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Find your number 2!

A couple of years ago I went out with some good friends for a little happy hour get together. We try to do this every couple of months because we’ve known each other for several years but don’t get to … Continue reading

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12 supplements you should avoid

According to Consumer Reports, these supplement ingredients are among those linked by clinical research or case reports to serious side effects. They worked with the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, an independent research group that evaluates the safety and effectiveness of … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of non-drug therapies in hypertension

A review published online on August 25, 2011 in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension concludes that lifestyle interventions such as the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, as well as nutritional supplements including coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and potassium, are … Continue reading

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Processed, red meat linked to diabetes

Skip the hot dogs, hold the bacon and forget the sausage. Eating processed meats and red meat regularly increases your risk of type 2 diabetes, a large study shows. Harvard School of Public Health researchers analyzed dietary-intake data from more … Continue reading

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Fish oil reduces muscle loss from chemotherapy

Patients undergoing chemotherapy often face a challenge in maintaining weight and muscle. New research indicates that fish oil may help reduce muscle and weight loss in individuals undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Unintended weight loss is a major cause of increased mortality … Continue reading

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Obesity damages our brains as well as our bodies

Obesity is not only bad for our bodies, but being overweight appears also to diminish our brain’s ability to think, remember and reason, Science News reported. Researchers from Kent State University in Ohio tested the cognitive functions of obese volunteers … Continue reading

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Dancing can help offset dementia, weight gain, high blood pressure

Want to avoid your risk of dementia holistically? Besides controlling your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugars and decreasing your intake of inflammatory foods, what else can you do? Start dancing! Dancing has been shown to have numerous health benefits … Continue reading

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Meal replacements better than standard diets for weight loss in diabetics

New research shows portion-controlled meal replacement diets as more effective than standard diets at both initial weight loss and long-term weight maintenance in type 2 diabetics. A recent study published in Diabetes Education compared the efficacy of a portion-controlled meal … Continue reading

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Multivitamin supplementation may have positive effects on body weight

New research suggests that obese individuals who use a multivitamin/mineral supplement may experience both a decrease in body weight and improved serum lipid profiles. Obese individuals are more likely to have lower blood concentrations of most vitamins and minerals. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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More fiber intake associated with lower risk of death over nine year period

In an article published online in the American Medical Association journal Archives of Internal Medicine on February 14, 2011, National Cancer Institute researchers reveal the outcome of a study which found a lower risk of dying over a nine year … Continue reading

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