form of the disease if they have a vitamin D deficiency. The results were published in May of 2014 in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American… Read more »

Cut Ovarian Cancer Risk with Exercise

moderate physical activity linked to reduced ovarian cancer risk

A recent study published in The International Journal of Cancer found that moderate physical activity was associated with a lower risk of ovarian cancer. Researchers examined patient survey responses from over 400 women with ovarian cancer and over 2,100 healthy women who were participants in the Canadian National Enhanced Cancer Surveillance System (NECSS) to study… Read more »

Fight Cold and Flu Season with Vitamin D3

prevent cold and flu symptoms with vitamin d3 supplements

  For decades, parents gave children cod liver oil during the winter months. They had no scientific studies to support their belief that there was something in that nasty oil that was good for you. But new research published in BMJ Open shows that an ingredient in cod liver oil, vitamin D3, helps prevent cold… Read more »

Top 5 Cold and Flu Myths Debunked

Test your knowledge of the cold and flu with these top 5 myths debunked

  Cold and flu season is upon us. Which myths are fact and which are fiction? 1. Flu shots cause the flu –  FALSE The flu vaccine is made up of only parts of the flu virus, not a whole virus, and as a result, it can’t make you sick. There is one caveat – the… Read more »

Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke with Whey Protein

studies found whey protein to reduce hypertension

If high blood pressure runs in your family, you’re not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as 43 million Americans have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Hypertension rarely presents with symptoms and is caused by factors like obesity, inactivity, smoking and high salt diets. It’s often referred to as… Read more »

Can a Protein Shake Slow Down the Aging Process?

when protein shakes can help slow the aging process

According to the US Census Bureau, it is estimated that by the year 2030, one in five US residents will be age 65 and older. With this rapid growth of the aging population, it is more important than ever for adults to take actions now that can help them stay healthy and strong in the… Read more »

6 Ways Whey Protein Can Benefit You

6 ways whey protein can help

Whether you’re trying to lose a few pounds, boost your immunity, or even prevent cancer, whey protein might be the answer. Myriads of new studies are confirming the many health benefits of whey protein. Here are the top 6 ways whey protein can benefit you: 1. Lose Fat, but Keep Muscle – A team of… Read more »

Alzheimer’s Disease: A More Reliable Diagnosis

diagnosing alzheimers properly was much more difficult until recently

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form (70%) of dementia with a devastating effect on memory, thinking, behavior and autonomy.  However, a reliable diagnosis remains difficult. More than 1 in 3 patients receive an incorrect diagnosis. An international team of researchers has made it their mission to provide a simpler, more reliable approach to the… Read more »

Elderly Depression Leads to Accelerated Brain Aging

those 65 and older who develop depression have a higher rate of brain aging

Depression affects more than 6.5 million Americans aged 65 years or older. For some people, they have been struggling with depression most of their lives, but for others, the onset is later in life. Elderly depression is closely associated with dependency and disability and can cause suffering for the individual and his or her loved… Read more »