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 »

Five Foods to Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

walnuts and alzheimers

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. 1.  Walnuts – these little guys pack a big nutritional punch!… 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 »

Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

know the early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2013 an estimated 5 million Americans aged 65 years or older suffered from Alzheimer’s disease with the number estimated to triple to as high as 13.8 million unless more effective ways to prevent, recognize and treat the disease are identified… Read more »

Reverse Aging with Glucosamine Cream

glucosamine creams help anti aging process

Glucosamine is well known as a remedy for arthritis and joint problems. But, did you know that glucosamine in creams or an oral supplement has anti-aging properties? As we age, our glucosamine levels tend to drop. Applied to the skin, glucosamine helps stimulate the cellular renewal process, which helps remove and replace old, dead and… 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 »