Man Cannot Live on Antioxidants Alone

A study done by researchers at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania concluded that the top source of antioxidants in the average American diet comes from coffee.  In fact, there was really no runner up as nothing else even comes close.  Black tea came in second place but it was beaten by coffee by almost […]

The Case for Veggies

What do bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and kale have in common?  They are all classified as cruciferous vegetables.  They contain vitamins, minerals and other compounds which have consistently been shown to benefit our health.  In fact, a review of the research showed that over 70% of the studies found a link between the consumption […]

Processed Foods Are Killing You

We explain in TurboCharged why refined, processed and manufactured foods are hazardous to your health and the importance of eliminating them from your diet.  Because these foods now make up such a large part of the average American’s diet, many people think this is a drastic or unrealistic recommendation.  We often discuss the un-natural combination […]

The Secret to Lifetime Weight Management

Success strategies carry over to all facets of life including weight management.  Sociologist Dr. Edward Banfield of Harvard University discovered that the most common trait of successful people was that they had a long-term perspective.  In making daily decisions, they always took the future into consideration.  The longer the time period considered the greater the […]

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 […]