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Research Based Tips to Increase and Maintain Brain Function

Last week, Lumosity, a popular “brain training” game found on phones and tablets everywhere, was fined $2,000,000 by the FTC over its claims of helping users excel at work and school and reduce or delay “cognitive impairment associated with age and other serious health conditions.” Lumosity has settled this fine and changed their marketing language […]

Carbohydrates and Heart Health

Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy. They’re found in almost all of the foods that we eat, but choosing the right ones can make or break a heart-healthy diet. “Both good carbs and bad carbs turn into sugar, but their nutritional value and how fast they digest in the body is what makes […]

Are Hormones Responsible for my Aging Skin?

Age, or the advance of years, may be the biggest culprit, but hormones are one of the biggest sub-reasons for the appearance of aging skin. Dryness, fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity can all be attributed in some part to change in hormone levels. Simply put, if your hormones are not properly balanced, they […]

“Squash” Bad Eating Habits

Eating local, in season vegetables is ideal. Fall vegetables are filled with delicious flavors, many nutrients, and are an excellent source of vitamins. Broccoli is an excellent source of vitamins C, K and A, folate and fiber. Like most of its Brassica relatives, cabbage is full of health benefits. Rich in vitamin C and fiber, […]

5 Immune Boosters

We are now into fall, and as the days get colder, there’s no better time to make sure your immune system is in tiptop shape. Contrary to popular belief, you cannot catch a cold from cold temperatures. More people get sick during the colder months because they spend more time inside, and have more contact […]

Belly Fat Bacteria and Your Hormones

Hunger hormones and inflammation play key roles in obesity. Weight management is not just the difference between the calories you consume and burn off, there are additional variables implicated in the maintenance of a healthy weight. Leptin is a hunger hormone with appetite modulating effects. This hormone acts as a switch in your brain to […]