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 »

B Deficiency Impacts Energy Levels

B vitamins are responsible for creating energy from the food you eat.  According to recent studies, being even slightly deficient in these vital nutrients can decrease your body’s ability to repair itself after exercising and inhibit energy levels and performance during workouts. A study from the University of Oregon found that athletes who don’t consume… Read more »

Increase Energy and Improve Heart Health

Do you wish you had more energy to do the things you love or even just to get through the day without feeling exhausted?  Are you looking for ways to improve your heart health?  Despite what the ads are telling you, fast-fix energy drinks, double lattes and caffeine-laden sodas aren’t the answer. The key to… Read more »

Depression May Lead to Accelerated 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 »

Magnesium Deficiency in Older Adults

According to population studies, less than 30% of American adults consume the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of magnesium.  Even if you think you’re getting enough by eating a healthy diet, some of your daily habits could be inhibiting your body’s ability to absorb magnesium.  Here are five conditions that could lead to magnesium deficiency. Consuming… Read more »

Six Super Foods for Healthy Aging

By making smarter food choices, you just might be able to add years to your life.  There are many unknown variables when it comes to life expectancy, but by living a healthy lifestyle, getting exercise and eating a nutrient-rich diet, you can help slow the aging process and maybe even ward off age-related diseases such… Read more »

Take A Step Toward Healthy Bones

As we age, our bones can become thin and brittle, a condition known as osteoporosis. There are a number of ways to help prevent this condition, which can lead to broken bones and a myriad of serious health problems sometimes associated with them. One of the easiest and most effective preventative strategies is taking regular… Read more »

Strategies to Ease Muscle Discomfort Naturally

According to a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, light activity after a workout can help ease muscle discomfort just as well as a massage. Researchers asked subjects to perform specific shoulder exercises. Two days later, they received a 10-minute massage on one shoulder and performed 10 minutes of exercise (a… Read more »