Breathing Exercises to Relieve Stress

Many specialists believe that breathing exercises are essential to relieve stress. Yet reaping their benefits requires recognizing the need for such exercises. Recognizing the true extent of stress in our lives can be difficult.  If you learn to identify the signs of stress, and nip it by taking a mini (or maxi) relaxation break, the […]

Should You Be Taking Supplements?

More and more studies are showing that vitamin, mineral and other supplements do not help prevent acute or chronic disease and do not increase longevity.  In fact, many of the new studies and even more that have resulted from the review of other large studies show that supplement use may even be harmful.  There are […]

More than 25% Americans Have High Blood Pressure

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality estimates that over 25% of American adults have high blood pressure in 2008. The total treatment expenses exceed $50 billion: $22 billion on prescription medications; $15 billion on doctors’ office and outpatient visits; and another $15 billion on hospitalizations, emergency room visits and home health care. This number is […]

Potassium and Your Health

A potassium-rich diet was associated with lower stroke risk in a study that involved more than 200,000 middle-aged and older adults.  The conclusion was that people who eat plenty of high-potassium fruits, vegetables and dairy products may be less likely to suffer a stroke than those who get little of the mineral. This is not the first […]

Anti-Aging TurboCharged Foods

Eating foods that are loaded with the nutrients your body needs can go a long way in improving your health and longevity.  The foods you eat along with adequate hydration are of utmost importance. Here’s a list of a few to include on your next trip to the grocery store.  They all include vitamins, minerals […]

High Blood Pressure in Children

As you know, we recommend that everyone should monitor their blood pressure.  It need not be too often, but you should know what it is and if it is in a healthy range.  A study out of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, AR found that as many as 25% of teenagers may be […]

Are Vitamins and Supplements Necessary?

You probably have a bottle or two in your kitchen cabinet.  Maybe you take one or more everyday or perhaps just once in awhile.  You believe or have been told that they provide some insurance in case your diet is missing something. The question is:  Do you really need to take supplemental vitamins and minerals?  […]

Why You Should Walk More

As you know we recommend walking as the ultimate fat burning activity.  Stories abound of people who have shed their unwanted fat just by incorporating regular walking every day.  Walking requires just enough energy to easily source body fat.  Sitting is not enough and more strenuous aerobic exercise usually taps into your lean body mass. […]