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Watercress the Next Top Superfood?

Watercress Next Top Food for NutritionEvery year, there are superfoods or powerhouse foods that grab the public’s attention. These are foods marketed for their incredible nutrient content and health benefits, and they are championed as major contributors to an overall healthy lifestyle. Everyone wants to know what the next big superfood is and which are best to throw into your juicer, blender, or side salad.

Over the last decade or so, popular superfoods have included goji and acai berries, flaxseeds, chia seeds, and powders such as chlorella and spirulina. And let’s not forget the impact kale has made on the … Read More

Food Companies Are Making It Easier to Lose Weight

Calorie Cutting and Weight LossAs you’re likely well aware, there are growing concerns about America’s obesity problem—but did you know that it’s possible all that talk has actually turned to action? Excitedly, we may be entering a new era in the American diet.

Food companies are even on board. In fact, National Public Radio (NPR) reported that 16 major food-producing companies, including General Mills, Kraft, and Nestle, have collectively removed more than 6.4 trillion calories from the marketplace. People are opting for reduced-calorie items and smaller portion sizes, which has resulted in plateauing obesity levels.

A new report … Read More

Why Today Is the Perfect Day for a Walk and Some Vitamin D

The Osteoporosis and Vitamin D and WalkingEvery day I enjoy taking a walk throughout my neighborhood, especially on a sunny day. However, during this time of year, my walks become a little cooler and there’s less sunshine outside.

But when I stroll through my neighborhood on October 20, I will consider the importance of that walk. Every year, World Osteoporosis Day is October 20. It is a yearly campaign organized by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) to raise awareness for the prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases. More than 90 countries raise awareness with activities … Read More

How Eating as a Family Could Save Your Loved Ones from Disease

Improve Your Eating HabitsI’ve always believed that humans are products of their environment. We all grow up differently and have different experiences that shape us, whether it’s how we eat, what we value, or what our interests might be. And because of this, if you spend time with others, you ultimately play some role in how they behave.

Now, obviously, this works in varying degrees. Your influence on your children, grandchildren, husband, wife, partner, or best friend is far greater than the influence you have over your neighbor, doctor, or co-worker—or at least to a different degree. But … Read More

Living Near a Busy Road? What It Could Be Doing to Your Heart…

Traffic and Your HealthIf you’re sitting inside your home and can hear horns honking or cars whizzing by, chances are your risk for dying has shot way up. And I’m not talking about being hit by one of those cars, either.

A new study is showing that women who live near major roads have an increased risk for sudden cardiac death. In fact, the lead researcher said that living close to a major road is as much a risk factor in sudden cardiac deaths as smoking, obesity, and poor eating habits.

How did they come to this surprising … Read More

Use Your Interests to Build Brain Power

Curiosity and Better Brain FunctionDo you ever wonder why you can remember some things, while others just pass through your mind as if it’s Swiss cheese?

For example, everybody’s mind is filled with what is pretty well trivia. Some people can recite every song lyric by a particular artist, recall countless baseball statistics with the greatest of ease, or provide endless detail about the beauty and benefits of an oak wood finish. But ask the same person about politics, the economy, or what they learned in school, and they aren’t so able to easily recall that information.

When you’re … Read More

Could This Juice Benefit Diabetes Patients?

Pomegranate Juice and DiabetesI often remind my patients of the importance of a healthy diet and active lifestyle, especially when these factors can certainly help prevent them from falling victim to one of the top epidemics plaguing Americans today: obesity. At present, more than one-third of the U.S. adult population is considered obese—that’s 78.6 million Americans!

Certain health conditions can help to cause obesity, such as hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), and Cushing’s syndrome (an adrenal condition). Of course, American society doesn’t help either. Unhealthy foods are readily unavailable around every corner, from convenience stores to … Read More

Avoid Surgery, Fight Chronic Osteoarthritis Pain Naturally

Natural Supplement for OsteoarthritisIf you’ve got osteoarthritis, you know that the pain makes life extremely difficult. Performing your job or housework, getting dressed, or even holding your grandchildren becomes a painful ordeal—if it’s even possible.

Last weekend, I was at my niece’s birthday party and was talking to my brother’s father-in-law, Curt. He’s had bad osteoarthritis in his shoulders for quite some time and has been unable to work effectively or even raise his hands above his head.

About a month ago, Curt’s family doctor told him it was time to operate. The doctor said the only way … Read More