Stress and Prostate Health

Stress can have a significant impact on your health, but did you know that stress can also impact prostate health? Chronic stress and anxiety can lead to increased risk of prostatitis, prostate cancer and enlarged prostate. Reducing the amount of stress in your life while also eating better and exercising regularly may help slow the progression… Read more »

Five Foods for a Healthy Prostate

The prostate, which is part of the male reproductive system, is a gland that surrounds the bladder and urethra. It is about the size of a walnut and grows throughout a man’s life. As you age, it’s important to maintain a healthy prostate. The gland can become enlarged, and prostate cancer is one of the… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Prostate Health

Over the last twenty years, the number of younger men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased nearly six times. Over 10 percent of new prostate cancer diagnoses in the U.S. occur in men younger than 55 years old. In younger men, doctors are finding the disease is often much more aggressive. Prostate cancer typically affects… Read more »

Five Ways to Avoid Catching a Cold

Did you know cold season is almost here? This year more than others, you need to make sure you’re doing everything you can to avoid the latest bug.  Make sure you’re at least following the five tips below: Take Vitamin D – As the days get shorter, your vitamin D levels get lower. Canadian researchers… Read more »

White Noise for Better Sleep

When you’re sleeping, your brain continues to register and process sounds.  Noise can interrupt your sleep causing you to wake, move, shift between stages of sleep or experience a change in heart rate and blood pressure.  It happens so briefly that you might not even remember it the next morning.  Whether a noise actually disturbs… Read more »

Ten Foods with More Potassium than Bananas

Potassium is an essential nutrient used to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance in the body. It is the third most abundant mineral in the body and is required for the healthy functioning of several organs including the heart, kidneys, brain and muscular tissues. Potassium also plays an important role in keeping the body hydrated and… Read more »

Omega 3’s May Improve Psoriasis Symptoms

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease typically caused by inflammation due to stress, environmental factors or infection.  The most common symptoms are dry, itchy, scaly patches of skin and currently there is no cure.  To make matters even worse, psoriasis is a risk factor for heart disease and psoriatic arthritis. Treatment of psoriasis varies widely but… Read more »

Psoriasis and Summer Sun

According to the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), roughly 8 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… Read more »

What are the Symptoms of Psoriasis?

Having psoriasis means your skin cells grow faster than normal.  The body naturally develops new skin cells every month to replace skin that sheds or flakes off. With psoriasis, new skin cells form within days rather than weeks. This rapid growth causes dead skin cells to accumulate on the skin’s surface, resulting in thick patches… Read more »

Avoid the Afternoon Slump with these Snacks

We’ve all been there. It’s 3 pm and your head is getting heavier, it’s hard to focus and you know the afternoon slump has arrived. You need to increase energy levels stat.  Resist the urge to reach for a coffee or sugary snack just because your defenses are down. While it’s true that your body… Read more »