Secret Anti-Aging Super Foods

Did you know that you might add years to your life just by making healthy food choices?  There are many variables that affect how long you live, but we know that following a healthy lifestyle, staying active and eating a nutrient-rich diet can help slow the aging process and ward off age-related diseases including osteoporosis, diabetes… Read more »

Risk Factors for Osteoporosis in Men

Bad news guys – osteoporosis isn’t just for women.  It poses a significant threat to millions of men in the United States.  Despite that staggering number, surveys suggest that the majority of men still view osteoporosis as a “woman’s disease.” Most men don’t even know what puts them at risk; let alone how to reduce that risk. Osteoporosis… Read more »

Three Foods for a Healthy Thyroid

Your thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the base of your neck and helps regulate your metabolism, temperature, heartbeat, and more. An underactive thyroid—when the gland fails to produce enough thyroid hormone (TH)—can bring on weight gain, sluggishness, depression, and increased sensitivity to cold. An overactive thyroid, on the other hand, happens… Read more »

Four Health Benefits of Krill Oil

Krill oil from the pristine waters of the Antarctic is a rich source of essential nutrients and offers a variety of health benefits.  Studies have shown that krill oil can have a positive effect on your brain, heart, bones and more.  Here are four health benefits of krill oil: Heart Health – Krill oil contains Omega-3 fatty acids… Read more »

Winter Diabetic Foot Care

Winter means dry cracked feet for many people. If you’re managing diabetes, you are at an increased risk of developing issues with your feet.  Diabetes increases your risk of dry skin, calluses, corns, bunions, blisters and ulcers.  And while these issues aren’t a big problem for the general population, your high blood sugar means they can become… Read more »

Exercise and Brain Health

You know the wide-ranging benefits of exercise.  Physical fitness is important for weight loss, bone strength, heart health and more.  Now there’s research to suggest that staying physically fit can help improve brain health as well and it doesn’t matter when you begin. Research has demonstrated that just three hours of light exercise weekly can lead to… Read more »

Breakfast Ideas for Healthy Bones

Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the best ways to keep your bones strong and reduce the risk of fractures. Since bones are living tissues that are made up of a thick outer layer shell, a well-balanced diet consisting of calcium, vitamin D and minerals is especially important to increase bone strength and rigidity…. Read more »

Your Winter Workout Survival Guide

The weather outside may be frightful in many parts of the country…but that doesn’t mean you have to skip your winter workout!  In fact, there are many health benefits to continuing your fitness routine even in the chilly temperatures.  Here are some tips to keep you moving, when everything around you is frozen. Acclimate – It takes time to… Read more »

Are You Vitamin D Deficient?

Unfortunately, about 42% of the US population is vitamin D deficient. The latest research links vitamin D deficiency to mood swings, depression, lack of energy, chronic skin conditions, and other chronic diseases. You may be deficient if… You don’t get enough sunlight. Time spent with bare skin exposed to the sun used to be enough.  However, most… Read more »

Trim Down Your Favorite Comfort Foods

The New Year is approaching and those resolutions are brewing.  Diets and healthier eating are often at the top of the list.  But it can be hard during the winter months when you’re craving your favorite comfort foods.  Here are some tips to trim down those recipes. Skip the Cream – Beware of white sauces made with heavy cream… Read more »