Natural Arthritis Solutions

When your joints are stiff and the discomfort unbearable, you might think your arthritis has gotten the better of you.  You may feel that your only salvation is painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications.  While these medications may be necessary, there are some natural arthritis solutions you can try as well.  Be sure to inform your healthcare… Read more »

Anti-Aging Superfoods

Research shows that certain foods can dramatically help to reduce free radical damage and slow the aging process. By making smarter food choices, you just might be able to add years to your life.  These “superfoods” pack a powerful nutritional punch and are rich in antioxidants known to fight the damaging effects of free radicals. … Read more »

Omega 3s Benefit Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you have an inflammatory type of arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you’ve probably heard of omega-3 fatty acids. They help reduce inflammation throughout the body, and studies have shown benefits for pain relief, heart health, brain function and diabetes. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), fish oil is the most commonly used… Read more »

September is Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the positive aspects of growing older. One recent study found that despite the physical and mental toll of time, people feel better as they age, not worse. As part of the UCSD and Stanford University Successful Aging Evaluation Study (SAGE), researchers asked more than… Read more »

Exercise for the Aging

Staying active as you get older doesn’t need to be complicated.  But it is important to incorporate various types of exercise into your daily routine.  This will help reduce monotony thereby increasing your chances of sticking with it.  By changing things up, you will also increase the overall health benefits of the exercise.  There are… Read more »

Four Facts About Alzheimer’s Disease

The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease is rapidly increasing, and only roughly one in four people with the disease get diagnosed.  According to the National Institute on Aging the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease doubles every five years after the age of 65. As the population ages, the disease impacts a greater percentage of people. Currently,… Read more »

Elderly Depression and Accelerated 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 »