Ireland vs. Asia – A Lesson in Healthy Eating

healthy eating habits around the world - learn from Asian diets and Irish Diets

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and you’re likely digging for your Irish roots so you can enjoy some cottage pie or fish and chips. Perhaps you should think again. According to a recent report, Irish adults are eating more than twice the amount of high fat and high sugar foods than they… Read more »

Mediterranean Diet Fights Inflammation

Anti Inflammatory Diets - Mediterranean Diet Fights Inflammation

  There is evidence that consuming a Mediterranean-style diet—rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, olive oil, and fish lowers the level of pro-inflammatory chemicals in the body. The diet may also protect against depression by increasing levels of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants used by the body to manufacture anti-inflammatory chemicals that increase blood flow… Read more »

World’s Worst Inflammatory Foods

Inflammatory foods to avoid if you're looking to reduce chronic inflammation

Chronic inflammation is the silent killer linked to osteoporosis, arthritis, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even cancer. If you want to combat the effects of chronic inflammation, these are the foods you should most definitely avoid: 1. Sugar – Sugar is EVERYWHERE from processed foods, desserts and snacks right down to condiments. Too much sugar… Read more »

Inflammation Nation

What is chronic inflammation - causes symptoms and treatment

What is chronic inflammation and are you at risk? Do you know what heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, stroke and cancer have in common? Scientists have linked each of these to a condition known as chronic inflammation, and they are studying how high-fat foods and excess body weight may increase the risk for fatal disorders. Inflammation… Read more »

For the Love of Your Heart – 7 Heart-Healthy Foods

Healthy Fats and a Heart Healthy Diet

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and February is American Heart Month.  It’s a good time to start taking care of your heart; beginning with the foods you eat.  According to doctors at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, certain key foods can dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease. Oatmeal –… Read more »

Heart Health Benefits of Soy Protein

Heart Health Benefits of Soy

Soy protein is well known for its benefits in lowering cholesterol and reducing blood pressure. But a recent study led by scientists at Tulane University School of Public Health shows that soy protein supplements may also help reduce compounds associated with dysfunctional blood vessel health. This new study compounds the benefits soy protein may have… Read more »

You Don’t Need a Diet; You Need a Plan

Skinny D: A 5-Step Weight Loss Plan that Really WORKS! Have you tried diet after diet, only to have the weight come back, sometimes more than you lost to begin with?  Finally, there’s a weight control plan that really works! A Nation of Sugar Addicts Did you know that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has… Read more »

CalMax Customer Satisfaction

We know CalMax is an excellent source of pain-fighting relief.  But don’t take our word for it – these happy customer reviews speak for themselves! “I took a fall on my right elbow and tore a ligament in my shoulder.  I was in so much pain.  I took a teaspoon of CalMax in hot water… Read more »

The Sugar Fight – Outsmart Your Holiday Sweet Tooth

It’s the “most wonderful time of the year,” but everywhere you turn, the sugary sweets are staring you in the face.  There’s the neighborhood cookie exchange, the boxes of chocolate from clients at work, and taste testing the newest goodies at your favorite grocery store.  And that’s just the sugar you know about.  Don’t forget… Read more »

Diet Packed with Protein Can Beat Holiday Bulge

Want to lose weight this holiday season instead of gain those extra pounds? New research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition confirms that people who follow high-protein diets may have more success losing weight than those who eat less protein and more carbohydrates. Researchers pooled results from 24 past trials that put subjects on… Read more »