- Wine and Spirits – Are There Any Benefits? August 27, 2012
Does enjoying a glass of wine or beer fit into a healthy lifestyle? Does white wine have the same heart-healthy benefits as red wine? Do “clear” alcoholic beverages equate to fewer calories? Which drinks contain the least alcohol? Up-to-the-minute facts as we know them ... Continue Reading
- Osteoporosis – Can you avoid the break? August 27, 2012
One in two women over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) reports that by 2020, half of all male and female Americans over the age of 50 are likely to have osteoporosis or low ... Continue Reading
- Skin Spots – What are they telling you? July 27, 2012
Summer weather means a change in our clothing to more abbreviated attire that exposes our skin, giving us the opportunity to take a better look at ourselves. Sometimes we’re surprised at what we find.
Age Spots: Referred to as “sun spots” ... Continue Reading
- Soy – A Healthy Protein Alternative June 27, 2012
Tofu, edamame and soy milk, to name a few, are food derivatives from the soybean. Long a food staple in Asian diets, soy has gained popularity in the United States as a plant-based protein alternative to animal protein.
Proteins are essential for growing ... Continue Reading
- Arthritis – Cause of Aches and Pains? June 27, 2012
The human body has a remarkable way of speaking to us. While there may be plausible explanations for certain aches and pains, such as exercise overexertion or the natural aging process, persistent painful joints may indicate a more serious health issue, such as arthritis.
There ... Continue Reading
- Caffeine – What’s the Buzz? April 27, 2012
If you are among more than 50% of Americans who drink caffeinated coffee daily, you may be confused by the roller coaster of studies that highlight caffeine’s benefits one day and outline risks the next day.
Caffeine is both a naturally derived and synthetically-produced ... Continue Reading
- Stroke Awareness and Prevention April 27, 2012
Nearly 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and the nation’s leading cause of disability. While the majority of individuals who have a stroke are over the age of 65, surprisingly nearly ... Continue Reading
- Potassium – How it Affects You January 27, 2012
Bananas, rich in potassium, have long been a nutritional staple, particularly after athletic pursuits. Eating a banana after vigorous exercise helps replace valuable electrolytes lost through sweating. Recent studies reveal other advantages to meeting the recommended daily allowance of potassium, found in a variety ... Continue Reading
- Exercise – A Key Component to Healthy Aging January 27, 2012
We all experience changes to our bodies as a natural part of growing older. Adapting to these changes can be challenging. While we cannot stop our body’s aging process, we can proactively address the physiological changes that occur in order to reduce the impact ... Continue Reading
- Snoring – Some Sound Advice January 27, 2012
According to the National Sleep Foundation, about 90 million adults in the United States snore, which is almost 45% of all adults. Clearly, snoring is a phenomenon that cannot be ignored.
It is difficult to imagine just what causes the variety of unusual and sometimes ... Continue Reading