Women can reduce stroke risk with physical activity

A few weeks back we blogged about the Journal of the American Medical Association’s new guidelines for physical activity being raised for women. The study suggested that for women to be successful in maintaining normal weight and gaining fewer pounds, they need to exercise for about 60 minutes per day of moderate-intensity activity (1). That’s… Read more »

Grains are good for us… right?

You want to be sick, have low energy and take a handful of medications? Of course not. Your health is more than just eating what most people believe is “healthy.” You need a basic understanding of the hormonal effects of the food you eat. We often hear, “but I eat organic, free-trade, hand-milled, seven-grain, sprouted,… Read more »

One more notch in the belt for the Mediterranean Diet

Diet plays a critical role in disease prevention. Often times we hear about “super foods” or individual foods that are packed with vitamins, minerals or antioxidants and are known for their health-promoting and disease-fighting properties. Since foods are typically consumed in combinations rather than individually, it’s important to consider the synergistic effect they may have,… Read more »

Exercise recommendations increased for women

Just when you thought you couldn’t possibly add one more thing to your plate each day, the Journal of the American Medical Association boosts the physical activity recommendations for women. The latest study suggests that for women to be successful in maintaining normal weight and gaining fewer pounds, they need to exercise for about 60… Read more »

Like you needed a reason to eat chocolate …

You couldn’t walk into a pharmacy like CVS or Walgreen’s over the past few weeks without getting bombarded with the pastel colors of Easter eggs and chocolate candy displays. Come the day after Easter all this candy will be on sale, and even if you don’t celebrate Easter, you might be apt to pick some… Read more »