What is Resveratrol and Can it Really Slow the Aging Process?

resveratrol found to slow the aging process

You’ve likely heard about it in the news – resveratrol – the magic anti-aging solution. But what is it? Resveratrol is a compound of molecules that comes from some seed producing plants. Resveratrol is plentiful in the skins and peels of grapes and is found in both white and red wine, but in much greater… Read more »

10 Healthy Whole Grain Lunches to Go

10 healthy whole grain lunches to make at home

September is Whole Grains Month and what better way to celebrate than by packing healthy, whole grain foods in your child’s lunch box? Popcorn – it’s a 100% whole grain snack you can easily make at home. Avoid the pre-packaged, flavored varieties. PBJ – it’s an old standby.  But make this one with whole wheat… Read more »

Whole Grains Lead to Fewer Strokes

whole grains found to reduce women's risk or stroke

Scientists have determined that women who eat a diet rich in whole-grain foods can significantly reduce their risk of strokes. Harvard University researchers examined data from 75,000 women participating in the landmark Nurses’ Health Study. During a 12-year period, the women kept comprehensive food diaries. Those who ate the most whole grains — the equivalent… Read more »

Health Benefits of Whole Grains

health benefits of whole grains

We’ve all heard that whole grains are better for us, but there is confusion as to what constitutes whole grain and why it’s beneficial. In 2004 the Whole Grains Council approved the following definition: “Whole grains or foods made from them contain all the essential parts and naturally-occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed in… Read more »

Reduce Stress for Clearer Skin

stress is linked to inflammatory skin conditions

The way you’re feeling can actually have an affect on how you look. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, a variety of studies anecdotally link stress, depression and anxiety to an increase in skin, hair or nail problems, but proving the relationship between stress and inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis and rosacea… Read more »

Best and Worst Foods for Psoriasis

anti inflammatory diets can help psoriasis

    Psoriasis is an inflammatory disease, so an anti-inflammatory diet is important to reduce Psoriasis. These foods cause inflammation and should be avoided: Fatty red meat – these meats contain an abudance of saturated fats as well as arachadonic acid, a natural inflammatory substance that is believed to make psoriasis plaques red and swollen…. Read more »

Summer Sun is Actually Good for Psoriasis

vitamin d and uv rays can help treat and prevent psoriasis

According to the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), roughly 7.5 million Americans suffer from the painful, often embarrassing symptoms associated with psoriasis. Fortunately, there is some relief during the summer months, thanks in part to the vitamin D provided by sunlight. Vitamin D reduces inflammation. The NPF suggests that the combination of vitamin D and UV rays… Read more »

August is National Psoriasis Awareness Month

august is national psoriasis awareness month

August is National Psoriasis (pronounced “suh-RY-uh-sus”) Awareness Month.  Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that causes painful scaling, itching and inflammation. It happens when skill cells grow too quickly.  Normally, our skin cells grow slowly and flake off every four weeks allowing room for new skin cells to take their place. However, those suffering from… Read more »

Whey Protein for Muscle Recovery

whey protein powder essential for muscle recovery after exercise

It is generally agreed by experts that consuming protein following a workout is beneficial for muscle recovery, but the best type of protein remains debatable. A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition determined that whey protein (a group of protein found in milk and milk-based products) has an advantage over casein… Read more »

How to Avoid the Summer Exercise Slump

avoid the summer exercise slump and maintain your workout goals

When summer started, you may have had grand plans of upping the ante of your exercise routine. More daylight hours, nice weather and the vision of a beach-ready body were all the motivation you needed to get out there. But now, it seems like summer is already winding down and your motivation is rapidly dwindling… Read more »