Are you looking for ways to improve your cholesterol specifically the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ numbers and reduce the risk of heart disease? Implementing a healthy lifestyle with both regular exercise and healthier foods is the answer!
The great cheese debate rages on. Some continue to insist that cheese should be completely eliminated because it is high in saturated fat. The myths and facts seem to weight in favor of cheese in moderation (but you knew that). So when you see cheese at the holiday party it’s probably okay to ENJOY! However, if you’re still not convinced stay tuned to the end for a VEGAN cheese ball recipe.
Myth: Cheese is high in saturated fat and is not a healthy choice. [Read more…]
A recent Harvard Medical study posed the provocative question: can the Mediterranean diet affect longevity? Yes!
Wonder how it does that at the DNA level?
The ongoing question about whether it’s biology or habits has vexed mankind. Our destiny has some given limits without a doubt. Some people cannot ever hope to run a 4 minute mile because of body structure right?
Eat the right foods and run a 4 minute mile…NO! Use the right food habits and change YOUR DNA…YES! DNA is subject to our habits: it is directly affected by our dietary intake. The right habits via the Mediterranean diet slows the relentless effects of time. FACT.
Interested in maxing out your chances of living well and longer?
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What food dish comes to mind when you hear the word turmeric? Or maybe you aren’t familiar with this Spice Up Your Life powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory compounds. It is made from the root of the tropical plant Curcuma longa and is a common ingredient in mustard and Indian food – it’s what makes curry bright yellow.
Simple tricks for getting turmeric past the stomach and into the small intestines where it can be absorbed into the blood are: [Read more…]
Could atherosclerosis be clogging your arteries? It can strike at any age 20-30’s, 40-50’s, 60 and up…
Atherosclerosis is a Silent-Killer
One might think twice about lifestyle choices if you knew what was going on in your arteries. The narrowing and hardening of the arteries creates a slowdown in blood flow with minimal symptoms. Hence atherosclerosis is known as the “silent-killer”. The body is silently building up inflammation and clogging the arteries as you age striking as young as the 20-30’s. To reduce the risk of a major stroke or heart attack maintaining this blood flow is essential to living a healthy and long life.
Fountain of Youth for Your Arteries
“Don’t let your arteries retire early. Let them know you mean business by taking steps toward a healthy lifestyle. See your doctor and address your risk factors. Then, turn back the clock by giving your arteries a regular workout. They’ll thank you later, and you may add years to your life.” from WebMD.com article Your Arteries Age-by-Age. [Read more…]
Did you know…that knowing your health numbers could save your life? According to this article, Key Numbers for Heart Health on WebMD.com there are 3 key numbers that could give you a lifesaving preview of your cardiac risk:
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- Blood pressure
- Cholesterol levels
- Waist size
Blood pressure is considered normal when it’s below 120/80. Your systolic number (120) measures the pressure of blood against artery walls when the heart pumps blood out during a heartbeat. The diastolic number (80) measures the same pressure between heartbeats when the heart fills with blood. [Read more…]