How to Get More Fiber in Your Diet

Getting enough fiber in your daily diet is a great way to help you lose weight and improve your health. But the problem is most people don’t consume nearly enough dietary fiber on a daily basis. The average American eating a diet of white bread, white rice, burgers, fries and soft drinks gets less than […]

Happy Children Have Healthy Hearts as Adults

A new study from Finland suggests happy, healthy children often grow up to be heart healthy adults. Researchers from the University of Helsinki followed 1,000 adults, now aged 30 to 45, from the time when they were as young as between 3 and 18. The Finnish researchers considered whether or not the subjects had childhood […]

Eat More Fiber to Lose Weight

Getting 30 grams of fiber in your diet may be one of the secrets for effective weight loss. A team of scientists from the University of Massachusetts Medical School found that adding more high fiber foods to your diet worked as well as for weight loss as being on a more complicated, restrictive diet. Knowing […]

Blueberries Reduce Blood Pressure

A new Florida State University study found that one cup of blueberries a day helps decrease blood pressure and hardening of the arteries. For two months, researchers gave 48 women with high blood pressure or on the verge of hypertension either a freeze-dried serving of the equivalence of a cup of blueberries or 22 grams […]

Stop Diabetes with 10% Weight Loss

A study, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, showed people with prediabetes – i.e. fasting blood sugar levels between 100 and 125 mg/dl – who lose 10% of body weight can delay the onset of type-2 diabetes by more than three years. (See: How to Avoid Diabetes and Reverse Diabetes Type 2) Earlier studies revealed […]

Organic Produce Healthier, Less Toxic

Organic produce consumers are winning the debate! According to a review of 343 scientific studies recently published in the British Journal of Nutrition, organic produce is richer in beneficial antioxidants and other health promoting plant based nutrients, while conventionally grown produce contains more carcinogens, heavy metals and other harmful toxic chemicals. Think about it. Why would […]

Use Music to Uplift Your Spirit

Three hundred years ago, British playwright William Congreve coined the phrase, “Music hath the charm to soothe a savage breast.” Most people misquote Congreve, but “breast” or “beast” the idea is the same. Music affects how you feel, for better or worse. So ask yourself are you “singing the blues” or “whistling a happy tune?” […]

Less Salt Dramatically Reduces Heart Disease and Stroke Deaths

About ten years ago, the government in Great Britain established a nationwide program to encourage food companies to gradually decrease sodium levels in canned and packaged foods. What were the results? According to a new study published in the British Medical Journal, deaths from heart disease and stroke have been drastically reduced. After analyzing the […]

Nearly One Out of Ten Americans Have Diabetes

Since 1988 the percentage of Americans suffering from diabetes has doubled. Over 21 million adults in the US had confirmed diabetes in 2010. In a report published in the April 15 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the percentage of American adults […]

Fish Oil for a Good Night’s Sleep

Are you not getting the sleep you want and need? Then the good news is, eating more fish or taking good quality fish oil supplements may be the answer to your problem! That’s what researchers at the University of Oxford discovered in a recent clinical study. Published in the Journal of Sleep Research, their findings […]